Red Alert is a good strategy game to grace the genre. The game comes on 2 disks and you get to select whether you want to play as the Allies or The Soviets. Each side has different missions and units available. The game follows a tried and tested strategy method of collecting resources to convert into upgrading your army/base in order to complete your missions. In this game you use ore trucks to collect mineral deposits. The missions are varied such as:guard convoy, rescue Einstein, flush out the traitor etc. Furthermore, the cutscenes between the missions are enjoyable to watch. A wide range of units are available and as you progress you'll find yourself taking up war by land, sea and air. Your units are easy to control and your Soviet units have a convincing Russian accent. This game uses passwords to progress to the next mission as opposed to wasting memory card space. I found the music to be quite punchy aswell.
There are some negatives though: graphics are average, the introduction is poor and a really annoying feature is sometimes you can end up wandering aimlessly across the game map to try and seek and destroy one last remaining enemy unit that doesn't want to be located, in order to complete the mission. All in all though Red Alert is a solid strategy game.