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Onimusha: Warlords (PlayStation 2)

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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.


Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Girl power. During the course of the game you'll occassionally take control of Samanosuke's female ninja companion.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Caution. Slippery when wet. The impressive opening video shows the forces of Oda Nobunaga attacking those of Imagawa Yoshitomo, a real historical event. Akechi Samanosuke's role, of course, is fictional.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Demons are a cowardly, superstitious lot. Samanosuke, aka Pandaman, strikes a heroic pose against the night sky.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Princess looks tasty! This ogre-like demon is the first of many bosses you'll enconter.

Alternate Titles

  • "鬼武者" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Onimusha: Путь Самурая" -- Russian title
  • "Guiwuzhe" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

PS2 gained a point to envy by hosting this game. MAT (74159) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Resident Evil in Japan, and there is nothing wrong with that! Kartanym (10775) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says Aug 24, 2001 91 out of 100 91
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers Sep 13, 2012 8.4 out of 10 84
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Gamekult Jul 03, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PSM Mar, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History May 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania Aug 17, 2001 78 out of 100 78 Jul 09, 2001 15 out of 20 75
The Video Game Critic Aug 01, 2005 B- 67


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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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