Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2001
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Buy On
  1. May disappoint some die-hard fans of survival horror because of its relatively short length and the way it occasionally trades action for atmosphere.
  2. Even after a few years, Onimusha: Warlords is a decent game with some truly impressive qualities. Sadly, it’s also impressive how short this game manages to be.

Awards & Rankings

22
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#35 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
23
#23 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Feb 13, 2013
    10
    A truly revolutionary game for its time, Onimusha firmly created a hybrid of a cinematic experience in games. With breath taking graphics,A truly revolutionary game for its time, Onimusha firmly created a hybrid of a cinematic experience in games. With breath taking graphics, good controls, and a classic, epic story, Onimusha is a classic Among PS2 games. Full Review »
  2. Apr 16, 2017
    8
    I completed this game yesterday, and is incredible how short it is and how satisfactory is his poor length game. In terms of history is good,I completed this game yesterday, and is incredible how short it is and how satisfactory is his poor length game. In terms of history is good, but nothing outstanding, is easy to follow, the characters are well made but they haven't deep writing on them. Talking about the gameplay, it's basically Resident Evil with katanas, if you haven't experienced a gameplay like that, it can be rough at the beginning but you will adapt with no difficulties. Finally the best point in my opinion is the level design, only saying that i was very impressed looking how complicated and well made can be made a map that is only a mansion, how distinct are the areas between them and how well made are the enemies in terms of complexity and quantity per level. Full Review »
  3. Mar 26, 2014
    8
    Resident Evil meets samurai in Sengoku-period Japan. More hack and slash than survival horror, combat is decent, if limited; but wasResident Evil meets samurai in Sengoku-period Japan. More hack and slash than survival horror, combat is decent, if limited; but was impressive for its time. Features one almost game-breaking puzzle (THE WATER TRAP) and some less threatening demonic entities - easily sliced. Lots of fun, great atmosphere. Full Review »