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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 Meredith Brigade ready
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Battle for Bellmont Schoolhouse
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Choosing sides
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Windows Union Start Screen

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
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Reset Nov, 1997 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
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1997 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

Brian Reynolds on his contribution to the game (his fifth):

"This was really Sid's game (I balanced the scenarios and beat all comers at multiplayer), but he went on vacation for a couple weeks toward the end and we all worked around the clock to sneak stuff in. I got my comeuppance in kind the next year on Alpha Centauri."

--Interview in Computer Games Magazine, June 2000
Brian Hirt (9993) added Sid Meier's Gettysburg! (Windows) on Mar 01, 1999