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UMS: The Universal Military Simulator (Atari ST)

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Description

UMS (Universal Military Simulator) attempts to cover the ground of games like Empire and go beyond, simulating almost every aspect of warfare in a realistic manner. Battles can range from ancient history to a science-fiction future, with famed battled such as Gettysburg and the Battle of Hastings built in. The view system operates at multiple levels, from a single unit up to the whole theater.

However, there is no naval element whatsoever and the design pays little attention to extremely important wargaming concepts like fog of war.

The game spawned a sequel, UMS II.

Screenshots

UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Atari ST Scenario editor
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Atari ST Zero, one or two players?
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Atari ST Title screen and main menu
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Atari ST Loading screen (high resolution)

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 95 out of 100 95
Atari ST User Mar, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Apple IIgs port? 1 Rola (7052)
Mar 29, 2012

Trivia

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Belboz (6553) added UMS: The Universal Military Simulator (Atari ST) on Feb 21, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Rola (7052), PCGamer77 (3028) and Terok Nor (18355)