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The Civil War

DOS - 1987

Year 1987
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Real-Time
Publisher Avalon Hill
Dosbox support Playable on 0.58
4.17 / 5 - 6 votes

Description of The Civil War

"Based on the Victory Games boardgame of the same title, this product covered the American Civil War (1861-1865). It showed how one can take a highly playable boardgame and turn it into an unplayable computer "product".

Marred by incomplete rules, incomplete graphics and incomplete programming, Civil War stands out clearly in any "Crowd of Losers". Caveat emptor. Besides disappearing corps, the program had an annoying tendency to overwrite hard drives. My personal choice for "WORST COMPUTER GAME OF ALL TIME". " [excerpt from M. Evan Brooks' Homepage]

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

MERKLEY 2015-07-18 0 point DOS version

...bad blocky ASCII graphics, randomly disappearing corps during gameplay and harddisk screwing? Sounds like a playable virus X3

MyAbandonware 2008-09-30 -1 point DOS version

Yes it was made in 1985. Screenshots were wrong. I fixed it. thx ;)

gamer 2008-09-22 0 point DOS version

There's no way this game was made in 85.

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