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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48
  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. Aug 31, 2014
    10
    As an older Gamer I have been waiting for a Civil War game to replace Civil War Generals two, A fine game of that time period, This game inAs an older Gamer I have been waiting for a Civil War game to replace Civil War Generals two, A fine game of that time period, This game in its Infancy fits that bill without question but brings much more potential to the future of this kind of gaming, The AI is intuitive, challenging and with Multiplayer and in the future the addition of other Genre I cannot wait for what is coming next. Expand
  4. Jan 18, 2015
    9
    There are many things about this game that are truly remarkable. First the graphic presentation is stunning; the map is detailed and veryThere are many things about this game that are truly remarkable. First the graphic presentation is stunning; the map is detailed and very accurate. Second, the animation graphics are extremely well done; artillery rounds have arc of fires and impact explosions, massed rifle fires are well done, casualties littler the ground after a fire fight, and movement commands have neat effects to show intended movement paths. But the really impressive thing is the Artificial Intelligence built into the game engine. Not only does it handle higher command on the opponent's side in single player mode, but it handles all of the sub-brigage functions during the actual game for both sides. You, as commander to do not have to attend to every detail of every unit if you do not choose to do so. The brigades have intelligent actions and autonomous functionality built into them. The total effect during a game is extremely well done and very impressive. There are a plethora of scenarios and "what if" situations that make for interesting historical exploration for those who are students of the period. About the only thing missing is a good 3-day campaign game, something the episodic scenarios cannot quite compensate for. But, the development team is hard at work improving the system based on first-user feedback and I am confident that this omission will be corrected as new patches are released. This is definitely a system worth investing in, as I can easily see this becoming a "franchise" system like Total War. Recommendation: Buy it! Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2014
    9
    I like this game. It is like TotalWar battles but more faster, efficient and funny. The most entertaining moment is when you have all yourI like this game. It is like TotalWar battles but more faster, efficient and funny. The most entertaining moment is when you have all your troops and artillery engaged face to face with enemy troops. This is TOTAL WAR ;D
    I miss more scenarios. Only playing Gettysburg scenario makes game repetitive.
    I'd like to see in the future more scenarios in the american civil war or in other wars.
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  6. Aug 28, 2014
    8
    Well been there from the start liked it then didnt like it then did then didnt like it now its good. Its a solid game its fun its notWell been there from the start liked it then didnt like it then did then didnt like it now its good. Its a solid game its fun its not difficult to learn. I enjoy it. It will not blow you away nor will it disappoint you. If you like war games with realism and not totally over the top try this. The developers did a good job on their first game and it looks as if Creative Assembly/Sega better get their **** together. Smarter AI is what we as gamers are looking for finally got it here. Oh almost forgot stupid bugs where are they? A company that cares about their game and their customer REFRESHING. Expand
  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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