The History Channel: Civil War - A Nation Divided Image

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  • Summary: The game casts players in the role of a Confederate or Union soldier battling through 12 of the most famous battles in U.S. history. Each mission is introduced with a documentary video describing the historic moments in a battle, movements of armies, local fights, historical photos and battle statistics. Gamers experience the intense conflicts of the Civil War in famous locations like Little Round Top and Lookout Mountain to the diverse landscapes of train yards, saw mills and military forts while using bayonets, sabers, the butt of a gun and even their fists to take down the enemy. A wide arsenal of rifles, multiple types of grenades, exploding artillery, revolvers, muskets and more are at the soldier's disposal to set charges, place explosives, sabotage enemy lines, destroy buildings and more to complete mission objectives. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. A breath of fresh air when every other historical first person shooter is focusing on World War II, but unfortunately the game isn’t interesting enough to warrant a $50 purchase when you pick up the substantially better "Call of Duty 3" for a few dollars more.
  2. The History Channel Civil War is a nice alternative to other World War II shooters, but you might want to rent it on a rainy weekend. It's a shame because The History Channel footage is really well integrated into the game.
  3. We honestly wanted to like this game a lot, but really, it's worth liking only a little. [Feb. 2007, p.76]
  4. History Channel: Civil War is good for a few mindless hours of shooting action, but not much else. History buffs need not apply.
  5. War has rarely been this uninspiring and run-of-the-mill.
  6. At best, Civil War is a weekend rental for shooter fans, history buffs, or Achievement miners who aren't knee deep in this fall's blockbuster military games. Be prepared to learn a little and reload a lot - while the buckshot flies all around you.
  7. The price tag of $50 seems almost insulting to anyone who buys this game, as it has too many problems to even consider warranting a run-through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14