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  • Summary: This title is the latest in the popular Romance of the Three Kingdoms series of strategy games revolving around the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China. RTK VII introduces a number of dramatic improvements to the series, such as the ability to play as any character in the game, as wellThis title is the latest in the popular Romance of the Three Kingdoms series of strategy games revolving around the Three Kingdoms period of ancient China. RTK VII introduces a number of dramatic improvements to the series, such as the ability to play as any character in the game, as well as a variety of character roles/positions. [KOEI] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 85
    But if you can see past the façade and look directly into what really makes this game tick, you'll soon discover that there's a scant few with this much depth and functionality.
  2. 80
    With many hundreds of officers to meet, totally open-ended gameplay and ten scenarios to experience, this may be the best and longest lasting game you've ever bought.
  3. PSM Magazine
    80
    The upgraded graphical presentation and more RPG-like aspect of upgrading characters and abilities really puts it over the top. [August 2002, p.22]
  4. Game Informer
    70
    It gets very, very dry. An acquired taste to say the least. [August 2002, p.78]
  5. 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.
  6. 60
    It has that "just one more turn" kind of addictiveness that all good turn-based strategy games have in spades.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    The big problem is that none of the tasks are that engaging, and are made less so by the graphics. [Sept 2002, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. 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 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. Collapse
  3. 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 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. Expand
  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 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! Expand
  5. 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 playThe 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... Expand
  6. 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 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. Expand
  7. GammaT.
    May 12, 2005
    10
    Its a great game.

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#95 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002