• 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
Buy On
  1. The gameplay is gleefully wrought with complexity. However, hardcore strategists will surely find this title simplistic.
  2. 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.
  3. A challenging and original strategy game that is certainly welcome to those who GET strategy gaming.
  4. 60
    A lot of work obviously went into the battle engine, but it's buried underneath such a thick layer of dry minutiae and inconsequential plot.
  5. Game Informer
    80
    My only major complaint has to do with the maps: many are simply uninspired, and lack variety. [Nov 2002, p.128]
  6. 80
    Dynasty Tactics makes the sometimes slow and daunting challenge of launching grid-based military campaigns fun and entertaining.
  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. A bit more work on the broad-scale strategy portions and the interface could have made Dynasty Tactics virtually above reproach.
  9. 76
    This is a game that most people will roundly detest.
  10. 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!"
  11. 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]
  12. PSM Magazine
    70
    It's more like chess, where forward thinking is imortant, rather than immediate reaction. [Nov 2002, p.52]
  13. If “PTO IV” and “ROTK VII” rock your boat then this is a must-own PS2 DVD.

Awards & Rankings

53
30
#30 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  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 »