Samurai Warriors

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Samurai Warriors is Koei's extension of the popular Dynasty Warriors series. Instead of taking place during the Three Kingdoms era in China, Samurai Warriors takes you back to feudal Japan, during the warring states era. In the game, you take control of actual historical figures such as Yukimura Sanada, Nobunaga Oda, and Hattori Hanzo. Altogether, there are fifteen characters, ten of whom need to be unlocked.

Basically, gameplay is almost identical to that of Dynasty Warriors. The main differences are things like the inclusion of indoor castle levels, and a greater variety of enemies. In Dynasty Warriors, enemies were basically either soldiers or archers. In Samurai Warriors, there are soldiers, archers, musketeers, and many different types of ninjas. In terms of story, there are basically only five levels, but depending on your actions in a certain level specific to each character, the story will branch of into two different stories, leading to a good ending or a not as good ending. Updated graphics and a more "techno-ish" soundtrack top off the additions.


Samurai Warriors PlayStation 2 The main camp calls for help
Samurai Warriors PlayStation 2 Choose different types of bodyguards here
Samurai Warriors PlayStation 2 When the requirements are fulfilled, buy some skills with points
Samurai Warriors PlayStation 2 And here is a scene from the "Riding" trial

Alternate Titles

  • "Sengoku Musou" -- Japanese title

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Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 May 20, 2004 84 out of 100 84
GameZone Xbox Jul 16, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82 Xbox Nov 05, 2004 81 out of 100 81 PlayStation 2 Jan, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78 PlayStation 2 Jul 13, 2004 77 out of 100 77
IGN Xbox Jul 14, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpot Xbox Jul 12, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Console Obsession Xbox Jun 03, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Xbox Nation (XBN) Xbox Aug, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Jun, 2004 C+ 58


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