Dynasty Warriors 6 PlayStation 3


Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
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  1. While not every change has been positive, the series was in desperate need of a fresh start, and now, in its sixth major iteration, it has one.
  2. Absolutely up there with the best of the series so far. It's as good as the game has ever been.
  3. Offering little in the way of innovation, it will keep fans of the series very happy and is definitely an essential purchase if you have ever enjoyed a DW game in the past.
  4. Games Master UK
    With special effects-packed visuals and with higher production values than ever, Dynasty Warriors seems less niche than ever. [May 2008, p.81]
  5. This is a small step forward, but for a series that hasn’t moved an inch over five installments, it’s a mind-boggling breakthrough.
  6. 70
    If you don't know a Liu Bei from a Lu Bu, you're not going to be interested, but those who understand the thrill of taking down the thousandth enemy in a single battle will enjoy it. Just be sure to give the new Renbu system a chance.
  7. AceGamez
    And love it or loathe it, I get the feeling that Dynasty Warriors will be around for many years to come.
  8. For those who have never experienced the DW series before, this is the perfect place to start, and either find a challenging, delightfully tactical slice of unpretentious fun or unearth a deformed, unlovable, fossilised relic of a bygone age.
  9. Edge Magazine
    This is revitalisation, a fresh surge of life for the long-serving warhorse. By any typical measure of gaming it's not grand advance, but for those whose fingers have long been drilled by the brawls of Koei's sprawling riots, it's as worthwhile and frenzied as it's ever been. [Mar 2008, p.96]
  10. Play Magazine
    But DW6 does feel sort of lightweight, especially at a $60 price tag. [Mar 2008, p.59]
  11. I guess Dynasty Warriors 6 is not the perfect harmony Koei or the fans were hoping for.
  12. Dynasty Warriors 6 plays it safe with the series' standard button-mashing formula, and as such is little more than a prettier version of every other game in the series.
  13. 65
    Fans of the series will be happy to know that there is a serious amount of content to be found in DW 6. Outside of the lengthy single-player modes players can also return to previous levels with different scenarios in the challenge mode.
  14. The game isn’t terrible, but it isn’t any more engaging or less repetitive than it’s been for the past five versions.
  15. What was once regarded as a fun-but-shallow game series has transformed into a shallow-and-pointless one. Dynasty Warriors 6 does not totally fail as a game, but it has begun my own personal disenchantment with the series.
  16. We just wish Omega Force would step forward and issue a major upgrade for this franchise.
  17. Hideous dialogue, repetitive gameplay.
  18. The best thing to say about Dynasty Warriors 6 is that it's an easy way to kill quite a few hours, but that doesn't make it particularly good.
  19. The best non-Gundam DW game yet. That being said, it's still not a large enough improvement to justify purchase over the much cheaper last-gen models you can probably get for less than $10 at this point.
  20. 59
    I had more fun with "Dynasty Warriors: Gundam," which I would recommend to those new to the franchise but looking for a "better" button-mashing experience.
  21. It seems that Omega Force either can't be bothered to breathe fresh air into the franchise, or it feels it doesn't need to because anything in a game box with Dynasty Warriors on the front is guaranteed to make money.
  22. Crucially, if you stand back and think of what the series could be evolving into with current hardware then you can’t help but look at DW6 as a disappointment.
  23. The lack of any online multiplayer (again!), the fact this is still basically the same game and the removal of the tactics side means this game is quite simply not worth buying.
  24. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    This is just like every other Dynasty Warriors game ever, but somehow duller. [May 2008, p.115]
  25. 50
    As I played through Dynasty Warriors 6, the series' first entry for this console generation, one thought kept permeating my head: "This is exactly the same game I played in college."
  26. 50
    Action-combat fans would do better to hold off for the upcoming "Ninja Gaiden 2," or spend 10 bucks on an older DW title.
  27. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    To be clear, new battles, weapons, and character moves are present, as expected, but they feel obligatory at best. [Apr 2008, p.72]
  28. 40
    Dynasty Warriors has a rabid fan base, and so it stands to reason that Koei doesn’t want to mess with the formula too much. It’s disappointing that seven years and endless games later, this latest iteration feels like such a miniscule step forward in the series.
  29. PSM3 Magazine UK
    It's old. It's lame. Kill it. Now. [May 2008, p.78]
  30. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Too bad it handles like a remote-control car, bolting from a stand-still to top speed in an instant. I'll pass. [Apr 2008, p.73]
  31. Play UK
    Avoid this shameful anathema like a toilet cubicle with an unflushed poo in it. [Issue#164, p.94]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. ReggieN.
    Mar 4, 2008
    5 games later and KOEI still hasn't put any effort into changing this game beyond what it was in Dynasty Warriors 2. The graphics are 5 games later and KOEI still hasn't put any effort into changing this game beyond what it was in Dynasty Warriors 2. The graphics are below PS3 and the 360's power, and the complete lack of any real progression in gameplay make this game almost interchangeable with the past iterations. If you're a huge fan, you'll probably buy it anyway. If you're looking to try out a Dynasty Warriors game for the first time, try one of the previous games, preferably either 3 or 5. They will be much cheaper and provide a slightly less monotonous experience. Full Review »
  2. Jul 20, 2016
    As a Musou fan since 2002 this is a complete piece of **** not even worth mentioning. I don't even know what KOEI had in mind when theyAs a Musou fan since 2002 this is a complete piece of **** not even worth mentioning. I don't even know what KOEI had in mind when they developed this game. Trying to achieve something new by making hideous character designs, making gameplay even more repetitive than the original, robbing personality out of every weapon and attack, or are they trying to ruin the series? Full Review »
  3. Dec 27, 2015
    this is an awesome game and i really love the series, but its the thing that they added that made it bad. shu: liu bei barely sticks theirthis is an awesome game and i really love the series, but its the thing that they added that made it bad. shu: liu bei barely sticks their bonds out with his sworn brother, wu: sun ce and his family barely show their bonds together, wei: its just alot of invading for them. next are the weapons some i actually like, like liu bei's twin swords and lu xun's sword, but the other are weird like why give a spear to sun ce and zhang he when they have the same movesets like atleast make the charge attack different like the swords in DW3-DW5 heck they even gave it to ling tong and ma chao i wish he had that same fast attack he had in the older games.next are the characters, WHY DID THEY HAVE TO TAKE OUT SO MANY CHARATERS. they took out zhu rong,jiang wei, pang de, xing cai, da qiao it may seem small but some were just introduced like xing cai and pang de.next is the story mode srsly shu: zhao,liu,zhang,guan,and zhuge......WHAT THE FREAK I WANT MORE Full Review »