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Description

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.

Screenshots

UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Amiga Things are not looking good for the Confederates.
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Amiga Issuing movement orders to the troops.
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Amiga A single unit hangs on defiantly.
UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Amiga The map can be rotated to view the action from any of eight compass directions.

Promo Images

UMS: The Universal Military Simulator Magazine Advertisement

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User Reviews

Early attempt almost gets it right DOS Felix (141)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1988 95 out of 100 95
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Apr, 1988 92 out of 100 92
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Feb, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Compute's Amiga Resource Amiga Jun, 1989 15 out of 20 75
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 72 out of 100 72
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 72 out of 100 72
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1990 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Oct, 1990 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Sep, 1988 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

Awards

  • 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)

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