Real-Time Strategy Game. Guide your nation through the most violent era in modern history. Play massive campaigns as one of the principal nations, set-piece scenarios of famous battles, or set your own victory condition and play as any nation in the world in Sandbox mode.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (154 reviews)
Release Date: May 9, 2014

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Buy Supreme Ruler 1936

 

Recent updates View all (18)

September 2

Announcing *Supreme Ruler Ultimate*

BattleGoat Studios is pleased today to announce the next title in the Supreme Ruler Series: Supreme Ruler Ultimate

Supreme Ruler Ultimate represents the pinnacle of fourteen years of development on the Supreme Ruler series of Real Time Geo-Political Military Strategy Games. Supreme Ruler Ultimate incorporates the stories, campaigns, scenarios, and features from the previous Supreme Ruler releases and expands on them in an improved game engine. Take control of any nation in the world from World War II through the Cold War and into the near future as our world lurches from one crisis to the next. Play historical or modern campaigns with specific objectives, attempt one of the many Set-Piece Scenarios for a shorter game, or customize your gaming experience by picking any nation in the various era sandboxes and choosing your own preferred Victory Condition.

- Play Historical or Futuristic Campaigns.
- Take Control of any Nation in Sandbox Mode and impact the outcome of an era.
- Play through a single era, or guide your Nation through more than a century of progress.
- Challenge yourself with Set-Piece Scenarios for a faster-paced gameplay experience.
- The butterfly effect... Influence the timeline and outcome of thousands of historical events.
- Use Diplomacy, Trade, Espionage, and Intimidation to influence the policies of other nations.
- Thousands of units and technologies available for unprecedented Scientific Advancement.
- Modernize your economy to support whatever social and military policies you choose.
- Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical Control of your Military Forces.
- Detailed historically-accurate armies down to the Battalion level.
- Choose your level of control. Make all decisions or use your Cabinet Ministers to help.
- Battle the elements! Fully integrated weather model influences battlefield outcomes.
- Up to 16 players in Multiplayer over local network or Internet.

Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/314980

FAQ

Q: Does this mean that development on Supreme Ruler 1936 is finished?
A: Development will continue on SR1936. In fact, many new features and elements from Supreme Ruler Ultimate will be back-ported to SR1936 when possible, and the work on Ultimate allows us to continue to add some new features and content to SR1936.

Q: If I already have Supreme Ruler 1936 and Supreme Ruler 2020, why should I get Ultimate?
A: Ultimate provides some new features and content specifically designed to support long-term games from the early 20th century well into modern times and the near future. As well, it brings much of the SR2020 and SR Cold War content into the improved and enhanced game engine that has shipped with our World War II game. Supreme Ruler Ultimate is specifically designed to appeal to players that enjoy playing modern and near-future strategy in addition to the historical games.

Q: Will Supreme Ruler 1936 owners get a discount on Ultimate?
A: Yes. The retail price of Supreme Ruler Ultimate is $29.99, owners of SR1936 can purchase it for $19.99 during the Early Access and for 30 days past release.

Q: When will Supreme Ruler Ultimate be released?
A: Steam Retail release is October 17, 2014. Ultimate will be available through Early Access Beta starting mid-September 2014.

12 comments Read more

July 16

Supreme Ruler 1936 Update Available

BattleGoat Studios is pleased to announce a new incremental update to Supreme Ruler 1936, Version 8.1.7.

What's new in this update:

  • Performance issue in some sandboxes/campaigns fixed
  • Hotspots GUI added
  • Missiles-related GUI rebuilt
  • Theater Selection GUI rebuilt
  • Barbarossa Objectives fixed
  • Tips system fixes
  • Albania Flag fixed
  • Estonia Border fixed
  • Minor map fixes
  • Equipment file additions and fixes
  • Graphics on active/inactive Theater and Battle Zone setting buttons improved
  • Minor GUI fixes
  • Medallions on facility meshes for Industrial and Military goods
  • New Equipment Mesh added - Char B1
  • More Events added
  • Italian Campaign fixes
  • Japanese Campaign fixes
  • Boats class 17/18 now use proper prefix of CAP/ESC for Capital Ship and Escort Ship
  • Unit Order of Battle updates
  • State dept enemies count no longer counts colonies

Thank you to all our players for the great support!

