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User reviews: Very Positive (2,833 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 1, 2010

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In Supreme Commander 2, players will experience brutal battles on a massive scale! Players will wage war by creating enormous customizable armies and experimental war machines that can change the balance of power at any given moment. Take the role of one of the three enigmatic commanders, each representing a unique faction with a rich story that brings a new level of emotional connection to the RTS genre, or fight the battle online. Where do your loyalties lie?
  • A deep and powerful story - element adds a personal, human aspect to a storyline previously focused on warring factions and the politics that fuel them. The single player campaign features three character-driven storylines set 25 years after the events of Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
  • Command enormous armies made up of customizable land, air and naval units. Each of the three diverse factions – The United Earth Federation (UEF), the Cybran Nation and the Illuminate – have been completely redesigned from the original game, with many units.
  • Experimental units - returning with new designs and greatly enhanced looks….and some new tricks that can be unlocked through research
  • New Supreme Commander Gameplay Experience - players now have the ability to research new technologies and units and deploy them instantly on the battlefield, allowing them to upgrade a base-level tank to a high-powered, multi-barreled, AA-sporting monster by the end of a given game.
  • Strategic Mode UI - the redesigned UI that is faster, takes up less screen real-estate and gives better player feedback
  • New rendering technology that allows us to create visually spectacular environments

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz or better, AMD or Intel CPU
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (XP) 1.5GB RAM (Vista / Win 7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM with Pixel Shader 3.0
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 4-5 GB for full install & DirectX
    • Sound: No accelerated sound hardware required
    • Other requirements: Internet Connection with Cable / Broadband
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz or better, Dual Core AMD or Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (XP) 2GB RAM (Vista / Win 7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM DX9 compliant with Pixel Shader 3.0
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 4-5 GB for full install & DirectX
    • Sound: No accelerated sound hardware required
Helpful customer reviews
242 of 352 people (69%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
I'm really not sure whether I can recommend this game or not. I first got this when it first came out and frankly, I was severly disappointed. It is a complete downgrade from supcom/FA. While I feel it is a good RTS on it's own, knowing what it came from is almost disgustng. If you want a basic RTS that won't require much planning then SupCom2 is your game. If you want an RTS that is massive in scale and requires actual strategy then I highly recommend you get SupCom/FA.
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194 of 290 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
I don't really like leaving negative reviews but this is one of those rare occasions where I really regret buying a game. The first Supreme Commander was perfect, an absolutely brilliant game and so was Total Annihilation before that. But Supreme Commander 2 just doesn't cut it.

The game feels unfinished. There are only a few units and buildings per faction with no tech tiers or special functions. Graphically it is not as good as the previous game and the rehaul on the factions unit styles is just simply strange... like the cybran giant fire-breathing lizard with robotic limbs.

The maps are tiny and the lack of units literally means the only strategy available is to hurl a constant wave of bots at the enemy.

The campaign is also lacking. They've attempted to add more of a back story through a series of overly cheesy and annoying cutscenes and comms dialogue. You don't get the epic sense of scale that was previously seen in the first Supereme Commander.

All-in-all, if your hoping for a newer version of Supreme Commander 1, I'm sorry but it's not this.
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115 of 181 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
While not a bad game in itself, as a player of the older SupCom games, this has basically taken nearly everything special out of the originals and made it a bit more generic rts style.
I recommend it for people that are not big fans of the original two but if you like incredibly powerful experimentals and having a massive unit cap with large maps, then this is not for you.
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101 of 160 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
217.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I loved everything about this game. Its pretty easy for a new guy to come in a pick up the basics quickly. But its also complex enough for the veterans to spend a lot of time on different battle plans. The only thing I didn't like is that when your playing and you get close to the unit cap the game starts to slow down a lot. But this is far from a deal breaker. If you are looking for a simple to pick up but complex enough to keep you going RTS, look no farther.
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119 of 191 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I grew up playing Total Annihilation back in 1998 and i still find myself still hopping back on every now and then. Supreme Commander 1 was a true successor to my beloved TA, and it still is. I found a new love. A year or 2 later, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance came out, which in my opinion is the definitive edition. The scale of Supreme Commander 1 is grand. I'm a huge RTS fan and supreme commander 1 has to by my number 1 favorite RTS game of all time, aside from its predecessor Total Annihilation of course. These 2 games have taken away a good portion of my life.

Now on to Supreme Commander 2..... ummmm..... I'm heartbroken. I've forced myself to play it a few times but i honestly just cant take it. Its horrible. SupCom2 does not have the same gameplay as SupCom1. The scale of SupCom 2 is too dumbed down. There is no sense of grand scale in this game. The maps are unsatisfyingly too small. The unit cap is also extremely low. And the unit designs are crap. This game is just sad and ruins the Supreme Commander name

For those of you who have never played SupCom1, then you might think that this is a good/decent game. I dont blame you.

As a fan of Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander, please hear me out...

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! (I mean you can if you want. I'll just pity you). Go Purchase SUPREME COMMANDER: FORGED ALLIANCE!
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52 of 77 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
490.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Definitly a fun game to play. Easy and quick to learn, as well as a fun story line to work on. It does however have a lot of the epicness missing that SC 1 + Forged Alliance carried (Early made game). My 500hrs into this game was well worth it however; a blast!

