Civil War Computer Games
In the modern age, Civil War computer games offer a glimpse into history in a format that people of all ages can enjoy. Today, gaming PC’s and even regular PC’s dominate the landscape and there are many good games to choose from.
Sid Meier's Gettysburg!
The official guide promises victory in the greatest battle fought on American soil. You'll claim your victory with a full arsenal including: a color poster map displaying the entire game battlefield with every road, house, hill and rock in full detail; a detailed order of battle on the back of the poster map showing you who's who and who's best among your commanders and troops; complete scenario notes with game designer comments, full troop statistics and starting locations, tried and true battle strategies; impact of different difficulty levels and "random" elements; and scenario creation to take you line by line through the process of shaping history to your own vision.
Released in October 1997, it was voted "Wargame of the Year" by the game industry's top opinion leaders, including Computer Gaming World magazine and GameSpot online; and was also awarded with "Editor's Choice" awards from both PC Gamer and OGR.
Sid Meier's Antietam!
Command your troops! Attack from the trees to protect your brigade, rally around a General for a quicker recovery, entrench your troops as your cannons blast the hillside, and much, much more! Sid Meier's Antietam!, released in December 1999, was awarded "Wargame of the Year" by Computer Gaming World magazine. Relive the excitement, drama, and action of America's bloodiest day through one of the more popular Civil War computer games.
Live out history as the north faced the south in the Battle of Antietam. Get a sense of what it was like to fight the single bloodiest day of battle in the American Civil War.
Civil War: Secrets of the North & South
Join General Walker, loyal follower of Abe Lincoln, for a Civil War adventure. Search original battlefields for clues and letters left by members of a secret society. These individuals hid millions of dollars in gold, cash, and coin. Scour 20 hidden object levels while advancing through time from the Battle of Fort Sumter in 1861 to Lee's surrender at Appotomattox in 1865. Cross rivers and grassy knolls to unearth Hidden Mysteries of the Civil War.
If you love uncovering mysteries Secrets of the North and South will take you back to a time in history where not everything is as it seems. It will take work to unlock the mysteries of the American Civil War.
Ageod’s American Civil War 1861-1865
The Blue and the Gray is a Civil War computer game that places players at the head of the United States or the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Players take on the roles of military and political leaders trying to lead their factions to military, political or economic victory during five historic years that divided the nation. Players must organize their military forces, all while managing supply and morale as they plan actions over land, sea and by rail.
The game consists of challenging scenarios, campaigns and grand campaigns, all played out on the largest American Civil War map ever created for a game. Strategy gaming fans will face a daunting challenge in this historically authentic title created by Philippe Thibaut, renowned designer of the award-winning Europa Universalis, Pax Romana and Birth of America.
Civil War Battles takes you back to a defining moment in the Civil War - one that could have spelled victory for the South if things had been slightly different. At Chickamauga Creek near Chattanooga, TN there was a battle that earned it a new nickname: "River Of Blood." Chattanooga was a vital rail station at the time and had fallen to Union General Rosecrans. Confederate General Braxton Bragg launched his counteroffensive to retake the city at tiny Chickamauga Creek.
The Confederacy had one of its last chances to win the American Civil War here, but the Union stood its ground and repelled them, earning General George Thomas the nickname "Rock of Chickamauga" for his valor.
Civil War computer games are immensely popular and provide interesting perspective to the conflict. At the very least, Civil War computer games offer a glimpse into history that may spark a need to learn more in more traditional ways such as reading, taking courses or through comprehensive websites.
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