Top 10 Best Civil War Games of All Time

 American Civil War Games
The North and the South rise again in these classic Civil War games

What Are The Best Civil War Games?

Test your mettle in these battle-hardened American War simulations on your PC.

10. War of Rights

War of Rights Gameplay

War of rights is an American Civil War game based on the Maryland Campaign of 1862.  The authenticity of the period is the focus of the game's storyline and visuals. 

This first-person shooter role-playing game allows the player to get online and play with a massive group of 150 people. Battle other players with period correct uniforms, weapons, battlefields, and manual of arms animations.

Fight for the side either side and forge your own legacy as you and your friends battle through the different skirmishes of the Maryland Campaigns.

The Confederacy moving forward on the offensive.

9. Rise of Liberty

Rise of Liberty - First Battle

Rise of Liberty is a massive American Revolutionary War battle simulator. Set in America in the mid-18th-century it depicts the brutality of war at this point in time.

Despite the game’s 8 bit appearance, it offers several features that make the gameplay fun and interesting.

The game allows you to experience what the Revolutionary War was like from a commander’s point of view. Furthermore, it gives the you the ability to play with the scenarios of the war, deciding when and where to place the troops and when to deploy them into battle.

If you’re a history buff and love to play games, this game could give you a unique view of the American Revolutionary War. 

8. Ultimate General: Civil War

Ultimate General: Civil War - Union Campaign #1 - First Steps

Do you love tactics? Do you love history? Then, Ultimate General: Civil War may be the game for you. 

This game is a large scale, tactical, real-time strategy war game revolving around the American Civil War. 

The player strategizes and coordinates the campaigns that took place from 1861 through 1865 between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. 

The strong graphics and rendering allow the player to get a feel of what it would have been like to be a general oversee the entire campaign during the associated period.

You can strategically place troops around the battlefield.

7. Ultimate General: Gettysburg

Ultimate General Gettysburg: Beginner Tutorial

Just like Ultimate General: Civil War, this game allows you to strategize and execute orders in real time during a battle.

The campaign of Gettysburg is without a doubt one of the most famous battles throughout all of American history.

Taking into account terrain, troop size, and a variety of weapons - a player can see if they can outsmart their opponent during the epic Battle of Gettysburg.

Troops crossing different types of terrain to confront the enemy.

6. Civil War II

American Civil War 2 (AGEOD) | Tutorial | Basic Overview

The American Civil War was a complex system of political and military campaigns.  Why shouldn’t a game about it be the same way? 

Well, if you have ever thought about the way you would have done things during the Civil War, Civil War II is a way to exercise those thoughts.

You can play different roles in the military –  from the President to the general leading the battle. 

Dominate the enemy through expert use of battle strategy.

5. Civil War: Battle of Petersburg

Civil War: Battle of Petersburg - (Hex Based War Game)

Civil War: Battle of Petersburg is a turn-based strategy game based on the final battles of the American Civil War.

This game closely relates to checkers or chess but played on a hexagon spaced board. Your goal is to eliminate the enemy by making moves based on the strength of your troops.

On the surface it seems simple, but do you have a strategic mind capable to take control of your soldiers, cavalry, and artillery to achieve victory in the campaign?

Choose your side.

4. Civil War: Gettysburg 

American Civil War Gettysburg Gameplay

This hexagon spaced, turn-based strategy game places you in command of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Similar to Civil War: Battle of Petersburg, this game gives you more options and control.

With a total of five different scenarios from the campaign, the player is allowed to explore the nearly endless options of the army combinations.  The goal is to develop the army and the plan that will bring you victory.

Civil War: Gettysburg increases the number of potential military options.

3. American Civil War: The Road from Fort Sumter to Appomattox

Fort Sumter to Appomattox - The American Civil War

.American Civil War: The Road from Fort Sumter to Appomattox is a large-scale video game that focuses on all aspects of warfighting. 

With the ability to adjust everything, it is up to the player to set themselves up for success across a long campaign.

You will have to find a balance between being a politician and a war general in order to achieve victory. 

Ulysses S. Grant was both a general and president of the United States. How will you handle both roles?

2.  Take Command: Second Manassas

Battle of Second Manassas - Take Command – Review

This real-time combat simulator will have you on the edge of your seat as you watch the battles of the American Civil War unfold. 

From the position of general, you will command your troops and take total control of the battle. 

With a third-person, over the shoulder view, you won't miss a single detail of the battles. You will see every shot first-hand while the game covers three of the most important battles of the 2nd Manassas Campaign in 48 different and riveting scenarios.

The gameplay makes you feel as if you are standing on the battlefield.

1. Sid Meier’s Gettysburg!

Sid Meier’s Gettysburg: A New Series of an Old Classic – Part 1

Sid Meier's Gettysburg! is a real-time strategy game, simulating one of the most dramatic battles in American history.

Using accurate Gettysburg battlefield maps and historically correct scenarios, you are placed in command of either the Union or Confederate militaries. 

As an extra bonus you will see video documentaries of the historical Battle of Gettysburg as you play through the campaign.

Gettysburg is the most famous Civil War battlefield.

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