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.
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Release Date: May 9, 2014

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“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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
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A.Wнιтe Gнosт
( 43.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
This game is one of the most complex strategy games I've ever played. I mean, I needed 12 hrs. of playtime only for the Tutorial. *lol*

Supreme Ruler 1936 is a global political-warfare simulation that begins in early 1936 and can be played into the 2070s. Yes, the 2070s. That is when the tech tree runs out. You can literally start the game with biplanes, and end up fighting with Mechs. You have the ability to play as any major or minor power, with thousands of possible unit designs to select from. Complex economic system and technology tree. You can choose between 54 different countries in the sandbox modus. World Ruler with Liberia? No problem in this game. xD

Gameplay is fairly simple; it is basically a RTS (Real Time Strategy) game. Controls are standard for most RTS games—the ability to select large numbers of units at once, and other basic RTS controls. Furthermore, selections can be screened for specific unit types (air, naval or land) allowing for mass movement of forces. Land units are further divided in general categories—artillery, infantry, transport, armor, etc. Technology is fairly straightforward. Some can be traded or bought from other countries, while some have to be researched by each country individually and are non-tradable. Diplomacy is fairly detailed, with a wide variety of agreements possible, but given the scope of the game can be somewhat odd at times.

The combat system in SR36 is really the shining achievement of the game. “Chaos” perhaps describes it best—explosions, units advancing and retreating, the roar of naval gunfire, strafing aircraft, often at the same time. Units have detailed statistics outlining everything from their defense rating to weapons ranges.

Supreme Ruler 1936 is an unique game and if you like detailed warfare strategy games then try it out!
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Hat
( 717.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
This game is unfinished, and because they've made a new game they've stopped updating this unfinished game, I feel somewhat cheated because they announced that they were making Ultimate shortly after they released 1936, and so 36 remains buggy and sadly it suffers because of it, but it's still pretty fun, especially if you get mods.




Dont buy this, buy ultimate, maybe it's better.
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Thudg
( 27.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 14
I have only put 30 hours into this game, but have easily put 500 hours into the series in total. My opinion? Stay away. If you want large scale strategy based around modern/semi modern warfare, get Hearts of Iron 3. It is a better game in almost every way.

The SR series of games are large scale stragey games based in the 20/21st centruries.You control the economy, diplomacy, government and military of any nation you choose.

The problems with this game:
1)There is no tutorial (or at least not a very good tutorial). Be prepared to spend plenty of time trying to figure out how the game works (The economy is especially convoluted)

2)The territory system is a mess. conquering a country will often result in it being broken up and divided in the most nonsensical way possible.

3)The AI is abysmal. For Example: As Canada, I helped France obliterate Germany, barely having to cede land at any point (Hard/Hard/Hard), not because of skill, but because the AI does not understand how to use their armies properly.

4)As the game progresses, the performance gradually gets worse, until the game is unplayable. I have never been able to "finish" a game because of this, usually after 6 years the game runs so poorly that I have to quit.

The only positive thing that I can say about this game is that once you figure it out, the economic system is somewhat entertaining. You aren't able to transform a fledgeling nation into a super power overnight, and resources have to be carefully managed and balanced.

I like the concept of the SR series, but the games are not rewarding or challenging in a fun way. If you are thinking of getting this game, or any game in the SR series, make sure you try Hearts of Iron first. It is better in nearly every way imaginable.
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James
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 28, 2015
...im on a list now aren't I?
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Mongoloid Mike
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
I found the tutorial for this incomprehensible and gave up.
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Krazedlion
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 17, 2015
Supreme Ruler 1936 is supremely boring. I can think of nothing good to say about this game. The tutorial is poor, in game help is pathetic, controls are terrible, economy is broken, and snails move faster than this games speed. Even the card drops are slow.
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Ra1m0
( 975.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 2, 2015
Much much better than SR Cold War. It has some issues but they are manageable.
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groolug
( 26.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 1, 2015
Started as UK. Took Ireland. Tried for ages to get alliances for WW2 but no one would help. Germany got bigger and bigger, then allied with Italy. France attacked Germany alone. I attacked Germany alone. I kicked the s*** out of Germany then annexed it. Just as I put all my units into reserve, USSR attacked me. I kicked the s*** out of them too and took Moscow. Then the election came and I lost it and became dictator. Then the trouble started......
Love it!
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Learnandburn
( 707.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 23, 2015
Developers could care less about their customers and game issues. Total garbage that was full of potential. don't buy
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[Sch.] Scott [16th ID] [SS]
( 144.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15, 2015
had no idea what to do in this game. So what did i do the first time i played? I played as Germany and started ww2 in 1936 is what i did. Made the invasion of Poland in 1936 instead of 1939 crushed 2 smaller countries in to the ground. What will i do next you might say? Well after smashing Poland i will attack France. Then after France I will attack............................... oh who the hell cares all you need to know is i'm going for world domination................................baby
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ching da wing
( 275.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7, 2015
I reccomend this game only if you like a game that needs atleast a day to get used to and learn how to play, with hours upon hours of unending gameplay as a consequence for dipping your fingers into this adventure.
ayee.
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♠Toxicwire♠
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7, 2015
Every game in the series is small paid updates to get a few reworked (minor) mechanics.
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adam
( 40.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25, 2015
- interface is horrible (3D map that is useless, the menu you will be using 90% of the time is far too small in the corner of the screen)
- the economy informations are laughable
- no combat reports at all (only info about losing a unit)
- prepared only for big countries (if you will take f.e. Poland, Belgium or Denmark there is no way to survive and when your country is occupied you just disappear)

