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Supreme Commander

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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 Loading screen
Supreme Commander Windows Small enemy units are dangerous if they come at you in numbers.
Supreme Commander Windows Build energy generators next to factories to make it easier on the resources.
Supreme Commander Windows BIG gun.

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

IGN Windows Feb 16, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Windows Mar 06, 2007 89 out of 100 89
PC Zone Windows Feb 27, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Windows Feb 20, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Freaks 365 Windows 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gameplanet Windows Apr 04, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Powerplay Windows Feb 28, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Computer Bild Spiele Windows Mar 07, 2007 2.52 out of 6 70
GameSpy Xbox 360 Jun 23, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Aug 07, 2008 5.7 out of 10 57

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Trivia

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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