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Ten years after the lone swordsman, Samanosuke, rose up against an army of demon warriors, Nobunaga's evil campaign continues to wreak havoc across feudal Japan. A young warrior, Jubei, returns home to find his remote and once vibrant village in ruins, destroyed by Nobunaga's minions. With vengeance in his heart, Jubei launches upon an epic and magical quest, which will reveal his ultimate destiny.

Like Samanoske before him, Jubei can absorb the souls of defeated monsters to strengthen his weapons and armor. Monsters can be defeated either by attacking them until their health is depleted, or by striking them at the very instant before they hit Jubei. This will make Jubei preform an Issen attack which destroys in a single blow. Jubei can find or buy treasures in the first half of the game, and give these to companions he meets, befriending them. Based on who Jubei befriends the events of the game will change.


Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 The two protagonists
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 Taking on the welcoming committee.
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 The opening gives a brief story of events that took place in first game.
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 Playing as Oyu.

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Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny Render
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny Screenshot
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny Screenshot
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "鬼武者2" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "Guiwuzhe 2" -- Chinese Title
  • "귀무자 2" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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User Reviews

Highly addictive sequel to underappreciated original. Lucas Schippers (59) unrated
Visually beautiful Jennifer Johnson (15) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameZone Aug 26, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
games xtreme Oct 08, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95 Nov 15, 2002 90 out of 100 90 Oct 18, 2002 89 out of 100 89
IGN Aug 26, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88 Oct 09, 2002 17 out of 20 85
GameSpy Sep 12, 2002 83 out of 100 83 (UK) Oct 03, 2002 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Aug 05, 2005 B- 67


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This game bears only too many similarities with the renowned animé classic, Ninja Scroll, which will not go unnoticed by someone who watched the movie:
  • In both, the main character is called Jubei and he's fighting against the demons for the greater good.
  • Jubei ends up with a reluctant female companion that eventually falls in love with him but due to constraints cannot be with him.
  • In the movie, there is a foe who thinks of himself as the greatest swordsman and even saves Jubei to have a fair fight with him. In the game, there is a demon who constantly refers to himself as the greatest swordsman among all demons, and unlike all other enemies, he's the only one that always fights fair, plus they both say almost the same sentence after being defeated, like in far disbelief.
  • Furthermore, the main nemesis in the movie was human but is now the boss of those demons Jubei fights, while in the game, main nemesis was also once human but is now the king of demons.


According to publisher Capcom, Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny has sold 2.1 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of September 30, 2018).
vism (489) added Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny (PlayStation 2) on Oct 03, 2002