overall waste of time - buy it only if it's very very cheap
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Potatoe King
( 590.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21, 2015
What els can I say? You can invade the world as the nazis, colonize Europe and manage to actually beat the USSR. You can beat the Americans to the nuclear bomb, be the first into space, make the internet and land on mars! You can also mod the game and have a modern world or a fictional one. {THIS IS THE SHORT REVIEW}

{NOW TIME FOR THE BIG REVIEW}

The AI has been improved A LOT compared to the 2020 AI and Cold War AI. Still has the bugs and Frame Rate problems, but eh, it's a good game.

The military system is good and your ministers tend to send random units to Siberia, where they will stay there for the rest of the game, unsupplied. But if get far enough with tech and get some decent supply planes, then bobs your uncle. But the unit would be a T-26 and useless.

The supply system isn't that great, I prefer the 2020 one. I don't have 2020 in my steam games, because I bought it off Amazon and I put over 500 hours into 2020 and I loved the supply system. The supply system in 2020 was really... well, just put a few supply depots around the country and build some roads and most of your country will be supplied really well. It's a different story in 1936, it doesn't spread as well as it did in 2020.

Every game has their cons, even a game like this that I play a lot. The tutorial isn't really helpful, it's complicated, doesn't really explain much and just a mind boggle really. It's like they translated the tutorial from Russian to German to Arabic and then back to German and then English. So I suggest watching people play the game or you can just go exploring the game yourself.

The game feels like it's not finished and the AI still isn't amazing. Battlegoat are trying tho and I hope they spend a few years on making the new Supreme Ruler so they can really improve the AI and improve the FPS and reduce the lag. (And I like the graphics the way they are)

The economic system is meh, but I hate it when the ministers try lowering the taxes on the resources to 0%, so you have lock them out of it and when you lock a minister from the resources, you lock them from trading. Yes, you can trade on the world market manually, but you have to keep an eye on the prices too see if they go down or up. And oil in this game, the production of oil is so small. You have to literally spam oil derricks until you get arthritis so you can be self-sufficent in petrol.

Even with all the bugs this game has, it's still fun and good. Deserves more attention for it to be a great game. I already got 4 people into the game they got more people into the game.The game is good for wasting time, playing with friends and Role Playing. I suggest getting modes for it, because it can get boring playing the same scenario.

I rate this game a 7/10 Please share the Supreme Ruler series with your friends and guide them to be world dominators so they can teach others.
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§§ | Tekodian
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20, 2015
I'll never forgive the Nazis for how they treated my grandad in that concentration camp during the war.
Five years he was there on that machine gun tower, and never got a single promotion...
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Kimeron
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19, 2015
Yes.
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Humphrey
( 148.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13, 2015
When I first played this game I had no idea what to do(the tutorial was not helpful). So I had to figure the game out on my own and it was tricky. However, it may have taken me alot of time to figure things out, but when i figured out how to play the game it was worth the frustration. I don't think I've masterd everything but I have figuerd out how to get Estonia(small country next to USSR)to beat Germany, Itally, USSR, Egypt, the balkans, Poland, and France(not because I declared war beacuse Itally took it over). There was a glich that I used, but still, for me that's impressive to have all this land when i started out with less than Ohio(I didn't messure but it's problly close).

Overall the game is challanging and complex. If you're looking for a game that's easy and friendly, well than, look somewhere else.

