Real-Time Strategy/Wargame. From World War II through the Cold War and into the future, re-live or re-imagine the tensions and crises of our recent history! Guide your nation through the era of your choice in Campaigns, Scenarios, and Sandboxes, as you make every effort to become Supreme Ruler!
User reviews:
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Mixed (12 reviews) - 66% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (264 reviews) - 75% of the 264 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2014

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“I like this title quite a lot. I've sunk in a pretty hefty number of hours, and I can see myself sinking in more.”
7.5/10 – Strategy Informer

“The rewards for mastering it is the ultimate freedom to run any country in the world any way you choose ... one of the best wargame simulations to come out this year.”
4.5/5 – Game Industry News

“What is there not to love with the ability to go from 1936 to 2070+ with a single nation, at battalion-level, while having dozens of new scenarios and campaign start dates to choose from?”
95% – Armchair General

About This Game

BattleGoat Studios is pleased to present Supreme Ruler Ultimate, the pinnacle of fourteen years of development on the Supreme Ruler series of Real Time Geo-Political Military Strategy Games for PC and Mac. Supreme Ruler Ultimate incorporates the stories, campaigns, scenarios, and features from our previous releases and expands on them in our 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 game experience by picking any nation in the various era Sandboxes and choosing your own preferred Victory Condition. With so many options to choose from, Supreme Ruler Ultimate provides virtually unlimited replayability!

- Play Historical or Futuristic Campaigns.
- Take Control of any Nation in Sandbox Mode and impact the outcome of an 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.
- Guide your Nation through an era of unprecedented Scientific Advancement.
- Modernize your economy to support your social and military policies.
- 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 (PC only)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/Nvidia/Intel DirectX 9 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Resolution: 1280x800 or higher
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Dual or Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/Nvidia/Intel DirectX 9 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Resolution: 1440x900 or higher
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/Nvidia/Intel HD Graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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KJx
( 210.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
One of my favorite games ever. This particular game is the pinnacle of the series - it has scenarios for modern, cold war and interwar eras from the previous Supreme Ruler games. So this game has all those scenarios plus all the new features and newer game engine resulting in a very believable geopolitical simulator.

Basicaly you get to choose any single country in the world and play as its supreme ruler in economy, political, diplomatical, military etc matters. If that sounds appealing - this game is for you.
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King Salman
( 26.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Very good saudi are just like real life.
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SaintJames012
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
Not for the casual, this is one of, if not the most detailed geopolitical simulator on the market. The level of detail given can be intimidating, but overall commands to your cabinet take alot of the deep and complex sliders and controls out of your hand unless you wish to do those yourself.

Gameplay: for the most part you will be staring at a map for long periods of time, occassionally broken up by the slider or statsheet and trade negotiation. This is not a pretty game by any aspect of the word, but the level of detail and day by day operations make your building of an empire all the more personal. because it is a geopolitical game, you will encounter historical figures leading nations, and having to decide if allying with them would be best for your politica gains. Is Hitler the guy you want to be buddy buddy with, or Stalin, or maybe the U.S., China even. The choices are overwhelming, but offers large replayability

Replayability: high, you can play as any and all nations. Jamaica? yep. Lithuania? sure. tajiristan? you betcha. USA? newb.
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[BB] Magus
( 103.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
You want to be the best and coolest dictator ever, so:
- Raise investment for social care, health, education, infrastructure and police. You want people happy, healthy, educated and able to travel in good conditions.
- You build plenty of industries, no product shortage here!
- Down with taxes! everyone hates taxes.
- Let's keep our military very minimal, neighbours are chill.
Money starts to run low.
- Let's raise taxes a bit...
- Ok, now actually this social care is costing waaay too much, there is no unemployment so people shouldn't need so much help. Keeping education and health highest to give everyone a chance.
- So, highly educated people with no unemployed to even be a threat, the wages actually go to the roofs... gotta increase domestic prices and taxes.
- Still costly, gotta decrease general spending a bit so I don't break the damn country.
- Exporting is helping so much the budget, I gotta increase domestic prices more to decrease a bit consumption. Sorry guys!
- Well, I actually need some unemployed or this is gonna run out of control, gonna burn some factories down, sorry everyone.
- People are kinda hating me now.
Damn being a good dictator is harder than I thought.
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davidbb1977
( 455.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Amazing game for satisfy that urge for world domination. Plenty of replay value. Only one wish and that would be steam workshop integration for easier access to mods.
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Antero Rokka
( 127.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Send me message
i need someone to play this game with! :(
(btw i use gameranger to play online so go get that too)
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[HL] Kiddterralv | 17e
( 176.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
I love this game, i've put close to 200 hours and close to 900 hours into SR2020.
This game isn't easy to fully learm, it takes time. A lot of people complain about balancing.... There is no balance in the real world... I don't see North Korea being able to take on the US. So it's designed in a way to represent the real world.
The SR series is my favourite game series of all time and would definitely recommend it.
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sebastiengilbert1792
( 141.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
The game is garbage. AI is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and there is a huge disproportinality between forces, especially in the cold war era when soviet troops are made invincibile, it´s just a waste of time. I n comparison, supreme ruler cold war is much better, cause it´s much more balanced and the AI seems to do more.
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baskin10
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
This terrible, broken game is one of the worst RTSs in my library.

