For a thousand years, three opposing forces have waged war for what they believe is true. There can be no room for compromise: their way is the only way. Dubbed The Infinite War, this devastating conflict has taken its toll on a once-peaceful galaxy and has only served to deepen the hatred between the factions.
User reviews: Very Positive (410 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 20, 2007

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"The spiritual sequel to the classic Total Annihilation. Chris Taylor again captures that amazing RTS game feel and delivers one of the best RTS games."

About This Game

For a thousand years, three opposing forces have waged war for what they believe is true. There can be no room for compromise: their way is the only way. Dubbed The Infinite War, this devastating conflict has taken its toll on a once-peaceful galaxy and has only served to deepen the hatred between the factions. After centuries of struggle, the battle for supremacy has at last reached a turning point. Under your strategic command and leadership, will your faction reign supreme? Will you be victorious and elevate your race to domination? Or will you lead them into the hell of defeat and ultimate extinction?

System Requirements

    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2, Windows® Vista
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel or equivalent AMD processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM or better
    • Hard Disk Space: 8GB available hard drive space
    • Video Card: 256 MB video RAM, with DirectX 9 Vertex Shader / Pixel Shader 2.0 support (Nvidia 6800 or better)
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2, Windows® Vista
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 8GB available hard drive space
    • Video Card: 128 MB video RAM or greater, with DirectX 9 Vertex Shader / Pixel Shader 2.0 support (ATI 9600+, Nvidia 6200+)
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
As I mentioned in my review of the Forged Alliance expansion, Supreme Commander is the spiritual successor to the old Total Annihilation RTS. Both games involve creating large armies of land, air and sea vehicles to defeat your enemies, but Supreme Commander takes it a step further. Not only by having large maps and large varieties of units (even though they're mostly similar between the 3 factions) but also by adding experiemental units such as massive spider walkers or artilleries that have virtually infinite range or battleships that double as naval factories.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
This is the best Strategy game EVER!
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.7 hrs on record
Most epic RTS I've ever played. Where games like Age of Empires and War Craft 3 added more "Emersion" and games got smaller scale, SupCom blew the boundaries off zooming in/out on large scale warfare. Command up to 1000 land/air/sea units AND buildings in 4 tech tiers. Massive base building (no limit on individual unit types other than 1000 max cap) zoom in to near 1st person and hold space bar for a rotating close up higher detail cam view of battles, or zoom out past the clouds to see the entire MASSIVE map shrunk down to minimap scale and watch a sea of little enemy lights blink out. Even in 2014 it's a beautiful game, does not look out dated. Not quite as pretty as Tiberium Wars maxed out settings, but plenty of eye candy. Very replayable, different strategies, different races. If you've played and liked any of the other games mentioned above and the like, your collection is not complete without SupCom 1 and Forged Alliance, I've dusted off both many times.

Games include the entry: Supreme Commander, a standalone expansion pack: SupCom- Forged Alliance, and Supcom 2 - which is a Square Enix takeover and is a dramatic change to the game. Highly recommend Buying Supcom 1 and Forged Alliance as a package deal.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Great game but its a shame that the company gone bust and joined with wargaming.net R.I.P supreme commander series, you will be missed...
Posted: October 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
great game
Posted: October 1
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Do not buy this. Purchase the Forged Alliance version, which includes all the addons, patches and allows you to play online, if you desire.
Posted: October 5
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
for rts gods
Posted: October 17
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
MEMORY LEAKS!!!!
Posted: October 9
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
61.7 hrs on record
Love the game, but it runs very badly for some reason. Had issues getting the game to even start, and then once i fixed that problem, the game crashes in the middle of battles or whatever im doing. Very annoying!
Posted: October 7
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3.0 hrs on record
I randomly purchased this game on sale, and I am very glad that I did. For noobs to the genre (like myself), having a plethora of tactical RTs games to choose from can be daunting. Despite it's excellent reviews, I had never heard of Supreme Commander before, until I saw it pop-up in the Steam special list.

This game is far more than I ever thought an RTS could be. I fell in love with it while still in the learning curve phase, and it only continued to get better as I played through the campaign. I am baffled that more people do not know about this game.

Love it. 10/10
Posted: October 21
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0.1 hrs on record
Welll like red alert fun and and good challanges had lot fun and not waste of time with game i would reccomend it :) ppl like battles with tanks and rad pimped out walking walkers ^_^ 10/10
Posted: October 15
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24.9 hrs on record
This game is simply awesome... might be a bit old but it is stil one of the the best RTS games I've ever played.

