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Onimusha: Warlords

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
83
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Windows
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3.6
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Description

Onimusha: Warlords is set in 16th century Japan during the period of the civil war dominated by Nobunaga Oda. You play Samanosuke Akechi, who dies during an attempt to stop the kidnapping of young princess Yuki, the sister to Yoshitatsu Saito. However, Akechi is given another chance at life, and is handed the gauntlet of the Ogres.

With this new power Samanosuke must fight through the monster-filled halls of Inabayama Castle. As monsters are defeated, their souls are absorbed by the gauntlet, increasing its power. Some souls restore Samanosuke's health and magic, while others can be used to power up weapons, armor, and items. Powering up weapons will increase their damage and the strength of their associated magic, and is also required to pass by special locks throughout the castle. Items will need to be found in one part of the castle to unlock doors or otherwise bypass obstacles elsewhere in the castle, and sometimes the player will take control of Samanosuke's companion Kaede while Samanosuke is incapacitated in some way. Kaede can reach some locations that are beyond Samanosuke as well as pick locks and throw kunai, but she can not absorb souls or open any lock intended for the wearer of the Ogre gauntlet.

Screenshots

Onimusha: Warlords Windows ...guess I'll have to...
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Fighting in the rain... The intro video's battle scene featured the largest number of people motion captured in any one scene up to that point.
Onimusha: Warlords Windows princess Yuki.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Demons are a cowardly, superstitious lot. Samanosuke, aka Pandaman, strikes a heroic pose against the night sky.

Alternate Titles

  • "鬼武者" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Onimusha: Путь Самурая" -- Russian title
  • "Guiwuzhe" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

PS2 gained a point to envy by hosting this game. PlayStation 2 MAT (70377)
Resident Evil in Japan, and there is nothing wrong with that! PlayStation 2 Kartanym (10780)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jul 14, 2005 5 out of 5 100
games xtreme PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Quebec Gamers PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2012 8.4 out of 10 84
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Jul, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Apr 04, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Jul 03, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Jul 17, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History PlayStation 2 May 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Aug 17, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Gameplanet PlayStation 2 Aug 29, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

"Onimusha" is Japanese for 'demon warrior'. Surprisingly, the name is applicable to a number of characters in the story...even the hero...


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