R.U.S.E. , by Eugen (published by Ubisoft), is shaping up to be one of the best RTS games I have ever played. I have been trying out the BETA (recently on Steam but over now) and had great fun with it. It’s a very different take on the rather formulaic genre in that the emphasis is very much on the overall strategy, not just about managing your units the most efficiently and steamrollering the enemies. It’s got a great pace and really nice feel to the interface.

Can’t wait for the release of this game now… I can see this being a big hit for many years.

Take a look at some screenshots and media here: http://ruse.uk.ubi.com/