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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. Jan 26, 2015
    90
    I found this to be a very fun and unique take on the genre.
  2. Aug 27, 2014
    90
    A refreshingly crisp and astutely focused look at one of the greatest 19th century battles. [Sept 2014, p.60]
  3. 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.
  4. Jan 19, 2015
    80
    A real-time strategy game more for the armchair general than the real-time strategy gamer.
  5. Jan 25, 2015
    77
    Even though Ultimate General: Gettysburg offers just one historical event, there is enough variety to make your next play-through different than the previous one.
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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. Jan 21, 2015
    10
    Such a great game, I am so glad that the guy who did all that great work with the darth mods for Total War games is going out on his own withSuch a great game, I am so glad that the guy who did all that great work with the darth mods for Total War games is going out on his own with a very talented group of guys that are extremely passionate about their game. A sequel is also planned, if I could I would pre- order it now, and I never pre-order lol :-) Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2014
    10
    great game. feels like a fresh breeze of air. simple and addictive. feels like: one more try, here we go!

    best a.i. i seen for ages.
    great game. feels like a fresh breeze of air. simple and addictive. feels like: one more try, here we go!

    best a.i. i seen for ages. finally something chalanging where you dont have the feeling ai is just cheating.
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  4. Feb 12, 2015
    9
    Well balance battle engine with just enough controls to keep you in charge of events without having to micro manage too much. What reallyWell balance battle engine with just enough controls to keep you in charge of events without having to micro manage too much. What really makes this game stand out is the intelligence displayed by the units, particularly your own units. They'll put themselves into appropriate formations in battle and will withdraw if things are getting too hot for them. The enemy AI is a worthy adversary, particularly on the higher levels. And setting the enemy AI to a higher difficulty level really does make it play differently and not just increase the amount of punishment enemy units will take before they break.

    Although this game is about Gettysburg, the engine could (and hopefully will) be quite easily adapted for other battles, and not necessarily just Civil War ones. Also if the developers can add a strategic level to future games, this could develop into a series that will be a serious challenge to Total War.
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  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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