Onimusha Blade Warriors PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2004
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
Buy On
  1. Many will tire of the repetitive game play involved in the single player modes long before unlocking all the secrets. And without friends to play with, there's a lot of content missing.
  2. If you've ever played "Super Smash Bros.," you'll immediately be comfortable here - even the fighter select screen is strikingly familiar. [Mar 2004, p.104]
  3. 80
    The controlls are tight with crisp response for the most part...There are plenty of weapon skills and magic attacks to master. [Apr 2004, p.70]
  4. The multi-tiered levels and layered fighting system helps create a game that, while harder to master, is certainly more rewarding to play.
  5. The controls are decent, the game poses it's own unique challenges and the multiplayer is straight up fun.
  6. PSM Magazine
    80
    It's not a true sequel, nor is it meant to be; it's more a kind of "Super Smash Bros"-type multiplayer madness. It's also good fun. [Apr 2004, p.37]
  7. And there is no better battle for souls than in multiplayer, which I would say can be the heart of the game. There aren’t that many modes of play, but it can last a few hours with fellow friends.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Criplemaster
    Apr 7, 2004
    9
    Great game rule!
  2. JarodXG
    Feb 22, 2004
    7
    My Dad bought me this PS2 game Onimusha Buraiden from Japan. I just recently found out that it will be released internationally as Onimusha My Dad bought me this PS2 game Onimusha Buraiden from Japan. I just recently found out that it will be released internationally as Onimusha Blade Warriors. I would love to play it but the game manual is entirely written in Japanese. How can I understand it? I tried e-mailing some Capcom websites, but they are quite very snobbish on these matters. I will try to e-mail Capcom Japan if I only knew how. Can anybody here share how to play the game? If only someone could share a way on how to recognize those japanese game menu buttons.... Full Review »