If you're looking for a hardcore Cold War strategy game that's all about depth rather than flashy visuals, GamersGate are willing to part with Supreme Ruler: Cold War for a £5 saving. It's a bit of a rough gem, featuring plenty of socio-economic finagling, but presenting its content in the most dense and impenetrable way possible. We've got more details in our 7/10 Supreme Ruler: Cold War review.
Developer: BattleGoat Studios
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
The Cold War was something of an enormous mess, let's face it, and there's an argument to be made that might suggest that so many things were happening that nobody really knew what the hell was going on at any precise moment. In that respect, wargaming newcomers are likely to feel the exact same way when confronted by Supreme Ruler Cold War. At least Civilization II had a logistics bible that you could finger through painstakingly. This game is about as welcoming as a Siberian snowstorm and with the complete lack of in-game tutorials (a feature that games such as this would do well to implement as standard) it means you're dropped straight in at the deep end from the very start.
It's sink or swim really and, although you'll be temped, I strongly advise against hitting the Big Red Button (yes there is one) until you know for absolute certain what it will do. On my first pass I thought I'd be annihilating America's Eastern Seaboard...but instead I managed to lose the vast majority of my bases in Indo-China. Nothing makes sense at first, it is a baptism of fire for all but the most hardened of wargamers.Supreme Ruler Cold War is a diamond in the rough. Find out why after the jump...
Paradox Interactive and Battlegoat have joined forces to bring out Supreme Ruler: Cold War, a global strategy sim set in the age of the iron curtain and the very real threat of mutually assured destruction. It's hit the virtual marketplaces today - and in case you were wondering what being a Supreme Ruler involves, we've got a gameplay trailer and more details after the break.Click here for the trailer and info >>