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History Channel Civil War: Secret Missions

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Captivating recreation of Civil War has tempered violence.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

it is for 10 years olds

it is not that bad really

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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Playing through HISTORY CHANNEL CIVIL WAR: SECRET MISSIONS is a unique experience. Although it's a first-person shooter (FPS), it's very different than what most gamers have come to expect that term to mean. Because it's set a century and a half in the past, there are no advanced weapons; players are aiming their targeting crosshairs to fire old-fashioned rifles and muskets rather than the high-powered machine guns, giant bazookas, and nuclear rockets that have become synonymous with the FPS genre. In addition, the game provides a more fulfilling experience because of the faithful recreation of the Civil War, with no gory or gratuitous twists thrown in.

The graphics leave something to be desired, and the control scheme is not as well laid out as some of the more popular FPS titles, but this game provides a hands-on way to learn about American history. History buffs, as well as those who should buff up on their history, will walk away from this game completely satisfied.

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