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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, 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 be complete without this Masterpiece game. Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2014
    10
    Very good game for multiplayer and single player. Its realistic and very exited game. AI is agresive and dangerous. Controle is very simple. You can be a Lee :-) Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2014
    10
    The best Civil War Battle Game I have ever played, the AI is second to none, the battlefield map if stunning and the game play is as fun as you can imagine,

    still in early Access but better than most finished games,

    Very tactical game that never as the same or repeated game play ever! I have had 43 hours of game play and it still keeps my interest, and now with Multiplayer is also available it as given another dimension to the game

    The developers listen to the players and even ask them to give ideas on what they would like within the game
    and are very active on the forums

    All in all great game and If you get this game you will not be disappointed in the least
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  4. Sep 4, 2014
    9
    This spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Gettysburg! is an absolute must-have for any Civil War buff and/or tactical RTS gamer. Attentive interaction with programmers in the testing stages has yielded a slick product that continues to impress. The terrain map is perhaps the most beautifully detailed I have seen. The game is less micro-intensive than you might expect which makes it friendly to the novice gamer, but there is enough there to do for even the most intense micro-manager if they wish.

    Also the AI on the single-player side is pretty tough. The only complaint with the game is that the best players might find it 'too easy' but that is in the eye of the beholder.
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  5. Aug 28, 2014
    9
    One of those rare titles that manage to combine simple and intuitive controls with a remarkable strategic depth. Highly addictive and infinitely replayable - this is a must have, not only for Civil War enthusiasts. Expand
  6. Aug 28, 2014
    8
    I have been waiting for a new Civil War sim game for more than a few years. I'm not a fan of first person fight games. I like games that are based on actual historical events. This game met my high expectations. Easy to learn if you have played similar games in the past. The game moves fluidly. Each AI opponent acts uniquely different. I would have rated this game higher. However, game saves leaves room for improvement. I would recommend this to any fan of historical battlefield simulation games. Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2014
    5
    In MOST RTS's you are a Col. or Core Commander and not actually a General. Here, you are truly a General. The whole game is centered on this idea. The A.I. is very intelligent and you will have to work for victory. The art style works, the game controls are innovative and (once use to) helpful to control your large army. The U.I. is lacking badly, both in function and style. The campaign is bare bones and difficult to understand all that is happening. The information given at the beginning of each engagement is difficult to understand it's full meaning. It says I have XXXXX reinforcements and no more units arrive, or I have no reinforcements so I attack too soon as reinforcements arrive. The game is fun, more than worth the 10 bucks you will spend, but a single play through is only a couple hours. Buy it not for itself but for the next game the Devs will make, for if this is their first go, can't wait to see the next one! Expand

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