Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Sometimes a friend and I just sit back and see how many enemies we can take out before we die - forget the mission, fighting bad guys is the way to go!
  2. A standard expansion pack and nothing more.
  3. This is really just an upgrade to DW3, so if you’ve got that, you’re probably better off waiting for DW4, but then it does open up new features in DW3 and has an extra hard difficulty level, so if you’re a DW nut... But if you fancy taking your first foray into the series, this is definitely the best one so far.
  4. Play Magazine
    If you loved "DW3," you'll love this enhancement. [Jan 2003, p.76]
  5. Plagued with bad camera issues as well as the repetitive action of the original, this remix to DW3 isn’t much of an improvement but its added content is just too good to pass up if you already own the original.
  6. 73
    They don't freshen up the gameplay so much as to make DW3: Xtreme Legends worth another thirty bucks on top of however much you paid for DW3 -- unless you're utterly obsessed with the DW series, or you can find a used DW3 for cheap.
  7. For hard-core fans of the previous games, it'll serve as a decent holdover until "Dynasty Warriors 4" comes out.
  8. Hardcore fans of this Koei action series will be in affordable expansion pack heaven, since Xtreme Legends delivers more of what made “DW3” such a challenging and amusing button-masher of a 3D “Final Fight” clone.
  9. 70
    It's repetitive and (to be honest) gets dull after a while, but the sheer scope of Xtreme Legends keeps it engaging for a reasonably long time.
  10. With Dynasty 4's release scheduled for March, it's hard to recommend Xtreme Legends for purchase, fine game though it may be. [Feb 2003, p.72]
  11. The hacking 'n' slashing power never grows old, because your path to winning a battle is wide open. [Feb 2003, p.100]
  12. If you really want to get into Dynasty Warriors from scratch, then you might find yourself better off with a second-hand copy of "Dynasty Warriors 3," which you can probably find for 15 quid.
  13. netjak
    I can definitely say that it does add to the lifespan of DW3, and that it is definitely worth a rental if you have the original and enjoyed playing it, maybe even worth buying if you can find it for under $20, like I did.
  14. Game Informer
    This isn't new as much as it is an expansion pack through and through. [Jan 2003, p.90]
  15. It's aimed at hardcore Dynasty afficionados... more of the same Dynasty brawling, but it's discount price makes it easy on the wallet. [Feb 2003, p.135]
  16. PSM Magazine
    Isn't exactly a new game, [but] it is one of the coolest budget titles around. [Jan 2003, p.40]

Awards & Rankings

#41 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. RamiW.
    Apr 19, 2006
    Man this game is tough i only got about six 5th weapons it adds on from DW3 and just gets a whole lot better the cool thing is that you can Man this game is tough i only got about six 5th weapons it adds on from DW3 and just gets a whole lot better the cool thing is that you can load the original features and play it in Xtreme Legends. Full Review »
  2. AngeldustX
    May 23, 2005
    Da Qiao pwns all.
  3. TedB.
    Apr 19, 2004
    Huang Gai is the bomb.