Gods and Generals is a first person shooter (FPS) based on the film of the same name. You can play as a Confederate or Union soldier in several real Civil War battles, such as Chancellorsville, Fredricksburg, or the Second Battle of Bull Run. You can use weapons from the same time period as well, such as muskets, sabers, bowie knifes, revolvers, and grenades. There are various missions to accomplish, which require you to do different things, such as reconnaissance, raids, or commanding a company. The game also contains various scenes from the aforementioned movie.