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Devil Kings is in the same vein as the Dynasty Warriors series. Whereas in Dynasty Warriors, however, Koei focuses on ancient Chinese history, Devil Kings focuses more on feudal Japan, but with a fictional setting with the ability to use modern day weapons such as chain guns and shotguns as well as fighting legendary and fictional characters from the past.

The story takes place as the Devil King, a king possessed by the soul of the Devil, has unleashed an unholy army on the world to bend it to his will as the player must stop him along with many of his minions including his wife Lady Butterfly, his general the Red Minotaur, as well as loyal assassins Scorpio and Venus.

The gameplay is more arcade hack-and-slash style, with the ability of using magic spells to wipe out entire waves of enemies and as mentioned before, the ability to use modern day weapons along with historical weapons such as spears, swords among others. There are six playable characters to use as well, each with their own story told in CG and anime cutscenes as well as two modes of play, Conquest (the main story of the game) and Free Mode (where players can play in any unlocked stage they have completed).


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Alternate Titles

  • "戦国 Basara" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Sengoku Basara" -- Japanese title

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1UP Oct 07, 2005 A- 91
Gaming Age Nov 01, 2005 B 75
Game Shark Oct 26, 2005 B 75
Deaf Gamers 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
GameZone Oct 24, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67 Oct 13, 2008 67 out of 100 67 Feb 07, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Boomtown Feb 16, 2006 6 out of 10 60
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Feb 21, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55 Feb 01, 2006 4 out of 10 40


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Big John WV (25481) added Devil Kings (PlayStation 2) on Aug 17, 2008