Onimusha Tactics Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2003

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
Buy On
  1. Nintendo Power
    The game has all of the trappings of a long, enjoyable experience. [Dec 2003, p.148]
  2. Game Informer
    Isn't a horrible game in the end, but you shouldn't even think about playing it until you have beaten "Advance Wars 2" and "Final Fantasy Tactics Advance." [Oct 2003, p.144]
  3. 70
    Despite its shortcomings, Onimusha Tactics is a solid game with an engaging story. If you're looking for a casual strategy game without the tedious character setup options, then Tactics is for you.
  4. It's more significant for the plot threads it weaves than the gaming innovations ti offers. [Feb 2004, p.92]
  5. It can be a challenging game, but that challenge mostly comes from having to slug it out through many battles against increasingly strong foes, rather than from having to make complex tactical decisions during those battles.
  6. While the plot is alright, the overly-simplistic battles will leave a strategy-buff wanting more.
  7. 65
    It's just a run of the mill strategy game in a fantasy setting; even the collection element of Genma stones to create new weapons isn't all that special.
  8. 65
    A competent strategy RPG that sadly doesn't push the genre in any significant way.
  9. 60
    Characters can not be customized, the battle interface and tactics grow increasingly repetitive and the music and sound are less than par for the course.
  10. If you're looking for a game that won't overtax your brain then OT is the way to go.
  11. If you're looking for somewhere to start on turn-based strategy, there's no way this should join your collection before you've picked up Square Enix' significantly superior game. ["FFTA"]
  12. This isn't a bad game but in comparison to the heavyweights of the genre it just doesn't offer enough. An interesting diversion then, but one that probably won't last you for very long.
  13. The gameplay is extremely budgeted on strategy, and presents no innovative elements to the genre.
  14. If you're looking for a good strategy RPG, skip this title as the linear path the game takes and the none-too-deep gameplay will pretty much bore you to tears.
  15. With the lack of any counterattacks (excluding the Issin command), the game plays something like an RPG set on a SRPG map. There is little strategy involved in clearing a stage, as you can attack with abandon and the areas themselves are far from interesting.

Awards & Rankings

#42 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
#15 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. VincentG.
    Jul 19, 2004
    Story line is nothing special, nothing to find no side quests a superior game would be tactics ogre or final fantasy tactics.
  2. TommyP.
    Jul 7, 2004
    This is the best game ever. Easy to play, good story, great graphic. The start may make people get bored but keep play more than 1 hour, you This is the best game ever. Easy to play, good story, great graphic. The start may make people get bored but keep play more than 1 hour, you will see how good it is. Not like other gba game. Full Review »
  3. LisaH.
    Jun 29, 2004
    Good game, a little hard in some places, and can be boring, but good. :s