Warriors Orochi 2 PlayStation 2

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Fans of the series will be thrilled by the extent of the game. In addition, the enormous play time offered outplays the competition in this field.
  2. Overall, Warriors Orochi 2 is a solid game, but the repetitive gameplay and missions that make up the majority of the game prevent it from being anything more than a rental.
  3. It's the same game you've been playing a long time ago. At least Koei fanatics might be satisfied with the formula.
  4. 60
    While it's not really fair to judge the last generation's hardware by the standards of the next one, the PS2 versions of these games are getting harder and harder on the eyes. Koei's development teams have done their best to keep up, and the character modeling here is still pretty impressive, but the drab backgrounds and draw-in show the age of the technology.
  5. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    60
    The game does very little to dispel the notion that if you've played one Warriors game, you've played them all. [Dec 2008, p.92]
  6. The truth is that the series’ hack-and-slash formula that had so captivated us is starting to get old.

Awards & Rankings

#32 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
#14 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2008
User Score
8.5

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. Jan 31, 2014
    10
    This game easily beats Warriors Orochi 3. If you thought Dynasty Warriors was addicted and long, then be ready for what Dream Mode has toThis game easily beats Warriors Orochi 3. If you thought Dynasty Warriors was addicted and long, then be ready for what Dream Mode has to offer for you. Full Review »
  2. JeremyCole
    Nov 12, 2008
    10
    Sure, it's mindless hack-and-slash but what did you expect from a Warriors title? Great graphics, believable storyline, realistic AI?Sure, it's mindless hack-and-slash but what did you expect from a Warriors title? Great graphics, believable storyline, realistic AI? bahhhh! this is a video game, celebrate it as such! It's a lot of fun and there are many, many battles to be fought and days to be lost in leveling up characters and fusing weapons.
    For those of you who complain about the "idiotic AI", try the game on Hard or even Chaos and tell me the same. I have three Level 99 characters and the Chaos difficulty is still insane but manageable.
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