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Supreme Commander

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
86
3.7
Xbox 360
58
4.1
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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 Attacking a small unit with four tanks... Hm yeah...
Supreme Commander Windows Main menu
Supreme Commander Windows Build energy generators next to factories to make it easier on the resources.
Supreme Commander Windows You can zoom all the way out to see the whole map. You have to, really...

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

Factornews Windows Mar 29, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Windows Mar 06, 2007 89 out of 100 89
GamesFire Windows Mar 07, 2007 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 16, 2007 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb 16, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox 360 Jul 23, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Freaks 365 Windows 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
gameZine (UK) Xbox 360 Sep 26, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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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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