Shattered Union PC

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
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  1. A game tailored for strategy gaming zealots that suffers from a few shortcomings and limited appeal.
  2. 75
    What I didn't expect was that the areas themselves would take up so much space on the overall map and that one victory would take over multiple states. I also didn't expect that the units would be so incredibly limited.
  3. Despite some flaws with its strategic game, Shattered Union is a fun, turn-based wargame that anyone can pick up and enjoy.
  4. 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.)
  5. I found with the limitless possibilities for strategy coupled with the multiplayer capability to be a game with a pretty decent shelf life.
  6. 75
    I know that developer PopTop and publisher 2K Games are trying to create something that is a little more console friendly, especially to those unfamiliar with the genre, but I have a feeling that much of that could have been accomplished with a bit more polish and presentation rather than cutting back on the strategic side of the experience.
  7. Shattered Union isn’t perfect. It fits a niche market that very few developers are pursuing though.
  8. 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.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 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.

    boooo! 0/10
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  2. Mar 10, 2012
    10
    This is very good strategy. Why critics has given so low points?
  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. Full Review »