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UMS (Universal Military Simulator) attempts to cover the ground of games like Empire and go beyond, simulating almost every aspect of warfare in a realistic manner. Battles can range from ancient history to a science-fiction future, with famed battled such as Gettysburg and the Battle of Hastings built in. The view system operates at multiple levels, from a single unit up to the whole theater.

However, there is no naval element whatsoever and the design pays little attention to extremely important wargaming concepts like fog of war.

The game spawned a sequel, UMS II.


UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Atari ST Scenario editor, setting up the battlefield.
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Atari ST Deciding the computer's main strategy.
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Atari ST Landscape generator
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Atari ST Army editor

Promo Images

UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Magazine Advertisement

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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 95 out of 100 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 907 out of 1000 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1988 10.75 out of 12 90
Atari ST User Mar, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Strategy Games (editorial staff choice)

Belboz (6582) added UMS: The Universal Military Simulator (Atari ST) on Feb 21, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Rola (8300), PCGamer77 (3232) and Terok Nor (27771)