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  • Summary: Ultimate General: Gettysburg is a Tactical Battle Simulator that allows you to lead thousands of soldiers in the famous Battle of Gettysburg as commander of either the Union or Confederate army. The game features the most accurately created map, detailed order of battle, complex morale, andUltimate General: Gettysburg is a Tactical Battle Simulator that allows you to lead thousands of soldiers in the famous Battle of Gettysburg as commander of either the Union or Confederate army. The game features the most accurately created map, detailed order of battle, complex morale, and innovative control mechanics. Expand
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  1. Aug 27, 2014
    90
    A refreshingly crisp and astutely focused look at one of the greatest 19th century battles. [Sept 2014, p.60]
  2. Jul 28, 2014
    80
    Strategy games aren’t normally on the top of my to-play list, but I liked this game. Ultimate General: Gettysburg does a great job of being simple enough for anyone to learn in a short sitting, but deep enough to keep you learning and perfecting your tactics deep into subsequent playthroughs.
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  1. Aug 28, 2014
    10
    The finest Civil War Battle Game ever produced without question. Highest rating possible. No Civil War computer gaming collection will beThe finest Civil War Battle Game ever produced without question. Highest rating possible. No Civil War computer gaming collection will be complete without this Masterpiece game. Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    Ultimate General: Gettysburg is already a gem of a game. You quickly get a grip of what's going on on the battlefield, yet full of deepUltimate General: Gettysburg is already a gem of a game. You quickly get a grip of what's going on on the battlefield, yet full of deep strategic possibilities. Easy to learn, hard to master, especially because the different AI enemies you can choose from are really almost an intelligence. If you don't think about what you do now and what you will do next, they will whip your troops badly ;)

    Just very, very good.
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  3. Aug 28, 2014
    10
    A great game currently in rapid development. Updates are regular and provide additional and noticeable features each time. Ai is a greatA great game currently in rapid development. Updates are regular and provide additional and noticeable features each time. Ai is a great refresh from other strategy games, providing numerous different styles and behaviours, each with noticeable differences, the art style is beautiful with a great elevation map overlay, elevation also makes noticeable impacts on troop movements and line-of-sight (which is another great feature). Troop moral/condition both work very well and make it important to manage your troops correctly (not charging them up hills constantly for example). Multiplayer has recently been added but only has limited connection slots but more are being added. Control scheme is simply yet effective and interface is fantastically minimalist, no more 1000's of menus found in other strategy games.

    Campaign missions flow one to the next depending on how you play each mission so there are 100's of different battle scenarios available to the player and their play style.

    The price as beyond reasonable for the quality and promise this game has.

    I would recommend this game.
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  4. Aug 28, 2014
    9
    A nice strategy game based on (you guessed it) the battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. The dev's have been quite quick withA nice strategy game based on (you guessed it) the battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. The dev's have been quite quick with updates and the game plays extremely well so far. Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2014
    9
    It's a very simple and very good game. Simple?
    Yes, cause it's very easy to control. You move your units just by drawing them over the
    It's a very simple and very good game. Simple?
    Yes, cause it's very easy to control. You move your units just by drawing them over the screen, you can turn them by holding the mouse button and there are just a few additional orders like 'charge' or 'fall back'.
    And that's it?
    Yes sure, and no! There's much more!
    Compared to most other titles of the genre this game has a very high level of strategical and tactical depth. The morale system is very complex. The positioning of the units has to be thought out well. Even the strongest brigade will route at some point when it's getting attacked in the flank. And a general always has to ask himself if his troops are able to perform the given orders or if he demanded too much and sent them on an impossible mission. From this point of view the game isn't simple at all.

    The 'Battle of Gettysburg' takes place as a serie of several smaller battles with various conditions on different maps with different terrain types which are all part of the larger surrounding area of the city of Gettysburg.
    Although the game is finished and released the developers continue their work and still add improvements and new features to the game. Thus the game will even get better.
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  6. Aug 28, 2014
    8
    I followed the developer of this game from the beginning of his carreer and i was not disappointed by his first creation right there.
    VERY
    I followed the developer of this game from the beginning of his carreer and i was not disappointed by his first creation right there.
    VERY smart AI and a realistic pace gives this game what it takes to emerge.

    I really hope the title will grow and give birth to an historical serie.
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  7. Oct 27, 2014
    1
    An absolute joke. Paid good money for a very boiled down Total War. Here are some bullet points to convince you to stay away:

    - One map.
    An absolute joke. Paid good money for a very boiled down Total War. Here are some bullet points to convince you to stay away:

    - One map. Yes, one
    - 2014, almost 2015 and there are no models, just sprites. Very poorly animated
    - AI is moronic. Need to issue the same order every 15 seconds as it keeps forgetting what to do
    - Artillery does nothing. Misses at point blank, mid range and long range
    - Hills provide no cover, just longer aim
    - Calvary is constantly afraid of its own shadow
    - Multiplayer broken
    - I repeat: one map

    Stay far, far away.

    As an Unity developer myself, I feel ashamed to contribute to this game, which resembles an end-of-year project and not a real retail game
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