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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.

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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.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Princess looks tasty! This ogre-like demon is the first of many bosses you'll enconter.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Why mom always warned you about putting your sword in the outlet. During your quest, you'll come across magical swords that embody the powers of electricity, fire, and wind.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 The philosophy of the Taiko. The future Toyotomi Hideyoshi makes an appearance as Nobunaga's lieutenant.

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 (85380) 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
4Players.de Jul 06, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88
Cincinnati Enquirer Apr 11, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retrogaming History May 01, 2009 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
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 09, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Gameplanet Aug 29, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

"Onimusha" is Japanese for 'demon warrior'. Surprisingly, the name is applicable to a number of characters in the story...even the hero...


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