Three Kingdoms I: Home

Romance of the Three Kingdoms; San Goku Shi; 三国埽

You are here: [ Home –> Games –> Three Kingdoms I ]

Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a multiplayer kingdom management strategy game, is the first installation in Koei’s namesake historic simulation series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. You assume the role of an historic Three Kingdoms ruler as you manage your kingdom, officers, diplomatic relations and economy, drafting troops, and waging war—all in a bid to unit China under your flag.

Characters and events in Romance of the Three Kingdoms are inspired by the novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguo Yanyi; 三国演义), written in the Ming Dynasty, 14th century, by famous Chinese author Luo Guanzhong. Events in Romance of the Three Kingdoms are, in majority, based on historic government records from the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history—a chaotic period marred with civil war as famous warlords fought amongst themselves for control of China—and further romanticized through storytelling, folklore, and the mind of a brilliant author.

Release Dates and Links

Release Information, Game Information, and Site Links (external).
NTSC = United States and Canada, PAL = Most of Europe and Australia.

Section Updates

2/23/05: Linked game information to our database and made new additions (e.g. Google, forums). Access new information through the resources and links above.

6/2/02: Took many new Romance of the Three Kingdoms screenshots and added them to a new screenshots page for this game.

5/5/02: Romance of the Three Kingdoms section navigation and layout revised (and drastically improved). Moved credits to the new credits page. Created a requests page. Created a new site menu (with a Three Kingdoms section).

4/23/02: Main menus updated (for novel and history page) and search engine added.

4/7/02: Finished applying the new site design to this section.

4/2/02: Cleaned up page, updated the news, added some very good message boards that deal with Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

( Page Archives )

Romance of the Three Kingdoms FAQs and Walkthroughs

Submitted FAQs and Walkthroughs for Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a trademark of KOEI Corporation and KOEI Co., Ltd. © 1988 KOEI Co., Ltd.



Three Kingdoms


Games »


January 16, 2023