gamers (95%) found this review helpful
Don't believe the nay sayers, rent the game and judge for yourself. If this game had an multiplayer/XBox 360 live, it would rate an 8 from me. If you are a fan of the game GUN, you will truly enjoy this game. It has all the authentic weapons (muskets, Henry rifle, revolvers, swords, etc.), and you can find out just how good of a shot you are. Using the Gatling guns and cannons are an extra benefit when you get the chance. The graphics are good, as is the camera. Game play is smooth, and challenging. My only regret is that it seems a little short, but so is GEARS of WAR. Don't get me wrong, I'm not comparing this title to GOW, that's like apples and oranges. I had lot's of fun playing this game and you will too, take a break from the machine guns and super weapons and check out Civil War. The battles are authentic, and in between each level, there is a small narrative about the upcoming battle from the History Channel. Cool! So, don't knock it until you have tried it.
gamers (93%) found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this game. It was a nice change from all the other FPS games out there. It is pretty accurate in its game play as to how it would be back then. If you are expecting a FPS like all the rest on the market you will be disappointed, but if you can keep an open mind about this game and not lump it with all the others, you will enjoy playing it.
The AI is a little stupid at times as you will see guys just running in walls and such and the paths are pretty straight forward (not a lot of thinking about how to get places) but it does give a nice feel of how Civil War combat would have been.
I would say give this game a shot but make sure you do not go into game play expecting it to be like all the other FPS games out there, you would be disappointed, but if you can keep an open mind about a game that tries to hold the actual may war happened back then, you should be pleasantly surprised.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The game was okay. The graphics may have not been the best in the world, but the overall gameplay was pretty good. It's very unique being the only civil war first person shooter i know of. And if your big on Achievements, this is a game for. Your practically invincible on easy. To get the sharpshooter and deadeye achievements, just shoot one guy and use your knife or sword for the rest of the mission. You'll get both the sharpshooter and deadeye achievements, the mission completion achievement, and somwhere along the line you'll get the killing achievements and the knife achievments. Thats a couple hundred achievment score for about an hour to an hour and a half of gameplay. It is easy to find all the documents and photographs. they are usaully in plain sight. The only hard achievement is beating the game on hard.