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  • Summary: Reminiscent of "Age of Empires II", this historical real-time strategy is based on the Three Kingdoms period of 2nd century China, just after the Han Dynasty fell into ruin, a turbulent time during which dozens of warlords sought the throne and eventually settled into three conflicting kingdoms.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. The game is good graphically but can become a little dull if your don’t send out regular attacks on your opponents.
  2. 88
    If you enjoy RTS games, prepare to be stunned with an intuitive interface, rich atmosphere, and great gameplay.
  3. Combines a top-notch economic/civic model, attractive graphics, and solid real-time combat to give gamers a slice of Chinese history. And that, like all things Asian, is tres cool.
  4. Ultimately, unless the historical Chinese context interests you, you'll find that Fate of the Dragon is just another real-time strategy game with a few original features, but with nothing really outstanding to recommend it.
  5. The level of detail and control offers many ways to complete a mission and the differences between them are subtle but significant. Unfortunately, this is counterbalanced by the lack of diversity in the missions.
  6. If you're dying for an RTS game set in China, here's one. So there. [June 2001, p.80]
  7. There is a significant difference between the two games—"Age of Empires" is a lot of fun. "Fate of the Dragon" is not.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. BrendanN.
    Aug 20, 2003
    10
    FOD is the best game ever. I would recommend this game to those who likes chinese history. Much better than AOE. The drama is perfect. I hope a new version of this game would come out cuz i love it. Expand
  2. ManuelL.
    May 30, 2001
    10
    It´s the most amazing game I´ve ever seen. It is much more superior in graphics, context, and trama than any of the Age of Empires sequel. It´s just GREAT! Expand
  3. MarkA.
    Jul 12, 2003
    8
    Similar to AOE II, some better points, some worse. overall a pretty good game.
  4. TonyM.
    Jan 3, 2007
    7
    Great! However the graphics could improve. I think it should have different side like Liu Bei (Shu), Cao Cao (Wei) etc and they shold have specail abilities and unit just like AOE that will make a lot of different! Expand
  5. RobC.
    Dec 3, 2001
    5
    This game is based on a great time period with lot's of fun games, but this game is disappointing. Age of Empires series totally blew this one away. Expand
  6. CarlB.
    Jul 11, 2002
    4
    I played it. The graphics are poor compared to AOE 2 and the plot is even worse. Don't buy it!
  7. TomasinaL.
    Jun 3, 2002
    3
    Too complicated and tedious.