Use your power as a Feudal Lord to unite the land of the Rising Sun under your iron fist.
User reviews: Mixed (196 reviews) - 65% of the 196 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 15, 2011

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"The strategy and setting in the game is enjoyable, design and graphics attractive although simple and winning wars against rival clans satisfying."
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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 This 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
19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
-started the game.
-looked for a wife for one of my children
-asked for permission for my son to marry the girl
-parents said no.
-send ninja to capture daughter
-perfect kidnapp
-tried to have the girl marry my son... because I have her captured
-Parents decline the marriage, parents still not aware I have her...... What?!
-send ninjas
-Assasinate father and mother.
-try to marry the daughter to my son again
-parents decline the marriage.... ghost parents?
-Kill off the captive

10/10 would destroy a clan to get a marriage aproval again.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
You can hate this game. You can love it.

But don't say it isn't worth trying, or it is a horrible game.

This game is simple sure, but it has such a fine time to be given! Imagine it like europa, but cheaper and, more detailed on Japan. I trust you for 10 dollars this game is worth it, even by the 1$: 1 hour rule. So give it a try, watch some videos. I assure you it wont be a waste of time if you like Japanese culture.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
A tricky game to get a handle on, but the premise is fun. Perhaps not as well executed as other games of its kind. Still, I had a good time poking around in it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Sengoku is a grand strategy game set in real time exactly like Europa Universalis or Crusader Kings. The diplomacy and politics of the game area really good and if you like the time period, the sengoku era or japan in general i highly suggest it. The gameplay/UI is similar to other Paradox games so you'll feel at home soon while playing.

Overally i highly suggest it! 5/5.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
469.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
What should be the strong point about this game: the great HISTORICAL RESEARCH that went into making it has become trivialised and lost in the absolute obsessive-compulsive MECHANICAL FORMULA of gameplay. In a game that has hundreds of places, hundreds of people and thousands of events happening, big and small, all details, nuances and enjoyments are lost in the sausage-machine click-clack of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ gameplay. We all know that computer games are math dressed up as 'life'. However in this case the illusion is flimsy and we feel ourselves trapped in a math vortex. It is akin to gambling addiction, playing the one armed bandit, as you extend turn by turn trying to figure out where the fun is. You never get to build and enjoy a realm or build and enjoy any kind of diplomacy in this game. Only the most vicious and relentless form of TOTAL WAR will fulfill the Paradox designated 'success. After all these years and all these variants of the SAME bloody game engine we would have imagined that there would have been streamlining of the mechanisms, but we are still basically playing on a colored spreadsheet with the feel of those over-complex cardboard wargames the Americans used to make. The irony is that Paradox has their heart in the right place, and we may eventually get a truly great game out of them, sometime before their 50th anniversary (and the rest of us die of old age) I hope.
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