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  • Summary: In Shattered Union, you can try to reunify the United States after a tragic series of events leaves it shattered into a half-dozen nation-states. Shattered Union is a turn-based strategy game where you can assume control of any of the nation-states or a European peacekeeping force. You get to observe the repercussions of your actions as you watch them unfold in 3D, and these decisions affect how the plot unfolds. Shattered Union also supports up to four players both online and offline. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. A truly great gameplay experience for those who can appreciate the slower manner of play. Some of the tasks can be a bit laborious which could deter some weary newbies to laying down there hard earned green for this one. Be advised, you'd be missing out on a real gem.
  2. 78
    The tactical battles can be a load of fun, especially when playing against another human and their much more unpredictable tactics. There's a good amount of depth in that portion of the game that should appeal to strategy fans.
  3. 75
    A very fun little game. If you can find someone to play this with, it gets even more entertaining.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. What kills this title for me, though, is the ridiculous emphasis on scouting. How am I supposed to conquer the continent when I can only see what's happening on 20 percent of any given battle map? [Jan 2006, p.138]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. J.Kean
    Jan 9, 2006
    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. Expand
  2. DudleyD.
    Dec 1, 2005
    good beginners wargame
  3. Aug 13, 2013
    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 the coolest opening sequence ever! Collapse