Devil Kings PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2005

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
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  1. Play Magazine
    This isn't just a clone of Koei's slash-'em-ups, but a game that actually improves upon them in several ways. [Oct 2005, p.68]
  2. 70
    A "Dynasty Warriors" clone. It's also the best one I've played in years -- and I've played them all. If you have any type of interest in these kinds of titles, and consider imitation the highest form of flattery, check out Capcom's take on the genre.
  3. Just mindless combat that amounts to little more pressing the attack buttons over and over from beginning to end.
  4. You'd be excused for taking this as a Dynasty Warriors clone, but Capcom's free-form fighter provides a solid controls and decent if unspectacular gaming experience.
  5. 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.
  6. AceGamez
    Devil Kings is an unashamed Dynasty Warriors clone, which is great news for fans of the series, as it improves on many of DW's flaws.
  7. Devil Kings isn’t a bad game it’s just a game that doesn’t offer anything new and exciting that we have played before in another game.
  8. Play UK
    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]
  9. Game Informer
    Going after Koei this aggressively certainly proves that Capcom has celestial-sized gonads. [Nov 2005, p.161]
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Unfortunately, it feels a bit dull after performing your 50th 200-hit combo. [Nov 2005, p.146]
  11. PSM Magazine
    It's also easy to die in the space of seconds, losing a half-hour's progress in one vein-throbbing instant. [Dec 2005, p.108]
  12. Despite some superficial changes, which add a certain Capcom-esque feel to the game, Devil Kings remains extremely similar in terms of gameplay experience to Koei's Chinese dynastical franchise. In such a case, if you're a fan of Dynasty Warriors then it's more than likely that you'll enjoy Devil Kings but if not, it's hard to believe that the game will stand out to you.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 59
    About as repetitive as they come. The fighting is a simplistic combination of two buttons, and for the most part, the only skill you need is the ability to run headfirst into a pile of enemies and mash buttons.
  16. 55
    Devil Kings is the title gamers can use to take baby steps into the hack-‘n’-slash world. Not much in the way of advancing any genre, although, as mentioned it does contain some of the most charismatic and slick characters in recent times.
  17. The graphics are exceptional but it's just too bad they are wasted on such a simple and repetitive gameplay style.
  18. Do you feel like hacking the living hell out of a thousand-plus enemy factions that you can easily defeat? Do you want to just repeatedly press the square button until you grow a blister? If so, then Devil Kings will be superb for you. If not, then you’re likely to be somewhat bored.
  19. Admittedly, there are some people who enjoy hitting the same button all day long, but don't be surprised if after ten hours you're left with nothing more than thumb ache and a weird sense of regret. [PSW]
  20. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    A variety of playable characters, extra moves, and a Risk-style campaign map do little to hide the fact that there's little more on offer here than an endless swarm of identi-soldiers to hammer. [Mar 2006, p.95]

Awards & Rankings

#85 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. ERB
    Aug 3, 2013
    Actually I think this game is very cool and awesome.Actually I think this game is very cool and awesome. Full Review »
  2. 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 andUnderrated 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 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 . Full Review »