The Perfect General

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
76
3.4
DOS
73
3.6
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Description

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.

Screenshots

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

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1992 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Power Play DOS Jun, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jul, 1994 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1992 66 out of 100 66
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 66 out of 100 66
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1992 66 out of 100 66
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

Awards

  • 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

Related Web Sites

  • 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.)
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