Dynasty Warriors 2 PlayStation 2

  • 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. The best thing about the game is the freedom to do whatever you want.
  2. CNET Gamecenter
    70
    Character detail comes at the cost of the environments, which are bland and plain. However, the onscreen action gets so hectic that players won't have much time to hang out and take in the sights.
  3. You get the feeling that they're on the verge of something great. With a few more strokes of the design pen -- more control, better AI, improved graphics -- this could be a fantastic game.
  4. Graphics alone can't make up for blunt, repetitive gameplay and a grating soundtrack.
  5. The more aggresive and less deep cousin of "Kessen" (the system's current champ for armchair generals who dig the strategy more than action, the exact opposite of "DW2"), and a fine way to kill an afternoon without having much to show for it.
  6. A lack of any multi-player action just adds to the pain and is as heinous a crime that a videogame could commit.

Awards & Rankings

#4 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. RamiW.
    Mar 4, 2006
    10
    simply amazing.Good Graphics.
  2. ZackB.
    Jun 1, 2005
    10
    It is one of the best games ever!!!!
  3. TysonB.
    Feb 13, 2004
    10
    I loved all of the fighting sword action. Wait Until you see Dynasty Warriors 3.