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Dynasty Warriors 9

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Total Reviews: 78
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A new open world breathes life into the franchise, but new problems have been layered on top of the original issues, and this certainly isn’t the breakthrough fans were hoping for.
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A new open world breathes life into the franchise, but new problems have been layered on top of the original issues, and this certainly isn't the breakthrough fans were hoping for.

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5.8/10
David Jagneaux (IGN)

After the resounding success of Dynasty Warriors 8, Dynasty Warriors 9 feels like a major step back. What’s lost in the move towards an individually-centered story spread across a massive open world far outweighs the minor benefits that are gained. While the excellent button-mashing gameplay stays intact with great tweaks and additions, it wasn’t enough. The lack of multiplayer, missing alternate game modes, and emptiness of ancient China left me far from satisfied.

February 13, 2018 |

Dynasty Warriors finally gets the overhaul it’s long been waiting for… and while it addresses a few old problems it creates just as many new ones.

February 15, 2018 |
4/10
GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)
Not Recommended
Ethan Gach (Kotaku)

Battles were raging and allies were calling for help, but for once the game offered me the option of deserting the fray and contemplating the larger world around it. It’s a shame that everything else in the game works so emphatically against it.

February 14, 2018 |

David Jagneaux (IGN)

5.8/10 - (Read Review)

After the resounding success of Dynasty Warriors 8, Dynasty Warriors 9 feels like a major step back. What’s lost in the move towards an individually-centered story spread across a massive open world far outweighs the minor benefits that are gained. While the excellent button-mashing gameplay stays intact with great tweaks and additions, it wasn’t enough. The lack of multiplayer, missing alternate game modes, and emptiness of ancient China left me far from satisfied.

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

4/10 - (Read Review)

Dynasty Warriors finally gets the overhaul it’s long been waiting for… and while it addresses a few old problems it creates just as many new ones.

Ethan Gach (Kotaku)

Not Recommended - (Read Review)

Battles were raging and allies were calling for help, but for once the game offered me the option of deserting the fray and contemplating the larger world around it. It’s a shame that everything else in the game works so emphatically against it.

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Experience the thrill of one versus thousands in an all new open world setting with DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, the latest installment in the series! Ancient China is depicted on a single, vast, open-world map. Also, while maintaining the series’ intuitive controls, we have included a new Musou Action system where you can experience the thrill of “one versus thousands” like never before on an ever-changing battlefield. In addition, the captivating lives of our eclectic cast of officers intermingle in an expansive “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” world that will allow you to feel completely immersed in the tides of history with our latest DYNASTY WARRIORS title!

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