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Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence

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Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

50%

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 1, 2015
PCSep 1, 2015

Developer: Koei Tecmo Games

Genre: Strategy

The renowned historical simulation series returns with enhanced features in "Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere on Influence". Take the role of the legendary Warring States Daimyō (Warlords) such as "Nobunaga Oda" and "Shingen Takeda" to work your way towards unification by making best use of domestic affairs, diplomacy and battles against the fierce Warlord neighbors.

The latest installment has numerous enhancements and features to it's predecessor "Nobunaga's Ambition: Souzou" by expressing the Warring era's highlight, the "Battle of Sekigahara" in the highest quality ever to date in the franchise's history. Also the numerous in game procedures required in making progress towards unification has seen a major revamp in all areas.

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Destructoid

7.5 / 10.0
Kyle MacGregor

Its pace may be too plodding for some and it certainly seems somewhat backwards or dated in relief with other modern strategy games, but Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence still remains an ornate and absorbing title that kept me engaged for hours on end and surely will continue to do so.

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TheSixthAxis

7 / 10
Jim Hargreaves

Over the years, Koei has clearly continued to refine it's original strategy template, layering an interlocking mesh of game systems and mechanics. When the cogs start turning, Nobunaga's Ambition becomes this intriguing spectacle as clans employ a variety of strategies in order to adapt, survive, and expand. Although far from perfect, this is likely the best grand strategy title you'll find on a home console.

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God is a Geek

8 / 10.0
Chris White

If you have the time, Nobunaga's Ambition is a rewarding and immersive experience; you'll be bathing in its wealth of options and historical depth for months.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun

It's charming and evocative, but the more I play it, the less substantial it gets.

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