Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E (Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Violence)
PEGI rating: 7+
Supports up to eight local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52258 & SLUS-20720
Japanese: SLPM-62131 & SLPM-62519 & SLPM-62710 & SLPM-62319 & SLPM-62641 & SLPM-62762
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20720
Release date: August 13, 2003
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52258
Release date: March 26, 2004
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-62131
SLPM-62319 (Power-Up Kit)
SLPM-62519 (Koei the Best)
SLPM-62641 (Power-Up Kit, Koei the Best)
SLPM-62710 (Koei Teiban Series)
SLPM-62762 (Power-Up Kit, Koei Best Series)
Release date: January 24, 2002
April 19, 2002 (Koei 2002 Spring Pack)
April 3, 2003 (Power-Up Kit)
June 10, 2004 (Koei the Best)
January 19, 2006 (Koei Teiban Series)
February 15, 2007 (Power-Up Kit, Koei Best Series)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Koei
Publisher(s): Koei
Genre: Turn-based strategy, Simulation
Wikipedia: Link, Link (Japanese)
Game review links: Metacritic77/100
Game description: In Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII, you can choose to bring an end to chaos or fuel personal ambitions. Play up to eight characters in a single game--from a loyal officer who helps his lord to a rogue general forging his own path to fortune and glory. While depicting historically significant relationships--such as the brotherhood between Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei--the game allows you to create new bonds between characters. Now, nearly all forces of second-century China collide on the battlefield.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor, 3.4 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970, 2048 MB
1.0.0 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Japan v01.00(17/01/2000), There's one minor issue with the map not changing in the main game menu between the years of 208 and 263 A.D. unless you switch out and back in, and another in that the music is a tad scratchy (may just be my computer), but besides that, the game is perfect., Game menu and possibly audio (see above).
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
13 11 2012 1.1.0 r5452- GSdx 5442 SSE41 [29 10 2012]
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 [21 11 2012]
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 [09 10 2012]
Runs above full speed., Characters and other graphics have a green outline if gsdx is in hardware mode. Looks fine in software mode.
NTSC-U ? GSdx 5627 (MSVC 16.00, SSE41) 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X r5559 2.0.0
  • LilyPad svn (r5403) 0.11.0
BIOS: USA v2.00, HACKS: None, The text is completely black with any of the GS, which makes it barely readable. Setting the internal resolution to anything above native will cause glitches. ManaYagami


  • Original names: 三國志VIII (SLPM-62131) & (SLPM-62519) & (SLPM-62710), 三國志VIII with パワーアップキット (SLPM-62319) & (SLPM-62762)
  • Also known as San Goku Shi VIII, San Goku Shi VIII with Power-Up Kit (JP)
  • Power-Up Kit added three new scenarios, new game mode, improved game AI, improved game editor and made other small changes (see here)

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