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Sword of the Samurai (DOS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Like a superb blade, beautiful in its simple effectiveness Ray Soderlund (3500) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
One of the best Samurai games ever! Terry Callahan (67) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This is why Sid Meier is one of the greats. The best game about Samurai ever. kyuzo (18) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Comprehensive, yet simple and fun! M B (18) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Pure Samurai Entertainment! Righteous Fire (3) unrated
Gettysburg meets Pirates Tony Van (2691) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall MobyScore (36 votes) 3.7

The Press Says

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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
The unification of Japan as seen by MicroProse. In the same vein as Pirates, the game was not as successful, although game play, historical research and game atmosphere are near perfect. Duels, melee sequences and set-piece battles characterize this Oriental oeuvre.
Power Play
Wer erinnert sich nicht an die Zeit, als Omas, Mütter und Tanten voller Sehnsucht schmachtend den Fernseher einschalteten, um Richard Chamberlain in der Serie "Shogun" zu bewundern. Diejenigen von Euch, die sich weniger von dem smarten Hauptdarsteller als von dem farbenprächtigen Ambiente des japanischen Mittelalters angezogen fühlen, dürfen sich auf "Sword of the Samurai" von Microprose freuen. Das Action-Simulations-Spektakel um Samurais, Schwerter, Ländereien, Ruhm und Ehre ist das offizielle Nachfolge-Programm zum Simulationshit "Pirates".