Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2006
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 1 out of 23
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  1. Mar 27, 2016
    9
    I miss this game the whole idea being that you can unleash strategies through the cards you get makes the game that much better. Love it really wish the newer games had things like this...
  2. FueV.
    Aug 16, 2006
    8
    We as koei fan, in future game of dynasty, we like to see the graphic like dynasty warrior 3, instand of 4 and 5. because the 3 graphic is much better and it's more realytic. however, we like to see each troop represent each number. not just 20 troops represent 20,000 troops. for example if u have 5,000 troops can koei make 5,000 soldiers instand of 20 soldiers. or reduce the We as koei fan, in future game of dynasty, we like to see the graphic like dynasty warrior 3, instand of 4 and 5. because the 3 graphic is much better and it's more realytic. however, we like to see each troop represent each number. not just 20 troops represent 20,000 troops. for example if u have 5,000 troops can koei make 5,000 soldiers instand of 20 soldiers. or reduce the maximane troop to 2,000 instand of 20,000 in DW5-E and make 2,000 soldiers. Expand
  3. AdamM.
    Jul 4, 2006
    9
    its a great game everything is ace stratagey and controling your officers in battle is ace. but for experianced dynasty warriors players its quite easy and vetran players can finish it quite fast.
  4. CareyA.
    Jun 6, 2006
    9
    This is an excellent strategy game. I love strategy games, but dynasty warriors 5 empire is the first strategy game that I get excited about. Sure it has some flaws, and they can be aggravating, but overall it
  5. AlecS.
    May 21, 2006
    10
    This game's AWSOME! especially that u can play online!!! i have the new ps2 that includes a network adapter inside of it! so you dont have to plug in, and this game's really cool, i like playing multiplayer with friends etc.
  6. AdamB.
    Apr 9, 2006
    9
    Improves upon the last installment of Empires in almost every way. DW veterans will appreciate the inclusion of a playlist-type feature (with over 100 music tracks), along with new strategic elements in both planning and action phases. The two-player mode is nearly unplayable due to pop-up issues, and the game in general is very imbalanced at times, both in favor of and against the Improves upon the last installment of Empires in almost every way. DW veterans will appreciate the inclusion of a playlist-type feature (with over 100 music tracks), along with new strategic elements in both planning and action phases. The two-player mode is nearly unplayable due to pop-up issues, and the game in general is very imbalanced at times, both in favor of and against the player. Once all scenarios are completed, which takes around 20 to 30 hours, the game loses the majorty of its replay value. The voice acting is superb, although characters repeat phrases so often it becomes grating to the ear (expect to hear the word "base" upwards of 10 times per minute). The omission of an online mode of play, and multiplayer vs. in empire mode continues to hold the series back, but overall it is a very enjoyable game. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#90 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#81 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. 80
    Empires provides equal portions of action and strategy, and dishes out an adventure that will gleefully eat up huge chunks of players' time.
  2. 70
    While a fairly competent game, it just doesn't manage to add enough new content to make it worth a serious look.
  3. Once again, the Empires expansion of Koei's long-running hack-and-slash action series turns out to be the bright spot amid the doldrums of endless button-mashing, thanks to some legitimately interesting strategy.