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Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs (Windows)

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Description

Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliff is a realtime strategy game set in the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. The game covers the 15 year period around the Battle of Red Cliffs in 208 AD, focusing on the key protagonists Cao Cao, Lu Bei and Sun Quan.

Dragon Throne follows the gameplay template set out by realtime strategy standards like the Age of Empires series. Notable features include an experience system for all units and skills-based advancement for hero units, support for diplomacy and trade, a multiple map system and six resources to harvest.

The game features an isometric 2-D perspective with historically authentic graphics and subtitled Mandarin Chinese voice-acting. In addition to the single-player campaign, Dragon Throne supports 2-8 player LAN and 2-4 player internet modes.

Dragon Throne is the sequel to 2001's Three Kingdoms: Fate of the Dragon.

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Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs Windows In-game action
Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs Windows Single player campaign selection
Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs Windows Single player intro
Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs Windows Building a base

Alternate Titles

  • "傲世三国之三分天下" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Империя Дракона" -- Russian spelling
  • "Imperiya Drakona" -- Russian title
  • "Dragon Throne: Bitwa o Czerwone Klify" -- Polish title

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Game Over Online Apr 29, 2002 76 out of 100 76
GameZone Apr 09, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Gamer UK Dec, 2002 63 out of 100 63
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2003 57 out of 100 57
GameElite.se Jul 05, 2003 3 out of 6 50
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 08, 2002 10 out of 20 50
Withingames Dec 12, 2003 2 out of 5 40
PC Games (Germany) May 30, 2003 39 out of 100 39
Joystick (French) Sep, 2002 3 out of 10 30

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harmonia (248) added Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs (Windows) on Dec 10, 2004