Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Cheat Code Central
    90
    With an overhauled tutorial, user-friendly interface and straightforward goals, this is easily the most accessible game in the series.
  2. You never feel like things are dragging on and the next goal is always in sight.
  3. 87
    If you're new to the series or the genre and have ever wondered what it would be like to conquer ancient China, we can't think of a better introduction than this.
  4. When you're screaming and yelling at the game, wishing that the enemy will fall, you'll find it nearly impossible to put the controller down and walk away.
  5. 85
    A game that will quickly be embraced by fans of the original series; fans of VII and VIII, however, might feel a bit alienated by all of the changes that have been made.
  6. 80
    Sports not only improved visuals and a fantastic jazzy soundtrack, but the real changes lie in streamlined gameplay and a very different perspective. Unlike the other eight before it, this title follows the events depicted in the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" novel.
  7. PSM Magazine
    80
    It may not be the most advanced sequel, but for fans of hardcore number crunching and statistic-laden simulations, still among the best strategy titles available for PS2. [Apr 2004, p.38]
  8. 75
    If you're a series veteran, or found yourself wishing the previous PS2 entries had less number-crunching and more action, you'll probably love RTK9. I'm squarely in [this] category, but not because I disliked 7 and 8's RPG elements; I just appreciate KOEI's willingness to keep tinkering with a 15-year-old franchise.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. FengxianL.
    May 24, 2005
    10
    This game is the bomb, because you can capture enemies and even steal their item! Yeah! Even Part 10.
  2. RTKFan
    Mar 17, 2005
    7
    The game is ok. You don't have as much control as you did in RTK 8. Plus, in RTK 8, you could actually interact with your officers andThe game is ok. You don't have as much control as you did in RTK 8. Plus, in RTK 8, you could actually interact with your officers and stuff. Also, experience in different skills, like they did in 8, would have been good too. I like the idea of building things. It beats just having guys attack just your city. The problem is you can't control those guys. I think RTK 8 was better. Full Review »
  3. rtkfan
    Feb 22, 2005
    9
    Would be a 10 if the office in a duel coul be controlled, map will be bigger, food is store and transport around, can set fire on theWould be a 10 if the office in a duel coul be controlled, map will be bigger, food is store and transport around, can set fire on the enemy's food or take their food. Full Review »