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The Perfect General (DOS)

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A simplified combat game that uses basic units with defined attributes and capabilities. Includes several scenarios (from simple to complex) with varied strategic and tactical options, allowing for virtually thousands of different games within each scenario. The computer will play either or both commanders.

The game uses a rectangular battle arena with an underlying hexagonal grid structure, typical of most war games. The game is turn-based.


The Perfect General DOS Scenario Briefing
The Perfect General DOS Title Screen
The Perfect General DOS Scenario Rules
The Perfect General DOS Scenario Selection

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Great Tactical-Level Ground Combat Simulations HAVVOCC (6) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Scenario Based EGA mode Strategy Game Simon Haller (17) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Jun, 1992 77 out of 100 77
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1993 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 66 out of 100 66
PC Joker Jun, 1992 66 out of 100 66


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1992 (Issue #100) – Wargame of the Year
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #107 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list

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  • Killer Bee Software (Mark Kinkead has acquired the rights for The Perfect General and is working on a new version for current PCs, including play over the Internet.)
Trickster (57) added The Perfect General (DOS) on May 12, 2001
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