Building on Supreme Ruler 2010 and 2020, BattleGoat Studios invites you to relive the tension and uncertainty of the Cold War. As the 1950’s approach, the Korean War looms, the Arms Race intensifies, the Berlin Crisis leads to the formation of NATO, and the world anticipates a new World War.
User reviews: Very Positive (90 reviews)
Release Date: 29 Jul, 2011
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Building on Supreme Ruler 2010 and 2020, BattleGoat Studios invites you to relive the tension and uncertainty of the Cold War. As the 1950’s approach, the Korean War looms, the Arms Race intensifies, the Berlin Crisis leads to the formation of NATO, and the world anticipates a new World War.
As leader of the United States or the Soviet Union, you must make the correct Economic, Diplomatic, Domestic and Military decisions to successfully navigate your country through this dangerous historical era and increase your nation’s Sphere of Influence on the world stage.

Key Features:

  • Play as the United States or Soviet Union in Campaign Mode
  • Control any Nation in Post-World War II Era in Sandbox Mode
  • Use Diplomacy, Trade and Espionage to influence the policies of other nations
  • Research new Technologies to give your nation an edge
  • Grow and Modernize your Economy
  • Control Military production and deployment, or let your Ministers take care of the details
  • And when Diplomacy Fails… Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical Control of your Military Forces!
  • Enhanced Graphics and Sound including New 3D Terrain
  • Experience the redesigned GUI with improved On-Map feedback and streamlined controls

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core or greater Recommended
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1 GB Hard Drive Free
    • Video Card: Direct-X 9.0 Graphics with at least 32MB
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Sound: Direct-X Compatible Sound
    • Additional: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Up to 16 players in Multiplayer over LAN or Internet
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33 of 44 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: 9 March
Korean war:North Korea wins.
Vietnam war:South Vietnam wins.
Brazil took over South America.
USA became Communist state.
Canada became Communist state.
France became Communist state.
Russia became Capitalist state.
Ukraine became Capitalist state.
Belarus became Capitalist state.
Yugoslavia became Capitalist state.
South Africa won the space race.
10/10 best game
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: 17 December, 2014
Ricks Review:

Summary:

Gameplay: 8/10 - Game revolves around Conflict and Wars, there is little indepth analysis of how the wars start, end etc. There is barely any form of politics or depth to the scenarios. I do agree that the wars are fun and awesome, but I wish there was a way for the wars to matter except for resources.

Politics: 3/10 - The only form of politics available is choosing whether you're Liberal, Neutral or Conservative, which barely matters in game (that I've noticed). In my opinion and experience, this is all the politics the game provides, yes you debate the economy and build stuff, but that is pointless if you cannot change how they work or emphasise your opinion on it.

Diplomacy: 5/10 - There is a obvious diplomacy in the game where you can negotiate treaties with other countries (alliances, free trade etc.) or buy units, designs, technology or resources from them. However it feels bland and near pointless to negotiate an alliance with other nations if they aren't going to help you (yes an unjustified war should not be supported)

Economy: 7/10 - The money side of the economy is decent, trading resources, collecting taxes, DONE. But the building structures side of the economy (mines, labs etc.) makes your country feel too socialist for many players to accept. It would be a nice feature if your citizens (depending on the economy and other issues) would setup their own businesses, buildings etc. like mines or power plants which have a small toll onto the nations economy compared to state construction. I am not debating the rights and wrongs of a pure socialist society, but there needs to be an acceptance for capitalists or businesses to setup like in many countries today, and would give a reason for corporate taxes to accept.

Audio: 8/10 - Good music and sounds which fit each need.

Story: 2/10 - Basic, generic World War 3 scenario where the worlds resources start becoming few and country paranoia and xenophobia start turning into armed conflicts across the globe. But it is still very basic and generic, yet acceptable for a strategy-simulation.

Multiplayer: N/A - Never tried the multiplayer as no one will play it with me :'(. So I cannot comment on its performance, capaibilities or how well it does.

UI: 7/10 - Blocky and ugly for such an advanced and modern game, yet it provides the necessaries for it to work.

Please Note:

Good Conflict simulator - Not a political simulator

Generic story which is worth no looking at

Very indepth view of a socialist paradise
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: 25 January
I sold Nuclear Weapons to Syria and instigated an encounter bewteen Israel and Nigeria, which resulted in a Nuclear Holocaust.

10/10
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: 3 October, 2014
i HATED supreme ruler 2020 (too slow, too complicated). I love cold war games but i when bought it i was ALMOST sure this game will be terrible. In fact it's kinda cool !
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: 15 March
Stalin Kruschev 2020
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: 19 February
One of those games were you can sit down and take over the world 11/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: 27 March
Started the Fourth Reich.
Owns both Europe and Asia in less then two hours.
Named profile Adolf Hitler II.

10/10 Making his dreams come true.
Oh, and 10/10 would by the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: 26 March
north korea has conquered all of China and Indochina, meanwhile America spends 26 years fighting Haiti
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: 25 December, 2014
If you've played SR 2020 or if you are looking for a good strategic simulation that lets you get at just about every aspect of macro-management then this is a good one. There's a bit of a learning curve though, but once you get through the concepts and the management paradigm, it is simple to navigate and get around and work with your Congress and/or Cabinet Ministers to put forth your management plans.

The backdrop is very obviously during the period of post WWII and the beginning of the Cold War, right from the years that started the biggest changes in history roughly about 1948. During this period, you will manage foreign affairs, local production and construction, research, finances and budget and military spending and deployment. Its no easy task and it will keep you busy.

While this is going on, you will also be in a struggle both diplomatically and technologically to stay ahead of the USSR, who of course are spearheading the Communist movement throughout Central Asia. Keep in mind that you are not an absolute leader, but subject to the effects of the approval ratings of your own citizens, and the approval of foreign nations, so it is a game of leveraging your ability to create positive improvement domestically and abroad. The space race is also going on at this time with a roadmap to be the first nation on the moon. The most pressure comes from the fact that amidst all of this, the nuclear arms race has just started.

The pacing is long so don`t expect a short game. You`ll likely play one game over numerous play sessions.

The scope of it is sometimes overwhelming but very enjoyable. Not for those who want a short battle heavy RTS. This is definitely for those who enjoy delving into all aspect of macro management and whom like seeing the effects of their leadership on economic indicators as much and if not more than they do by the destruction they can cause on a battlefield though it does have tactical battle. You don`t have to play it like that kind of confrontation but in this one, a good strategic and armed forces helps as part of your strategic deterrent against the real enemy: war though even in this one you`ll find yourself plunged into many conflicts as the world powers and empires of the middle, renaissance and industrial ages change and indepence wars and revolutions are popping up everywhere.

Recommended for the history or strategic buffs. If you`ve ever watched the "Drunken History" and felt like debating it, chances are this one is for you though you don't need to drink to enjoy it. Just make sure you stop and eat every once in a while.

Recommended for detail oriented strategy buffs.
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