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Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Ten years after the lone swordsman, Samanosuke, rose up against an army of demon warriors, Nobunaga's evil campaign continues to wreak havoc across feudal Japan. A young warrior, Jubei, returns home to find his remote and once vibrant village in ruins, destroyed by Nobunaga's minions. With vengeance in his heart, Jubei launches upon an epic and magical quest, which will reveal his ultimate destiny.

Like Samanoske before him, Jubei can absorb the souls of defeated monsters to strengthen his weapons and armor. Monsters can be defeated either by attacking them until their health is depleted, or by striking them at the very instant before they hit Jubei. This will make Jubei preform an Issen attack which destroys in a single blow. Jubei can find or buy treasures in the first half of the game, and give these to companions he meets, befriending them. Based on who Jubei befriends the events of the game will change.

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Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 The opening gives a brief story of events that took place in first game.
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 As you progress you get a hold of a more powerful weapons, some of which you may be familiar from the first game.
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 Main Title / Main Menu
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 Details of cinematics in Capcom's games were always of highest current quality.

Alternate Titles

  • "鬼武者2" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Guiwuzhe 2" -- Chinese Title

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User Reviews

Highly addictive sequel to underappreciated original. Lucas Schippers (59) unrated
Visually beautiful Jennifer Johnson (15) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Sep, 2002 95 out of 100 95
GameZone Aug 26, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
games xtreme Oct 08, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jun 08, 2003 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Oct 18, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Gaming Target Sep 17, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamesmania Oct 09, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 03, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 23, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

This game bears only too many similarities with the renowned animé classic, "Ninja Scroll", not to be noticed by someone who watched the movie. In movie, main character is called Jubei and he's a ninja fighting against the demons for the greater good. In game, main character is also called Jubei and he's a warrior fighting against the demons for the greater good. In movie, he ends up with a reluctant female ninja companion that eventually falls in love with him but due to constraints cannot be with him. In game, he ends up with a reluctant female warrior companion that eventually falls in love with him but due to different constraints cannot be with him. In movie, there is a foe that thinks of himself as the greatest swordsman and even saves Jubei to have a fair fight with him. In game, there is a demon who constantly refers to himself as the greatest swordsman of all demons, and on the contrary to all your foes, he's the only one that always fights fair, plus they both say pretty exact sentence after being defeated, like in far disbelief. Furthermore, in movie the main nemesis was human but is now the boss of those demons Jubei fights, and in game, main nemesis was also once human but is now the king of demons. And these are just clearly visible resemblances.
vism (427) added Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny (PlayStation 2) on Oct 03, 2002