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Dynasty Warriors is a 3D fighting action game steeped in traditional Chinese history and mythology, its characters being warriors from the Three Kingdoms era, a setting that was used by Koei before in their Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.

Over 2000 years ago, Guang-Wu revived the Han Dynasty in China. Wars and chaos follow for centuries after, because of regional conflicts, rival dynasties, and bureaucratic problems. An insurgent group, the Yellow Turban Rebels, roams China killing government officials. The current Emperor Shao is protected by troops raised by the nobles of the land - but each noble has their own plan to gain power.

The characters can be chosen from four groups, each representing one of the main kingdoms - Shu, Wei, and Wu, as well as a miscellaneous-character 4th group.

The fighting is based on actual martial arts and weapons (and the tactics thereof) rather than focusing on combos, special moves, or other modern fighting-game embellishments.


Dynasty Warriors PlayStation The game features quick biographies on the important heroes of the period.
Dynasty Warriors PlayStation Oooh. That'll definitely sting in the morning. Although emphasis is on realistic combat styles and strategic play, Dynasty Warriors doesn't go so far as to make the fighting THAT deadly.
Dynasty Warriors PlayStation Zhang Fei teaching Taishi Ci that range does matter in combat.
Dynasty Warriors PlayStation A practice mode helps you to hone your skills and learns some special attacks.

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Alternate Titles

  • "三国無双" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Sanguo Wushuang" -- Chinese title
  • "Sangoku Musou" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Player One Nov, 1997 87 out of 100 87
Game Revolution Jun 04, 2004 B+ 83
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 4 out of 5 80
Absolute Playstation Dec, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Video Games Oct, 1997 79 out of 100 79
IGN Jun 27, 1997 7.8 out of 10 78
Mega Fun Nov, 1997 77 out of 100 77 Mar 15, 2012 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Apr 01, 1997 7.2 out of 10 72
Edge Apr, 1997 6 out of 10 60


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Doesn't belong to the Warriors series 4 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60659)
Jul 14, 2012



Although most of the characters come from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, there is the unlockable character of Oda Nobunaga, the historical namesake behind Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition series.

Of course, his presence here not only places him not only outside of his native country, but thirteen centuries before his time.

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Robert Morgan (1059) added Dynasty Warriors (PlayStation) on Apr 02, 2001