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Supreme Ruler The Great War

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Continuing the Supreme Ruler franchise, BattleGoat brings you a new era, building upon a game system which has evolved over more than a decade. Set in the First World War, the Central Powers and the Triple Entente prepare to attack, with no understanding of the scale of conflict they will unleash. Over the coming years, the armies of these nations would come to understand how air power, submarines and artillery were about to transform how war was waged.
Players can chose to jump into the action as any region in the world through sandbox play or follow campaigns of key regions to watch historic events unfold. Make the correct Economic, Diplomatic, Domestic and Military decisions to assure the survival of your nation.

Key Features:
- World War I Campaigns for various major powers from the era.
- Take Control of any Nation in Sandbox Mode and impact the outcome of the conflict.
- Start in 1914 or 1917 and progress well into the 21st century for an Epic Game-play 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 the first war waged on a global scale.
- Modernize your economy to support whatever social and military policies you choose.
- Comprehensive Tech Tree features over 100 years of technology and equipment advances.
- 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.
- Multiplayer through Steam Matchmaking (Windows version only)
Release date
BattleGoat Studios
BattleGoat Studios
Age rating
0+ Everyone

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OSX 10.6 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD/Nvidia/Intel HD Graphics
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or better
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD/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
  • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Intel/AMD Dual or Quad Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD/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
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Supreme Ruler: The Great War is an Offshoot to the current Supreme Ruler: Ultimate, offering new Launch times in 1914 and 1917. I don't want to write Much about the Game Mechanics and Content itself. To do this, I simply refer to my Review of Supreme Ruler: Ultimate (the link can be found at the End of the Review). Only the Differences with the Sister Product will be addressed. If you buy "The Great War," you will also receive the DLC In addition to the Stand-Alone product. Wants to Say that Owning "Ultimate" Is not a Prerequisite for playing. And likewise, the Content of "The Great War" can be launched as a Campaign in "Ultimate." So Much for that ... After Announcing the Title a good Year ago, I was a bit disappointed. I would have preferred a Follow-up or Update to the New Scenarios. Supreme Ruler simply shines in the Age of the Cold War or in the Present. There is basically no real Competition in the Game Market. Even the Detour To World War II, with Supreme Ruler in 1936, was not quite as satisfying. Bad Balancing, overwhelmed AI and not well-researched historical Connections led to a less exciting Gaming Experience than at Supreme Ruler 2020 or Ultimate. This Setting, in turn, can be better for others (Hearts of Iron). Well, and what can I say. Were my Reservations about The Great War justified? Would say Yes and No. For one thing, there are some really good Improvements: Rail Transport, For example! At last! But This (much-needed) feature has now also found its Way into "Ultimate." Furthermore, in line with the first world war setting, there are more Types of Entrenches and Ditches. Also beautiful are the many new Unitary Graphics: Double-decker, Zeppeline and German pickle pat infantry. Hurray. What was to be feared is that AI cannot handle such slow and static Warfare. It doesn't build a proper Front. Ditches she also does not take out any, Do they Win. Absolutely necessary Artillery Support in Attack not present. Nor is Balancing True. Ammunition Availability as well as Manufacturing is a Problem even for an experienced human Player. Ergo is completely running out of SUPPLIES for AI after just two Weeks. The AI bunkers down its Units in the Stage and, as I said, does not close the Fronts ... Not quite as exciting ... Have won the war Within three To Five months, both as The German Reich and as France and even as Russia. When It comes to Multiplayer, this Title shines all the more. The slower Gameplay is really different and not as stressful as you would otherwise be used to from Supreme Ruler. And for Beginners, "The Great War" is also particularly suitable. The Units available At the Beginning, The Industrial Management and the Research Opportunities are manageable and do not strike the same as with the more recent Settings. All in all, I would give the Single-player part 5 out of 10 Points, despite the many Criticisms. The Atmosphere is simply still terrific and the complex Game Mechanics unchallenged. The Atmosphere is also right in the 1914 Campaign: The historical Events and The Entry Of the Nations into war are well scripmed and at the same Time give a small history lesson. Alternatively, there are the same Start dates without Events, as a pure Sandbox, so to speak. Here you can try peacefully to avoid all trouble or break New Ground in history. One More point would be in it if the Music wasn't so underperforming in subparent. You can also play through from 1914 to the distant Future. All Techs up to the Middle of the 21st century are included. If you plan to do this, you should start with Ultimate (Start Date 2017 or 2020). For the Multiplayer, I give a decent 8 Out of 10 Points, provided you get a Group of five men together, who can occupy at least all the important Nations (German Reich, Österreich/Hungary, France, England, Russia). In Short: For Lovers and Collectors of the Series, a Must-Have. Also interesting for Newcomers, because of the gentler learning Curve. Everyone else should give Preference To Supreme Ruler Ultimate. With this In mind, I sneak in with the words of the German Emperor Wilhelm II, pronounced on July 31, 1914, after the Empire's Entry Into the War against Russia: "Neiders everywhere force us to defend ourselves fairly. They're pushing the Sword into our Hands. ' P.S.: Am also on the road at Steam as a Curator and I am happy about every Follower: Http://store.steampowered.com/curator/2370797-7IDGaming.de/?appid=275290 And for the Sake of order, the Link to my Review of Ultimate: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198022087017/recommended/314980
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