Gettysburg: Armored Warfare
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is a online Real Time Strategy / Third Person Shooter hybrid putting players in the middle of an alternate version of the American Civil War. Large scale multiplayer battles, customizable armies, unique gameplay set in against a familiar yet futuristic backdrop are the key elements in this re-creation of the American Civil War.
64 players per server
4 maps (9 km x 9 km in size)
Over 1'000 controllable units on the battlefield at once
Play as Union or Confederate
14 unit types (infantry, cavalry, tanks, ships, zeppelins and more)
Persistent Point/XP system and Statistics Tracking
Army Builder with Steam Cloud support for saving your armies
Multiple gameplay modes including Army Skirmish, and Deathmatch
Integrated World Editor for creating your own battlefields
Interesting onebala1201 | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all bala1201's reviews »
I don't really like American history, but as you can predict this game has nothing to do with it. I like the mixture of future tech and our well known civil war era. I agree that some further developement and more carefull testing could help this game a lot, but it is still very enjoyable.
Awesomely original gameCooberstooge | Aug. 19, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
For a game that was primarily developed by one person, Gettysburg is a seriously impressive undertaking. Also, it does have bot capabilities in it, so you can play offline if you so choose, something which even the steam store page doesn't list.
The variety of weapons range from period stuff, such as cavalry and ironclads, to the crazy futuristic steampunk weapons like tanks and zeppelins. You can organize battles where both sides can only use period-correct or futuristic weaponry, or a little of both. Battlefields are absolutely massive, and you can hop into any unit at any time and fight in the battle alongside your troops. Online battles at this time, though, are few and far between, so you'll likely spend most of your time whupping the AI, which is pretty good.
Now, unfortunately, there are things wrong with Gettysburg, like the other reviewer states. Graphically, it doesn't look as good as the screenshots make you think, but it doesn't look that bad either. There is tons of lag in game, which doesn't seem to have anything to do with what specs you have - this is being worked on by the developer. Biggest complaint would be the publisher often having the official servers offline, as they tend to go down in the middle of hosting matches. Gettysburg was rushed out by demand, and as such, sales have suffered because of it.
If you can put up with the bugs, and are up for trying something different, definitely give Gettysburg a shot.
Great concept... but not so great as a game.aqnickdan3 | June 29, 2012 | See all aqnickdan3's reviews »
This game has an amazing concept: putting you into perspective as someone who lived fought during the civil wars WITH future weapons! Sounds great, right? Well, this game has many bugs, many issues, the graphics aren't as great as they seem, and gameplay is dull. This would've had great potential if it was developed a lot further. This is a game that has been put out on the market way too early.