Take the completely 3-dimensional landscape into account while planning your troop movements: you'll need to scale towering mountains, dig out protective bulwarks and create entire tunnel systems. Explosions and detonations can change entire regions in an instant.

Fascinating day-and-night cycles affect your strategy: watch the shadows change according with the sun's position. Solar cells adapt to the varying intensity of the sun's rays. Blackout your spotlights and launch a surprise nighttime attack!

Non-linear mission system with 90 highly challenging missions: you'll need to carefully decide your next action. Should you conquer a strategically vital area? Search for alien artifacts? Or perhaps you should try tackling one of the countless sub-quests.