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The sixth main game in the long running Dynasty Warriors series (or fifth if one goes by the original Japanese naming scheme) once again allows the player to take a legendary hero from the quasi-historical novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" into battle against thousands of enemy peons. The player needs to battle his way through numerous battlefields, capturing forts and succeeding in objectives in order to bring about victory for his faction. It is an action game with traces of strategy when the player is faced with how to achieve certain sub-missions during a battle.

It is the first of the series to be designed specifically for Xbox 360/Playstation 3 generation of consoles and graphically makes better use of their hardware, allowing for sharper detail and more enemies on screen. New elements include a redesigned combo system, called "Renbu" where longer, though less varied, attack strings can be made and the ability to climb and swim.

Contrary to tradition of past games in the series, Dynasty Warriors 6 offers fewer characters than before. Forty one characters are eventually unlocked, but only seventeen have story modes, each designed specifically for that character. The others can be used in the game's free mode and can be built up and obtain weapons and skills.

The Playstation Portable and Playstation 2 release adds 6 new character story modes and 5 new stages not found in the Xbox 360/Playstation 3. The PSP version also adds Meng Huo from Dynasty Warrior 6: Empires as a playable character.


Dynasty Warriors 6 Windows Main Menu with Free Mode selected
Dynasty Warriors 6 Windows Title Screen
Dynasty Warriors 6 Windows Clash
Dynasty Warriors 6 Windows Warrior selection

Promo Images

Dynasty Warriors 6 Screenshot
Dynasty Warriors 6 Screenshot
Dynasty Warriors 6 Screenshot
Dynasty Warriors 6 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "真三國無雙5" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "真三国無双5" -- Japanese spelling
  • "真三国无双5" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Zhen Sanguo Wushuang 5" -- Chinese title
  • "Shin Sangoku Musou 5" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews (UK) PlayStation 3 Jan 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Mar, 2008 7.25 out of 10 72
GameSpy Xbox 360 Mar 06, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2008 69 out of 100 69
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Feb 19, 2008 69 out of 100 69 PlayStation 3 Mar 03, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65 PlayStation 3 Mar 25, 2008 64 out of 100 64
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 Feb, 2008 3.1 out of 5 62
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Xbox 360 Apr, 2008 C 50
IGN Windows Nov 18, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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