Dynasty Warriors 5 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2005
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 71
  2. Negative: 5 out of 71
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  1. MatthewS.
    Apr 26, 2006
    6
    No duels blows. I also always loved having 8 bodyguards.
  2. AdamB.
    Mar 27, 2006
    6
    Koei decided to move the bulk of its gameplay innovation to the Xtreme Legends series of games, removing the Challenge and Edit modes, and effectively crippling their open, dynamic game into a single, linear quest. Save your $30 for the much deeper and more entertaining XL5.
  3. Jun 1, 2017
    7
    This game is very repetitive. The missons are always similar. There are only differences with the weapons that the characters (which by the way there are lots of) have. It can be entertaining for a while but that's all. However, if you like to kick some ass, you may enjoy this game a lot.

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Dynasty Warriors 5 fixes the [slowdown] problem by using a smoother game engine. Not only does the game look sharper, but slowdown is reduced to almost nil.
  2. Play Magazine
    60
    There's still no significant camera control, and the fighting certainly still gets repetitive, but series fans probably won't mind one bit. [Apr 2005, p.61]
  3. 77
    Just be warned that this is one long, long fight and even though the game may be epic it would be nicer if it was not quite such a gigantic tale to slowly read through.