Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. May 18, 2011
    80
    Possibly the best Dynasty Warriors game yet. The combat system is a ton of fun and lets you change weapons on the fly as you beat your lowly enemies into pulp in a mesmerizing display of flying bodies and bright color.
  2. Apr 8, 2011
    80
    Without a doubt, Dynasty Warriors 7 is Omega Force's finest game to date. Long-time fans of the series will fall in love almost instantaneously, the redesigned gameplay being just as welcoming to new players.
  3. Mar 28, 2011
    80
    If you're no fan of the series, this title will not sway you. Those of us who dig the formula, however, will be able to spot the significant changes made to the series, and enjoy a huge amount of gameplay. The only thing holding it back is a handful of poor design decisions that let the experience down, but not quite enough to stop this being an engrossing, addictive button smasher.
  4. May 30, 2011
    75
    This new chapter in the Dynasty Warriors saga introduces some interesting changes on gameplay. The new story mode is fascinating, and the introduction of the 2 weapons really interesting. The gameplay and the graphics are similar to the previous chapter, so the fans will like it, while the others find the game repetitive and boring.
  5. Apr 18, 2011
    72
    Dynasty Warriors 7 is exactly what fans expect. Nothing more nor less.
  6. May 10, 2011
    70
    They might as well call it Dynasty Warriors 7/10 and be done with it. [June 2011, p.93]
  7. Apr 18, 2011
    70
    As usual with the Dynasty Warriors sequels, few things have been improved since the last game. And while it's entertaining, the core game still feels too repetitive after a few played hours. The series needs a real reboot next time.
  8. Apr 4, 2011
    70
    This is possibly the first game in the series that tries to renew a formula untouched for years. It offers advancements both technical and narrative, and although gameplay-wise it is still stagnated, it works.
  9. May 19, 2011
    65
    For casual hack 'n' slash fans then Dynasty Warriors 7 could be a bit too labour intensive and time consuming for your liking. You really need to have a genuine interest in the subject matter on display to get the most out of the game.
  10. Apr 4, 2011
    65
    Another Dynasty Warriors and nothing new to see. The same repetitive gameplay is now structured in four different campaigns that extend the life of the game during dozens of hours, but you might get tired in the very first one. This button-smasher has barely evolved since the second installment and Dynasty Warriors 7 is no exception: you won't find any surprises but the same kind of levels again and again. Only recommended for those who actually love the series, because they will find new weapons, characters or even a cooperative mode in the Conquest mode.
  11. May 6, 2011
    60
    With very few improvements on the classic "Dynasty Warriors" formula, like the new and improved weapons, the seventh episode will appeal only to loyal fans of the series.
  12. Apr 20, 2011
    60
    Another Dynasty Warriors title that will probably appeal only the ultimate fans of the series. For everybody else, there's so much to choose from on the shelf these days.
  13. Apr 19, 2011
    60
    Dynasty Warriors may have once provided a novel experience, but like metrosexuality and Jennifer Aniston's hair, things that fascinated us a decade ago eventually grow tiresome.
  14. Apr 17, 2011
    60
    A bit better than the last game but still with lousy, problematic graphics. A lack of split screen cooperation is another let down.
  15. Apr 15, 2011
    60
    That it's a slight improvement over the last is not a surprise though, and for those of us not in love with the series it's just another disappointingly average action game.
  16. 60
    A title that will only appeal to hack and slash fanatics, and will push away many people looking for something more.
  17. Apr 8, 2011
    60
    Dynasty Warriors 7 is trying hard to spark some life in a genre Koei invented all by themselves ten years ago. Maybe they are trying way too hard.
  18. 56
    There's a ton of content, but it all feels the same to play.
  19. This is one unlucky seven. [June 2011, p.84]
  20. Apr 25, 2011
    50
    It will be every bit as disappointing to those waiting for the marked change to give the series another shot. [Issue#108, p.109]
  21. Apr 14, 2011
    50
    A stronger and more impressive outing overall, is marred with the same issues that plagued previous titles, including repetitive gameplay that never really evolves.
  22. Mar 30, 2011
    50
    Those who are already into the Dynasty Warriors franchise will love Dynasty Warriors 7. Everybody else should stay away.
  23. Never has mass slaughter felt so pedestrian. [May 2011, p.103]
  24. Apr 21, 2011
    32
    Oddly, though, it's still a little better than Dynasty Warriors 6. But that's like saying diarrhoea for four days is better than diarrhoea for five days. [Issue#204, p.87]
  25. Apr 10, 2011
    30
    Still virtually the same game as released on the PlayStation 2 in 2000, with only the most minor changes to the hatefully shallow gameplay.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Apr 2, 2011
    10
    This is the bet dynasty warriors game to date. As the series goes on Koei constantly improves on Dynasty Warriors except for 6 when they took a huge risk and fell on their faces. Some people may hate the series, but that doesn't make it a bad game, IGN gave it a 50 mentioning if you do not like the series do not touch the game. Well that is a horrible opinion to have since they've played previous titles which might've bored them with the series. But if a person never touched the series they will surely love to just hack and slash away at thousands of soldiers. So yes its nice to read a few reviews but its best to remember they are just personal opinions. Check out a video of the game and see if its for you. Full Review »
  2. Apr 15, 2011
    10
    This game deserves a little bit more credit. Obvious as to why these games are no longer popular, the repetitive action gives that away. But as long as you're a classic Dynasty Warriors fan, then you will have no problem with DW7. A nice little edition to the series, brings back the unique weapons each character possessed in previous games, new Jin faction that exceeds the story of the Wu Zhang Plains, New characters with exciting new weapons and a few little tweaks to add up to this monstrous character based game. For those new to the series, if you're interested in the culture or classic stories of historical China and not afraid to try a little mindless hack n' slash then this series would be a great start. Great addition for fans and if you love the corny lines and voice acting that makes everyone sound heroic (Zhao Yun), well this game has it. A few notable voice actors if one is familiar with anime. Full Review »
  3. Mar 30, 2011
    10
    Having grown up on the Dynasty Warriors series I must admit it is my guilty little pleasure. However, when Dynasty Warriors 6 was released I was completely devastated at the horrendous monstrosity I had put into my Playstation. The 6th iteration was riddled with many problems including characters with shared movesets, a cut in the overall playable cast, and out of 40 playable characters present only 14 were playable in story mode. Thankfully, Dynasty Warriors 7 remedied everything wrong with the previous installment. Now, with the inclusion of EX moves characters are no longer clones. Adding to that, every character can equip not one, but two weapons and switch between them in battle. The story mode is also expanded from a basic 5 to 8 levels of the same battles for different characters to an actual heart wrenching drama engulfing your entire kingdom of choice. With the character count they've jumped from 40 to 62 with the return of all cut characters except Pang De and Zuo Ci. Furthermore, of those 62 characters ten of them are for an entirely new kingdom the Jin. While Jin is not new to the history of Three Kingdoms this is the very first time players will ever get to play to the actual end of the Three Kingdoms story. After story mode comes conquest mode where players can partake of mission battles to unlock more characters, weapons, and raises states. This mode incorporates the timeless Co-op mode. Moreover, it finally adds a the much coveted Co-op mode. Graphically, I was in awe of what I saw on my TV and felt almost immersed within ancient China. And the music? Well, it's just as good as it ever was and adds a real sense of battle to the game. Overall, I must say I'm very satisfied with Dynasty Warriors 7 and have gained renewed faith in Koei Tecmo. The only thing I ask for is the later release of an Empires and Xtreme Legends, then my Dynasty Warriors 7 experience with be complete. Full Review »