Not only is it the only RTS I know of that supports a dual screen setup, it has a nice story line and epic battles. Most times you fight on land, air and sea at the same time. Organizing your forces is crutial. (Although Gunships are a little OP in this version)

I totally recommend this game to every RTS fan, ignore the age of the game, it's awesome!
Posted: October 11
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0.2 hrs on record
I bet this game would have been awesome if I was clever enought to understand what to do.
Posted: October 5
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5.9 hrs on record
Beware the flying pancakes
Posted: October 5
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22.3 hrs on record
Please refer to Supreme Commander Forged Alliance.

Actually, you don't need to. All you need to know is BUY IT.

And get FAForever.
Posted: October 8
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9.1 hrs on record
'Splosions, strategy, and a lot of potential zooming.

Fun with friends. If any of mine played it.
Posted: October 11
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
I bought Supreme Commander so I could play another Real-time strategy other than Command & Conquer or Sins of a Solar Empire. What I found is that this game is what you would get if you mixed the two.

Supreme Commander has the Epic scale and resource management of Sins, but the Micromanagement and the strategy of C&C.

Gameplay - Able to run at Full graphical quality on even today's entry level cards, this game is set for the future, as it was one of the 1st games to boast Multi-core support. The attention to detail n this game is amazing, being able to zoom in to your smallest units and then out to see an entire army, then to the entire battlefield is a concept only seen in Sins.

Graphics - The Graphics are okay for a game from 2008, which is probably why it runs so smoothly.

Soundtrack - The soundtrack is only really noticeable on the menu and in battles, as every other time you are concentrating on building a massive army

If this game is on sale, it's a good offer, so if you have nothing else to buy, this could be a good choice.
Posted: June 20
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
I love supreme commander, I have played it for years (only recently on steam) f you are a fan ot Total Annhiliation or RTS in general, you should play this.
Posted: May 14
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
I have always loved and enjoyed playing real-time strategy games, and Supreme Commander satisfied my hunger pretty well.

If you like real-time strategy, alien/futuristic themes, and challenging gameplay, you will enjoy this game.

The aesthetics are very good, with nice special effects for the different weapons and units. There are 3 factions, each with a fairly large pool of different units to choose from (land, air, and water). The music and sound is decent.

The controls are typical of an RTS-game - lots of hotkeying and keystrokes if you are familiar with this type of gameplay. The learning curve is moderate to challenging - especially if you are unfamiliar with the RTS genre. The tutorials are very helpful and recommended if you want to get a quick grasp of the game. There are a number of difficulty settings when playing agains the AI (I always start of with a skirmish against the AI whenever I first try a new RTS).

There are two types of resources, energy and mass, and managing/balancing your upkeep of both is critical to being successful in this game. You can actually hit a standstill if you try to build/produce too many things at once and run out of resources. I still have not been able to find a way to cancel/delete buildings in progress, however, you are able to pass construction to free up resources.

The feedback in the game is very good - health bars over each unit, a +/- number indicating how much of either resource you are gaining/losing per second (you can switch this with an efficiency %). There are tabs for each research level when you are trying to build structures or train units. There isn't much detail on each unit type (I am used to seeing things like attack damage, defense, etc). From what I've seen, you are only provided with the unit/building health, type (ex: attack submarine, spy plane), and amount of time to train/build.

The story is pretty interesting, there is a nice cutscene in the beginning of the game that paints the setting for you.

You have a commander unit who can attack, build, and reclaim resources. This unit must survive, and you lose if he is defeated. To give a quick boost to resources, you can use your commander (or any engineer/construction units) to reclaim/absorb materials from things like buildings, forests, and destroyed structures/units. The commander unit can also upgrade his components (chest piece, left/right arm piece, back). For example, you can either give the commander a resource boosting arm (for when you use him to relaim material) or a weapons boost on his left arm (you can remove pieces if you wish; upgrading your commander is very expensive and usually done later in the game).

Gameplay is similar to many RTS-games I've played like Red Alert and Tiberian Sun series - there is a faction with cloaked units (radar sensor building to counter). A lot of the battles are decided by rock-paper-scissors mechanics (bombers to destroy buildings and/or slow-moving artillery, fighters to destroy bombers, anti-air to destroy both, tanks to destroy gun emplacements, etc). I do like the versatility of your commander - you can upgrade him to be more of a combat specialist or a building expert.

Overall, I think you should give this game a try if you are interested in the theme or RTS-genre in general, however, the sequel is out, and for a cheaper price too. That being said, I would still give this game a playthrough - especially if you are an RTS-buff/junkie.

Recommend!
Posted: July 28
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
-The Story is ok
-Awesome Multiplayer and Skirmish
-crap tons of units for each faction
-Control Air, Land, and Naval units
-epic Battles
-One of the best RTS games out there
-Would definetly recommend for those who love Huge scale RTS battles

-9.5/10
Posted: May 16
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