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Description

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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Samurai Warriors PlayStation 2 Scene from movie intro
Samurai Warriors PlayStation 2 In survival mode, you need to make your way through castle levels, exploring the map while searching for an exit.
Samurai Warriors PlayStation 2 Found the exit, got some bonus seconds
Samurai Warriors PlayStation 2 Stage map

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Samurai Warriors Screenshot
Samurai Warriors Screenshot
Samurai Warriors Screenshot
Samurai Warriors Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Sengoku Musou" -- Japanese title

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GameZone PlayStation 2 May 06, 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamesmania.de Xbox Nov 05, 2004 81 out of 100 81
GameCola.net PlayStation 2 Jan, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 13, 2004 77 out of 100 77
Kombo.com Xbox Jul 30, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Apr 11, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jun 24, 2004 13 out of 20 65
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jun 03, 2004 3 out of 5 60
Xbox Nation (XBN) Xbox Aug, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Jun, 2004 C+ 58

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