Supreme Ruler: Cold War is an amazing game. You get to play in a alternate-history scenario in which your objective is to dominate as much as the world as possible and run your nation to the best extent possible. In the Campaign, you can only play as the United States or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Each of the two superpowers are sleeping war machines and can be unleashed at any time. A Cold War between Capitalisim and Communisim may turn hot with the turn of a key and the push of a button...
However, my favorite feature in this game has to be the Scenario mode. You get different scenarios to play such as North Korean Blitzkreig on South Korea to capture Pusan to finally achieve reunification of the Korean penninsula under DPRK rule.
In Sandbox mode, you are able to pick from any country in the world during the Cold War. As in Campaign, the USSR and United States all have monsterous militaries and high-yeild nuclear warheads, but you have the chance to develop other countires to attempt to be on par with the United States and USSR. However, this would take weeks of gameplay and extreme amounts of skill and patience. Since you can play as any country, you construct your own world, hence the name of the gamemode.
However, nations do not just lay down and die. Supreme Ruler: Cold War thrusts you into a action-packed and intense World War III. You must defend your borders while expanding into your enemys' territory. Take their capital as many times as it takes and conquer your enemy. Your enemy will do their best to fight back, so be careful!
The modding capabilities of this game are outstanding. You can mod everything from the territories, to the flags, to the units. Another great thing about the mods are that you can still play Cold War if you wish. Some high-quality mods include:
State of the Unions
The only downside to this game is that it does not have a tutorial. This can be infuriating to players new to the Supreme Ruler series. A tutorial is included in Supreme Ruler: 2020, but not in SR:CW. Since this game can be very complicated, it is up to the player to learn from online tutorials and exploring the game. Like learning how to move your units across water or why your units stop in desolate areas due to lack of supply with fuel shortages.
I love this game so much. My most played mod is Modern World, but other mods are amazing too. I wish this game was more popular, as it is a great game of strategy, war and world domination. 9.7/10