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Ultimate General: Gettysburg (pc game)
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Take to the battlefields

Although there will be inevitable comparisons to Sid Meier's Gettysburg, this one is different and playable enough to warrant further investigation by anyone interested in history or strategy games. As you might expect, this one puts you in the shoes of a general at one of the most famous battles in history and gives you command of thousands of soldiers. You can choose to fight for the Union or the Confederates and the game features a realistic map, and lets you play through the battle in real time through a series of scenarios. The outcome of one scenario affects the next, so you get a real sense of how your actions have consequences and this aspect does make the entire thing much more involving. There's a real feeling of tactics and strategy too, and that the men on the ground aren't just robots, as you actually have to consider their positioning and morale before you launch an assault. The game has a pretty simple interface so even if you haven't played such a game before, it's easy to pick up and figure things out, but for veterans there's enough depth and complexity to keep you happy as well. The game lacks the sheer spectacle of things like Total War in its visuals but still does a great job of providing some pleasing visuals that certainly help to bring the whole thing to life. The sheer focus of the game is perhaps it's only real weak point, as you are stuck into fighting one specific battle, but apart from this, this is a top notch strategy experience that is well worth picking up.

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