Electronic Arts, $9.99
Electronic Arts' beloved real time strategy game franchise arrived on the iPhone on November 2, and is a full-featured reinterpretation of the franchise, customized for the platform's touchscreen interface. Like Rock Band, EA's previous premium release for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Command & Conquer: Red Alert arrives in a competently-featured state, but it also serves as a platform for expanded content that EA will sell to you through an in-app purchase system.
For your $10 you get 12 levels, and two different game modes ("campaign" and "skirmish") that can be played as either the Soviets or the Allies, but supplemental features are promised through both paid and free expansion packs. Already, EA is offering a six-pack of skirmish maps for $0.99 and is promising a free multiplayer update that will support both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections. There's no word of Internet play yet, but given the game's extensive "add-on manager" screen, it seems likely that the game has been designed with any number of enhancements in mind.