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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. GammaT.
    May 12, 2005
    10
    Its a great game.
  2. SamL.
    Dec 27, 2002
    10
    The game does get very dry... first when u start u think its really hard.. so u dont even try then after u get bored with everything u play it. then it gets fun and dont get any sleep to play it. then the next day also u play. after u lose like crazy u giv up and throw it away but still its a great game and very interesting and its nothing educational...
  3. ChristopherC.
    Nov 27, 2002
    10
    This is one of those special types of games out there. Chances are, you'll either love it, or seriously dislike it. If you're the kind of person who enjoys stress and other long-running strategy based games, you'll love this game. It will challenge you like few you've ever played. If you want hack and slash action, this game will bore you quickly. The thing is, though, This is one of those special types of games out there. Chances are, you'll either love it, or seriously dislike it. If you're the kind of person who enjoys stress and other long-running strategy based games, you'll love this game. It will challenge you like few you've ever played. If you want hack and slash action, this game will bore you quickly. The thing is, though, if this game is one you enjoy, you'll enjoy it forever. I don't know of any game I've ever played that has as much replay value as this one. There are just so many different things that can happen and that you can do in this game, that it's impossible to grow tired of it. Give it a chance, and find out what it's like to have a game you can play for the next 6 months. Collapse
  4. [Anonymous]
    Oct 25, 2002
    10
    Excellent! This is definitely an acquired taste, but for those who have this 'acquired' taste, they're in for an amazingly fun and addicting treat. For those who don't have this 'acquired' taste, they'll experience a serious disappointement. I, on the other hand, AM the acquired taste!
  5. MikeG.
    Oct 14, 2002
    9
    I have played previous games in hte seriese, and none were this accessable on the first turns. With the extra space on the PS2, they were finally able to provide sufficent tutorial files for the new player. best R3K yet!
  6. ToddH.
    Oct 8, 2002
    10
    This game requires an aquired taste. It is unfortunate that more games like this do not make it to PS2, but that is because it offers more in intellect that dazzle. For those that do not like it, that is fine, but do not judge it base only on grafics and lack of little movies to watch.
  7. BillC.
    Sep 26, 2002
    10
    The only thing that disappointed me was the removal of the imprison command...I loved letting the captured officers rot in a cell until they came begging for a chance to redeem themselves.
  8. Dave
    Aug 15, 2002
    10
    This is not like any other games. This is a really special game that only certain people could enjoy it! For those who can enjoy this game...congrats! For those who cannot enjoy this game....don't ever try to play.
  9. Remy
    Jul 23, 2002
    10
    If you like this style of game it's right for you. But stay away if you never had played this type of game before unless your are willing to give a lot of time into it.
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. You'll need the patience and interest to pour hours upon hours into the game, tirelessly tracking all your statistics as you slowly progress through the military and political ranks.
  2. The upgraded graphical presentation and more RPG-like aspect of upgrading characters and abilities really puts it over the top. [August 2002, p.22]
  3. 70
    A deep and time-consuming game. It isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s fun in a unique sort of way.