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The year is 22XX, the world civilization collapsed due to the lack of power after the explosion of a nuclear reactor. You are cast in a role of Lau, main protagonist whose character is modeled after the J-POP singer Gackt. However, your friend Lei turned on the dark side and is set to destroy what is left of the world and your plan is to stop Lei by any means necessary. The entire gameplay is very similar to that of Devil May Cry games, you can jump off the walls, performs various sword attacks, and use special magic attacks while battling the minions of darkness.


Bujingai: The Forsaken City PlayStation 2 Fighting much bigger enemies is tougher, but they move slower
Bujingai: The Forsaken City PlayStation 2 Tutorials are self-explanatory, you don't get to play them and try moves there, they show you what to do and how
Bujingai: The Forsaken City PlayStation 2 Trying to nail the enemy to the floor with a powerful combo, striking a death blow
Bujingai: The Forsaken City PlayStation 2 In case it wasn't clear, you wield two swords as you can see by two different traces cutting through the air

Alternate Titles

  • "Bujingai: Swordmaster" -- European/Australian title
  • "Bujingai" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Sep 26, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
Jolt (UK) Mar 23, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78 Sep 13, 2004 15 out of 20 75
IGN Jul 30, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpot Jul 30, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2004 7.25 out of 10 72
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) May 27, 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
IC-Games Apr 02, 2005 70 out of 100 70
Netjak May 02, 2006 7 out of 10 70


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Believe it or not but there is this huge controversy over if the main character Lau, modeled after the Japanese pop singer Gackt Camui, is a man or a woman. Many people say man obviously for his voice and his name. Others say woman because of his looks. In the end, Lau is really a man.

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MAT (124010) added Bujingai: The Forsaken City (PlayStation 2) on Oct 21, 2004