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Generally favorable reviews- based on 159 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Jan 26, 2015
    90
    I found this to be a very fun and unique take on the genre.
  2. PC PowerPlay
    Aug 27, 2014
    90
    A refreshingly crisp and astutely focused look at one of the greatest 19th century battles. [Sept 2014, p.60]
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 1, 2015
    84
    Ultimate General: Gettysburg works surprisingly well as a game, but could use some oomph and chrome, as war is too clinical. [Aug 2015]
  4. 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.
  5. May 5, 2015
    80
    Ultimate General: Gettysburg is a prêt-à-porter RTS, very easy to pick up but difficult to master and quite varied despite the apparent monotony of the single setting available. The tablet derivative movement system is a major flaw, but for 12 euros on Steam, you can live with it and smell musket powder for months.
  6. Jan 19, 2015
    80
    A real-time strategy game more for the armchair general than the real-time strategy gamer.
  7. 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.

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  1. Positive: 55 out of 68
  2. Negative: 5 out of 68
  1. 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.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
  2. Nov 3, 2015
    10
    This game is one of the best strategy games of all time!

    1) It is focused, it concentrates on one battle and does it well, although some
    This game is one of the best strategy games of all time!

    1) It is focused, it concentrates on one battle and does it well, although some may consider it to small, I like the directions they could take this engine to expand it into a more total war esc game.

    2) The AI is intelligent and the difficulties are not just eye candy, they are what it is like. Cautious means that they take their time, slow build up using artillery and advancing slowly while aggressive AI will charge your lines, flank you, encircle you and destroy you.

    3) You are rewarded for smart play as casualties carry over in the stages, enabling you to in or lose the battle on the first day of fighting.

    Admittedly, I am a very long time strategy fan and I will enjoy almost any game that actually improves over time (cough cough total war cough) a definite buy for strategy gamers.
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  3. 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
  4. Oct 22, 2014
    9
    Before buying this game I had zero interest in the American Civil War, none at all. I was expecting this to be a mildly amusing diversion forBefore buying this game I had zero interest in the American Civil War, none at all. I was expecting this to be a mildly amusing diversion for a few hours but now I'm hooked.

    One of the most enjoyable overall wargame packages on the market, the friendly AI is sufficiently aware as to not need babysitting, the enemy AI is perfectly capable of catching and exploiting any tactical indiscretions and the book illustration style graphics are beautiful.

    My only criticism (and why this is not a 10) is that it needs a proper tutorial, there are a series of videos that rattle through the controls but there is no explanation of the effects for anyone who isn't a confirmed ACW nut. A tutorial battle with detailed prompts would be a great help for the beginner.
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  5. Aug 28, 2014
    8
    Nice tactics game. Very good AI (lot`s of presets and models of behaviour).
    Interesting & good looking map (with relief!).
    Game is still in
    Nice tactics game. Very good AI (lot`s of presets and models of behaviour).
    Interesting & good looking map (with relief!).
    Game is still in development/

    Need to try multiplayer!
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  6. Nov 8, 2014
    8
    oo ok Expand
  7. Nov 6, 2017
    1
    I did not like this game at all. Maybe gamers will like it but it is so unrealistic in so many areas that I consider it childish. The hugeI did not like this game at all. Maybe gamers will like it but it is so unrealistic in so many areas that I consider it childish. The huge advantage to defenders resulting from the advent of the rifled musket due to much greater accuracy and almost triple the range is ignored. No discernible difference between attacker and defender, glaringly obvious during Pickett's charge. Also during Pickett, rebs had huge artillery advantage and never ran out of ammunition. Pathetic. Expand

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