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 (192 reviews) - 76% of the 192 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 9, 2014

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"Good alternative to Paradox world war grand strategy. Takes a lot to get used to the UI and mechanics. Same rewarding indepth gameplay."


“Supreme Ruler 1936 gets all the basics right ... a solid, rewarding game for strategists who aren’t afraid of a challenge.”
3.5/5 –

“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

    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
589.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
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}


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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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
274.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
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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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
367.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
96.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
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
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343 of 442 people (78%) found this review helpful
42.3 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:
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