How to play Supreme Ruler Ultimate on Mac


Game summary

Real-Time Strategy/Wargame. From World War II through the Cold War and into the future, re-live or re-imagine the tensions and crises of our recent history! Guide your nation through the era of your choice in Campaigns, Scenarios, and Sandboxes, as you make every effort to become Supreme Ruler!
First released: Oct 2014

Play Supreme Ruler Ultimate on Mac with Parallels (virtualized)

The easiest way to play Supreme Ruler Ultimate on a Mac is through Parallels, which allows you to virtualize a Windows machine on Macs. The setup is very easy and it works for Apple Silicon Macs as well as for older Intel-based Macs.

Parallels supports the latest version of DirectX and OpenGL, allowing you to play the latest PC games on any Mac. The latest version of DirectX is up to 20% faster.

Our favorite feature of Parallels Desktop is that when you turn off your virtual machine, all the unused disk space gets returned to your main OS, thus minimizing resource waste (which used to be a problem with virtualization).

Supreme Ruler Ultimate installation steps for Mac

Step 1
Go to and download the latest version of the software.
Step 2
Follow the installation process and make sure you allow Parallels in your Mac’s security preferences (it will prompt you to do so).
Step 3
When prompted, download and install Windows 10. The download is around 5.7GB. Make sure you give it all the permissions that it asks for.
Step 4
Once Windows is done installing, you are ready to go. All that’s left to do is install Supreme Ruler Ultimate like you would on any PC.
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🕹 Editor's notes

Developed by BattleGoat Studios, Supreme Ruler Ultimate is a grand strategy game that is the fifth installment in the hugely successful Supreme Ruler series. The game combines the previous releases of Supreme Ruler 2020, Supreme Ruler 1936, and Supreme Ruler Cold War into one game in addition to new features and gameplay mechanics.


You can wage war as you see fit, rename all of your cities and towns and your nation as well as relocate your capital if you want, and become an empire through colonies if you choose to make a country submit to you after you overcome them or outright annex it. 

You have complete control over the country of your choice, including tax rates for every sector of your population, resource control over every asset imaginable that a nation requires to survive, and the ability to wage war as you see fit.

Final Thoughts

As you may lead your nation without the game having a predetermined \"end,\" I favor sandbox mode. In essence, you may rule a nation in Sandbox for as long as you like and shape it to your preferences in any decade of the 20th century. Want to promote communism as effectively as the USSR! Want to establish the United States of America as a world leader in democratization? Just go ahead. 

Never let the British Empire come to an end, m'lord. Want to defend your territory from empires attempting to conquer your people and lands while also uniting all of Africa as the African United States? Just get started.

If you are a big fan of grand strategy and simulation games, then this is for you!