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Use your power as a Feudal Lord to unite the land of the Rising Sun under your iron fist.
Release Date: Sep 15, 2011

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“It’s a setting that’s seen rarely in video games. European conflict dominates the strategy landscape and seeing a fresh perspective is very welcome. The fact it’s addictive and enjoyable is even better. This is history made fun.”
8/10 – Strategy Informer

“Sengoku is in every aspect a wonderful simulation of its time, and a historic marvel for strategists.”
9/10 – Gamegrin

“...a game that provide such rich strategic scope that it will very likely be the only game armchair strategists need for the remainder of the year.”
4,5/5 – Digitally Downloaded

About the Game

Sengoku is a deep character driven strategy game set in 16th century Japan. Play as a Japanese nobleman and unite the land of the Rising Sun under your iron fist. Use your military might, your smooth talking tongue, and your guile to increase your power. Watch your enemies fall like cherry blossoms in the early dawn of spring. Doublecross your enemies in an honorable and auspicious manner. Always make sure you have competent heir, if you should die before your destiny has been reached.

Key features

  • Play as a Feudal Japanese Lord and manage your relations with family, friends, and enemies
  • Rise in influence and power inside your clan and then move on to claim the ultimate prize, the control of Japan
  • Conquer and grow while rewarding your most valued retainers as you make a bid to become Shogun
  • Detailed historical map of Japan, divided into over 350 different provinces, during the Warring States era
  • Manage your relations with three different religious factions, the Shinto, the Christians and the Buddhists
  • Employ the aid of powerful Ninja clans when your Samurai armies are not enough

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory: 2 Gb RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Available HDD Space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
45 of 52 people (87%) found this review helpful
317 products in account
39 reviews
5.0 hrs on record
Surprisingly entertaining and substantially less complicated than I thought it would be, CRUSADER KINGS II: JAPAN EDITION (Sengoku) is a grand strategy game that puts you in charge of uniting the clans of Japan under your rule as Shogun. Of course, there's nearly a hundred other different clans with that very same objective, so you'll have to play your cards right using diplomacy, might and sabotage to earn the respect of the emperor and conquer the nation.

You can HIRE NINJAS to COUNTER OTHER NINJAS, assemble armies of RONIN and even stab other leaders in the back! Also, GUNS. IF you happen to be visited by western traders.

Also, since it's Ancient Japan we're talking about, HONOR is a very important currency, with a decisive hand in negociations and your internal political stability: be an honored leader and the other clans and your people will respect you and your decisions. Screw up and you might as well commit sepukku to guarantee your lineage (yes, you can do that and, yes, if your son fails to become the next ruler when you die, it's GG).

RECOMMEND. Just beware that matches can (and wil) last FOREVER (as in, more than half a dozen hours forever), so you better be patient. Also, do yourself a favor and play at maximum speed - you can pause to issue orders anyway.
Posted: October 23rd, 2013
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
11 products in account
1 review
49.7 hrs on record
First off I'd like to say that Sengoku is a very good game. It focuses heavily on the internal affairs of a clan and the political relationships with the other clans in Japan. It also brings about an interesting land management system that must be used carefully. One must be careful not to promote undeserving vassals who are likely to rebel against their master. However, the combat does leave a bit to be desired as it is nothing more then really a number game. Having a general with high martial skill and a large number of troops guarantees your victory. Primarily, the game focuses on an even pacing between combat and diplomacy so as to advance your clans influence throughout the realm and not angering those within and around you by acting dishonorably or becoming too threatening. Over all, I would give the game an 8.5/10.
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
13 products in account
3 reviews
62.8 hrs on record
There is no tutorial I have found for this game, sides comments from various forums, I've googled.
But if you like a almost 'Game of Thrones' style deception, diplomacy, backstabbing, plotting, assasination styled game with the end goal being a Shogun of Japan then this is the strategy game for you. Forget watching epic armies clash it out, that's more like Shogun 2, no this game is built on the decisions you make and your handling of the pressure.
I've not heard of any more support for this game, but overall I have still thoroughly enjoyed this game nonetheless.

Therefore I reccomend it. I'd give it 7.5/10
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
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7 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
Sengoku is very similar to Crusader Kings (I've not played CK, but am familar with it). There are characters and lines of succession to worry about. Creating or getting vassals is important as there are about 100 factions in the Japan of this time era. In order to win, you need to control 50% of Japan. This really can't be done as outright conquest. For one thing, your provincial leaders will get angry if you have too many provinces. So, diplomacy and some warfare is what the game is all about.

This is a complicated game. There are hint boxes, but only the most diehard of turn based strategy fans will stick with this game. Dealing with all the various characters and factions is overwhelming. Oh, you can also build some structures in provinces, but they take years to finish. There is also religion involved.

Anyway, I am sure it is fun, but very complicated and involved.
Posted: December 8th, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17 products in account
3 reviews
6.9 hrs on record
Its ♥♥♥♥ing hard 11/10
Posted: March 30th, 2014
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