Ultimate General: Gettysburg PC

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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. PC PowerPlay
    Aug 27, 2014
    90
    A refreshingly crisp and astutely focused look at one of the greatest 19th century battles. [Sept 2014, p.60]
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 1, 2015
    84
    Ultimate General: Gettysburg works surprisingly well as a game, but could use some oomph and chrome, as war is too clinical. [Aug 2015]
  4. 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.
  5. May 5, 2015
    80
    Ultimate General: Gettysburg is a prêt-à-porter RTS, very easy to pick up but difficult to master and quite varied despite the apparent monotony of the single setting available. The tablet derivative movement system is a major flaw, but for 12 euros on Steam, you can live with it and smell musket powder for months.
  6. Jan 19, 2015
    80
    A real-time strategy game more for the armchair general than the real-time strategy gamer.
  7. 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. Positive: 56 out of 67
  2. Negative: 4 out of 67
  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. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    Great game, superb AI, stunning map and very addictive.
    I really hope it is a birth of a new series
    If devs decide to add a campaign map
    Great game, superb AI, stunning map and very addictive.
    I really hope it is a birth of a new series
    If devs decide to add a campaign map than it will be a very dangerous competitor to total war
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  3. Mar 4, 2015
    10
    Game is awesome and getting better and better with devs improvements.
    Ultimate General is the state of art for wargames. It's the dune 2000
    Game is awesome and getting better and better with devs improvements.
    Ultimate General is the state of art for wargames. It's the dune 2000 for tactical wargames, a revolution!
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  4. Oct 29, 2014
    9
    What a fantastic game! Great AI and controls of the battles. Why Total War series doesn't have these battle features and AI yet? HighlyWhat a fantastic game! Great AI and controls of the battles. Why Total War series doesn't have these battle features and AI yet? Highly recommended. Go for it! Expand
  5. Oct 22, 2014
    9
    Before buying this game I had zero interest in the American Civil War, none at all. I was expecting this to be a mildly amusing diversion forBefore buying this game I had zero interest in the American Civil War, none at all. I was expecting this to be a mildly amusing diversion for a few hours but now I'm hooked.

    One of the most enjoyable overall wargame packages on the market, the friendly AI is sufficiently aware as to not need babysitting, the enemy AI is perfectly capable of catching and exploiting any tactical indiscretions and the book illustration style graphics are beautiful.

    My only criticism (and why this is not a 10) is that it needs a proper tutorial, there are a series of videos that rattle through the controls but there is no explanation of the effects for anyone who isn't a confirmed ACW nut. A tutorial battle with detailed prompts would be a great help for the beginner.
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  6. 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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