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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 (932)

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Xbox 360 May 08, 2006 72 out of 100 72
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Xbox 360 Jul 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jun 29, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Sep 05, 2006 68 out of 100 68
GameSpy Xbox 360 Mar 28, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 May 01, 2006 6 out of 10 60
AceGamez Xbox 360 Aug 02, 2006 6 out of 10 60
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 30, 2006 5.3 out of 10 53
Video Game Talk Xbox 360 Apr 12, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Video Games Daily Xbox 360 Jul 25, 2006 4 out of 10 40


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