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  • Summary: For a millennium, war has raged between the United Earth Federation, the Cybran Nation and the Aeon Illuminate. Unwavering, dramatically opposing systems of belief have locked the three forces of humanity into a bitter, merciless conflict that has come to be known as the Infinite War. Now,For a millennium, war has raged between the United Earth Federation, the Cybran Nation and the Aeon Illuminate. Unwavering, dramatically opposing systems of belief have locked the three forces of humanity into a bitter, merciless conflict that has come to be known as the Infinite War. Now, after centuries of struggle, a war that has torn the galaxy asunder has finally reached a turning point. A leader has risen above all others, and only this Supreme Commander holds the key to ending the Infinite War once and for all. [Aspyr Media] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. If the minor frame-rate bugs were nonexistent, the gameplay of Supreme Commander would be nearly flawless. The strategy mixed with the player’s desire to destroy the enemy mesh together well here.
  2. Pretty ugly, but it has a nice personality. [Sept 2008, p.84]
  3. 60
    Cut out about 50% of the units, make the maps smaller and tighten up the bleeding edges to make a new strategic model and we might really have something. The pacing's right, the idea's right, but stuffing the entire PC version of Supreme Commander onto the 360 is just more than the poor machine can handle.
  4. A relative disaster. The PC version of the game still comes highly recommended, but steer clear of this console iteration.
  5. Great strategic gameplay is dwarfed by embarrassing technical issues.
  6. The end result is a much paler, disappointing conversion that besmirches the good name of the series and sets the ‘Consoles can do Strategy games too’ campaign back a number of years.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. BadhoeLapdance
    Mar 20, 2009
    8
    This game doesn't deserve the bad ratings. With so much to offer and a customisable interface to allow for your preferred set-up andThis game doesn't deserve the bad ratings. With so much to offer and a customisable interface to allow for your preferred set-up and while you have to experiment to get the feel just right personally, this game allows you to alter reticle drift and magnetic unit stickyness amongst a long list of interface options .I think if some of these so called critics actually played the game for a period of time ( the campaign takes 2-3hrs per mission x 6 missions x 3 factions- do you really think that these critics played this through) they may have found that the interface is great once set up properly and find a bunch of hidden gems; like templates where you can pre-design base or stand alone emplacements and task workers to build these freeing up valuable battle time . There is also a sandbox mode in skirmish and as a single player you can use this to practise building without being rushed at also good for designing base templates and saving for later use. I don't know of another console RTS that has the amount of strategy / infrastructure that this game provides.Sure up close the units are not special to look at but considering the scope and ability to zoom out for a strategic view on 20x20km maps and most other RTS's limit of approx 50-100 units(minor skirmish) compared to that of supreme commanders' 500 (a war) no wonder those other games look prettier and offer the same old locked in camera- try zooming on Halo wars. gameplay has never been about about pretty graphics .... frame rates aren't too bad I found it only dropped when a massive battle was in progress (sometimes) and could be attributed to Lag..hey even halo 3 lags in LAN games on a gigabit ethernet and it didn't get pummelled for that- and it matters more in a FPS
    I did encounter crashes during Campaign mode so I advise saves every 30min ( these were mostly crashes returning to the game after a save? !) I have played many online / multiplayer / skirmish games and as long as all parties connections were good there were no issues . most battles last around 1-2hrs. I still play this regularly after 6 months and I will continue to untill something better comes along.
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  2. Urbanis
    Jun 27, 2008
    8
    This game crippled all but the most robust PC systems, so I'm not sure why anyone is surprised about some performance issues on the 360. This game crippled all but the most robust PC systems, so I'm not sure why anyone is surprised about some performance issues on the 360. From what I have experienced, all of the recent RTS's on console have suffered some performance problems. That said, this game is by far the most robust and biggest RTS on the 360, and in my opinion, the easiest to control. I also prefer the UI on this version instead of the clunky "cockpit" style of the PC version. Far from perfect, but if you aren't an owner of a serious PC setup, this 360 version of Supreme Commander offers users a good console adaptation of a great game. Expand
  3. CharlesBear
    Jun 23, 2008
    8
    1Up provides their typical crap reviews. They give the same rehashed material of Kane's Wrath a B-, but Supreme Commander get's a C 1Up provides their typical crap reviews. They give the same rehashed material of Kane's Wrath a B-, but Supreme Commander get's a C (Which apparently is 50% according to Metacritic? Odd math there). While Sup Com 360 isn't vastly different from the PC version, it's a great experience that delivers on the experience, and bringing some of the new features of Sup Com to RTS's on the console. Expand
  4. AnonymousMC
    Jul 10, 2008
    8
    I've only about 3 levels into the human campaign but so far I've determined that this is a seriously complex and satisfying RTSI've only about 3 levels into the human campaign but so far I've determined that this is a seriously complex and satisfying RTS game. Hey, I love PC RTS games in general, in fact were it not for Halo I would have stuck with PC gaming but I can't relate to why there are so many negative reviews. My opinion is that the bad comments are related to the difficulty of the game. IT IS HARD, even on normal - game aren't made to challenge the player much anymore and I have a feeling this CHALLENGE was too much to digest for most. Expand
  5. Sep 26, 2011
    5
    Bad:
    - FPS drops are way to common
    - Graphics are poor (compared to the PC version) - Controls are clunky - Sound is terrible Good - Cheap
    Bad:
    - FPS drops are way to common
    - Graphics are poor (compared to the PC version)
    - Controls are clunky
    - Sound is terrible

    Good
    - Cheap

    SupCom on the Xbox is the worst port ever. It has too many FPS drops, and it suffers from poor controls. Avoid this and get it on PC instead.
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  6. MikeS.
    Jun 27, 2008
    1
    For 360 RTS games in breaks down to this: Universe at War 360 : Best control scheme and unique faction designs hands down. Totally worth a For 360 RTS games in breaks down to this: Universe at War 360 : Best control scheme and unique faction designs hands down. Totally worth a buy, especially after they released a patch for better performance and bug fixes. Kanes Wrath 360: C&C game-play, updated controls (not as good as UAW), fast game-play. Since they never released a patch for C&C 3, don't expect updates for this either. Supreme Commander: The interface is the most horrible and clunky of the lot. These guys should have just ripped the UAW 360 interface. This game barely runs on a PC, what makes them think it would be any better on the 360, and lastly the units are the most generic of any RTS to date. The only good thing about this game is the expect feel, when the game isn't slowed to a crawl. Supcom is at least worth a rent, maybe they'll patch the game, but only UAW 360 seems to have this good fortune at the moment. Overall: I'd go with UAW or KW on the 360. Supcom needs a lot more work before I'd spend my hard earned cash. Expand
  7. Nov 2, 2014
    0
    this game is so terrible it took me like 30 minutes to do a single command but the game is so boring and bland that the textures look awfulthis game is so terrible it took me like 30 minutes to do a single command but the game is so boring and bland that the textures look awful if you want a better verison get the pc version Expand