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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 Ninja Lever Pulling Technique! There's not many puzzles in the game, and they revolve around fairly simple mechanics.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Fighting in the rain... The intro video's battle scene featured the largest number of people motion captured in any one scene up to that point.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Where's Shredder? Panda suited Samanosuke defeats a glowing-eyed demon ninja.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Brains! These zombie ashigaru aren't tough, but they often come in numbers.

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 (89698) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Resident Evil in Japan, and there is nothing wrong with that! Kartanym (10766) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Gamezilla Apr 11, 2001 96 out of 100 96
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88
Gaming Target Feb 21, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot Mar 08, 2001 8.4 out of 10 84
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Gamer's Pulse Apr 19, 2001 83 out of 100 83
PSM Mar, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Jul 03, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 17, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Super Play Jun, 2001 7 out of 10 70

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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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