Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Release Date: Oct 16, 2014
Available Platforms: Windows, Mac
Reviewed Platforms: Windows
Chances are, you’ve never played a real-time strategy game with a narrow focus on the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Sid Meier’s Gettysburg! in 1997 was in my mind last good game to center itself around this battle, and many would consider it the “gold standard” in wargaming during the Civil War, but it’s been far too long since that game. Nick Thomadis, creator of the DarthMod for the Total War series is taking his shot at the major historical battle as Game Labs, by recreating Gettysburg with interesting freedom of choice with Ultimate General: Gettysburg, one of my now-favorite wargames in recent memory.