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Uncommon Valor

Product Info

Matrix Games has joined forces with legendary game designer Gary Grigsby, Joel Billings and Keith Brors of 2by3Games to bring to you the ultimate operational campaign of the south pacific. Uncommon Valor is the first of a three game series. We are sure that Gary Grigsby fans will not be disappointed. You will find that you are not just playing a game but running a war! Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaigns for New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland and the Solomon chain from May 1942 to the end of December 1943.The scale is 30 miles per hex and the attrition factor is individual vehicles, guns and squads.Phases are one day, composed of two 12-hour impulses.A turn is composed of 1 to 7 phases, at the player’s discretion. He may also choose continuous play and may interrupt that by pressing a key.

Naval Detail Never Before Achieved Uncommon Valor has naval detail never before achieved in a game of this scale.

Air Power You Can Feel The game deals with aircraft in a similar fashion. A wide variety of aircraft are included in the game, ranging from the awkward P-39 and the nimble Zero, to the heavy hitting B-17E and the extremely fast and powerful Corsair. Pilots and crews are tracked separately from aircraft and have individual skill and fatigue ratings.

It Will Take More Then Just Fighting Forces Troops are needed to maintain and garrison bases and to deprive the enemy of his bases. So, troops are handled with care. There are a goodly number of different types of land-based units.

Campaigns There are 18 campaigns included with the game, which can be played against the computer opponent, hot-seat, by secure email. The player may also create campaigns of his own, using the Campaign Editor.

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PC Gamer - 89%
In my 12 years of reviewing wargames, Ive never enjoyed a deeper, richer, more historically plausible simulation. Its a WWII buffs desktop dream come true.

Gamespot - 7.8/10
Uncommon Valor takes much time to fathom, but after that time is over, you'll end up enjoying it

GameZone - 8.5/10
..this game is very challenging (but rewarding and highly addictive), but then so is real war

Details


Uncommon Valor

Release Date: 1 MAY 2002

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Operational
Turns: Turn-Based WEGO
Complexity: Advanced
Period: World War II


Developer
2by3 Games



Product Specs

  • Theatre: Pacific
  • Unit Scale: Individual (People, Planes, Tanks, etc.), Battalion
  • Turn Scale: 1 day, Weekly
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: Yes
  • File Size: 540mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 21hr 25min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 70min
  • - High Speed: 14min
  • Manual: PDF E-Book
  • Editor: Yes

Product Requirements :
    Windows 95/98/2000/XP
    DirectX 8.1
    Pentium II 400 MHz CPU
    64MB Ram
    16 Bit Direct Sound comp. Soundcard
    8MB Video Graphics Card 16Bit
    8x CD-Rom
    900 MB Free Hard Disc Space

Awards


The Wargamer Readers Choice Silver Award 2002


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Digital Express Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Standard Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed grayscale manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.
Collector's Edition: This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed CD (with your order number and serial number printed on it), a Printed full color manual and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.