Hail Estonia!!!
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Grenzumi
( 505.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11, 2015
AI- Isn't difficult to deal with. its simple and quite boring.

Diplomacy, has no real purpose in the game most of the treaties aren't really needed except transit treaties.

Military units take awhile to produce the AI doesn't use its units in any way to warrant considerin it a threat the only time you'll have to worry is if you attack a huge country with thousands of units and even then
the AI won't make use of them very well. and it doesn't defend itself. so after you wipe out the initial wave it sends at you , you'll easily be able to over whelm it as it'll use every unit it has run out of supplies and be completely defenseless.

Economy. managing it consists of building more buildings to produce more resources and modifying the domestic slider on some resources to help control demand. all in all not very complex.

Multiplayer often desyncs. and you'll have to use Hamachii , and transfer files back an forth to continue playing with friends after a prolonged time.

the developers more or less no longer pay attention to the steam forums for the game. and have at some point updated it after release to require an activation code , making it pretty much impossible for people who bought the game previously to play it. i assume its to force them to rebuy it. -shrugs-.

the game itself works as its supposed to but i think most people would be board playing it. its quite slow paced. which i'm fine with...should i say was? because i can't play now since the last update required an activation code that i don't have :D

I would recommend supporting a company that cares more about its games and consumers, than those who made this game.

if your looking for a slow paced game that isn't very complex iit might work for you . but without a friend to play with its just a borind sandbox ,

My not recommending this game is purely on how i've seen the developers act toward there customers. the adding an activation code after release an not placing it on steam for people who bought it before hand. making the game unplayable. is just a uncaring and greedy move, i suspect it was to force people to rebuy the game. I had alot of faith in the company before. cause i really enjoyed SR 2020 , and i liked this for awhile as shown by the play time. but the company is just out to grab money by releasing the same game repeatedly with little change.
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Kodaz666
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22, 2015
I was hoping for a good alternative to Hearts of Iron and instead I got a broken game that was uninspiring.
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NiteImage
( 363.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22, 2015
this game needs more in depth trade and a more connected global market system
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
This game is one of the most complex strategy games I've ever played. I mean, I needed 12 hrs. of playtime only for the Tutorial. *lol*

Supreme Ruler 1936 is a global political-warfare simulation that begins in early 1936 and can be played into the 2070s. Yes, the 2070s. That is when the tech tree runs out. You can literally start the game with biplanes, and end up fighting with Mechs. You have the ability to play as any major or minor power, with thousands of possible unit designs to select from. Complex economic system and technology tree. You can choose between 54 different countries in the sandbox modus. World Ruler with Liberia? No problem in this game. xD

Gameplay is fairly simple; it is basically a RTS (Real Time Strategy) game. Controls are standard for most RTS games—the ability to select large numbers of units at once, and other basic RTS controls. Furthermore, selections can be screened for specific unit types (air, naval or land) allowing for mass movement of forces. Land units are further divided in general categories—artillery, infantry, transport, armor, etc. Technology is fairly straightforward. Some can be traded or bought from other countries, while some have to be researched by each country individually and are non-tradable. Diplomacy is fairly detailed, with a wide variety of agreements possible, but given the scope of the game can be somewhat odd at times.

The combat system in SR36 is really the shining achievement of the game. “Chaos” perhaps describes it best—explosions, units advancing and retreating, the roar of naval gunfire, strafing aircraft, often at the same time. Units have detailed statistics outlining everything from their defense rating to weapons ranges.

Supreme Ruler 1936 is an unique game and if you like detailed warfare strategy games then try it out!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
717.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
This game is unfinished, and because they've made a new game they've stopped updating this unfinished game, I feel somewhat cheated because they announced that they were making Ultimate shortly after they released 1936, and so 36 remains buggy and sadly it suffers because of it, but it's still pretty fun, especially if you get mods.




Dont buy this, buy ultimate, maybe it's better.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
I have only put 30 hours into this game, but have easily put 500 hours into the series in total. My opinion? Stay away. If you want large scale strategy based around modern/semi modern warfare, get Hearts of Iron 3. It is a better game in almost every way.

The SR series of games are large scale stragey games based in the 20/21st centruries.You control the economy, diplomacy, government and military of any nation you choose.

The problems with this game:
1)There is no tutorial (or at least not a very good tutorial). Be prepared to spend plenty of time trying to figure out how the game works (The economy is especially convoluted)

2)The territory system is a mess. conquering a country will often result in it being broken up and divided in the most nonsensical way possible.

