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  • Summary: Set atop the smoldering ruins of a fictional United States torn apart by civil war, Shattered Union is an action-packed turn-based strategy game for the Xbox and PC. Gamers play through a single player campaign to reunite the country by force or online in one-on-one matches. [2K Games]
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. So overall it's a buy, except possibly for those who might find the apparent wishful-thinking anti-Americanism of the setting disturbing (It depicts Washington DC as a post-nuke grease spot with a ruin of the Washington Monument in the middle.)
  2. A good entry into the turn-based strategy genre. It doesn’t offer a depth of play of some of the bigger titles, but it is fun and, more importantly, easy to pick up but difficult to master.
  3. I found with the limitless possibilities for strategy coupled with the multiplayer capability to be a game with a pretty decent shelf life.
  4. The structure outside the battlefield, like the country it portrays, is broken. Shattered, if you will.
  5. 70
    There's the core of a truly great beer-&-pretzels wargame in here, and strategy gamers looking for a light, enjoyable romp through a ruined United States will have a lot of fun with Shattered Union, particularly in multiplayer. It's just that -- as with most political promises -- what the game is simply doesn't match up to what it could have been.
  6. Considerably less enjoyable than the now two-year-old (and eminently enjoyable) "Massive Assault," which had better AI, a stronger political system and even better production values. Save yourself some money and pick up a copy of "Massive Assault."
  7. What kills this title for me, though, is the ridiculous emphasis on scouting. How am I supposed to conquer the continent when I can only see what's happening on 20 percent of any given battle map? [Jan 2006, p.138]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 10, 2012
    10
    This is very good strategy. Why critics has given so low points?
  2. LinksterM.
    Dec 5, 2005
    10
    A truely great turn based strategy game based on the Panzer Gereral engine. Nice story line.
  3. PeterT.
    Jan 3, 2006
    10
    Most fun I've had at the computer in a long time.....really like the mix of strategic and tactical (deciding how many forces to commit Most fun I've had at the computer in a long time.....really like the mix of strategic and tactical (deciding how many forces to commit and how many to reserve).......battles are great. Expand
  4. JasonH.
    Nov 3, 2005
    8
    I like this game. I have played games for over 2 decades now (old, sigh) and enjoy the gamut from CIV 1-4 to Space Empires to Hex-based I like this game. I have played games for over 2 decades now (old, sigh) and enjoy the gamut from CIV 1-4 to Space Empires to Hex-based Wargames. This game is definitely "beer and pretzels" but I think it gets more "right" than the magazine reviewers are saying. It does lack a strategic game level - but the tactical is great. The map controls take a bit of getting used to (don't know why they didn't include a rotate option) but aren't hard to get used to - and it is easy to tell where "attacks of opportunity" occur from if you pay attention and use scouts. All in all I give it an 8 - it definitely would be higher with diplomacy/strategic level - but part of its charm is its simplicity. Expand
  5. May 23, 2011
    0
    Game does not work for windows 7. A forum stated that regedit could make your computer think it has less than 2GB of ram and it would thenGame does not work for windows 7. A forum stated that regedit could make your computer think it has less than 2GB of ram and it would then play but that effects the rest of the system. I wish it played- I love these games. Dev needs to update.

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