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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. There's just so much to do in Xtreme Legends that any fan will need to pick it up. [Holiday 2005, p.84]
  2. Destiny mode is probably the most worthwhile aspect of Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends, so if it doesn't interest you all that much and you already own the original DW5 then there's really no reason for you to purchase the XL version.
  3. Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends is an ok game, but I’m sick of the blatant milking of this cash cow.
  4. Koei jazzes up their flagship franchise just in time for the holidays, but doesn't seem to offer enough to warrant the asking price.
  5. 50
    Anything but original or entertaining. With the same features of previous installments to be found, this latest expansion looks more reminiscent of a bad rerun waiting to be cancelled instead of a supplementary package to what should have been a solid hit.
  6. 40
    For regular gamers, this is more of the same with a few slight twists. Unfortunately, none of the twists happen in gameplay, where they're desperately needed.

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  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. Collapse
  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