Dynasty Tactics PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2002
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. netjak
    97
    When I started playing the game I wanted to call everyone I knew and tell them how much this game rocked. I wanted to grab people by the ear, sit them down and have them watch me fight a battle and yell out, "You see that! THAT'S why I play games, baby!"
  2. A bit more work on the broad-scale strategy portions and the interface could have made Dynasty Tactics virtually above reproach.
  3. 76
    This is a game that most people will roundly detest.
  4. A challenging and original strategy game that is certainly welcome to those who GET strategy gaming.
  5. 80
    Dynasty Tactics makes the sometimes slow and daunting challenge of launching grid-based military campaigns fun and entertaining.
  6. Game Informer
    80
    My only major complaint has to do with the maps: many are simply uninspired, and lack variety. [Nov 2002, p.128]
  7. Strategy games are never meant to be flashy or hectic, but if they become too slow and complicated for the sake of being complicated…well, then we have a problem. Dynasty Tactics walks a very fine line here, and luckily, does not fall into the aforementioned abyss.
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    DT does a great job of showing what the genre is capable of on a next gen system. [Oct 2002, p.146]
  9. The gameplay is gleefully wrought with complexity. However, hardcore strategists will surely find this title simplistic.
  10. A title that will appeal to all but the most hardened of action fans, offering substantial reward for your time investment and a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment that few other games can provide.

Awards & Rankings

#31 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#97 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. DanG.
    May 26, 2004
    5
    Great game, very well done, but by god it's easy. I've never come close to losing a battle. Needs a difficulty setting.
  2. Skizem
    Sep 7, 2003
    10
    Yes this game is ubber been platying it for 4 mounth straight =p VERY hard i like that cause i realy hate buying a game for 50$ and beting it Yes this game is ubber been platying it for 4 mounth straight =p VERY hard i like that cause i realy hate buying a game for 50$ and beting it the next day!!just my 2 cents Still rather play everquest thought =/ Sorry bad spelling probly in here o well buy the game and play it u will like. Full Review »
  3. MattK.
    May 25, 2003
    10
    This game is great, i love the dynasty games because i think it has a great plot, the only thing i have problems with this game is trying to This game is great, i love the dynasty games because i think it has a great plot, the only thing i have problems with this game is trying to find the generals friends so they can recruit them, but this game other than that is sweet. Full Review »