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  • Summary: A peacful town finds itself victim to extreme violence and unrest. Gangs are spreading fear and tyranny among the townspeople, while the government is supressing justice with a brutal hand. A Lone warrior arrives with the ability to change the town's destiny. Experience life as a Samurai in feudal Japan and battle to save the town of Amahara. Features multiple endings based on players decisions - help free the innocent or join the corrupt. Experience traditional Samurai techniques with realistic sword fighting - acrobatic ninja style, quick slash, twin swords and more... More than 60 swords to battle with - find famous and powerful swords among the townspeople. Tons of special moves to take over your enemy. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 32
  2. Negative: 10 out of 32
  1. To pan the game for not being more like GTA 3 is misguided, disrespectful to the each title's unique contributions, and also speaks volumes of the lack of critical thinking of the X-Play critics and the industry as a whole.
  2. 80
    The way of the samurai is a lengthy road that rewards those who show patience and persistence. [Aug 2004, p.66]
  3. 65
    Capcom updated the combat system from the original game to make the movements seem more authentic. It also added the ability to kill your opponents in a single counterattack finishing move. This doesn't add to the game, but it makes waxing anyone who gets in your way laughably easy.
  4. If you liked the first Way of the Samurai, then this provides more of the same type of play. But don't expect anything new or exciting. [July 2004, p.88]
  5. If you're looking for a good samurai game to add to your collection, spare yourself the trouble and shell out the $10 to $20 the first game is going for.
  6. Even the main characters - the ones voiced over in cut-scenes - have an annoying American accent that just shatters the whole illusion, and they sound like they're talking to you through a king hangover mixed with a few pints of disinterest.
  7. This game is so awful that I can't even recommend it as a weekend rental. Between the load times, boring plot, stiff combat, and lame voice acting, Capcom should've never put its name on the package, and quite frankly, I'm rather shocked that they did.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. CarlosH.
    Jun 17, 2004
    10
    An excellent piece of work that gives you that japanese lifestyle feeling! Must at least rent!
  2. MarioT.
    Nov 17, 2005
    10
    the best game ever! This game shows how samurais life is hard and endless.Great story, great music & great weapons.
  3. JoeG.
    Jul 19, 2004
    10
    This game is so much better than part one!!! Better graphics, better fighting animation, larger playing area, and an economy system make this game amazing. Plus, new types of swords including claws and dual swords make this game great. Expand
  4. ChrisX.
    Sep 25, 2005
    10
    I like the different time-system and the fights are only akward if you don't have a good weapon. Cut-scenes are annoying as well as americanized voices, but even Mona Lisa has flaws... Expand
  5. Jun 17, 2012
    10
    A great samurai game to play. It is very hard to find a samurai game better than this. I can't finish all the stories without a guide. However, this game is great. Must play if you are interested in Japanese culture. Expand
  6. MoeK.
    Nov 25, 2004
    9
    I love the first part, and this one just made my day.... better graphics better movements. but lack of cool uniforms.:( guys any cheat codes for the english version?!??!??! the jap didnt work..... Expand
  7. koolman
    Sep 1, 2005
    4
    To hard i need english version codes.

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