Metacritic (Xbox): 75/100
Release: Mar 2010
Reviewed on: Xbox 360
Supreme Commander 2
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Supreme Commander 2 is the second game in the Supreme Commander series of real time strategy games. The game takes place in a futuristic setting and is available on Windows, Mac and Xbox 360.
The game takes you through three different campaigns as you command the United Earth Federation, the Illuminate and the Cybran. Each of these campaigns has their own story and units for you to explore which helps you take in the game from all angles.
Most of the campaign will have you using an already established base while you attempt to complete a number of objectives across the map. As you would expect the further into the game that you advance the more units become available while also increasing the difficulty of level objectives. Throughout the missions players will get to battle on land, air and even sea.
Multiplayer and a skirmish game mode are also available to players and has you start with a single command unit which is very powerful and capable of construction to get your base started. This unit also serves as the victory condition with victory achieved by destroying the commander unit of your enemy.
The game has plenty of changes from the original game and is enough to consider them entirely different experiences (apart from the setting), so if you tried the original Supreme Commander and found it overly complex then the sequel promises to be something different.
The sequel features much less buildings and units which dramatically decreases the learning curve while still offering enough strategic depth. A research resource has also been added to the game and operates in such a way that games can swing in your favour from technology alone which is fairly unique to the Supreme Commander series.
Other changes to the game series make the sequel much more learner friendly than the original which helps make the game more accessible but might alienate fans of the complex original.
- 3 different game campaigns (1 for each game faction).
- Plenty of strategy without being overly complex.
- Very different from the original game.
- Battle on land, sea and air.
- Technological focused game with lots of game changing technology and experimental units.
Supreme Commander 2,