Onimusha: Warlords

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
83
3.7
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.

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

PS2 gained a point to envy by hosting this game. PlayStation 2 MAT (97912)
Resident Evil in Japan, and there is nothing wrong with that! PlayStation 2 Kartanym (10765)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jul 14, 2005 5 out of 5 100
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Aug 24, 2001 91 out of 100 91
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Mar 12, 2001 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Mar, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Jul, 2001 84 out of 100 84
PSM PlayStation 2 Mar, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Insomnia PlayStation 2 Jun 26, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 09, 2001 15 out of 20 75
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2005 B- 67

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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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