When I first found Supreme Ruler Ultimate, I thought that it would be a good, modern strategy game. The reviews looked okay, and the screenshots looked interesting. However, when I actually downloaded it and started playing, I discovered the game's true face.

First off, the tutorial is laughably bad. There are so many complicated buttons that it doesn't explain how to use, and the objectives in it were incredibly vague. After I finished it, I still had no idea how to use the game. I'veplayed tons of RTS and Grand Strategy games over the years, like Civ and Paradox games, but I still had no idea how to play.

So, I decided to just jump in to the game and start playing. That approach usually works for me when I play strategy games and don't understand the tutorial. But even then, I didn't know what to do. There were so many useless buttons and icons, that they filled up half the screen! The game somehow managed to have poor quality graphics and lag at the same time.

This game sucks, for lack of a better word. It dissapointed me. The tutorial, gameplay, and graphics are all so, so broken. Luckily I got this game on a sale for $8.99, and didn't have to pay 30 dollars for it. To any kids like me who are thinking of getting this game, I implore you, DON'T!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
176.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I love this game, i've put close to 200 hours and close to 900 hours into SR2020.
This game isn't easy to fully learm, it takes time. A lot of people complain about balancing.... There is no balance in the real world... I don't see North Korea being able to take on the US. So it's designed in a way to represent the real world.
The SR series is my favourite game series of all time and would definitely recommend it.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
103.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
You want to be the best and coolest dictator ever, so:
- Raise investment for social care, health, education, infrastructure and police. You want people happy, healthy, educated and able to travel in good conditions.
- You build plenty of industries, no product shortage here!
- Down with taxes! everyone hates taxes.
- Let's keep our military very minimal, neighbours are chill.
Money starts to run low.
- Let's raise taxes a bit...
- Ok, now actually this social care is costing waaay too much, there is no unemployment so people shouldn't need so much help. Keeping education and health highest to give everyone a chance.
- So, highly educated people with no unemployed to even be a threat, the wages actually go to the roofs... gotta increase domestic prices and taxes.
- Still costly, gotta decrease general spending a bit so I don't break the damn country.
- Exporting is helping so much the budget, I gotta increase domestic prices more to decrease a bit consumption. Sorry guys!
- Well, I actually need some unemployed or this is gonna run out of control, gonna burn some factories down, sorry everyone.
- People are kinda hating me now.
Damn being a good dictator is harder than I thought.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
Not for the casual, this is one of, if not the most detailed geopolitical simulator on the market. The level of detail given can be intimidating, but overall commands to your cabinet take alot of the deep and complex sliders and controls out of your hand unless you wish to do those yourself.

Gameplay: for the most part you will be staring at a map for long periods of time, occassionally broken up by the slider or statsheet and trade negotiation. This is not a pretty game by any aspect of the word, but the level of detail and day by day operations make your building of an empire all the more personal. because it is a geopolitical game, you will encounter historical figures leading nations, and having to decide if allying with them would be best for your politica gains. Is Hitler the guy you want to be buddy buddy with, or Stalin, or maybe the U.S., China even. The choices are overwhelming, but offers large replayability

Replayability: high, you can play as any and all nations. Jamaica? yep. Lithuania? sure. tajiristan? you betcha. USA? newb.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
455.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Amazing game for satisfy that urge for world domination. Plenty of replay value. Only one wish and that would be steam workshop integration for easier access to mods.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
127.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Send me message
i need someone to play this game with! :(
(btw i use gameranger to play online so go get that too)
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
289 of 340 people (85%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Before I start, even though I may have a small amount of hours, I have experienced enough of the game mechanics, as I already own SR:CW and SR:2020, and I know how these games work.