3)The AI is abysmal. For Example: As Canada, I helped France obliterate Germany, barely having to cede land at any point (Hard/Hard/Hard), not because of skill, but because the AI does not understand how to use their armies properly.

4)As the game progresses, the performance gradually gets worse, until the game is unplayable. I have never been able to "finish" a game because of this, usually after 6 years the game runs so poorly that I have to quit.

The only positive thing that I can say about this game is that once you figure it out, the economic system is somewhat entertaining. You aren't able to transform a fledgeling nation into a super power overnight, and resources have to be carefully managed and balanced.

I like the concept of the SR series, but the games are not rewarding or challenging in a fun way. If you are thinking of getting this game, or any game in the SR series, make sure you try Hearts of Iron first. It is better in nearly every way imaginable.
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360 of 464 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2014
I hate to "hate" on an otherwise good game, but it's such a HUGE part of WWII, that without it, this is way off from being Grand Stratagy. The tech tree is good, battles are a little boring, but all in all, good. There is NO supply chain though. There is for your forces on the ground (local level), but not in the big picture (country level). When Germany needs more oil, it can just get it instantly from Mexico, or anyone else who will sell it to them. Like wise, the German U-boats serve no real purpose (the Battle for the Atlantic doesn't exist) as you can't sink cargo ships and attack convoys as they don't exist. There is no real point to having/building/researching any submarines as they pretty much ineffective in game. But this single point is a show stopper for me.

Update to this from Battlegoat:

"While Supreme Ruler 1936 simulates the wide span of WWII, like other games of the genre we have strengths and weaknesses to what we can simulate in high detail. Naval is currently not a "specialty" of SR1936, though we do have every intention of continuing to improve this area.

-- George / BattleGoat."

From page 2 of the descusion from link:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/244410/discussions/0/630802344410551969/
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123 of 147 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
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.
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183 of 245 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
91.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
OK,


I love this game, I stumbled upon it years back now and I was so happy to find it. The game is very In depth and is the type of game where you can do anything you want in the game. There is alot to it so take your time but you can learn it. Not everyone is goin to like it, but if you like strategy games, like C&C or othe planetary control type games this is what you have been waiting for, I mean everything from government control, resource management and development, diplomacy, trading, military, soical spending, space race, researching units and tech on huge tech tree of detail and scale and to top it off, you can be any country in the world from the small island nations to the USA, China, Russia, France, and England - and there resepcted colonies of the time, also there is many other small and medium sized countires which are independent and playable from a very unique perspective. Military production and personell are under your direct control or you can let the AI do the work, you have a load of options on how they approach through user controlled to cpu/minister control also there is options for how agressive and how many casualities you should sustain during battle. There is setup-up options galore for the map, you can win by economic, military, sphere, complete and many more options so the game is playable at many angles and replayable (try being Ireland, Liberia, Haiti, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and more) Also the historically acurate points of hisotry will/should kick in i.e. 1939 invasion of Poland, Austrian takeover, Rhineland re-occupy, Invasion of france and Russia, now For military building and deployment there is a very thorough and detailed unit line up with historically accurate units of the period army, navy, airforce.





check out my youtube intro video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGyyWcdhjXk&feature=youtu.be







If you like hearts of iron 3 - this is a shoe in and I personally prefer it over HOI



This is a very detailed game - and it is not a resource hog untill mass units (keep fog of war on) -

Great Value at $30.00

It's in beta and this is just the beginning so Its only going to get better, with your constructive involvement with the fourms.


Live Long, For give me 100,000 men and I shall conquer the world.
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94 of 124 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
202.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2013
I stumbled upon Supreme Ruler 2010 years ago and ever since then I have been hooked on the Supreme Ruler series. Having played the previous titles and almost 60 hours of 1936 I can say the game is great so far even with the current beta issues. The issues which are to be expected as the game is still in beta do render the game unplayable and require you to start over but when the issues’ happen you can report them and usually find a way to avoid it in the next game until a patch is released. I myself have reported a few issues and made a few suggestions all of which the developers took note of and added to their system. The gameplay in of itself can seem overwhelming to new players but if you spend the time learning to manage your economy, military, technology and diplomatic relations you will find the game very rewarding and challenging. My favorite aspects about the Supreme Ruler 1936 excluding the gameplay right now would have to be the ability to mod the game, the ability to communicate directly with the developers, the amazing community, and the lack of any anti-piracy system screwing up or limiting my ability to enjoy the game.
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49 of 55 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2015
I have many hundreds of hours into SR 2020 from before the time of Steam.
I have bought 2 of the newer versions of Supreme Ruler on Steam... Cold War and 1936. Both of which seem to be unfinished versions of the same game they continue to re release every few years with a new and improved version. Ultimate being the newest version.