-- The BattleGoat Team.

4 comments Read more

Reviews

“Supreme Ruler 1936 gets all the basics right ... a solid, rewarding game for strategists who aren’t afraid of a challenge.”
3.5/5 – http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2014/05/review-supreme-ruler-1936-pc.html

“No other World War II—or any global war strategy game—can match the excitement of the series”
85% – Armchair General

“A Conqueringly good WWII Strategy Game ... brilliant diplomacy interface, tough AI and historical accuracy ... Supreme Ruler 1936 is a huge success.”
4.5/5 – Game Industry News

About This Game

Supreme Ruler 1936 is Real Time Geo-Political/Military Strategy Game for PC (and soon Mac). Take control of a nation in the World War II era and guide it through a significant Military Campaign, or attempt one of many Set-Piece Historical Scenarios. Players can also customize their play experience with the Sandbox Mode and play as any Nation with their own preferred Victory Condition.

  • Play Multiple Campaigns from either the Axis or Allied perspective.
  • Take Control of any Nation in Sandbox Mode and impact the outcome of the era.
  • Challenge yourself with Historical Scenarios for a faster-paced gameplay experience.
  • The butterfly effect... Influence the timeline and outcome of thousands of historical events.
  • Use Diplomacy, Trade, Espionage, and Intimidation to influence the policies of other nations.
  • Research new Technologies to give your nation a significant military advantage.
  • Modernize your economy to support whatever social and military policies you choose.
  • Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical Control of your Military Forces.
  • Detailed historically-accurate armies down to the Battalion level.
  • Choose your level of control. Make all decisions or use your Cabinet Ministers to help.
  • Battle the elements! Fully integrated weather model influences battlefield outcomes.
  • Significant graphic improvements to 3D terrain and Graphic User Interface
  • Up to 16 players in Multiplayer over local network or Internet

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or later
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/Nvidia/Intel DirectX 9 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution: 1440x900 or higher
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or later
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/Nvidia/Intel DirectX 9 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
First off, i've been playing Supreme Ruler games since 2020, and all Supreme ruler games are TIME CONSUMING if you have that "Dominate the world" mindset. I'll get right to the pros and cons of the game

Pros
____
- VERY strategic, at times, actually difficult. (I think thats a good thing.)
- Military research tree has a lot of units
- Economic system is semi complex and polished out. (Nothing new if you've played the other SR games, though.)
- More options in Diplomacy tabs.
- Axis and Allied powers that CAN be shifted (Example: Russia became axis rather than ally, I succeeded in becoming an allied power in the game as Japan)

Cons
____
- Clunky UI
- Lots of bugs
- If you don't have oil you are useless. (I have to spend about 5-6 months trading majority of my cash money on oil and get a HUGE stockpile (16 mil barrels or so.) just before i decide to go to war.
- Game AI is STUPID. You need to handle everything yourself, which can make you feel overwhelmed
- Your troops run out of fuel very easily, making them USELESS.
- Dont expect updates for this game.
- other countries always spam trade requests that usually suck for you. usually.
- Some countries are absolutely useless.
- Some Graphic cards make this game unplayable (Example :NVIDIA GEFORCE) they havent been able to play in 2020, though i havent tested this in SR 1936, but i would expect the results to be the same so if you have a Geforce do some research first.

ALL IN ALL 6.5/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
They've been releasing the 'Supreme Ruler' title ever since 1983 and the original Z-80/DOS version. That version is the only one they've ever finished. SR 1936 here was 'fully released and finished' just a couple months ago (summer 2014) and in many peoples opinions is far from finished. Not to worry though, they've already got SR Ultimate on Early Release.. this'll be about the 5th iteration of the title and just as unlikely to be actually a finished game as the others.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
If you like Hearts of Iron, Europa universalis, Victoria games You will probably like Supreme Ruler 1936 too. The game has some annoying bugs/features but overall it is worth the money. 9/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
I love this game, the ai is smarter than in the past, you dont have to worry about factions to much anymore, and it has better and more interesting scenarios. Get this game if you have the cash. 8.5/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
83.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Amazing game. take the time to learn how to play it and soon you'll be building huge empires from countries you would never expect.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
125.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
I love this development team. They are so supportive of player opinions and will respond to requests. One of the few developers out there that care about there product. As for the game itself, Runs much smoother then previous tittles. A must have for any RTS/WW2/Military sim gamer.