I have always had fun with this series in the past. And even now, I can enjoy myself playing Supreme Ruler Ultimate... for a while that is. I would love to support the developers at battlegoat. I really would. However this game has so many large issues that NEED fixing, yet since I discovered this game 2 months ago. Nothing has changed.

First off, the AI is much better than the previous titles. So I will praise Battlegoat for that. However the negatives outweigh the positives in this game.

The economy has always been a massive factor in Supreme Ruler games. And that is why it must be done right. But in this game, the economy is done poorly. Instead of fresh water (which is a necessity for any poputation) they replaced it with rubber. RUBBER! The only natural rubber resources are in 3rd world countries. Perhaps this is supposed to be balance. But it is the worst balancing attempt I have ever seen. Also, the bond system people requested to return from SR:2020, was not brought back despite the communtiy requesting it. (The bond system allowed you to manually take out new bonds or pay off debt) Now, this new debt system works in Supreme Ruler Cold War (not sure about 1936). But not this game. It is SO broken, that when a minister takes out a loan, it translates into free money! NO debt is added! Also, in the start dates, nobody has any debt (but I will not continue this complaint as the debt system does not work)
At times, you can suddenly start losing hundreds of millions a day for no reason. One day you just made 28 mil, and the next you start losing 100+ mil day after day until you take out a "free-money" loan.

I, personally think the research system in this game is better than any SR game, with the tech trees, and the 4 different tech races all in one (Race for the Bomb --> Space Race --> Internet Race (race to develop the internet) --> Race to Mars). And this also combines with the military system, by researching units models. However, the WW2 stuff was rushed during the development of SR1936, and it seems the devs made no effort trying to add to this. (Seriously?! "Tank Designs '39?") The world war 2 tech is extremely shallow in comparison to the time periods of the Cold War and 2020.

And WW2, what a disaster. The Chinese are an unstoppable, filthy rich, military superpower by the time the Japanese invade. (SERIOUSLY?! China wasnt even a country back then!) USSR is weak as hell, and gets annexed by Germany very fast. The USA never joins or trades with the allies, even after they declare war on the axis. Oh, and there is a global shortage of Industry goods. And Consumer Goods get random unexplained shortages as well.

However I can have fun with this game, the many errors ruin the experience and immersion.

Also, this game is FAR from finished. Most of the errors I have listed have been reported as I have seen. And the developers have said time and time again they will look into and fix these issues. However instead of fixing these issues, they took the game out of early access! This is obviously a BETA product and is not at all ready to be released. Yet they did release the game. And what a massive pile of ♥♥♥♥ it has turned out to be....

Here is a summary

Pros:
-Diverse selection of start dates and scenarios
-Much improved military AI
-Very detailed world (2020 and cold war, not 1936)
-Speeds are very good
-Diverse technology
-Diverse selection of units

Cons:
-Same music, tends to get annoying with the same song over and over
-The AI likes to turn the world into a massive love fest during the 2020 scenario. Allying random nations across the world, and barely starting wars
-Economy is too broken to even be considered functional
-Weather system does not actually do anything
-World war 2 is terribly thrown together
-USA and China are mega-superpowers during WW2?
-Replacing Fresh Water with Rubber makes no sense
-A nation with full friendly relations with you will often refuse to make any diplomatic deals with you (other than trading items for items/money)
-The sphere of influence makes sense during Cold War, and kinda during 1936. But the whole sphere thing during 2020 makes NO sense, and will end up in ruining relations with other nations.
-AI does not seem to react to you conquering neighbours, unlike in Cold War and 2020
-Random shortages of resources that make no sense
-Soundtrack recycled from other Supreme ruler games

All in all, i give this game a 6/10. Do not buy this game. It is not worth it, as the developers have released a beta product, and neglected to fix the game.

