Cortex Command is what you get when you cross an RTS with a side-scrolling shooter, gibs and blood tossed in. The entire game is a physics and particle-based rain of gore and bullets. Battles are loud and intense as enemy brains (that's right, brains) drop hordes of mindless soldiers and robots to destroy your brain. Good thing you can do the same thing too. The core concept is mining for gold that allows you to order troops from a simple in-game UI that allows you to que up soldiers, weapons, and other goodies to defend the most precious brain of all: yours. The game is still unfinished and new content is being released regularly but what is there is quite a technical achievement. Every piece and drop of sand, blood, water, brain, etc, interacts with the environment and builds up over time. That also means destruction stays there, showing the carnage. The campaign is not yet complete, but the newer builds do offer more content than was previously there. There is a demo available from the website of Data Realms as well as the option to buy the game. In summation, the game is violent, mindless, and beautiful, as well as fun and complex. I highly recommend it for the song of a price.