Is the game bad? No... but it will leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth when you realize the limitations of the game and the seemingly lack of desire of the devs to actually make the game work like it should.

If you have never played a Supreme Ruler game then the newest version might not be too bad of an investment... but dont be bitter when they decide to make Super Ultimate version and leave your copy unfinished and unsatisfying.
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86 of 119 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
108.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
supreme ruler 1936 is a rough gem, i would recommend it to people who love RTT games like command and conquer.

the good;
-extended tech tree with technologies and units that go to around 2150.
-good simple and very functional economy, though it takes a while to understand it.
-good logistics system that may be a little obscure to understand

the bad;
-unit controls, it still suffers badly from a lack of good management option for your units, your battlegroups are overly simplistic and it can take hours to create a functional OOB for a major nation only to see it destroyed within a few days of combat as the units throw themselves away against entrenched defenders one by one.
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77 of 105 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2014
The Supreme Ruler series is one of the best grand strategy games you can find on Steam.

I started out with Supreme Ruler 2020 and played the hell out of it before and even after the Gold version came to Steam. With Supreme Ruler 1936 you not only get a better optimezed engine that can handle even more units and events than the previous one, but you get a time period that is extremely interesting to play in the Grand strategy scenario.

While the game might not look like much (graphics wise), it makes up for it with its superb and in-depth gameplay. You are the ruler of a nation, you take all the important decisions and even command your troops into battle as you take the territory of your enemy bit by bit.

What I like about this game compared to other Grand Strategy games is that while it is hex based, the style in which your units or the enemy units capture a territory is shown in a more interactive way making it feel like your actions truly have a great impact on the world.

The tech tree is also something to be amazed of, each tech you unlock as you progress through the years has a significant impact on the game and how you play the game and if you are able to survive the onslaught of enemies.

The economy is also complex and at times quite hard to manage, luckily the difficulty level can be adjusted to give new players an easier start on managing their resources. The buildings you can construct to help your economy range from simple wood managing complex to uranium mines. The economy also plays an important role on your armies, without petroleum your units will not move, without ammunition they will not fire, without construction materials you will not be able to build new structures and without food your population and army reservers will die.

The game is a must own to all Grand Strategy players, the game not only offers a singleplayer campaign and different skirmish / scenarios to play but also a multiplayer mode where you can fight with other players that control their own nations in real time.
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49 of 60 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
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 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 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.


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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
590.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
What els can I say? You can invade the world as the nazis, colonize Europe and manage to actually beat the USSR. You can beat the Americans to the nuclear bomb, be the first into space, make the internet and land on mars! You can also mod the game and have a modern world or a fictional one. {THIS IS THE SHORT REVIEW}

{NOW TIME FOR THE BIG REVIEW}

The AI has been improved A LOT compared to the 2020 AI and Cold War AI. Still has the bugs and Frame Rate problems, but eh, it's a good game.

The military system is good and your ministers tend to send random units to Siberia, where they will stay there for the rest of the game, unsupplied. But if get far enough with tech and get some decent supply planes, then bobs your uncle. But the unit would be a T-26 and useless.

The supply system isn't that great, I prefer the 2020 one. I don't have 2020 in my steam games, because I bought it off Amazon and I put over 500 hours into 2020 and I loved the supply system. The supply system in 2020 was really... well, just put a few supply depots around the country and build some roads and most of your country will be supplied really well. It's a different story in 1936, it doesn't spread as well as it did in 2020.

Every game has their cons, even a game like this that I play a lot. The tutorial isn't really helpful, it's complicated, doesn't really explain much and just a mind boggle really. It's like they translated the tutorial from Russian to German to Arabic and then back to German and then English. So I suggest watching people play the game or you can just go exploring the game yourself.

The game feels like it's not finished and the AI still isn't amazing. Battlegoat are trying tho and I hope they spend a few years on making the new Supreme Ruler so they can really improve the AI and improve the FPS and reduce the lag. (And I like the graphics the way they are)

The economic system is meh, but I hate it when the ministers try lowering the taxes on the resources to 0%, so you have lock them out of it and when you lock a minister from the resources, you lock them from trading. Yes, you can trade on the world market manually, but you have to keep an eye on the prices too see if they go down or up. And oil in this game, the production of oil is so small. You have to literally spam oil derricks until you get arthritis so you can be self-sufficent in petrol.

