Kessen III

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Kessen III
Kessen III
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: T (Mild Language, Sexual Themes, Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53119 & SLUS-21119 & NPUD-21119
Japanese: SLPM-65781 & KOEI-00021 & SLPM-62573 & SLPM-74223 & SLPM-74231 & SLPM-61103 & SLPM-65780
German: SLES-53121
French: SLES-53120
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21119
NPUD-21119 (PS2 Classics)
Release date: February 22, 2005
August 20, 2013 (PS2 Classics)
CRCs: FB539DD4
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53119
Release date: May 13, 2005
January 30, 2013 (PS2 Classics)
CRCs: B2C8E422
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65781
SLPM-65780 (Treasure Box)
SLPM-62573 (Treasure Box)
SLPM-74223 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
SLPM-74231 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
SLPM-61103 (Trial)
Release date: December 22, 2004
December 1, 2005 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
September 14, 2006 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Koei
Publisher(s): Koei (JP, US, EU), Koei Tecmo Games (EU), SCEA (US)
Genre: RTS
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN8.0/10, Metacritic73/100
Game description: Kessen III marks the Kessen franchise's return to Japanese history and aesthetics. The story begins at the heart of Japan's turbulent Sengoku, or "warring states," period. You play as Nobunaga, a warrior who must stand against legions of samurai to resurrect a land rife with chaos and sorrow. To win your battles, you must master your ninja attacks, charge the battlefield with various units, develop clever offensive strategies, and equip your officers with the best weapons.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 (3.6Ghz)
  • GeForce 9600 GT
0.9.8 GSdx r4600
  • SPU2-X 1.4.0
  • LilyPad 0.10.0
BIOS: USA v2.00, Hacks: INTC, Wait Idle Loop, mVU flag hack. PAL last tested with 0.9.2 giving a DVD9 error, probably working with 0.9.8 too., 60+ FPS Machina
PAL Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
v1.7.0 (dev-13) GSdx 1.2.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.1
BIOS: USA v02.30, Preset: 3 (Balanced). Goes ingame and runs perfectly stable without any major issues. The only notable thing is that cutscenes can sometimes have a flickering line at the bottom which can easily be fixed by manually switching to Software Mode (F9) during the cutscene or using the "Switch to GSdx software rendering when an FMV plays" game fix in the settings menu. I have not played further than the second level, so I can't confirm if the game is playable from start to finish. See my video here. TomBoss


  • Original names: 決戦III (SLPM-65781) & (SLPM-74231)

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