Parents' Guide to

Supreme Commander

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Gratifying real-time strategy game for PC users.

Game Windows 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 9+

Requires skill and strategy.

The only real concern is whether or not your PC can run it so check the recommended specs on the steam page.
age 12+

Hard Strategy Game

Not very easy to play. Could not be won by a 7 year old. Best for Teenagers and Older

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The visual reward for launching this kind of virtual firepower is gratifying. Along with the lengthy and intense single-player campaign is a skirmish mode, in which you play against the game's artificial intelligence. There are also online head-to-head modes via the game's built-in matchmaking service.

The game provides a so-so tutorial. Another issue is steep system requirements: Minimum specs are at least a 1.8GHz processor, 512 megabytes of system memory, and 128MB of video memory, but for it to run smoothly, it's more like a 3GHz processor or better, 1GB of system memory, and 256MB of video memory with vertex and pixel shader support (if you have to ask what this is, chances are you don't have it on your video card). The game also suffers from some technical bugs, most of which are addressed with a free, downloadable patch. But serious RTS fans with a powerful PC will be more than satisfied.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: February 20, 2007
  • Genre: Real-Time Strategy (RTS)
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for comic mischief, fantasy violence, mild language
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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