• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2005

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. Though the game shines in strategy play, it lacks luster when the focus is on individual events. [Dec 2005, p.124]
  2. The unfortunate part is that this game is so basic that it can only serve to entertain newbies. It's got less depth than the average tutorial.
  3. 40
    It’s short. It’s simple. It might be neat for a while, but unless you’re stuck with this game and this game only and isolated from any other source of entertainment, you’re unlikely to get more than a few hours worth of entertainment out of Shogun Warriors.
  4. You would think that a real-time strategy game would be a great fit for the Nintendo DS, but stay away from this one, with its busted artificial intelligence and half-baked minigames.
  5. 25
    It is simply no fun to explore, painful to play, and lacking of everything that makes strategy titles entertaining and addictive.
  6. Unfortunately, GamesRadar's editorial staff doesn't yet acknowledge the Real Time Conflict genre, so Shogun Empires had to be scored according to the narrow standards of fun, successful strategy games.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jan 15, 2012
    This game is way too easy. I had to try to lose. It's like it wasn't finished. A difficulty setting could have made a big difference.But this game did have some good things:like the war battle team battles and the catapult.

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  2. ChrisD
    Sep 22, 2009
    An all around disappointment. The real time conflict was clumsy and not worth it which encouraged you to just let the AI handle it and leave it to chance. The most challenging part of the game was convincing yourself to play it. Full Review »
  3. B.Black
    Apr 2, 2006
    The AI of this game is stupid. It could have been a much better game. I have better strategy games on my cellphone. Not worth it. Sorry I bought it. I should have just waited for Age of Empires. Full Review »