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Dynasty Warriors 3 (Sony PlayStation 2, 2001)

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Luo Guanzhong's Romance of the Three Kingdoms is the base upon which KOEI has developed many of its acclaimed titles, including the action-oriented Dynasty Warriors series. Dynasty Warriors 3 continues this tradition, dropping the player into the middle of an epic conflict between the Wei, Wu, and Shu kingdoms of ancient China. An initially selectable cast of ten characters gives way to over 40 characters in total, the majority of which will need to be unlocked by completing the various game modes.<br><br>Essentially the same as Dynasty Warriors 2, this latest incarnation adds new moves, characters, and modes to the mix. Visceral combat is in abundance, with plenty of enemy grunts and generals to defeat. Basic combinations can be performed, but the incredibly powerful Musou moves can kill entire groups of enemies with little fuss. Bodyguards now grow in both experience and number depending on your proficiency in battle, and can be outfitted with different weapons as the need arises. Commands, such as attack and defend, can be issued to the bodyguards in the midst of battle. Horses and elephants can be mounted in combat and maneuvered around the battlefield; the former proves a speedy transport while the latter can be best likened to a tank, mowing down anything in its path.<br><br>Swarms of enemies take to the battlefield and much like the previous title, players can encounter hundreds of soldiers at a time. Additional items and weapons can be found in combat and put to good use against the seemingly endless tide of warriors. The Challenge mode presents a variety of seemingly impossible situations to the player, in both endurance and timed disciplines. A second player can join in the main action, allowing for a cooperative romp through the game's many missions. More competitive players can square off against each other in the periphery Versus mode.

Tech Details

Game Special Features:

  • Over 20 levels and 40 playable warriors

  • Play with or against a friend in split-screen mode

  • Ride elephant troops to trample enemies

  • Control Elements:

    Gamepad/Joystick

    Number of Players:

    1-2

    Release Year:

    2001

    ESRB Descriptor:

    Mild Language, Violence

    Game Series:

    Dynasty Warriors Series

    Key Features

    Rating:

    T - Teen

    Genre:

    Action · Adventure

    Platform:

    Sony PlayStation 2

    Product Identifiers

    UPC:

    040198001229

    Game:

    Dynasty Warriors 3

    MPN:

    4005209031028

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