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  • Summary: In Onimusha 3 Demon Siege the year is 1582 and 10 years have passed since the events that unfolded in Onimusha 2 Samurai?s Destiny. The stage is set at the burning Honnoji Temple, as the famous Onimusha warrior Samanosuke Akechi (Takeshi Kaneshiro) continues to fight the demons in his path. The moment has finally arrived for Samanosuke to confront the true enemy that has eluded him until now, the undying Nobunaga Oda. Unfortunately before the long-awaited final battle begins, Samanosuke is suddenly engulfed in a whirlpool of light and disappears. The year is 2004. A peaceful French metropolis is suddenly attacked by demons. In the blink of an eye, the city is transformed into a hellish sea of blood as Genma demons slaughter civilians and soldiers one by one. Within this pit of darkness appears one man who stands up against the Genma demons, Jacques Braun (Jean Reno). As a member of the French army, Jacques is deployed to the nightmarish scene only to discover himself amid a plague of horrific enemies that are beyond anyone?s imagination. An ancient samurai warrior unexpectedly appears to help him defend the helpless city. As they cooperatively fight off the demons, Jacquesis caught in a mysterious vortex and vanishes to feudal Japan, leaving the warrior behind in modern day France. Why has Samanosuke appeared in present Paris and Jacques in feudal Japan? What fate awaits these two men? The fierce and bloody battle is unfurled as the beginning of the final Onimusha chapter unfolds. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. This is the best in the series and my nomination for action game of the year. I loved every minute of the game including finding all of the secrets in the game.
  2. Onimusha 3 more accurately represents an action game like "Devil May Cry." Instead of the rigid control scheme used by the "Resident Evil" series, Onimusha 3 has fluid controls. Moving the analog stick around will directly move your character, instead of just turning him. [JPN Import]
  3. This is in fact everything you have ever loved about Onimusha buffed out to the max. [June 2004, p.75]
  4. The introduction of a secondary hero, as well as a number of side characters that aid and even have their own role to play in the defeat of Nobunaga’s forces are handled very nicely, and the plot of the game is well constructed.
  5. The new "Devil May Cry"-like control scheme makes it easy to quickly change targets and evade swarms of Genma demons. [July 2004, p.96]
  6. A fitting tribute to the popular trilogy, granting fans everything they could hope for.
  7. It could have been a great game rather than a merely average one if it backed up it's shiny new exterior with some added substance. Expect to be pleased, but don't expect any surprises.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. onimusha
    Apr 26, 2004
    Loved the Intro.
  2. LeifR.
    Mar 13, 2004
    Best Game Ever!!
  3. S.Martin
    Jun 24, 2004
    One of the few console games I found I had to finish. From the opening scenes to the final battle I was excited at every turn to see what happens next. I really enjoyed the 'time fold' technique used to let you play two people in two very different places. Well worth the price of admission in my opinion. Collapse
  4. KevinF.
    Jun 14, 2004
    More of the same, but very well done nonetheless. Longest, richest intro of any game I've ever seen.
  5. Dec 26, 2013
    Probably my favorite Onimusha.It's hard to find faults with Onimusha 3 because it does what it does so well. Only the story has it's up and downs but in the end this is amazing game Onimusha series has proven to us that it stands on its own. Expand
  6. IliyunH.
    Apr 25, 2004
    Good game. However, it is almost a mirror like replicate of previous Onimushas. Not sure worth the $55 Bucks if you already own Oni1/Oni2.
  7. AnonymousMC
    Apr 25, 2004
    Worst Game Ever
    (haha u suck Leif, and let that be a fact my friends for leif is actually an alien cast out of hell by ME, the avenging angel
    of GOD and let it also be a fact that Leif does crack and likes it in the rear hindquarters of his upper/middle torsoe region) Expand

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