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Onimusha: Warlords

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
83
3.7
Windows
...
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 PlayStation 2 Top this, Robin Hood! Samanosuke readies a magical arrow.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Brains! These zombie ashigaru aren't tough, but they often come in numbers.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Princess looks tasty! This ogre-like demon is the first of many bosses you'll enconter.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 The Queen Bee. Your enemies come in all shapes and sizes.

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 コナン (91206)
Resident Evil in Japan, and there is nothing wrong with that! PlayStation 2 Kartanym (10766)

The Press Says

games xtreme PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Aug 24, 2001 91 out of 100 91
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 May 21, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Quebec Gamers PlayStation 2 Sep 13, 2012 8.4 out of 10 84
Retrogaming History PlayStation 2 May 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Cincinnati Enquirer PlayStation 2 Apr 11, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Super Play PlayStation 2 Jun, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 May 19, 2004 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2005 B- 67

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Trivia

In January of 2001, Capcom released Onimusha. And, in the same month, it became the PS2's first 1 million seller.

Source: Capcom Co., Ltd.'s Corporate Page


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