Onimusha: Warlords PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2001
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 56
  2. Negative: 4 out of 56
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  1. Jan 6, 2011
    7
    take resident evil set it in ancient japan with demons instead of zombies and switch the guns with swords and you get this game. the games story is fairly decent the charicters are just ok i guess and the voice acting is bairly passable . the game is alot of fun though . the sword play and boss fights are great . there are some good puzzles to the game . i really liked the water puzzle .take resident evil set it in ancient japan with demons instead of zombies and switch the guns with swords and you get this game. the games story is fairly decent the charicters are just ok i guess and the voice acting is bairly passable . the game is alot of fun though . the sword play and boss fights are great . there are some good puzzles to the game . i really liked the water puzzle . the graphics where great in there day . the real downer of this game is just how short it is . its easily beatin in just 3-4 hours which is just way to short . i do feel abit screwed just abit payin $50 for a game that can be beatin that fast. still its a fun game and the start of a solid new series. Expand
  2. SamonuskeNobunaga
    Apr 24, 2004
    6
    The hack & slash becomes easily boring. Don't expect fluid slashes like Devil May Cry. Even though you get new weapons, it immediatly feels repetitive when you hack & slash enemy's. Guess i am more used to Devil May Cry. Anyway, the puzzles are really fun. Some are kinda difficult but for the rest... just plain fun. The storyline is interesting. The game is quite short. It The hack & slash becomes easily boring. Don't expect fluid slashes like Devil May Cry. Even though you get new weapons, it immediatly feels repetitive when you hack & slash enemy's. Guess i am more used to Devil May Cry. Anyway, the puzzles are really fun. Some are kinda difficult but for the rest... just plain fun. The storyline is interesting. The game is quite short. It beated it in almost 7 hours. The pre-rendered graphics really annoy me A LOT. Sometimes i did not had a clue where i should go. Or the slow transitions from a pre-rendered area to other pre-rendered area really tested mine patience. In the end...... it is a decent game. Onimusha 3 looks more interesting though (but i have yet to play Onimusha 2). Expand
  3. Chris
    Jun 24, 2001
    5
    One of the most overrated games on the PS2. I finished it in 3 days.
  4. AnonymousMC
    May 11, 2002
    5
    onimusha is ridiculously short. it took 3 hours (actually 3 hours and 11 minutes to be exact; but it would take a lot less on my 2nd time through i bet) to beat; and i was taking my time. it was very fun while it lasted though. very good story. not a lot of replay value since it has a lot of long movie sequences which you are forced to watch every time you play. it's alsoonimusha is ridiculously short. it took 3 hours (actually 3 hours and 11 minutes to be exact; but it would take a lot less on my 2nd time through i bet) to beat; and i was taking my time. it was very fun while it lasted though. very good story. not a lot of replay value since it has a lot of long movie sequences which you are forced to watch every time you play. it's also super easy to beat which i hate in games. you basically just go through the motions and you will beat it automatically. the control also is a little simple and button mashy in style. so in summary, if you don't mind a no challenge, no skill, and ultra short game, this game absolutely rules. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#32 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 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
  1. The fact that you get sent back to the original load screen every time our friend Samanoske meets his untimely death is unforgivable, but it's not something that should keep you away from an otherwise first-class game.
  2. It may not be a lengthy adventure, but it sure is an intense and gratifying one.
  3. Daily Radar
    75
    Fits like a familiar old glove (or gauntlet), but smoother, better-fitting and lined in fine, Japanese, brocaded silk.