Released: 2000
Developer/Publisher: Omega Force for KOEI
Platform(s): PS2

Loosely based on ancient Chinese history, this epic hack-and-slash game was one of the PS2's launch titles. Its stunning graphics and chaotic crowd battles set a new standard for third-person fighters early in the new decade.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
The game's eight stages are based on one fictional battle and seven real-life clashes, fought during the lead up to China's Three Kingdoms period, from 184 to 234.