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
Destiny of an Emperor1989NESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.32
Dynasty Wars1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, TurboGrafx CD, ZX SpectrumCapcom U.S.A., Inc.1.94
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II1989Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PlayStation, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Corporation3.78
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...
Quiz Chiryaku no Hasha: Sangokushi Kitan1992PC-98SystemSoft...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny1992DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx CDKOEI Corporation4.03
Eiyū Sangokushi1993TurboGrafx CDIrem Corp....
Sango Fighter1993DOS, PC-98, Super A'canFuntech Entertainment Corporation3.81
Mahjong Sangokushi Engi1993PC-98SystemSoft...
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.3.78
Romance of the Three Kingdoms V1995DOS, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKOEI Co., Ltd.3.67
Sango Fighter 21995DOSPanda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd.3.62
Dynasty Warriors1997PlayStationKOEI Corporation3.75
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI: Awakening of the Dragon1998Dreamcast, Macintosh, PlayStationKOEI Co., Ltd.4.47
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII2000Macintosh, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsKOEI Corporation4.53
Dynasty Warriors 22000PlayStation 2KOEI Corporation3.67
Dynasty Warriors 32001PlayStation 2, XboxKOEI Corporation3.39
Lü Bu yu Diao Chan2001WindowsSoft-World...
Kessen II2001PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3KOEI Co., Ltd.3.57
Fate of the Dragon2001WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.36
Dynasty Tactics2002PlayStation 2KOEI Co., Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Dynasty Warriors 3 PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Dynasty Warriors 3
Dynasty Warriors 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Dynasty Warriors 2
Fate of the Dragon Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fate of the Dragon
Sango Fighter 2 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Sango Fighter 2

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Eiyū Sangokushi
Humble origins. The game opens up with a Chinese opera player in typical stage warrior garb. This was part of the inspiration behind the colorful and often unhistorical costumes in the game.
Screenshot from Dynasty Warriors 3
Tranquil Melody. Zhou Yu plays a tune before battle in the opening sequence. Filled with heavy rock music, this is one of the few peaceful moments in the soundtrack.
Screenshot from Dynasty Warriors 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Mahjong Sangokushi Engi
Game group created by WildKard (12129), additional games added to group by Fred VT (25742), lilalurl (726), POMAH (42225), Magus_X (104), リカルド・フィリペ (76681), Sciere (444357), Kabushi (180772), Servo (55772), Игги Друге (44998), Unicorn Lynx (174057), Indra is stressed (19921) and Neville (2743)