To shut people up: SOME of these things have been fixed, however I still do not reccomend the game to anyone
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110 of 139 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
60.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
This is the last time I will purchase from this developer. I want to support games like this ...because it plays so close to what I like in games.

My preference is sandbox mode and this game is such a non event when you play this setting. How can I interact with a virtual world that does little if anything to connect me to it.


PRO: This will satisfy your desire to conquer the world.


CONS: Same thing lacking here as in other Supreme Ruler games, there is nothing that invests you into this virtual world.
If you are waiting for your virtual world to make sense, not going to happen. You are just going to wait until China or Russia attack (ie. If you are a NATO country) and then decide how long before you counter attack. The AI will make you walk to Moscow or Bejing because it won't know to accept a peace deal at its borders once you have removed them from occupying a foriegn territory.
Esentially the same game you have already in your Steam account .. just some different paint.

Save your money, wait for a sale.

Message to developer - Please work on how the AI (other countries) work against or with you. Never does a player feel connected to this world. Perhaps more in game messages, maybe International news or something that highlights what is occuring in the virtual world. Human players are way too disconnected from the rest of the AI to feel connected to the experience that we are ALL hoping for. How are the players suppose to get a sense of the international community? Everything a player does is reactive to the virtual environement with no real chance to be proactive. It would be nice to know that China is focusing on certain countries or regions ... maybe I send over an aircraft carrier to send a message that may influence China ... one way or another.

If you develop any other games (and I hope you do) I will be waiting for reviews before supporting it.

I have bought them all ... but no more.


T.

PS. I am a big fan, I just want more of an experience.
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86 of 111 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 23, 2014
Supreme Ruler... ah, where do I even begin? Have you ever wanted to conquer the world? Build an empire to rival the British? Watch your nation prosper (or fail) under your command?

This is as good as it gets folks.

SR is a geopolitical grand strategy game set in the modern era, best described as a unique mix of Civilization and Risk. Play as any nation in six different sandbox campaign maps, or try your luck playing as one of the world superpowers through World War 2 or the Cold War (and beyond!).

You control your nation's military, logistics, finances, resources, infrastructure, diplomacy, and espionage while competing to spread your influence around the globe. If that sounds overwhelming, and trust me it probably is at first, your AI cabinet ministers can help manage some of those aspects for you (or with you).

There are hundreds of real-life units to research and build, and a whole range of futuristic-inspired units and technologies to expand games well beyond the year 2070.

A few minor issues here and there, though nothing game-breaking (and if there is, they're pretty good about patching)... I've found hundreds of hours of enjoyment from this series, and I feel like I've just scratched the surface. That being said, the diplomacy is a bit simplistic, the economy is frustrating (well, that's probably not BG's fault), the AI has momentary fatal lapses of judgment, naval combat and pathing need a bit more work, and some things just generally feel unimportant and neglected (like aircraft carriers, but probably because the AI doesn't know what to do with them)...

All in all, this is an incredible sandbox game. It's extremely moddable (though tedious unless we get some proper mod tools), and there's a ton of settings to play around with and victory conditions to play on.

The choice is up to you, do you want to follow history as closely as possible, or completely rewrite it?
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57 of 70 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 19, 2014
I haven't played any Supreme Ruler game before but even for a noob like me this is a good game and very polished for early access. If you enjoyed global strategy in the veins of Paradox grand strategy titles (Crusader Kings 2, Europa Universalis 4) you'll love this. You can play different campaigns starting with Nazi-Germany in 1936, US or Soviet Union in the Cold War era, up to the bleak post-nuclear future in 2020. In addiditon, you can take control of any country you like in Sandbox mode and try to shape the future.

Just like with all the other grand strategy titles you love, your possibilities are amlost endless and the tutorials are barebones at least, so you will have to be willing to learn a lot by trial and error, but due to effective automization options your country will not disintegrate just because you don't know what you're doing. Simply delegate tasks you don't want to handle to your ministers and you can focus on the things you want.

From what I've played so far I am really enjoying myself. The only issue I had was during the Germany campaign, when I attacked Poland, the allies did not declare war on me. This might be a bug - or alternative history in the making. Anyways, I enjoyed playing out what this alternative scenario means for Europe and the world.
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