Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. I think if you're already an established Dynasty Warriors fan, then you'll probably love what Strikeforce is doing for the series. Likewise, if you were a fan and fell off the wagon at some point, this is a great game to jump back on with. Finally, if you've never played a DW game before, or if the series hasn't held much appeal, I think Strikeforce can even be the game for you.
  2. For the first time in years, the Dynasty Warriors series scores points for originality. Strikeforce is guaranteed to win over the hearts of naysayers.
  3. A truly great game, let down only by the fact that the PSP version existed for long enough to steal some of its thunder.
  4. The result is not only addictive as hell, but a promising new start for the series.
  5. At the end of the day, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce is taking the franchise in the right direction and it's good to see Koei get out of their comfort zone.
  6. 80
    Strikeforce is a monumental step in the right direction for the series.
  7. 80
    As much item collection as it is button mashing, the changes are both dramatic and welcome -- and dramatic enough that KOEI may have actually found a way to shut up some of the haters. OK, like six of 'em.
  8. I've had more fun with Strikeforce on the PS3 than I've ever had with the Dynasty Warriors franchise. To me, the series was stale until now, and while not without its problems, Strikeforce moves Dynasty Warriors back into the realm of relevance.
  9. Strikeforce isn’t going to change the world by any means, but it does make the Dynasty Warriors franchise relevant for the first time in years – an amazing feat in itself.
  10. It extends the series in intelligent and welcome ways.
  11. Strikeforce is a step in the right direction for the franchise. It’s the much needed change that the series was crying out for. It’s just shame the console version is a port of the PSP game.
  12. The best of the Dynasty Warriors franchise struggles to compete with modern hack-and-slash games.
  13. Dynasty Warriors : Strikeforce isn't for everyone - for those who want to play a Phantasy Star Online / Monster Hunter style game with your favorite Romance of the Three Kingdoms characters, you've got yourself a fun game with some strong online legs, assuming you can find like-minded people.
  14. The series’ debut of online multiplayer adds replay value to Strikeforce, which is hard to ignore. However, if you’re interested in hack and slash action, there are more polished, next generation games available at fairer prices.
  15. Strikeforce is only recommended for fans of the one vs. all beat 'em up genre.
  16. A solid enough offering. [May 2010, p.85]
  17. Strikeforce is a great step toward finally integrating the online universe with Dynasty Warriors and an unexpected excuse to lower your head as other gamers pass you by. You’re not hiding or hanging your head in shame, you’re just looking for items.
  18. 58
    A new part in the franchise, but there is nothing new. The gameplay is still the same and kind of boring. The most of the time you’re fighting against the same soldiers and the only part of the game that isn’t shallow are the upgrade options for the weapons. The graphics are a bit poor which also counts for the audio.
  19. It's way behind other PS3 games of its type. [Apr 2010, p.85]
  20. Fighting, struggling, battling – it‘s nothing less than the Dynasty Warriors franchise you already know. No splitscreen, but online-multiplayer instead, you‘ve got your own upgradeable village with shops, but there‘s not more innovation than before.
  21. An average PSP port... Avoid. [Apr 2010, p.97]
  22. You can instantly tell that Strikeforce originally was a portable game for PSP. The graphics feels dated, the controls are wonky and everything just has a cheap overall feeling. Still, the multiplayer is quite OK and the battles are just huge.
  23. With its Genji-like graphics and floaty controls, Dynasty Warriors doesn't impress. The haphazard controls and tedious gaming moments feel as old as the story itself.
  24. Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce is the biggest novelty in the series in ten years, nothing that should be glorified, but for the fans is certainly an interesting case to investigate because even has an online mode in which they can fight alongside those who share the same tastes.
  25. Unless you've got masochistic urges to indulge, you'd be wise to steer clear. [Apr 2010, p.113]
  26. The Online mode is a step forward, but many, many more steps are still needed. Do yourself (and wallet) a favor and pass on Dynasty Warriors: StrikeForce.
  27. 37
    An annoying, ill-fitting mess that only a masochist could enjoy. [Issue#189, p.76]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. NickD
    Feb 18, 2010
    On the scale of dynasty warriors, this is perhaps the best redesign of a stale genre that I've ever seen. On the scale of the rest of On the scale of dynasty warriors, this is perhaps the best redesign of a stale genre that I've ever seen. On the scale of the rest of the gaming universe, this is the right step to take to get people re interested in an IP that still has potential. Full Review »
  2. AlJ
    Feb 18, 2010
    Amazing game! I love being able to switch out sub weapons, the combat is very fluid. The character building design is very stream lined, this Amazing game! I love being able to switch out sub weapons, the combat is very fluid. The character building design is very stream lined, this is exactly what the series needed!!! Plus ONLINE CO-OP!! Full Review »