8/10
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93 of 160 people (58%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
This is a step back in almost every way imaginable from Sup com 1 and FA. If you like the original or FA then stick with them, if you never played them than this game may not dissapoint you.
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50 of 83 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Pre-Release Review
I purchased this RTS game on discount, after only checking a few pictures, I had no expectations and I must say, the story of the campaign was great. So I would recommend this game on discount for all RTS fans that liked games like Red Alert, Tiberium Sun, Generals etc.
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97 of 170 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Pre-Release Review
If you liked the first Supreme Commander then you will hate this one. It took everything that was good about it and dumbed it down. It took away all the complexity that made the game fun. Not worth it at all.
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66 of 114 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Supreme Commander was great. Then they sliced off 90% of the content so that it would fit in the tiny ram of an xbox 360. Then they sold it as Supreme Commander 2.


Also, if you didn't get enough of it from Evangelion, we have a new crop of insufferable teenagers (thanks Square!) shrieking about how they don't want to drive the big robot.

There is nothing redeemable about this game.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
285.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I'm very surprised at the amount of negative reviews. Ive played all versions for years (way over 100 hours each one) and they all are great. My favorite one to play *is* SC 2 because the experimental units dont take an age to build like in SC 1 and they are not godlike as they are in SC 1 (they can be beaten with enough normal units). There has been a lot of attention tot balanced yet diverse units within the factions. There are innovative units like the BFG Big Friendly Gun to convert enemy units to friendly and the grinder magnet thats very effective. Units dont get locked up bumping into each other when moving in big groups and scenery is awesome. So I think there is lot of advancement to SC2 and a must for the fan of the series.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Genre - Sci-Fi RTS
I only played this game recently after tying out Planetary Annihilation but finding it too complex for quick games, and I found this game similar in some respects but a lot more accessible. I have played several skirmish games, co-op and 6 missions of the main campaign. You have Land, Naval and Air units to build and research upgrades for. There are three major factions to choose from that are diverse but balanced in most aspects. You need to build up fairly quick and get mixed units to be effective. You fight in a Giant Mech that once destroyed loses you the game. The units are varied enough and the game is enjoyable in quick bursts.
It seems to me to be the natural follow up to Total Annihilation, an old RTS game that received a lot of praise back in my day. It is the first decent RTS I have played since Starcraft 2.
Don't get me wrong with the comparison at the start though, Planetary Annihilation is also fun but when you are fighting across planets and using orbital platforms it gets very confusing, very fast. However, once you have graduated Supreme Commander 2 school and want more of a challenge, I would try that next. As for me I am happy being a Supreme Commander.
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39 of 66 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I never played the older supcoms but I very much enjoy this one. It is simple and not super complicated.
Pros- Very fun
Some people still play multiplayer
kinda simple

cons-Not very many multiplayer people
People who Use rush strategies are scrubs

8/10
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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
67.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Possibly one of the all time best RTS' out there. fantastic online play with a really strong community.
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24 of 40 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
115.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Not the most balanced or strategic game...
But mindless fun.
LONG LIVE THE OP CYBRAN EMPIRE!
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21 of 35 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Firstly I would like to say that this game is not all that bad when compared to the other RTS games out there at the moment, however for the fans of Sup Com and Forged Alliance this game is a great dissapointment. There are a great many changes and the entire game feels rushed and less smooth than the previous two, here are a few reasons why.

The complex tech trees: Gone. You now start with one tier of unit and minimal choices.

The choices between different commander upgrades: Gone. Research will give you all the upgrades there is no choice involved.

The fine balance between extracters and power and the need to control enough deposits: Gone. Pump out those generic one tier generators and you will recieve far more mass from them than deposits.

The careful construction of defences and shields for maximum overlap protection: Gone. Spam those shields as close as possible and you can hold off the world.

The unique racial differences and strengths and weaknesses: Gone. First designer "hey guys are we going to make the units and structures have different statistics like the first game and have counter intelligence options for complex game strategy?" Design lead "nah screw that it sounds complicated, make all the shields and other structures have identical stats and get rid of the other stuff".

The detailed textures and environments that made it a great looking game: Gone. Its extremely unusual for a series to have a large gap between game and to not improve the graphical quality, this bucks the trend and goes backwards.

Well organised unit co-ordination, grouping and movement: Gone. Walking into each other, spinning on one spot trying to collect something right beneath themselves and refusing to move are now the norms.

There are more but to be honest I've got to go purge this game from my memory by playing Forged Alliance so this will have to do.
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18 of 32 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
496.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
one of my favorite games to play while I have downtime, other than forged alliance of course if you love this game you will be amazed by forged
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Supreme Commander 2 pits you and your army of undersized as well as oversized tanks / aircraft / ships against other players equally undersized / oversized army of tanks / aircraft / ships.

If you like having a gazillion small units to control or half as many gigantic units which nuke the last remnant of your opponent off of the map ... go for this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
i recommend thes game because it has so much fun with frends
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
151.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
First PC RTS game I played and I fell in love with it. Great game, lots of replay value, and even more fun to play with friends. Most people would say that its not as good as SC1, or SC:FA, but to me its like a faster version that is much easier to learn if you've never played a RTS before. 10/10 Great game.
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