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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 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 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 Soul Blade. Stealing the spirits of your victims is the way to increase your power and heal yourself.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Girl power. During the course of the game you'll occassionally take control of Samanosuke's female ninja companion.

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 (70549) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Resident Evil in Japan, and there is nothing wrong with that! Kartanym (10780) 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
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 21, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Mar 08, 2001 8.4 out of 10 84
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Game Over Online Apr 04, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 17, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania Aug 17, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Thunderbolt Games May 19, 2004 7 out of 10 70
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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