Soldiers for the meat grinder
If you have not yet played any of the Cannon Fodder games, the first one is probably the best place to start. A classic commando war strategy game, you must control your small platoon of soldiers and lead them to victory against all odds. The game is quite difficult, but once you get your strategy right, it actually becomes much easier. Your units gain strength and rankings as they gain more kills just like in a real life war scenario; it is a novel concept that has been built on in many strategy games since. You become familiar with your soldiers as they each have a name and rank. Throughout the game you can gain power ups, grenades and other assorted weapons which gives the game a feeling like it is a bit like Worms by Team 17. While the game is only single player, it is still hilarious to play and entertaining. You lead your troops to cross various terrain and environments, complete various objectives and destroy the enemy bases. It really makes you feel like you are a commander of a small army unit like in the real time strategy game Dune 2, but with more action. A highly recommended game you should download.