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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.

Screenshots

Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 Fighting against best swordsman of all demons, the only foe that fights fair.
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 Playing as Oyu.
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 A beautiful woman, naked, under the waterfall, in motion... don't worry, you get to play her too.
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 The surrounding doesn't look friendly, but neither does the hammer Jubei's holding.

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

games xtreme Oct 08, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Over Online Sep 12, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jun 08, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Futuregamez.net Nov 15, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 07, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Netjak Sep 09, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
Digital Entertainment News (den) Aug 03, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Gameplay RPG Apr, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 03, 2002 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Aug 05, 2005 B- 67

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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