History Channel: Civil War A Nation Divided

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by Brett on 6/12/2007

History Channel's Civil War: A Nation Divided is a game obviously based on the Civil War, but not only that, it lets you play the game through the two sides of the Civil War. This game easily demonstrates the intensity and ferocity of the war. The Campaigns let you decided which side you would like to play on; The North (Union), or the South (Confederacy). There is an option where if you play as the South, and if you happen to beat the campaign, then it will "Change History." Overall the game was mediocre. From the graphics that look as if they were from the 90's, to the 3-10 second reload after every shot of your rifle, and to the inacuracy of the rifles, the game wasn't all that good. When you shoot somebody, its really hard to tell if you hit or missed a person because as soon as you shoot, a cloud of smoke from your rifle will cloud up the screen for about 3 seconds, leaving your vulnerable from bullets for a period of time in which you could use trying to hide for cover. If you are planning on playing this game for some to play over and over again, I would not recommend getting this. This game is single player only, there is no online play, and it seems to be very repetitive with their game play. If you need to write an essay on an artifact on the Civil War, then this game is for you due to how its historical accuracy.

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History Channel Civil War; A Nation Divided

on 6/12/2007

History Channel's Civil War; A Nation Divided, is a strategic game that takes palce in the mid 1800's during the dreadful American Civil War. The concept of the video game is to start as either a Union Soldier or a rebellious soldier of the Confederacy. The plying itself includes the player to engage in a strategic combat mode that requires you as a soldier to use combat to kill the enemies' troops and seek victory on the battle field. This game includes historcally accurate clothing and weaponary that helps add to the overall effect of the game. The individual will get an understanding of the overall strategy of both sides that fought in the war, with exciting history content supplied by the History Channel. the graphics were not demonstrated in a poor manor, and the difficulty ws farely easy. overall i only reconmend this game for people who enjoy the history of the Civil War.

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Feel the intensity of the first battle of the American Civil War as you deploy your troops at Bull Run. Your strategic skills can mean the difference between life and death, victory or defeat! Immerse yourself in the battle that divided a nation and separated families! Will you change the course of history, or follow the exact plans of the Civil War Generals who shaped our nation and wrote the "who's who" among strategic battlefield leaders?


Manufacturer Activision Blizzard
Mfg Part# 75305
SKU 202754493
UPC 047875753051
UPC 14 00047875753051
Format PlayStation 2
ReviewSource GameZone
Review Little details such as soldier morale and having (sometimes inept) message couriers make this truly realistic. Things can be going along fine during a battle, and suddenly one of your flanks takes a barrage of hits with no support. You have to forget the spoiled past of gaming when things went predictably the way they were laid out for you. In this sim, things can go seriously wrong with no warning, or a surge of positive support may emerge just when all hope is lost. It is a moving, changing environment - the way it should be...if you are a history buff who likes their gaming to be real and historically accurate (with all its faults and limitations), you should embrace this game whole-heartedly.
ReviewRating 9
"Change History" Challenge Mode: enter a real historical scenario as the side that lost and see if you can change history!
1 or 2 players!
Thousands of choices including: calvary, musketeers, riflemen, cannons, mortars, forts, generals, 3D battlefields and more!
Reference section, including a Civil War timeline, historical documents, and hundreds of real photographs.
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Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 75305
Manufacturer Website Address www.activision.com
Manufacturer Activision Blizzard, Inc
Product Name The History Channel: Civil War - A Nation Divided
Brand Name Activision
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Additional Information Players: 1-2
Platform Support PlayStation 2
Features Twelve of the most famous battles in the Nation's history including Gettysburg, Bull Run and Antietam. Awesome Cinematic War Experience: Battles come to life amidst exploding artillery, whistling bullets, falling comrades and much more! Wide Variety of Battlefield Combat: Enlist realistic battle strategies including line fighting, artillery barrages, urban assaults, sniping, stealth and sabotage. Authentic Weaponry: Authentic Civil War weapons transport you to the battlefields armed with repeating rifles, multiple types of grenades, exploding artillery, Gatling guns, revolvers, bayonets, muskets, and more! Intense Hand-to-Hand Fighting: Experience the intense chaos of the Civil War including close quarters and melee fighting using bayonets, sabers, the butt of your gun and even your fists in the midst of raging battles. Incredible realism and historical accuracy: Battlefield recreations are based on topographical maps and photographs from the actual battlegrounds. Each level begins with a documentary video: describing the historic moments in each battle, movements of armies, local fights, historical photos and battle statistics.
Package Type Retail
Software Name The History Channel: Civil War - A Nation Divided
Software Sub Type First Person Shooter
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Genre Action
Computer Games Magazine One of the most dramatic wargames you'll ever play.
PC Gamer ...the game's excellent AI will have you sweating bullets even on normal difficulty.
Pelit (Finland) ...a historically accurate, superb game.

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