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  • Summary: Featuring unique playable characters, as well as supporting generals who will make it easier to command and lead armies, players will see the battle from the perspective of each military commander with the ultimate goal of re-writing history to rule all of 16th century Japan. In the dynamicFeaturing unique playable characters, as well as supporting generals who will make it easier to command and lead armies, players will see the battle from the perspective of each military commander with the ultimate goal of re-writing history to rule all of 16th century Japan. In the dynamic new "Hero's Story" mode, the player's decisions impact history with a redesigned story mode. Based on choices made by the player, new drama unfolds as friends become enemies, enemies become friends, and a new Sengoku story unfolds. Adding a new strategic element to the game, forces can fight for control/taking over of camps and ultimately entire battlefields. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 37
  2. Negative: 5 out of 37
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    91
    The first improvement is that everything is smoother.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    70
    SBSH is a tough game to score fairly. If you love this genre then there's no doubt this game is for you, and you can be happy with the fact that Capcom has provided a game that will keep you busy for weeks on end. For everyone else though things aren't that clear.
  3. Jan 15, 2011
    70
    We already knew that Sengoku Basara: Heroes Samurai was limited to a specific audience, and while not offering anything new, and to offer less than others have already offered, is a game full of dynamism and charisma.
  4. Oct 22, 2010
    65
    Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes is the new bet of Capcom in the beat 'em up gender. Its greatest virtues are a great spectacle in the combat mechanics and a correct technical section. However, a rather unfortunate IA, some camera problems and lack of online modes just weighing on the experience.
  5. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes brings nothing new to the hack-and-slash table, nor does it improve on any of the genre's typical features.
  6. Oct 20, 2010
    60
    Our suggestion? Turn off the volume, and get your fingers ready to mash some buttons.
  7. Jan 6, 2011
    25
    There isn't a single redeeming quality to Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes that will justify playing the game to its full extent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 17, 2010
    10
    Amazing, if oyu like this style of game this is a top priority for you! 16 great characters, with great stories, difference paths, kick assAmazing, if oyu like this style of game this is a top priority for you! 16 great characters, with great stories, difference paths, kick ass specials, i mean kick ass! Graphics are colourful, effects are great, Voice acting is top notch with funimation backing it up! Laura Bailey, Johhny Yong Bosch, Troy Baker GREAT VOICE ACTING! Get it NOW This is 2000X better than Dynasty warriors/ Samurai Warriors :) Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    Absolutely! Samurai heroes is so. so fun. Capcom takes the cake with this game, Over the top and just freakin intense. The character levelingAbsolutely! Samurai heroes is so. so fun. Capcom takes the cake with this game, Over the top and just freakin intense. The character leveling system is very fun and feels rewarding. Weapons and items work well together and much needed. Cut scenes are hilarious. Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    10
    for fans of button mash vs the swarm like Dynasty Warriors this is a perfect game. It introduces challenge fluid control and characterfor fans of button mash vs the swarm like Dynasty Warriors this is a perfect game. It introduces challenge fluid control and character customization options.
    There is really not much to say other than that I havent had this much fun slaying hordes of enemies ever before
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  4. Apr 9, 2012
    9
    I bought this game within a month of its release and after completing one of the characters main stories.
    Other games appeared and i moved
    I bought this game within a month of its release and after completing one of the characters main stories.
    Other games appeared and i moved on. Recently i started playing it again and realised how much of a classic game it is. Each character has different paths thru-out there story and too get 100% story complete for even one of the characters will take many hours of play. Gameplay is the same as Dynasty warriors but instead of musuo powers you have -Basara powers otherwise combat is the same. for each area you complete and which generals officers you defeat you will get items weapons and materials for upgrades to youre weapons when you complete a battle. some of the later upgrades are noveltys that alter the battle music or have game altering effects. Finding all the required materials to create every upgrade is a great challenge. You can also collect titles depending how you defeated a general which battles you fought and which path thru the story you chose. you also get ai controlled partners that give you stat upgrades like defence up,elemental attack bonus and so on. You can even level up youre partner so they assist you when you you a super basara attack adding even more power too this move. There is a vast array of playable characters and more unlock as you complete different areas and character stories. the graphics for the battle areas, characters and cutscenes are great thru-out the game. This game is a hidden forgotten gem so if you like dynasty warriors or oroichi and you see this anywere pick it up.
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  5. Feb 16, 2017
    9
    One of my new favorite game series that Capcom should give more love to rather than the constant Street Fighter 4 rereleases they made for theOne of my new favorite game series that Capcom should give more love to rather than the constant Street Fighter 4 rereleases they made for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The game's story is mainly focused very loosely on the Sengoku period where it offers different stories for each character. After completing different stories, you unlock different characters, titles, another costume for the character's story you completed, called garments, and you level up along the way. There are also Quick Battles which are just the same kinds of battles you would do in the Heroes Story mode. The gameplay is very similar to the Dynasty Warriors games in terms of beating hordes of enemies since it is categorized as part of the Hack and Slash genre. The voice acting is pretty good for the English version that I played. They use voice actors are from previous video game series as well as other anime series, which if you look up the names, you'll be sure to recognize somebody. I can't say how the voice acting for the Japanese side of things is because the English version does not contain an option for Japanese dialogue. I'm sure it's good but I can't be too sure about that. Overall, it's an addictive experience that any age bracket or a player of another genre can get into if given the chance. Expand
  6. Oct 13, 2010
    8
    It's an over the top game which hinges on style and works best when the difficulty is set at maximum, though the technicality of the gameplayIt's an over the top game which hinges on style and works best when the difficulty is set at maximum, though the technicality of the gameplay is minuscule by comparison to Godhand. But either way the game will suffer the same critical fate, forever doomed to misunderstanding and exile. It's worth a try by any measure of quality though. Expand
  7. Feb 24, 2013
    7
    The smoother, more stylish and faster version of Samurai Warriors. If you like the warrior games or devil kings i highly recommend you SamuraiThe smoother, more stylish and faster version of Samurai Warriors. If you like the warrior games or devil kings i highly recommend you Samurai Heroes. But even improved its just a hackĀ“n slay so everyone else should look elsewhere. Expand

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