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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is a step up from Dynasty Warriors 9, but that’s not saying much. There is an addictive hack-and-slash loop at work here, but shockingly ugly visuals, boring battlefield design, and bland strategy make this game safe to skip.

Game Info

Combining the 1 vs. 1,000 action of Dynasty Warriors with the addition of strategic elements, including unit command, Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires sets players on a quest to conquer ancient China by both sword and strategy. Powerful Siege Battles enable commanders to deploy units to capture strategic points on the map like castles. Experiencing high-stakes fights at every turn, players can now take control of these central points on the battlefield through the use of fire attacks or other stratagem, siege weapons, and, at times, simply by force as commanders execute their strategies and attack enemy troops by issuing vital commands to units throughout the skirmish.

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Jim Hargreaves (TheSixthAxis)
February 14, 2022
6/10

Dynasty Warriors Empires has always been for the die-hard fans. Those who enjoy the hack n’ slash combat and love adding their own tactical twist. Those wanting to direct custom campaigns and create their own musou legend. Even if DW9 left a sour taste, there’s some solace to be found here within its repurposed carcass, though redemption may still be lost.

Lyle Carr (God is a Geek)
February 14, 2022
5.5/10

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has some interesting strategy elements, but the combat is so far behind other recent Musou games.

Neil Bolt (PlayStation Universe)
February 14, 2022
7/10

If Dynasty Warriors 9 was the volatile reboot the series desperately needed to endure, the Empires is proof the mixture isn’t quite settled yet. What Empires adds in terms of being an engrossing strategy sim, it loses in paring back its open world warfare to something that feels far too much like the series back at its worst. Persevere with its shortcomings, though, and Empires can bring you riches.

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Credits

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Atsushi Miyauchi

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Akihiro Suzuki

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