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 Last stand
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Princess looks tasty! This ogre-like demon is the first of many bosses you'll enconter.
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanosuke
Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2 The Three Ashigaru. These fellows will point you in the right direction early on. What becomes of them is a mystery probably best left unresolved.

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. MAT (100363) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Resident Evil in Japan, and there is nothing wrong with that! Kartanym (10759) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

games xtreme Oct 09, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Futuregamez.net Aug 24, 2001 91 out of 100 91
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2001 9 out of 10 90
IGN Mar 14, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
4Players.de Jul 06, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Gaming Target Feb 21, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
Quebec Gamers Sep 13, 2012 8.4 out of 10 84
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Insomnia Jun 26, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 09, 2001 15 out of 20 75

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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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