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  • Summary: In Devil Kings, players assume the role of various warriors who must lead their hero into a succession of hostile confrontations against an onslaught of opponents. The action explodes on-screen when awesome "critical moves" are performed on the battlefield as players plow through enemy hordes. Unleash the special powers from within to bombard those who stand against you with ruthless attacks or summon a powerful storm of fiery meteors and watch them explode in a whirlwind of destruction. Using experience points earned during combat, gamers can level up their characters' personal attributes and weapons. There are over 80 special items to find and unlock in hidden treasure chests located throughout the game. It's up to the player to build up their heroes, collect items, and carve a new path to victory and ultimate domination. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Though in general a direct Dynasty Warriors clone, Devil Kings does try to take this familiar play style and make it something different, though it sacrifices the things that made Dynasty Warriors so popular amongst PlayStation 2 owners.
  2. Although the game borrows liberally from its contemporaries, Devil Kings manages to have fun with the formula by removing any sense of pretension or seriousness, leaving a game that's a lot of fun to play.
  3. Despite dodgy localisation issues - which actually serve to limit the game’s appeal - Devil Kings remains an entertaining battlefield game that marries its wild, over the top style with enough substance to keep you plugging away.
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    It's "Dynasty Warriors" for those who find "Dynasty Warriors" too complex. Without these elements though, the gameplay is left lacking. [Apr 2006, p.96]
  5. But good sound isn’t going to save the game. There’s wasted potential here in Devil Kings, perhaps a sequel could bring that out. As it stands it is a flawed game thanks to repetition and some technical issues.
  6. Players really have the feeling of being in the midst of a huge conflict. But the lack of multiplayer options is baffling and the difficulty can quickly lurch between effortless and frustratingly tough.
  7. Devil Kings' mailed-in gameplay is a classic example of what developers should avoid at all costs in the future. [Nov 2005, p.117]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. NicholasT.
    Mar 6, 2008
    Underrated gem. While nothing spectacular, presents a fun arcade-style hack n' slash experience in the style of devil may cry and dynasty/samurai warriors and doesn't take itself too seriously. Because of the arcade like style the game has plenty of content and doesn't have to be cleared all at once, infact you shouldn't just to spare you hands and controller. There is enough depth and differences in the gameplay that doesn't make it too repetitive. A shame this game is so underrated and people fail to appreciate it as it is. And it is fairly easy to find on sale cheap nowadays. Pick it up before it is too late. Expand
  2. ERB
    Aug 3, 2013
    Actually I think this game is very cool and awesome. Expand
  3. FUBAR
    Oct 24, 2005
    Vahnd must be crazy !! Dynasty Warrior is not better than Devil Kings !!
  4. VahndD.
    Oct 18, 2005
    very bad game. i'd better playing dynasty warriors. too simple, lack of improvement. the publisher should thinking twice how to satisfy the fans not to disapoint them. the game is not worth enough too play. Expand
  5. LuanN.
    Nov 29, 2005
    Few charss ... few maps ... just more weapons but the same like Dynasty Warriors ! Is uch better play Dynastys ... poor capcom , go and make Megamans ... and let the real games to Koei . Expand