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Sword of the Samurai simulates feudal leadership in 15th century Japan. Players take on the role of a young samurai warrior with a small kingdom. You and your neighbors vie for land and perform feats to win the favour of your lord, struggling to win the shogunate. Time will be spent managing the kingdom and wandering through feudal Japan; setting the scene for arcade sequences that determine your standing. Win the battle, gain land; beat the swordsman, gain honour.


Sword of the Samurai DOS Sword play
Sword of the Samurai DOS You broke the bandits!
Sword of the Samurai DOS Battle - troops in Katana formation
Sword of the Samurai DOS Raise taxes to gain land but lose support of your people.

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Sword of the Samurai Screenshot
Sword of the Samurai Screenshot
Sword of the Samurai Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Sword of the Samurai: A Quest For Honor In Feudal Japan" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Like a superb blade, beautiful in its simple effectiveness Ray Soderlund (3576) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
One of the best Samurai games ever! Salim Farhat (68) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This is why Sid Meier is one of the greats. The best game about Samurai ever. kyuzo (21) 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 (2855) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1990 855 out of 1000 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Feb, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1990 9.2 out of 12 77
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele 1990 7 out of 10 70
Tilt Mar, 1990 11 out of 20 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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Justin Hall (126) added Sword of the Samurai (DOS) on Aug 26, 1999
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