• Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2000
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
Buy On
  1. 79
    It's a great game despite its limitations, but I just wish that after three levels I wasn't bored to tears smashing the same set of buttons over and over.
  2. Dynasty Warriors 2's beat-'em-up gameplay is simple enough to make it easy to get in to, and the game is interesting enough to keep you entertained for a while.
  3. 80
    If you like relentless beatings with no real plot or thought required, definitely pick this one up.
  4. 90
    A wild, chaotic, and intense strategy game as much as it is an action title, so those of you who've always wanted to be a war hero can strap on some armor and get to it.
  5. Da Gameboyz
    76
    A bit too simplistic and lacks in replayability. Unfortunately there is also no multiplayer option, but the smooth graphics and unique elements to the game may redeem this.
  6. Being part of a battle on such massive scale has never been as convincingly portrayed before.
  7. Daily Radar
    75
    It's certainly not the game for everyone, but those of us seeking a slightly more sophisticated take on old-school beat-'em-ups will find many hours of blistering goodness.
  8. Despite its simple core, Dynasty Warriors 2 is appealing to me. The action gets very intense with the sheer number of people on screen.
  9. It's as close to a non-EA Sports "must-have" game as any of the PS2 launch titles.
  10. Antagonist
    89
    The best action/adventure-style game in the PS2 launch, so if you're looking for a beat-em-up with depth, DW2 is your game.

Awards & Rankings

20
5
#5 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Sep 6, 2016
    8
    This note is only temporary, this can change if better settings are found in the future on another OS and rig:
    Which OS to load, which user
    This note is only temporary, this can change if better settings are found in the future on another OS and rig:
    Which OS to load, which user account and what hardwares:
    5 Sept 2016 … normal 100% playable game speed (50 to 60 FPS), at very good graphic = play this on Win7 64-bit, user account “3hirdt33r”, Phenom 965 o'c to 3.8GHz with GTX 670 2GB. ... run it on PCSX2 1.4.0 ... full sound working fine, no jagged lines.
    Pre-cfg for the PCSX2, look for: vojrri486e2odf54chrurd.txt
    Full Review »
  2. RamiW.
    Mar 4, 2006
    10
    simply amazing.Good Graphics.
  3. ZackB.
    Jun 1, 2005
    10
    It is one of the best games ever!!!!