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  • Summary: Dive into battlefield action with over 20 intense stages and 40 playable warriors. More than 10 stages of varying sizes and objectives have been added to the original game in addition to more troop types, such as the powerful elephant cavalry. [KOEI]
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
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  1. I enjoyed the violence in Dynasty Warriors 3. However dignified the game’s treatment of its subject may be, I was neither appalled nor enlightened by the violence. I was thrilled by it.
  2. There are those ever-pesky inadequacies in the engine which project simply dreadful draw distances in addition to creating the dual annoyances of fog and slowdown.
  3. By adding more depth and a much needed multiplayer mode, Koei has improved the series. So if you're a fan of beat 'em up action on a massive level, this is definitely the game for you.
  4. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    There's simply more of everything. [Jan 2002, p.127]
  5. Offers lengthy replay value by allowing players to take up a number of roles on all three sides in the otherwise fixed campaign.
  6. More a refined version of Dynasty Warriors 2 than a completely new game.
  7. The end result is, like the best blockbuster movies, a flawed but enjoyable waste of time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. NickG.
    Jan 31, 2002
    10
    This game is AWESOME!! It is one of the best games I have ever played.
  2. Dec 26, 2013
    10
    one of the Greatest games i have ever played to this day. This owned my life most of my four years in high school. I had d w 2, 3, and 4. 3one of the Greatest games i have ever played to this day. This owned my life most of my four years in high school. I had d w 2, 3, and 4. 3 was by far the best. The user score for this game is more realistic. Imagine being a warrior on a battle field and turning the tide of battle by yourself. Every character has sweet mosou modes and items was a nice upgrade by d w 2. I love this game. I must of played this game for at least 300 hours total. I pawn my d w collection. however i missed 3 so i bought it again. Expand
  3. BradJ.
    Mar 16, 2002
    10
    This is the best game ever. Zhou Yun is the best. Everytime you play it it changes.
  4. Daedalus
    Oct 23, 2002
    10
    A great game, one of my all time favorites. Excellent gameplay, replay value, and graphics. The audio is pretty good too, the sound effects A great game, one of my all time favorites. Excellent gameplay, replay value, and graphics. The audio is pretty good too, the sound effects are great i think the music could use some work but fortunately you can turn it down. A must have game for the PS2. Lets all just hope they make a Dynasty Warriors 4 and bring it stateside. Expand
  5. JoeC.
    May 29, 2003
    10
    One of the greatest games ever invented!
  6. Apr 13, 2011
    9
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  7. FilazaferX
    Dec 17, 2001
    7
    A fun game that is much better with 2 players.

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#12 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001