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Kessen PS2

Kessen PS2

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A Classic Strategy Gem: Kessen PS2 Review

Title: A Classic Strategy Gem: Kessen PS2 Review


Kessen for the PlayStation 2 is a historical real-time strategy game developed by Koei. Set in feudal Japan, this game offers a unique blend of strategic planning, tactical battles, and captivating storytelling. As a fan of both strategy games and Japanese history, I was excited to dive into this title and explore its immersive world. In this in-depth review, I will discuss the gameplay mechanics, graphics, sound design, and overall experience of Kessen for the PS2.


Kessen's gameplay revolves around commanding armies, managing resources, and engaging in epic battles. The game seamlessly combines strategic decision-making with real-time combat, allowing players to experience the thrill of leading troops into war. The strategic map provides an overview of the battlefield, where players can issue orders, deploy units, and plan their tactics. The battles themselves are visually stunning, with hundreds of soldiers clashing onscreen simultaneously.

The game offers a variety of units, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. From infantry and cavalry to archers and siege weapons, the diverse unit roster adds depth to the gameplay. Additionally, the inclusion of powerful generals with unique abilities further enhances the strategic aspect of the game. Balancing unit composition, positioning, and timing is crucial to achieving victory.


Considering its release in 2000, Kessen's graphics are impressive. The detailed character models, lush environments, and fluid animations bring the feudal Japanese setting to life. The battlefield is filled with vibrant colors, and the attention to detail in the armor and weapons is commendable. The game's cutscenes, rendered using the in-game engine, are visually stunning and effectively convey the narrative.

Sound Design:

The sound design in Kessen is exceptional, further immersing players in the world of feudal Japan. The background music, composed by Reijiro Koroku, perfectly captures the epic nature of the battles and the emotional depth of the story. The sound effects, from the clash of swords to the thundering hooves of cavalry, are realistic and add to the overall immersion. The voice acting, although in Japanese with English subtitles, is well done and adds authenticity to the characters.

Overall Experience:

Kessen for the PS2 is a captivating and immersive strategy game that successfully combines historical accuracy with engaging gameplay. The strategic depth, coupled with the visually stunning battles, keeps players hooked for hours on end. The well-crafted narrative, supported by impressive graphics and sound design, further enhances the overall experience. Whether you are a fan of strategy games or Japanese history, Kessen is a must-play title that stands the test of time.

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)

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