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Sid Meier's Gettysburg Yankee

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

A decent game for 1997, when it came out, Sid Meyer s real-time-strategy titled Gettysburg Yankee hasn't aged well. Demanding players will disdain its chunky graphics and limited special effects. Even casual gamers will notice the clunky controls and the game's poor pathfinding AI. One good point that gives this oldie an edge over even some of today s titles is the well-made tutorial and the handy hints that appear at the beginning of a battle. The three demo levels provide a taste of combat on the Union and Confederate sides. You need to take care of your soldiers' morale: if they get shot from the rear or come under heavy gunfire, they'll run from the field. If you loved Gettysburg Yankee in 1997, you might enjoy giving it another try. For most people, though, it's little more than a quaint historical curiosity.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

A decent game for 1997, when it came out, Sid Meyer s real-time-strategy titled Gettysburg Yankee hasn't aged well. Demanding players will disdain its chunky graphics and limited special effects. Even casual gamers will notice the clunky controls and the game's poor pathfinding AI. One good point that gives this oldie an edge over even some of today s titles is the well-made tutorial and the handy hints that appear at the beginning of a battle. The three demo levels provide a taste of combat on the Union and Confederate sides. You need to take care of your soldiers' morale: if they get shot from the rear or come under heavy gunfire, they'll run from the field. If you loved Gettysburg Yankee in 1997, you might enjoy giving it another try. For most people, though, it's little more than a quaint historical curiosity.
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Electronic Arts
Publisher web site http://www.ea.com
Release Date February 20, 1998
Date Added February 20, 1998
Version demo

Category

Category Games
Subcategory Real-Time Strategy Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows/95
Additional Requirements Windows 95

Download Information

File Size 10.67MB
File Name smgdemo_u.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 58,454
Downloads Last Week 2

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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