Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 7, 2016
    70
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII is a good RTS, but there’s plenty to learn that may put off those looking for a shorter and snappier experience.
  2. Jul 5, 2016
    66
    A decent game that simply tries too much. Mixing role playing and strategy aspects, though never the best at either, there's a lot to do. The other major issue is simply how ugly it looks outside of the drawn art.
  3. Jul 5, 2016
    60
    In all the game works mechanically well but lacks innovation and plays it too safe. The oversimplified gameplay mixed with lacklustre combat make for a game that plays well but leaves you with the disappointing notion of what could have been.
  4. Jul 6, 2016
    48
    It is a shame, then, that this is such a clunky, ugly mess of a game. It is rare enough that an English version of a Romance of the Three Kingdoms comes to Western shores by any other way than import and it makes me sad that – this – will be the first experience with the series for new players.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. gyc
    Jan 29, 2016
    9
    correct reviews are on steam. This is a great game, GREAT game but why 9 but not 10? There a large amount of little bugs in game, that makescorrect reviews are on steam. This is a great game, GREAT game but why 9 but not 10? There a large amount of little bugs in game, that makes -0.5, the price makes -0.5. I mean, based on a Chinese famous story line, million of Chinese buyers are ready to pay for the game, but a price like 300 RMB is 1/10 of monthly salary, which is nearly unacceptable. If Koei want to make a good deal, be successful, sells a million, it is necessary that the RTK13 PK is on a better pricing, or give original buyers a little advantage. If not, we all know 80*100000=800 000, and 40*1000 000=4 000 000, it is not double ! Full Review »
  2. Feb 11, 2016
    0
    A game where Koei goes in full retard mode. Not acceptable. Overpriced, 50% of bugs etc etc. This list can long 4ever. The AI in the game isA game where Koei goes in full retard mode. Not acceptable. Overpriced, 50% of bugs etc etc. This list can long 4ever. The AI in the game is so bad. Worst game on a franchise. Full Review »
  3. Sep 1, 2017
    5
    I am a die hard RoTK fan, been playing this series since the RoTK II back in the 80's. I am very sorry to say RoTK XIII is a failure for me.I am a die hard RoTK fan, been playing this series since the RoTK II back in the 80's. I am very sorry to say RoTK XIII is a failure for me. Here's why:

    1. You can't transfer troops. The idea of every city has it's own troops type that you can deploy upon research, is not a bad idea, but then to make the troops not transferable to other city is a huge mistake. In the reality, when a troops won a battle, sometimes they are station there as the permanent troops of that city. Like in history when some notorious general is given a new post, his long serving soldiers or elite troops will be brought as well to the new post.
    2. If you are a ruller, you have to go visit every single of your officer one by one if you want to increase their loyalty. You can't send them gift or gold just by command, you have to travel to their home YOURSELF. This is ridiculous, because I don;t think there is any ruler that has to go door to door to beg for loyalty of his subject.
    3. The battle system is ok, but still, I miss the option of challenging the opponent officer to a duel and also the option of using several tactics like setting fire, shooting fire arrows, throwing boulders, taunt, perturb, misinform, ambush, blunder, etc, like in RoTK XI.

    The only pro for this game is that it has better graphics than the previous series, that's all.
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