• Publisher: 2K Games
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2005
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. For Xbox owners who want an intellectual battlefield challenge that falls somewhere between "Advance Wars" on the GBA and one of the "Close Combat" series, this is probably one you should enjoy.
  2. Shattered Union's problem is that it tries to cram far too much in, and instead lacks and kind of real depth in any area. The enemy AI is weak, and far too unwilling to take advantage of the many errors you'll make early on.
  3. It's certainly a refreshing departure from the usual slew of first-person shooters and urban driving games. But it could have done with a more thoughtful conversion - stripped back from its PC roots and with a less headache-inducing camera, this could have been good.
  4. General ugliness, poor presentation, ropey tactics, and a general lack of charm all doom Shattered Union to that bargain bin in the sky. The plastic CGI storytellers and the fuzzy, characterless maps just leave you with the sour sense of wasted-time rolling around in your skull.
  5. 70
    What the game is simply doesn't match up to what it could have been.
  6. The decent visuals and mainstream theme do help things a little, and the underlying complexities of hex-based warfare are pretty well masked, but in the end this is still a game for those who prefer to spend long nights, manual in hand, working towards a distant reward.
  7. Finally, some hexagons! As much as I would like to play turn-based strategy on the Xbox, especially on maps as pretty as these, the poor campaign, simplified tactical combat and magical power-ups are a big let-down. [Jan 2006]
  8. Unique in that it is the only war strategy game available for the Xbox. It isn't unique in joining the stacks and stacks of mediocre games that take a good idea and turn it into a hollow and somewhat tedious experience.
  9. The controls are confusing and encumbering but they're not impossible to get used to so, given a bit of dedication you might just find that you budding generals out there might get all the right buttons pushed with this game.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 13, 2013
    6
    an average turn based strategy that is simple and does not have any new ideas but still it provides some good fun, also this game has thean average turn based strategy that is simple and does not have any new ideas but still it provides some good fun, also this game has the coolest opening sequence ever! Full Review »
  2. J.Kean
    Jan 9, 2006
    9
    Shattered Union is a very fun, turn-based wargame that anyone can enjoy. If you can find someone to play this with, it gets even more Shattered Union is a very fun, turn-based wargame that anyone can enjoy. If you can find someone to play this with, it gets even more entertaining. The graphics and controls are good, but are a little hard to get used to at the start. Full Review »
  3. DudleyD.
    Dec 1, 2005
    9
    good beginners wargame