Warriors Orochi PlayStation 2

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
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  1. Warriors Orochi combines the characters and features of two successful franchises into one game, but the convoluted crossover storyline, unimpressive production values, and lack of major innovation aren’t likely to have new players ready to enlist.
  2. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Still the same old, unsubtle scything we expect from a Warriors game, but given extra substance by some neat strategic twists. [Sept 2007, p.98]
  3. 60
    The impressive roster and tremendous leveling opportunities may still delight hardcore level-grinding enthusiasts (anyone?), but the overall experience is hurt by the problems we mentioned before, since the repetitive nature of the title isn't broken up or regulated in any way (with mini-games and the like).
  4. It's the same solid game you've been playing since "Dynasty Warriors 2" came out back in 2000.
  5. Games Master UK
    60
    Like the previous games? Get this. [Nov 2007, p.84]
  6. Game Informer
    58
    Oh, how many restless nights have I spent yearning for a Koei game that would combine the worst parts of "Dynasty Warriors" with those of "Samurai Warriors"! [Oct 2007, p.113]
  7. Warriors Orochi is another fanservice game, plain and simple, and really doesn't appeal to gamers who don't appreciate the "been there, done that" rehash. Because really, despite a few small upgrades, that's all this is.
  8. 50
    More a mediocre tribute to past games than a fresh experience. Unimpressive graphics, a mundane fighting system, and a slate of characters borrowed from other titles leaves Warriors Orochi a stale appetizer left on the plate as you wait for the "Dynasty Warriors 6" main course.
  9. Koei's apologists will find Warriors Orochi to be an affable bit of fan service, but everyone else should just stay far away.
  10. If you’ve not been convinced by Koei’s previous games then Warriors Orochi is unlikely to persuade you otherwise.

Awards & Rankings

#39 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
#30 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 23, 2016
    10
    Warriors orochi is besy ps2 game, without a warning the serpent king brought japan and china together to challange anyone, can the warriors ofWarriors orochi is besy ps2 game, without a warning the serpent king brought japan and china together to challange anyone, can the warriors of japan and china defeat the serpent king, get warriors orochi if you want to to destroy orochi Full Review »
  2. Anonymous
    Oct 25, 2007
    10
    Tyler Durden dont even think about saying your a HUGE Dynasty Warriors fan cause ur not. u cant even beat a one or two star difficulty level?Tyler Durden dont even think about saying your a HUGE Dynasty Warriors fan cause ur not. u cant even beat a one or two star difficulty level? ur the worst playstation gamer i so far know on this planet. Anyway Warriors Orochi is one the best games on the PS2 today and best Warriors game developed by KOEI as the PS3 is starting to take over. and u annoying critics that ALlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllways say this game is average u guys are stupid, dumb, retarded fuc@#$% that can suck some balls. why dont u go and pound master chief please. Full Review »
  3. TylerD.
    Oct 12, 2007
    4
    I am a HUGE Dynasty Warriors fan and have been since DW2. I never did get into Samurai Warriors, but that could be due to trying to start I am a HUGE Dynasty Warriors fan and have been since DW2. I never did get into Samurai Warriors, but that could be due to trying to start with the Empires games, which aren't my style (cumbersome interface, false sense of strategy). All that being said, I find Warriors Orochi to be nearly unplayable. I've never had an issue with the difficulty of these games before, but even with more-than-reasonable leveling you are overpowered rather than superpowered. The appeal of these games has always been one character who can (beyond reason) plow through hundreds of opposing warriors. In Orochi, you are battered by minions and rendered immobile by officers constantly. It leaves you with a feeling of helplessness and frustration - it took me five tries to beat even the second (one star difficulty) battle. Besides the combat, I find the menu system to be completely unintuitive. Some nice options from the previous games are incorporated, such as leveling weapons, but for the most part having to organize/combine weapons or officers appears to be pointless and time-consuming. Full Review »