10 Best Civil War Games That You Should Know Update 04/2024

Best Civil War Games

War of Rights

War of Rights

This is how the game works:

War of rights is an American Civil War game that is based on the Maryland Campaign of 1862, which took place in June of that year. A lot of attention is paid to making the game look and sound like it was made in that time.

This first-person shooter role-playing game lets you play with up to 150 other people at the same time. In this game, you fight other people in period-appropriate clothes, weapons, battlegrounds, and animations of how to use your weapons.

Fight for either side and make your own history as you and your friends fight in the Maryland Campaigns.

Rise of Liberty

Rise of Liberty is a huge game about the American Revolution. It is set in the middle of the 18th century in the United States. It shows how brutal war was at this point in history.

Even though the game looks like it was made in the 1980s, it has a lot of features that make the gameplay fun and interesting.

From a commander’s point of view, you can play this game and see what it was like to fight in the American Revolution. Furthermore, it lets you play with the scenarios of the war. You can decide where and when to put the troops and when to send them into battle.

Ultimate General: Civil War

Ultimate General Civil War

No, I don’t like them. People love history. There might be a game called Ultimate General: Civil War that is right for your needs.

Large scale, tactical, and real-time strategy war game based on the American Civil War is what this game is all about.

The player thinks about and plans out the campaigns between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America from 1861 to 1865.

Strong graphics and rendering allow the player to get a sense of what it would have been like to be a general and run the campaign during the time the game is set in.

Ultimate General: Gettysburg

This game, like Ultimate General: Civil War, lets you plan and carry out orders in real time during a battle.

Gettysburg is one of the most well-known battles in American history, without a doubt.

Take into account terrain, troop size, and different types of weapons to see if you can outsmart your opponent during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Civil War II

Civil War II

In the American Civil War, there were a lot of different political and military campaigns. Because why not?

People who think about how they would have done things during the Civil War should play Civil War II.

When you are in the military, you can play many different jobs. You can be the President or be the general who leads the fight.

Victory And Glory: The American Civil War

In 2020, Victory & Glory is one of Lock’n Load’s three digital releases. It’s a great board game-style game with an area-control strategy layer, cards, and a tactical battle interface. You can play as either the Union or the Confederacy in a campaign that is very replayable.

Naval warfare is very abstracted, but the land war is very well shown. Lock’n Load did a great job with this game, despite some problems with the game’s documentation and a few bugs. This is a pretty good strategy game for the American Civil War.

Gettysburg: The Tide Turns

Gettysburg The Tide Turns

It’s impossible to list the best American Civil War games without at least one game about Gettysburg on the list. At Gettysburg, the Confederacy reached its peak. The Tide Turns is a beautiful show of… well, how the tide turned. The map is great, and it looks a lot like old maps from the Engineer Corps. Unit markers stand out against the background.

When you play The Tide Turns, it’s fun because of the way you play. There are a lot of units on the field, and a lot of “lots” are drawn from them to decide which units go first. People playing games like IGOUGO or WEGO will not have this kind of uncertainty when they fight. This is more like the chaos of Gettysburg, and it will make the game more fun to play.

Scourge Of War: Chancellorsville

One of the most realistic depictions of generalship in the 19th century is in the Scourge of War series, and Chancellorsville isn’t any different. It’s up to the player to lead different units in either the Union or Confederate armies. They can lead a single Brigade to the entire army.

A nice touch is that virtual couriers will show up with and send out letters that you can write yourself. Units can be told to form into specific formations and move in a variety of ways. They can also be told to travel by road and form a certain formation type when they arrive. If the AI has read ahead in the history book, it will be a formidable opponent. These options are important because the AI may have done this already.

Brother Against Brother

Brother Against Brother

In Brother against Brother, there is a lot of nostalgia in the way that it looks and sounds The sprites and the maps look like war games from a generation or two ago, but the game has a lot of unique features that make it worth talking about. In the Western Theater of the war, Wilson’s Creek, a battle, was added. Any battle that isn’t on the east coast is usually not talked about, so Western Civilization Software should be praised for broadening our minds.

The game also has a “active ability” feature that generals can use on their units to get them to fight harder, like in the more recent Total War games that have this feature. This, along with a new movement system in which units sometimes don’t move because they don’t know where they’re supposed to go, gives a new but familiar look at some of the war’s less-covered battles.

The Operational Art Of War 4

As soon as you start complaining about TOAW4 not being an American Civil War game, we know it’s not. The whole game is not about the Civil War. Even so, there are a lot of great war scenarios to choose from that take place during the war. These include battles like Antietam, as well as whole campaigns, like the Chancellorsville/Gettysburg campaign.

Do not want to play through all the different scenarios TOAW4 has to offer? There are community scenarios that you can download and a scenario editor to make your very own Appomattox Court House brawl happen in the game. The whole game is shown in our review of TOAW4.