• Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2003
  • Also On: PC

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. It looks better, it plays better, and brings a lot more to the table than any previous Dynasty Warrior. It’s a very worthwhile title for hardcore fans and those unfamiliar with the series.
  2. 91
    Few hack-n-slash games feature the depth, strategy, and thrill of Dynasty 4. [May 2003, p.48]
  3. This game not only improves the game from all of its sequels, but it even manages to add new things, to keep the formula fresh and new. This is a game not to be missed!
  4. I've put more than 100 hours into the game so far, and haven't unlocked everything.
  5. With the exception of a few minor complaints, Dynasty Warriors 4 is as close to action-gaming Nirvana as you're going to get for quite a while.
  6. 87
    One of the most notable features of the new incarnation of the game is that you can finally make your own character. The options for customization are fairly limited, but having the ability to make your own character is a plus nonetheless.
  7. Regardless of its faults, Dynasty 4 is a pure adrenaline rush - the type, for me, that only the original "Devil May Cry" has rivaled on PS2. [May 2003, p.92]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 182 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 127
  1. DogMat
    Apr 21, 2006
  2. AdamB.
    Mar 27, 2006
    Serves as a great introduction to the series, but brings forth nothing fundamentally new. The character editor is a welcome addition, but lacks depth. The remixed music is inspired, and the dialog is as always, both informative and humorous. And the gameplay remains as flawlessly fluid as fans have come to expect. But after playing the Xtreme Legends or Empires games, the standard games in the series feel just that: too standard. Full Review »
  3. Nov 6, 2013
    Dynasty warriors 4 is a very good game. It takes a while to play and the weapon upgrade system is awesome. It also has very good movements for many of the characters that made it more fun. Full Review »