The creators behind
the immensely popular Total Annihilation series have returned in another
blockbuster epic entitled Supreme Commander. The story is set in the
distant future where mankind has colonized the final frontier that
modestly begun in the year 2009 with the game being set in 3844.
As mankind continued
to conquer space, a division soon occurred within its ranks with the
United Earth Federation vowing to end the war and bring peace to the
colonized worlds. Unfortunately the United Earth Federation has two
threats that stand in the way, the Aeon Illuminate Order which uses
advanced philosophy and the technology of an extinct alien race and the
Symbionts which have gathered together the universe's top minds to end
the war with their own methods based on their intellectual
abilities. With three factions at war, the choice is simple... end
the 1000 year long war in your faction's honor and name.
Before starting the title, the player chooses the faction of choice
as they must use their wits, strategy and guile to move through the
ranks of their army from lowly lieutenant to their nations overseer.
Fortunately, the game does not throw the gamer into the battle
without teaching them a few things about the gameplay and only
increases your maps once you have completed your set missions and
objectives. As with all good real-time strategy games, Supreme
Commander has the player fighting for supremacy over two resources
that include mass and energy which are used in conjunction to create
The combat of Supreme Commander is amazing and the battles are
gigantic with each player having up to 1000 units to control,
through land, air and sea. The key to Supreme Commander is to watch all your various units cohesively to ensure that your defenses and
offences are equally matched because the AI of the title is rather
adept, depending on what difficulty you play... or, on which
side you choose, each faction has their own strengths and weaknesses
that offers the player a variety of missions and objectives with
each mission lasting around three to five hours to complete, giving
between 20 - 40 hours of gameplay.
Apart from the
in-depth single player mode, Supreme Commander also offers a great
multiplayer options which allows up to 8 opponents, whether through
a local LAN or via the internet.
Commander is a visual treat on the PC that have some amazing
background environments and character designs. The developers have
done a great job at recreating this futuristic universe from
industrial feel of United Earth Federation to the alien technology
of the Aeon Illuminate Order.
There are also a variety of special effects in the
title that merge perfectly with the gameplay and of course a wide
gamut of weaponry. Another nifty feature is the zoom level of the
game, whether it's close to battle or from the view of an eagle or
the secret weapon in the game that really puts nuclear explosions to
shame. The graphics are brilliant!
The game also contains a futuristic Hollywood style sounding
soundtrack and a variety of futuristic sound effects that enhance
the enjoyment of the title. From the huge sounds of explosions to
the sounds of lasers frying through the midmorning sky... great
In conclusion, Supreme Commander is easily at the present one of the
best real-time strategy games on the market that features
extraordinary gameplay, brilliant graphics and a battle between good
versus evil. It's the Hollywood blockbuster RTS on the PC and
recommended to all RTS fans. Get it while it's hot!