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  • Summary: Series fans will enjoy an awesome collection of more than 18 untold stories in "Legend Mode," an expanded "Xtreme Mode" for up to two players, and an "Edit Mode" with 20,000 possible character combinations. In the game's new "Destiny Mode," players will begin as a foot soldier, and workSeries fans will enjoy an awesome collection of more than 18 untold stories in "Legend Mode," an expanded "Xtreme Mode" for up to two players, and an "Edit Mode" with 20,000 possible character combinations. In the game's new "Destiny Mode," players will begin as a foot soldier, and work their way up the ranks by completing a series of combat missions. Now, players will have a previously unheard of level of control over their character's destiny by choosing which officer they will serve and to which kingdom they will pledge allegiance. Additional features include two tough new "Challenge" courses, and the new "Blacksmith" system that allows players to upgrade their characters and weapons using special items. [KOEI] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. PSM Magazine
    80
    There's just so much to do in Xtreme Legends that any fan will need to pick it up. [Holiday 2005, p.84]
  2. Xtreme Legends is ā€“ quite simply ā€“ the game that Dynasty Warriors 5 should have been. Some real improvements have been made, and the game is much deeper than it ever has been before.
  3. Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends is an ok game, but Iā€™m sick of the blatant milking of this cash cow.
  4. It's way too monotonous. Lots of button mashing, frustration, and stupid AI don't a good game make, at least not in 2005.
  5. Koei jazzes up their flagship franchise just in time for the holidays, but doesn't seem to offer enough to warrant the asking price.
  6. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    40
    Same old Dynasty Warriors. New modes can't disguise the almost criminal lack of progress in this hack-'n'-slash relic. [Feb 2006, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. AdamB.
    Mar 27, 2006
    10
    Probably the best in the series. Offers RPG-like Extreme and Destiny modes, a scenario-like Legend mode, along with the Edit, Challenge, and Probably the best in the series. Offers RPG-like Extreme and Destiny modes, a scenario-like Legend mode, along with the Edit, Challenge, and Encyclopedia modes which are par for the course. The AI and tactic system is much improved over previous games. While it is true that it offers the same old Dynasty Warriors gameplay, as a stand-alone game it is well worth the $30. Expand
  2. RamiW.
    Mar 1, 2006
    10
    An excellent game I love the new destiy mode and every single other thing.
  3. AdamE.
    Nov 3, 2005
    10
    A very thrilling game. A much deserved triumph over the previous title.
  4. Oz
    Mar 3, 2006
    10
    It's awesome how the game is based on history. sweet music as well.
  5. CathalL.
    Mar 24, 2006
    9
    This game is in depth and similar to the previous versions, making it easy to play.
  6. AdamM.
    May 17, 2006
    8
    very good can get boring butter than the other ones (exept dw5) worth havin a go at.
  7. adammaw
    Jul 4, 2006
    8
    dynasty warriors 5 extreme wasnt quite as good as i expected it to be therse alot more to do and destiny mode was great but there is only onedynasty warriors 5 extreme wasnt quite as good as i expected it to be therse alot more to do and destiny mode was great but there is only one bad thing and that is you cant get any troops on extereme mode but apart from that its fine. ps if any one knows how to get troops on extreme mode email me on polaricemaster@hotmail.co.uk Expand

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#85 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005