This software pack is great. A few years ago I owned a copy of the game Red Alert 2, but through the years as I've moved from one place to another, I had lost it. It is a great game to play on a LAN, I think up to eight players. I've never played it over the internet, but it is possible. The game is set as if the player is a general, and he/she commands his/her military forces to attack / defend against another country. As a single player there is a story line, and you can either be the U.S. or the U.S.S.R. ( they have radiological attack ). If you are playing multi - player, then each competitor plays against one another, and you can even make allies durring multiplayer, and you are not limitted to simply U.S. and U.S.S.R; the player can choose between several different countries, each with it's own special attack. I had originally played on WIN XP, but it works on WIN 7 Home Edition as well. The other games in the software pack are a nice addition, but the bundle is well worth it simply for Red Alert 2.