Supreme Commander Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Aspyr
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2008
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
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  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. Ignoring the PC-to-console porting issues, RTS games simply don’t get any bigger, deeper, or more voluminous than this. So if you missed out on the Windows chapter, the Xbox 360 edition of Supreme Commander will keep you maneuvering, battling, and strategizing for weeks.
  3. Games Master UK
    74
    A great RTS title thwarted by console controls and the demands it places on the 360. [Nov 2008, p.82]
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    70
    Pretty ugly, but it has a nice personality. [Sept 2008, p.84]
  5. A passable RTS, but one can tell that there is something better hidden beneath the unintuitive gameplay that unfortunately mars the experience and detracts from the fun that players could have potentially had with the game.
  6. 65
    Unfortunately, design cuts were not made and porting issues were left in tact which left Supreme Commander for the 360 a case study that PC and console are still two very different platforms.
  7. 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.
  8. 60
    The emphasis on huge battles and great action does manage to shine through, but this release still feels half-baked.
  9. Once players have heaved themselves over the massive learning curve, there is a strategy game here worthy of attention but the "price of entry" is so high Supreme Commander likely won't be attractive to anyone that isn't a hardcore fan of the strategy genre.
  10. It was always clear that Supreme Commander would be divisive on the 360 - and if you're expecting it to be hard, complex, and unforgiving, then you won't be surprised. But sadly, you're likely to find it ugly and a little unreliable too: you can fight your way through it if you want, but you may not enjoy it as much as you should.
  11. SupCom’s original design was highly inventive, but the Xbox 360 version is heavily hindered by the glitches, even though the console’s control scheme innovatively streamlines the gameplay as best as possible.
  12. The overall quality feels like a failed experiment. Sure, Hellbent did a great job of porting over a control scheme that most would shy away from, but at the same time, the quality control involved leaves a whole lot to be desired.
  13. A relative disaster. The PC version of the game still comes highly recommended, but steer clear of this console iteration.
  14. Supreme Commander had strengths to be one of the great RTS of the year in Xbox 360, however its optimization condemns it to the forgotten. Three long campaigns and innumerable multiplayer maps contribute to an excellent duration, and the well transferred controls to the pad of the console were elements that made us dream about a truly interesting proposal. Unfortunately the ridiculous rate of frames per second destroys any of its hypothetical virtues.
  15. 50
    As good as the tactical and strategy elements are, frequent lockups, glitches, and a limited amount of crucial onscreen information hamper the overall package.
  16. Great strategic gameplay is dwarfed by embarrassing technical issues.
  17. I loved the PC version when I played it back in 2007 and thoroughly enjoyed some of the other Real-Time-Strategies I have played on the Xbox 360. Supreme Commander, however, is a fundamentally broken game.
  18. Supreme Commander could have been great, but the wait for the console translation leaves an overriding sense of disappointment. Plus the technical flaws leave it almost unplayable.
  19. 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.
  20. The game stood tall and proud on PC, but this port (with its underlying technical issues and wonky controls) doesn't translate the original's epic nature.
  21. 45
    Technical issues like crashes, slowdown, impaired AI, and inexplicable momentary lockups paired with much uglier graphics than what the PC mar this release to the point of no return. The game that PC owners adored in 2007 has received a poor port to Xbox 360 that is more of a disappointment than anything else.
  22. AceGamez
    40
    The graphics are poor and feel dated, the gameplay isn't really all that fun, the controls are awful, and the number of mechs and the size of the maps have been scaled down, resulting in a game that has lost the epic feel that everyone loves about RTS games.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 Full Review »
  3. 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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