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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.


Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Meredith Brigade taking a stand
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Union Start Screen
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Union Cavalry waiting in the forest
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Confederate Start Screen

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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

GameSpot Oct 30, 1997 9.3 out of 10 93
Electric Games 1997 92 out of 100 92
PC Jeux Oct, 1997 91 out of 100 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gamezilla 1997 90 out of 100 90
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 1997 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Dec, 1997 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1997 68 out of 100 68


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Sid Meier's Gettysburg has won the following awards:
  • Wargame of the Year, 1997, Computer Gaming World magazine
  • Wargame of the Year, 1997, Computer Games and Strategy Plus magazine
  • Wargame of the Year, 1997, Gamespot
  • Wargame of the Year, 1997, Gaming Nexus
  • Editor's Choice, 1997, PC Gamer
  • Reader's Choice, 1997, Online Game Review

Brian Hirt (10087) added Sid Meier's Gettysburg! (Windows) on Mar 01, 1999