Rated 9 out of 10
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REALLY REAL EXPERIENCE real cival war guns union soldiers fighting confederate soldiers tis is good :
Rated 10 out of 10 by xBOBFREEMANx This game is amazing!
I have always been looking for a shooter that's not in the modern or WWII era and when I saw Civil War I was convinced to buy this game. First this game gives you the choice of being the union or the confederacy and fight in the most famous battles during the civil war. This game gives you realistic weapons from the civil war era. but (here comes the bad news) when you use a musket you have to reload like they really did back then which is why I use the colt pistol or springfield rifle for some shots but most of the time I just charge the enemy with a knife. This game is really easy on easy I'm talking you can get hit by a gatling gun and stand there for two minutes and still be alive, but if you play on hard you can only take a couple shots. Compare it to veteran on call of duty 4 or legendary in halo3. All in all this game is great. if you're looking for a good shooter this is the one you need to get. Plus it's only ** bucks and it's at least as good as call of duty 4.
Rated 3 out of 10 by RifterPrime88 Alright
This is alright. The graphics are horrible for xbox 360, and forget about the xbox live part of the game. That's the only reason I bought this game for 360. I was hoping I could play team deathmatch as a union soldier, or something like that. Heck no, the only thing that ties this game to live is a leaderboard. Nothing else. The campaign is fairly easy at first, but as you go deeper into the war it gets really hard. I finally quit playing it after a while, since it got to a point where all of my fellow soldiers helping me died, ( I did my best keep them alive, but it's really hard to do while keeping yourself alive) , and I was alone against a line of enemy soldiers shooting at me, with no cover to use. It was very aggrivating. So, whatever you do, don't buy this game for xbox live! If you think you can beat it go ahead. I just couldn't get past that one part. You might be able too, but just remember KEEP YOUR TEAMMATES ALIVE AT ALL COSTS! That's where I always fail. I try and try, but they always end up dying. Hopefully you will do better than I can. If you buy the game.
Rated 2 out of 10 by sykoe360 Not fun at all...
Okay, I don't know if this is just me, but I personally feel like this game was a waste of fifteen dollars to me. I know it's kind of educational with the Civil War and stuff and how it happened, but the game is just boring. And the achievements are not exciting to get. I like achievements that are challenging to get or that it doesn't tell you exactly what to do and you have to figure it out on your own (or just look it up online). The graphics and sound aren't bad, but there is absolutely no lasting appeal and the gameplay COMPLETELY sucks. I bought this game thinking "Ooohhh, Civil War, that sounds cool." But I played the first mission and said "Lets go back to Modern Warfare 2." If you're buying it for the information on the Civil War, then please, be my guest. But if you're buying it because you want a cheap, cool game, don't waste your money and your time.
Rated 7 out of 10 by mohawk1 pretty good game worth the price
at first i wasnt liking it but about after 4 missions it gets really fun its worth the price, now it only as 12 missions but you could play those missions over and over again without getting bored i really liked it, its a little difficult so if your not a good gamer (if your a kid gamer) it may be really hard, if your good at modern warfare this should be average difficulty the WEAPONS ARE AWESOME if really feels like the civil war example the musket shoots 1 round then it takes 1 minute to reload in real life, on the game it takes about 15 seconds still 1 shot but u also have your revolver about 6-8 second reload 6 shot, rifle 5 shots 5 second reload multiple sniper rifles all 4 second reload 1 shot and a scope, plus your trusty sword if all your guns need to be reloaded of course no reloading or running out of ammo for the sword buy it
Rated 9 out of 10 by Ethan888 Great Game
First of all, i know there are a few people out there who refuse to buy it just because the game is from the history channel.However, dont be fooled, if your a history buff, own an xbox 360 and enjoy first person shootersm this game is just for you. The game comes with a great narritive that clearly explains many important battles of the civil war. Also, the gameplay itself is vert entertatining with historically accurate weapons and locations. The shooting is generic FPS status and the graphics are pretty good as well. Though there is no multiplayer, the missions are diverse and entertatining enough to provide a good amount of replay value too. In my opinion i definetly reccomend buying this game and if you dont enjoy it, just return it (especcially with the very cheap price tag that comes along with it.)
Rated 7 out of 10 by NewbornRiddler A decent historical game...
Ok first off I know people feel like this is like Call of Duty, but just so you know its made by Activision which also makes Call of Duty. Overall the game wasnt bad, it was a decent shooter with a historical aspect added. I understand that 1 shot weapons can be a little annoying at times, but that was what the bulk of the soldiers had during the Civil War. I really enjoyed the battles and seeing them through the soldiers eyes. Even though the graphics werent all that great the game is playable and you know what your shooting. The sound really helps the atmosphere with cannons balls exploding everywhere and the "Rebel Yell" in the background. All in all this isnt a game for everyone and more for people who want a decent Civil War game that focuses more on the historical aspects then the gaming aspect.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Sluggo080 What a suprise!
i HAVE ALWAYS been a fan of the civil war and i have always been finally waiting for a game for console that has to do with the civil war. Now that i have it for 360, i am soooooooo happy. It was so cool , the graphics are good and the contols are great. Not only that the weapons, uniforms, and battle tatics are all so real! They also have a ps2 version for anyone who wants to buy this game with only a ps2. If you have a 360 though and are actually interested in the civil war than this is a great game and its really cheap! On easy, the game is well not just easy, REALLY EASY! my advice would be play on normal or hard if your up to it. Also the story has a bunch of cool facts too. Also i am a huge fan of shooter game so believe me when you are reading this review. BUY IT!
Rated 5 out of 10 by joshtheman24 it's ok, could be better.
It was kinda fun but really short and the graphics aren't that great. If you would like to learn more about history while playing someone in the civil war, than this is the right game for you, but if your looking for something with good graphics and a long story then DO NOT! get this game. I would recommend not to get this game but that's just me. but pretty much the only reason I was disappointed with this game was that the graphics weren't that great and the game was way too short. the xbox live on it isn't that great either because you only get like one shot and then you have to reload. except for a couple of guns like the henry rifle and the pistols. the guns are kind of cool though, it really gives you an idea of what the guns were like when they were in the civil war.
Rated 8 out of 10 by shooter45 alright game
This game is okay. I beat on the south side and the north side the achievements are easy some of the missions suck but if you like the civil war and you do not have this game you should buy this game or if you just want a lot of achievements what sucks is on most of the guns you have to reload after 1 shot except the henry rifle that has 12 shots sometimes you can use cannons or gating guns the best part is you get explosives for most of the missions this game is not one of the best games on 360 but it is alright i like it i do not play it that much no one is ever online on this game so if you like online this game is not right for you the north and south campaigns each have like five missions so it is short i beat on both sides in like 4 days.