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Onimusha: Warlords (PlayStation 2)

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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 There are infinite things that we do not understand...like why a samurai would wear a Panda outfit that includes a pouch?
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Ninja Lever Pulling Technique! There's not many puzzles in the game, and they revolve around fairly simple mechanics.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Toshiro Mifune, eat your heart out! Our first encounter with Samanosuke is in the intro, where he trounces every samurai that comes his way.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Oh. That was easy...   Unfortunately, finding the princess in the first few minutes of the game only leads you to more problems, including your unfortunate demise.

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. コナン (77870) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Resident Evil in Japan, and there is nothing wrong with that! Kartanym (10772) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Futuregamez.net Aug 24, 2001 91 out of 100 91
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88
Game Revolution Mar 22, 2001 B+ 83
Gamekult Jul 03, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History May 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 17, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PSM Mar, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Insomnia Jun 26, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania Aug 17, 2001 78 out of 100 78

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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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Kartanym (10772) added Onimusha: Warlords (PlayStation 2) on Apr 13, 2001
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