* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - The game uses the [=ULLAdubULLA=] remix album for its soundtrack, and certain tracks (such as ''The Fighting Machine'') make for undeniably awesome battle music.
** The Martian intro movie includes a badass military-march version of ''The Red Weed''.
** The instrumental version of ''Spirit of Man'' is surprisingly moving.
* FridgeBrilliance - Where is the rest of the British armed forces when their homeland is under threat? Probably fighting in other parts of the world against foreign powers taking advantage of the Martian invasion!
** It might seem baffling at first glance that for all their advanced tech, the Martians seemed focused on taking over Britain rather than going for a wholesale global invasion. But considering the clout and prestige TheBritishEmpire had on the world stage, defeating "the bastion of human civilization" would be a demoralizing blow to the rest of humanity. At the same time, however, the Martians as simply too desperate and few to mount a large-scale invasion that a victory in Britain is enough for the immediate term.
* MostWonderfulSound - When playing as the aliens, destroying an enemy base is marked by the Martians belting out their trademark "ULLAAA!"
** "The Martian base has fallen sir!" and it's equivalents.
* MostAnnoyingSound - There will come a time in the game where you will hear a non-stop steam of [[YouRequireMoreVespeneGas "We are barely producing enough X!"]] (and it's equivalent sounds on both sides). This will happen frequently later on in the game.
* NightmareFuel - The creepy telepathic whispering that plays on the Martian war map if you have the music turned off.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBzlFaLJ6Mo&feature=related The Opening Cutscene.]]
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome - The humans in cutscenes are a bit {{Uncanny Valley}}, but the Martians look impressively realistic. The in-game graphics are also pretty good for the day.