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Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires

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Set in ancient China, DW5: Empires brings the Empire mode to the latest DW game, while the basic hack & slash, button mashing gameplay remains the same.

The Empire mode adds a strategy overlay to the basic game, with a map of 25 areas to conquer. Each turn consists of two parts: empire control, and war making. Your territories bring you tax revenue each turn, which you can spend on various different actions. You can create items and tactics for your generals to use in battle. Recruit generals and troops, fortify your territories, among many other command options. You can wage war on other territories, or may be called upon to defend your own. For each battle you select which generals and lieutenants will fight. There are 4 scenarios to unlock, though they offer little to differentiate each other.

There is two player split-screen co-op, in either of Empire of Free play modes. Next to the soundtrack of the base game, this edition also adds soundtracks from previous titles, including Dynasty Warriors 2, Dynasty Warriors 3 and Dynasty Warriors 4.


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User Reviews

Xu Chu should be emperor! PlayStation 2 Pixelspeech (955)
Empires gives DW a Brain-Transplant, is it worth your $? Yes. PlayStation 2 Kyle Levesque (335)

The Press Says

GameSpot Xbox 360 Mar 29, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71
Console Obsession Xbox 360 Jul 31, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Kombo.com Xbox 360 Mar 28, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Sep 05, 2006 68 out of 100 68
GameZone Xbox 360 Apr 18, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Boomtown Xbox 360 Aug 01, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 May, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Jul 21, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Video Games Daily Xbox 360 Jul 25, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Jolt (UK) Xbox 360 Jul 22, 2006 3.3 out of 10 33


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