Samurai Warriors 2 PlayStation 2

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
Buy On
  1. 70
    Regardless of whether it's been done before and arguably done better, the game is reliable and solid fun.
  2. The camera is a necessary improvement, though it's one that should've been done a long time ago. I like the Sugoroku party game, but I wouldn't buy a game bearing the "Warriors" name just to play it.
  3. Despite the addition of a Monopoly-based game that you might not play a whole lot of (except to unlock certain characters), it is a fun way of going through a rough history lesson of feudal Japan, although it may not be completely accurate.
  4. A somewhat major retooling of the combat system has allowed a one-trick pony another chance, as it seems to be a step in the right direction for bringing back those alienated by the milking of ancient Oriental history.
  5. The problem is the hack-and-slash title is mostly a rehash and the AI is unintelligent at best.
  6. This game just doesn't have the shine, polish, or refinements we should expect from a third game in a franchise. To be brutally honest, the Samurai Warriors series was never very good, and unfortunately, that's the way it's going to stay.
  7. Like just about every other sequel in Koei's Warriors franchises, Samurai Warriors 2 offers an overly familiar and ultimately mundane hack-and-slash experience.
  8. PSM Magazine
    60
    It's fun enough for a while, but even with a friend, the game gets repetitive before too long, so you're probably better off renting this one than buying it. [Nov. 2006, p.80]
  9. It can be addicting thanks to the easy control system but keep in mind that what may originally attract you, may ultimately repel you.
  10. The graphics are solid and fighting is actually quite impressive, with the special moves giving variety to the hack’n’slash action. Yet all the time a feeling of déjà vu takes away from the action on the screen.
  11. Game Informer
    60
    The gameplay really needs an upgrade before I can recommend this series again. [Nov. 2006, p.130]
  12. Don't expect too many surprises if you've played a Dynasty Warriors, a Kessen or a Samurai Warriors game before, but don't expect this to be complete and utter sh.t either. After 17 similar games, you should know what you're getting.
  13. 58
    The core gameplay is in serious need of an overhaul, though. We've seen this too many times before and are ready for something new. Couple that with painful audio and visuals and it's hard to find a reason to recommend this to any but the hardest of hardcore fans.
  14. 55
    Samurai Warriors 2 was a missed opportunity. It had a story, several characters and some multiplayer. Sadly, with low AI, shocking drawing distances and repetitive gameplay, it doesn’t stand out from the crowd.
  15. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    Samurai Warriors 2 doesn't introduce any new problems to the series and corrects a few of the glaring inadequacies of the first game. Nevertheless, it fails to add enough to the series to justify being a full-priced sequel. [Oct. 2006, p.85]
  16. All told, Samurai Warriors 2 is several modes of mindless violence and one mode of a Monopoly-like board game. There's nothing new or exciting about this title.
  17. For everyone else that got tired of the same repetitive gameplay years ago, there’s absolutely nothing to see here.
  18. Your comrades regularly demand help from the other side of the battlefield, right when you're in the middle of something else. But failing to come in time can blow the whole battle.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 10, 2016
    10
    Este jogo é incrível! Eu recebi e ainda não posso parar de jogar. Os gráficos são tão detalhadas para um game e é desafiador, mas divertido eEste jogo é incrível! Eu recebi e ainda não posso parar de jogar. Os gráficos são tão detalhadas para um game e é desafiador, mas divertido e terá que jogar por horas! A história é complexa e profundamente pensado. O melhor jogo que eu já joguei de forma Full Review »
  2. bubbyw.
    May 8, 2007
    10
    If you are into game with swords and bows you will defintly love this game. When I first got Samurai Warriors 2 i liliked it out of all of If you are into game with swords and bows you will defintly love this game. When I first got Samurai Warriors 2 i liliked it out of all of KOEI's Games. Full Review »