The worst thing I can say about the game is its in WW2, I prefered the 2020 scenario myself. but many may not find that to be a negative. There are mods out there that can make this game play with modern weaponry. Or you can play your WW2 game into modern weapons (the devs included all units from prevous tittles to the year 2090 or somthing like that).

Again support this game, this genre.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
25 of 42 people (60%) found this review helpful
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Very complicated at first, but once you know the basics very entertaining.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
i really recommend this game for big time strategy gamers who love to play for the countries of the world this is based around the time of ww2 and how it started this game does not need any improving its good the way it is !
Was this review helpful? Yes No
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Good game, Really indepth, i mean its gunna be boring if u dont know what youre doing, just gotta get into it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
47.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
If you like good strategy games this is a real diamond. Its so detailed and complex game and lots to do, to manage etc. It takes some time to learn but its worth it in the end. A really great strategy game and them who likes that kind of games i recomend it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
68.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Very Nice Game if you like strategy i hope the developers won't quit on this game though! and make the multiplayer better..
Was this review helpful? Yes No
12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
The game isvery unique and very in-depth however there are just a few things i can't deal with while playing it.

- Tons of bugs and crashes; be prepared.
- Few updates. They made this game and updated it a little and now they are working on supreme ruler *ULTIMATE* which they ask another 30$ for. So don't expect ♥♥♥♥ to change unless you buy the new game which may or may not carry all the bugs and crashes with it.
- Ai is dumb. If you like to micro some parts of your country and let the ai do the rest you will get screwed. Expecially if your ai control your military. They will suicide ships and ♥♥♥♥.
- Diplomacy is really bad. Ai will spam you the same trade offer multiple times even though you decline it. Also, trading is unfair.
- The speed meter thing is really bad. If you get like a year into the game the fastest speed lags and becomes really slow. Give it a few more years and it'll slow down to be unplayable. Even with a really good computer don't expect anything different.
- Going back to the ai being dumb, don't expect them to be challanging.

I can't recommend this game because it feels like an early access game. Also I feel jipped that they released this game gave it a few ♥♥♥♥ty updates then went off to make another game. I also own Supreme ruler 2020 and I do not recommend that either. If you go off to buy the ultimate version expect it to be unfinished and buggy too.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Very good strategy game. But it's a slow start so not all will like it
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
346.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
This game has already sucked 400+ hours out of my life and its still going, i love multiplayer due to the fact that you can actually
manage to do things like germany´s "Operation Sea Lion" and invade england. The AI in singleplayer is sadly not as smart as i had hoped but what made me crave more was the fact that the AI could actually invade islands now (due to the fact that they automatically get into ships, in 2020 you needed to build ships especially) Sure its hard to lose in singleplayer even if you are a poor player but that is why for better players you can turn of the automatic movement of LAND SEA AND AIR. This Game actually made it to number 1# on my list of games, even overtaking supreme commander.

I hope you guys get as much fun out of it as me!
Reccomended to the highest level!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
292.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
A great game.Working to build your economy was a little difficult but once you hanndle it, it becomes very addictive.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
73.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Unleash your wrath on the world. Be Hitler or something and go conquer everything. Change history or do the boring thing.

JUST PLAY IT ALREADY! And install mods when you get bored.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
This game is very interesting. It's not too much of a challenge and I'd recommend it to those who enjoy WW2 and RTS games.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
94.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
This game works.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
It's easier to control individual atoms in my cat.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
23 of 44 people (52%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
If you are willing to overlook the total absence of the longest running campaign of the WWII, the battle of the atlantic, then I'm sure you are not looking for much of a historic simulation and this game is going to fit you just fine.

If you are like me and want more of historic simulation, I'd say go back to HOI2 with Darkest Hour or wait and see how HOI4 pans out.
Was this review helpful? Yes No