Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Packs the well known Dynasty Warriors formula into some new and unique game modes that are truly a lot of fun.
  2. Play Magazine
    83
    What hasn't changed, however, is the series' incredibly addictive and impressive-looking wall-to-wall action. [Nov 2003, p.92]
  3. That’s the largest issue to be found within Xtreme Legends: the simple fact that you’ve seen this action before. How many times can players put down the Yellow Turban revolt or other issues from the same period before they get bored?
  4. PSM Magazine
    80
    Best recommended for those completely new to the series or feverishly devoted to it. [Holiday 2003, p.48]
  5. With the exception of the Dynasty Warrior masters out there, death will not be avoided by anyone. But that makes it more fun.
  6. Koei certainly knows how to sell an add-on without leaving its consumers feeling cheated - basically, this is how expansion packs for console games should be employed.
  7. 75
    There's not even the slightest attempt to string together the gameplay with a storyline; every mission is a self-contained hunk of hardness.

Awards & Rankings

100
60
#60 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
74
#74 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. RamiW.
    Mar 23, 2006
    10
    thanks to koei for another perfect dynasty warriors game I love the arena chllenge its so cool and this game just is cool nothing more to be said.
  2. JeroenV.
    Jul 15, 2004
    10
    It's a very good game and yo have a very nice gaming ITS THE BEST.
  3. LizL.
    Apr 25, 2004
    10
    This is by far the best game I've ever played. Though she's very annoying, Xiao Qiao is my favourite.