Setting: Chinese Three Kingdoms era

Group Description

This group includes games set in the time period in Chinese history between ca. 168 A.D and 280 A.D., known as the Three Kingdoms era (simplified Chinese: 三国). It began after the decline and fall of the Han Dynasty after the Yellow Turban Rebellion, and ended with the destruction of the Wei kingdom which later became the Jin Dynasty. The three kingdoms refer to Shu (in today's Sichuan province), initially ruled by Liu Bei and later led by the renowned strategist Zhuge Liang; Wei (Northern China), ruled by Cao Cao and his sons; and Wu (South-East China), ruled by the Sun family.

The historical events of the era were later depicted in the novel Sanguo Yanyi (三国演义, Romance of the Three Kingdoms) by the 14th century Chinese writer Luo Guanzhong (simplified Chinese: 罗贯中). Many subsequent works of fiction (including video games) followed the characteristics given to the historical figures of the Three Kingdoms era in the novel. For example, they tended to portray Liu Bei and other leaders of the Shu kingdom as the positive heroes, while Cao Cao was regarded as the main antagonist.

In South East Asia, the translation Samkok of the Hokkian dialect is more commonly known for Three Kingdoms.

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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Romance of the Three Kingdoms1985Amiga, DOS, FM-7, J2ME, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNES, Windows, WonderSwanKOEI Corporation3.95
Dynasty Wars1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, TurboGrafx CD, ZX SpectrumCapcom U.S.A., Inc.2.11
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II1989Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PlayStation, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNES, WindowsKOEI Corporation3.78
Destiny of an Emperor1989NESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.32
Quiz Sangokushi: Chiryaku no Hasha1991Arcade, PC-98Capcom Co., Ltd....
Tenchi o kurau II: Shokatsu Kōmei-den1991NESCapcom Co., Ltd....
Sangokushi: Eiketsu Tenka ni Nozomu1991TurboGrafx CDNaxat Soft...
Yokoyama Mitsuteru Shin Sangokushi: Tenka wa Ware ni1992TurboGrafx CDNaxat Soft...
Sangokushi II: Haō no Tairiku1992NESNamco Limited...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny1992DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, WindowsKOEI Corporation4.03
Sango Fighter1993DOS, PC-98, Super A'canFuntech Entertainment Corporation3.81
Mahjong Sangokushi Engi1993PC-98SystemSoft...
Eiyū Sangokushi1993TurboGrafx CDIrem Corp....
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire19943DO, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA 32X, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Wii, Wii U, Windows 3.xKOEI Co., Ltd.3.76
Sango Fighter 21995DOSPanda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd.3.62
Sangokushi V1995DOS, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, PSP, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKOEI Co., Ltd.3.67
Dynasty Warriors1997PlayStationKOEI Corporation3.75
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI: Awakening of the Dragon1998Dreamcast, Macintosh, PlayStation, PSPKOEI Corporation4.47
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII2000Macintosh, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsKOEI Corporation4.53
Dynasty Warriors 22000PlayStation 2KOEI Corporation3.65
Fate of the Dragon2001WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.38
Lü Bu yu Diao Chan2001WindowsSoft-World...
Kessen II2001PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3KOEI Co., Ltd.3.57
Dynasty Warriors 32001PlayStation 2, XboxKOEI Corporation3.39
Dynasty Tactics2002PlayStation 2KOEI Co., Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Dynasty Warriors PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Dynasty Warriors
Sango Fighter DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Sango Fighter
Kessen II PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Kessen II
Dynasty Wars Amstrad CPC Front Cover
Front cover for Dynasty Wars
Sangokushi V SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Sangokushi V

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Eiyū Sangokushi
You can't have a game about the Romance of the Three Kingdoms period without Guan Yu.
Screenshot from Dynasty Warriors
Title screen
Screenshot from Mahjong Sangokushi Engi
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