Dynasty Warriors 3 is a videogame developed by Omega Force and published by KOEI Co. Ltd. The game was released for the PlayStation 2 console from Sony and the Xbox from Microsoft in September 2001. It is classed as an action and strategy title played from a third person perspective and is largely based on a historical setting.
Dynasty Warriors 3 is part of one of the most successful franchises created by KOEI. It tells the story of China, about 1,800 years ago, as warriors were trying to control the country and defeat all of their adversaries. The player can choose from three warlords: one that only sought domination, one that was focused on ambition and the last who fought for righteousness.
The game offers a host of improvements over the two previous titles in the series, the most important being a two-player mode. There are also more characters to play with, more stages on which to do battle, more weapons to use and a wider variety of attacks to combine into combo strings. The graphics, mostly the textures, were also updated, making the movement of the characters smoother.
This iteration in the series was very well received by critics and got mostly scores over 90 out of 100. Most reviewers praised the battle mechanics, the historical background that KOEI integrated and the amount of content delivered.
Opening Edit option
Highlight the "Free Mode" icon at the main menu. Then, press R1, Square, R1, Triangle, R1, L1, Square, L1. A cheer will confirm correct code entry. Note: Press R1, Square, L1, Square, R2, Triangle, L2, Triangle in the Japanese version of the game. Note: Neither set of codes will work in the PAL version of the game.
Here's the introduction video sequence for the game: