Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny

DOS - 1993

Also released on: FM Towns - Genesis - Sharp X68000 - TurboGrafx CD

Alt names 三國志Ⅲ, Les trois royaumes: Le destin du dragon, RTK 3, Sangokushi III
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme China (Ancient/Imperial), Historical Battle (specific/exact), Turn-based
Publisher KOEI Corporation
Developer KOEI Co., Ltd.
Perspective Top-Down
4.1 / 5 - 133 votes

Description of Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny

After the disappointingly easy Romance of Three Kingdoms 2, KOEI revamped the whole engine and introduce many enhancements for the third game in its flagship series. The results are mostly positive, although some might argue that the game is still much easier than the first game. There are many enhancements and new features.

First, RtK 3 places a much stronger emphasis on tactical battles. The game debuts the attractive isometric view of the battlefield, which makes commanding your army more exciting. It also introduces new units such as crossbow, strong crossbow, and cavalry. Size of castles are more realistic in the isometric view, and you can actually place units at various points inside the castle if you are defending against an invasion. Capital Cities such as Luoyang and Xu Chang have bigger castles compared to other towns, spanning almost the entire screen. This makes it more difficult to capture these cities, as the castle can house many more units of the defender.

There are also several new tactics, such as ambush and pitholes if an advisor is present in battle. On the downside, the game is much easier than RtK 1 if you have intelligent advisors (with 95 or above intelligence score). This is because their advices are so accurate that you already have a good chance of winning if you just blindly do what they say. Still, longer and more involved tactical battles help lengthen the game, especially in late stages when you are trying to break down the last strongholds.

Overall, RtK 3 is a fine sequel to a great series. Attractive VGA graphics and great soundtrack help bring medieval China to life. To prevent the game from ending too soon, though, play as a custom character instead and don't ask for advice from your advisors . Thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

seroster 2023-03-22 -1 point DOS version

Love that this game is declared as not abandonware, yet also is only available in Japanese. Oh well, there's always a Super Nintendo ROM, but the graphics in most of Koei's early 90's games were better on the PC.

Aan 2021-09-14 -1 point

Bagaimana cara download game ini ya? Apakah bisa dimainkan menggunakan hp andoid

Game Pro 2020-09-12 -1 point

This game is fun and can be challenging using the weaker rulers.

ricard 2020-05-04 -1 point

thank for this games ..... i like it

Adam 2019-08-16 -1 point

This is perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. However, when I download it (the Genesis version) it's all in chinese. Any way I could get the English version?

Rays 2017-07-07 -1 point DOS version

Can you put it on Dropbox or Google Drive then post the sharing url here, so other can download too? Many thanks.

Sam 2017-07-02 -2 points

Thanks guys for your great work on this website

sammy 2016-12-12 0 point

nice game

ตุ่น 2016-05-17 1 point

สามก๊กภาคสาม เป็นอะไรที่ลึกซึ้งมากๆ เกมนี้มีมนต์เสน่ห์ทั้งรูปแบบของเกมที่สวยงาม เพลงก็หวานมากในโหมดการวางแผน ทัศนียภาพของประเทศจีนเหมือนดูภาพถ่ายจากดาวเทียมไทยคม1ฤดูกาลก็เปลี่ยนแปลงตามเดือนที่ปรากฎ การยกทับจับศึกต่อสู้ก็เหมือนดูฟุตบอลไม่มีผิดเพี้ยน การโกงเกมก็ไม่มีผลกับตัวละครมากนักนอกจากจะตั้งปีค.ศ.ให้มากกว่าที่ตัวละครในเมืองนั้นๆจะมีชีวิตอยู่ได้ ตั้งปีค.ศ.0ก็ไม่มีผลอะไรต่อตัวละครเลย เรื่องราวในนิยายสามก๊กจะยังคงดำเนินต่อไปจนกว่าผู้ปกครองนั้นๆจะยึดเมืองทั้งประเทศได้ เกมถึงจะจบลง

Dosi 2016-05-15 1 point


Ali 2014-09-21 3 points DOS version

hi im from iran i love this game thanks

johan 2014-07-19 0 point DOS version

good game i like this game

mohsin 2014-04-19 0 point DOS version


icewater 2013-09-08 0 point DOS version

There seems to be a bug in this download. Cannot seem to un-delegate a city. A city becomes automatically deglated after conquering it.

flashman 2012-10-14 0 point DOS version


Xantrani 2012-06-24 -1 point DOS version

i have a real strategy that points out many of the missing points of other so called strategy guide. like the formulas used to determine how much your economy will grow, how to build your land production, plant crops, and flood control/irrigation most effectively. plus real beginning game cheats. where do i post this guide?

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Other Releases

Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny was also released on the following systems:

FM Towns


Sharp X68000

TurboGrafx CD

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