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Description

Sid Meier's Gettysburg recreates the key battle of the American Civil War in real-time, over the exact terrain the soldiers faced. You can take control of the forces of either side, in either real or simulated situations.

You must direct them into strategically advantageous positions, bearing line-of-sight and fog-of-war considerations in mind. Select the right formation for the situation from a large number of plans. The speed of the game can be altered depending on how busy things are.

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Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Confederate approaching Cashtown Pike
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Union Cavalry waiting in the forest
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Battle for Bellmont Schoolhouse
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Who do you wanna meet on the Battlefield?

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Alternate Titles

  • "南北大战乱世情" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "Sid Meier's Civil War" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Electric Games 1997 92 out of 100 92
PC Jeux Oct, 1997 91 out of 100 91
Reset Nov, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 27, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 1997 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Nov, 1997 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1997 68 out of 100 68
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1997 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

Gettysburg was the first real-time game designed by Sid Meier since Railroad Tycoon, and (not coincidently) also the first one after the success of Command & Conquer and Warcraft II.
Brian Hirt (9981) added Sid Meier's Gettysburg! (Windows) on Mar 01, 1999