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Supreme Commander

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Windows
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Xbox 360
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Description

Three opposing sides - the Cybran Nation, the Aeon Illuminate and the United Earth Federation - have been fighting in the Infinite War all across the galaxy, spreading chaos and unrest. You are a Supreme Commander and you have to take one of the sides and put an end to this war.

As in most strategy games, you have to build up a base, gather resources and build armies to fight off your enemies. But being created by Chris Taylor of Total Annihilation fame, the RTS also has many unique features, such as a huge unit cap of 500 units per side, different resource management, queue up commands and waypoints, diverse unit types and even dual screen support.

Players can play through the Campaign and carry on the story as one of the sides, or fight off computer enemies in Skirmish and human opponents in Multiplayer.

The Xbox 360 version has redesigned controls and HUD. The game uses circular controls to replace the many short-cuts and buttons. The right stick is used to zoom in or out quickly. It also includes new units, updated maps and two new multiplayer modes (King of the Hill - defend a strategic point, and Command Point - capture as many civilian buildings as possible), available to play over Xbox Live with four players simultaneously.

Screenshots

Supreme Commander Windows Human commander up close
Supreme Commander Windows You can have other building units helping to finish making attack units faster
Supreme Commander Windows Building the first factory with the commander.
Supreme Commander Windows Tutorial video list

Alternate Titles

  • "最高指揮官" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "最高指挥官" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SupCom" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Real successor for TA Windows Tamas Molnar (23)

The Press Says

DarkZero Windows Mar 20, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Revolution Windows Mar 02, 2007 A- 91
Gameslave UK Windows Feb 22, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Windows Mar 06, 2007 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Feb 22, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Eurogamer.de Windows Feb 16, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Digital Spy Windows Feb 16, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Official XBox Magazine Xbox 360 Jun 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PC Powerplay Windows Feb 28, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Kombo.com Xbox 360 Jul 09, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Supreme Commander appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Development

The original Supreme Commander design included 500 different units. However, this had to be abandoned very fast when the team faced the much higher production costs per unit compared to Total Annihilation.

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