User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Nov 6, 2013
    10
    I highly recommend this game to anyone who has a thing for Japanese history and is willing to try something new in a video game. This game is truly an rts gem on the ps2 none should miss out on.
  2. DanielK
    Feb 3, 2010
    9
    I am rating this game at a level 9 because only strategy fans would be interested in it.

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#31 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. If you're someone who likes strategy and appreciates the Sengoku period of Japanese history, you should love this game.
  2. 65
    One of those games that will probably appeal to hardcore historical strategy fans or nostalgic Nobunaga players. However, considering that the Battle and Strategy modes play a major role within the game, and each hosts key flaws that hampers effective planning for those modes, you're going to have some glaring problems to overlook.
  3. 85
    Real-time battles aside, Rise to Power is a surprisingly good strategy game for the PS2. Its extremely steep learning curve will limit its appeal, but it's a rewarding experience for those with the patience to learn the game's nuances. And with the sheer amount of replayability it offers, you get a lot of bang for your buck.