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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Mostly Positive (201 reviews) - 74% of the 201 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
32.2 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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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
700.1 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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359 of 462 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.0 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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120 of 144 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
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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