|Electronic Games About Japan|
Japan is known for making a wealth of video games that are played around the world.|
Meanwhile, the history and culture of Japan is featured in a few games. Produced primarily by foreigners, these games often focus in on the Shogun, Samurai, Ninja aspects of Japan's history; games of armored knights and political strategy.
As I have read books to explore and understand Japanese culture, I have played some games for a look at Japan as well. You could argue that the scads of video games published by Japan reveal something about the country; that is the subject for another web page.
There are a large group of games centered around World War II; this list will mostly avoid those games to examine games that examine other points in Japanese history.
|1986||Shogun||PC||Mastertronic||Shogun recreates the|
|1986||Budokan||PC||Electronic Arts||This compact action game recreated Japanese martial arts. Beyond simply hands and fists, this game offered combat with staves, in Japanese dojo-inspired settings.|
|Lords of the Rising Sun||Amiga||CinemaWare||Publisher Page|
|1988||James Clavell's Shogun||Infocom||A text game based on the adventures of a foreigner arriving in late-Feudal Japan.|
|1987?||Sword of the Samurai||PC||Microprose||Sword of the Samurai offers the chance to play as an aspiring warlord in feudal Japan. Power, honor, mostly decided through small arcade games and some strategy.|
|1991?||Nobunga's Ambition 2||PC||Koei|
|1992||Conquest of Japan||PC||Impressions||UnderDogs|
|1995||Cosmology of Kyoto||PC||SoftEdge|
|2000||Shogun: Total War||PC||Electronic Arts||Strategy game|