Even with all the bugs this game has, it's still fun and good. Deserves more attention for it to be a great game. I already got 4 people into the game they got more people into the game.The game is good for wasting time, playing with friends and Role Playing. I suggest getting modes for it, because it can get boring playing the same scenario.

I rate this game a 7/10 Please share the Supreme Ruler series with your friends and guide them to be world dominators so they can teach others.
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55 of 82 people (67%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2015
> Start a trade agreement with Argentina.
> Some time later, Argentina starts default on its debt.

10/10 for the realistic financial representation
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34 of 50 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2014
This is a definate improvement when you compare previous games from our friends at Battlegoats.

If you have played previous games ..it will not blow you away but you will enjoy a more polished gaming experience.

Battlegoat is definatly moving in a promising direction. I will continue to invest in them and you should too :)

Well done!
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
112.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2014
So far, I think you guys are definitely heading in the right direction :) I have loved and enjoyed playing all of your previous supreme ruler games and this doesn't let up at all. In fact, this is my favorite time period so I was very happy you guys decided to start at 1936 :) I hope one day, and yes I am thinking far ahead but I can dream, that you make a world war 1 scenario or maybe a world war 1 expansion/dlc. Of course I understand that won't be for a year or more but I think the mechanics of this game would also work really well for world war 1. The OOB structuring for this game can be very complicated and I just wish you made the whole set up a bit easier. Maybe a whole new interface option to organize all of your units better. I would also like to see more scripted events and will you be adding anymore historical units such as the nkvd, imperial guard, ss, etc...?

Another good idea would be giant infrasctucture projects like the five year plan that the soviets had with the farm collectivisation. This could add more economy to your nation before 1939 that otherwise you might not get right and screw up very easily and then have to start over. Most players will be new and even the old ones like me still are learning from this game. It would be nice to get a little help in the scenarios. The autobahn could be a major project that would cost a certain amount of money to build a unique road in germany that gives really fast movement for their troops that no other nation has. This will give them the advantage that they had back then. The giant steelworks projects and farm collecting the soviets did could also have an event that adds a lot of farms in ukraineand metal mines back by the urals. Also, Japan building the yamamoto. You can have an option to build it but it would put a big strain on the economy althought you would have the best and biggest battleship in the pacific til the end of the war practically. England can get the option to build an intelligence center which has the ability to crack german codes which would slow your overall tech research down to gain the best counterintelligence/espionage of any nation. It will also have options to boost your spying capabilities. Amrerica can obviously get massive industrial, consumer, and military supplies production. You can go to a lot of areas with this idea. I think it would really add more uniqueness to the major sides than it already has.

My final say. THUMBS UP. It is in good working condition right now. Anything from here on out is just adding more to an already working game. So come join the community and play and help make it even better. They need new ideas like how I mentioned a ww1 scenario and also more scripted events that could add unique unit as well as certain PROJECTS that nations will be allowed to do :)
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36 of 57 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
This game has a lot of potential! It runs much more smoothly than other Supreme Ruler games, Although my only problem was that the GUI when playing in-game was a little too big for me. Although other than that the game is just fantastic!
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
275.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
I reccomend this game only if you like a game that needs atleast a day to get used to and learn how to play, with hours upon hours of unending gameplay as a consequence for dipping your fingers into this adventure.
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31 of 49 people (63%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
It's easier to control individual atoms in my cat.
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28 of 44 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
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
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27 of 43 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
113.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 25, 2014
Okay...to start I'd like to say this game is still in beta, and although not the prettiest of games it is one of the funnest and in depth Political RTS's I could find and be more than willing to pay for again. The game is regularly updated as well so no need to worry about support. The economic portion of the game is very quick to learn, there is a slight learning curve at first but if you're used to the Genre or have played any of the other Supreme Ruler games (I haven't) you'll probably love it and ask for even more! The one thing that really bugs me sometimes is the troop movement and the supply lines...obviously if you have enemy troops cutting off supply lines that's one thing, but if you do have open supply lines and your troops still aren't getting the supplies you do have available it gets a bit tedious and annoying (you'll have ships or troops stranded in the ocean or enroute to take an opposing countries capital and just be completely stuck until another unit comes with supplies). Overall I'd give the game a 7 maybe 8 out of 10 with a strong reccomendation with more to come and several campaigns and only one scenario at the moment, multiplayer and much more in store for this game. Please help them out by buying it early and posting in the forums!
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