WOW DarkCntry. Are you some kind of pro game tester? That is quite the acheivement. I hope the game below impossible isn't too boring for you, because by definition that difficulty is an unwinnable joke for people who just want to see the world burn.
As for them not spelling out how to run the metagame to ensure a victory, sounds like OG UFO:EU. It took me many failed games as a teenager to work out what was going on in that little piece of genius. That is what makes this game fresh/retro. Is there any other mainstream/console ported game not Civ-Rev that you are actually able to fail after putting 30 hours into these days? Used to be all the rage.