Samurai Warriors

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PlayStation 2
74
3.4
Xbox
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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.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Sengoku Musou" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

IGN PlayStation 2 Apr 28, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Xbox Jul 16, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
GameCola.net PlayStation 2 Jan, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 May, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Kombo.com Xbox Jul 30, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpot Xbox Jul 12, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpot PlayStation 2 May 04, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Apr 11, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing Xbox Jul 22, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Aug 30, 2004 13 out of 20 65

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