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Very, very strategic and engrossing! NES Oblio (108)
Thankfully in this series, the first was the worst. DOS Indra is stressed (20754)
It wasn’t good then, and it isn’t good now. NES PCGamer77 (3237)

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Combined User Score 19 3.8


Critic Reviews

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91
DOSThe Games Machine (UK) (Dec, 1989)
To describe a game with the depth of RTK is impossible in this limited space. There are a couple of slight quirks in the gameplay (weapons cost the same no matter how many men you have, for example), but they cannot tarnish the quality of this product.
83
NESQuesticle.net (Apr, 2013)
Whether Koei intended it or not, Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a gateway drug for the rest of their library. The deeper you delve into the game, the more complex it is, yet for casual strategy fans like myself, it’s not as overwhelming as other Koei titles.
80
There is an element of choosing and awaiting the potential consequences, but the results don’t seem as quickly crushing, resulting in a more forgiving but still very good strategy-sim experience.
78
Der Spielwert ist bedingt dadurch, daß jedes neue Durchstarten auch wieder neue Spielvoraussetzungen schafft, schon groß – gewinnt aber noch durch die fast stufenlose Einstellbarkeit des Schwierigkeitsgrades und die schier unbegrenzten Handlungsmöglichkeiten. Wer also Interesse an einem Allroundstrategiespiel der Extraklasse hat und sich durch diesen Testbericht animiert fühlt, das Programm zu kaufen, sollte ruhig zugreifen - er wird es nicht bereuen!
70
NESGeeks Under Grace (May 21, 2014)
While certainly not for everyone, Romance of the Three Kingdoms has much to offer for the gamer who loves nit-picking details, grid-based warfare, and logistics.
70
A simulation of the unification of China. Using the same system as Nobunaga's Ambition and Genghis Khan, it emphasizes aspects of roleplaying to a larger degree than the former product.
70
A simulation of the unification of China. Using the same system as Nobunaga's Ambition and Genghis Khan, it emphasizes aspects of roleplaying to a larger degree than the former product.
60
There are many options for a weary leader and you will need the wisdom of your learned advisor. Provide gold and rice for your soldiers and generals to keep them loyal. When you must attack, position your forces strategically. Seek alliances, attempt takeovers or simply wait for the proper time to act. Spend your time training, buying arms or trading gold and rice. Computer difficulty levels range from one to ten and can be set at warlike or rational.
40
WonderSwanKamakuranet (2002)
しかし折角の特徴をなぜ生かすことが出来なかったか。 思いっきり戦争を楽しめる三国志にするのも良かったであろうに…。
 
Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a great historical simulation and will keep players at their keyboards for many a night in order to win their empires. It has economics, intrigue, bribery, covert action, diplomacy, war, and more! There are many ways beyond simple conquest to accomplish one's goals. I most heartily recommend Romance to all serious game players out there.