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69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. 90
    The sheer weight of content that is packed into the game can't be understated; this is a big, chunky game that demands a lot of time to work all the way through it, but every step of the way is a truly entertaining one.
  2. Play UK
    May 2, 2014
    80
    This is, without a doubt, the best Dynasty Warriors game to date. [Issue#243, p.58]
  3. Apr 7, 2014
    80
    Haters will forever hate the series, and this game doesn’t do anything to change that, as it’s after its fans, and for those fans, you’re going to love Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition, as it jammed with hours upon hours of content that once again improves on the series’ formula and pushes it towards its prime.
  4. Apr 3, 2014
    80
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends has the 30+ hours of the original and adds even more to it. Sure, it has some mindless game play at times, but it’s still a rather fun time.
  5. Mar 31, 2014
    80
    Without question the biggest, best looking, and most refined Warriors title on the battlefield, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition is an absolute must buy for fans, while newcomers will find themselves jumping into the action at the most opportune time.
  6. 80
    Simply speaking, what you’re getting here is a good, polished expansion to an already good game that was absolutely bursting with content to begin with.
  7. 80
    Not much has changed, but the consistency of the Dynasty Warriors franchise holds true in spades with Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition. Extra content and a lower new-game cost accentuates a gratifying experience that's filled with content that Dynasty Warriors fans have grown to love.
  8. Mar 25, 2014
    80
    It's a great way to reincentivize the most enjoyable Warriors game since DW3, and it looks suitably pretty to boot.
  9. Mar 31, 2014
    76
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends - Complete Edition has so much to offer and so much to do that it’s difficult not to enjoy yourself.
  10. Apr 14, 2014
    75
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition is a great buy if you haven’t played a game in the series in a while, and are looking for something to hold you over while you wait for the PS4’s library of games to grow, but for fans, this is not the next generation leap forward that you were hoping for.
  11. Apr 3, 2014
    75
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition is complete by name and complete by nature, with lots of extra content to explore. Technically, however, it is an extremely bland debut of the series on PlayStation 4.
  12. Mar 29, 2014
    75
    If you haven't played a Dynasty Warriors game in a long while, picking up Xtreme Legends on your shiny new PS4 isn't a bad idea. It doesn't offer up anything mind-blowing that demands the attention of casual fans, but as a complete package it's a wonderful entry point.
  13. Mar 26, 2014
    74
    The added content is not a reason to repurchase this game if you've already played it, but if you don't, it's a great opportunity to do so.
  14. Mar 25, 2014
    71
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition is the warm arrival of the musou genre on Playstation 4, since the game doesn't make use of the hardware's full potential, and has the same visuals lacking from the Playstation 3.
  15. games(TM)
    Jun 3, 2014
    70
    The jump to a new console hasn't done all that much for visuals in general, but the game is undoubtedly neater and smoother than it once was. [Issue#148, p.115]
  16. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 23, 2014
    70
    If you're new to Warriors, this is the place to start. [June 2014, p.92]
  17. Apr 1, 2014
    70
    No, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition is not a deeply cerebral experience, but in its defence, it never purports to be. If you're not a fan of chopping stuff up, DW8 is unlikely to change your mind but if you enjoy a little hack 'n slash every now and then, you could do a lot worse than Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition. Unless you already have the original Dynasty Warriors 8 version, of course. In which case you're probably better off hanging onto your cash.
  18. Mar 31, 2014
    70
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is exactly what we expected from an extended version of the last episode in the series: some new characters, a new campaign and a few minor changes to the gameplay.
  19. Mar 31, 2014
    70
    If you go into Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition knowing that it’s just a slightly better looking port, you’ll have a blast with its addictive mindless button mashing mechanics.
  20. Mar 28, 2014
    70
    If you’re eyeing up the PlayStation 3 version of Xtreme Legends then I can’t strongly recommend it. New characters are always great, as are new stages, but the lack of thought put into the addition to Ambition Mode is disappointing to say the least.
  21. Apr 15, 2014
    65
    This Next-Gen version of the last Tecmo-Koei's musou adds few scenarios and game modes, and shows a crisper graphics. But it doesn't change the substance of the game.
  22. Apr 11, 2014
    65
    This Edition is probably the best package you can expect from musou genre. Although the game has a lot of contents, the formula is the same, and the technical upgrade is far from the excellence.
  23. Apr 8, 2014
    60
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is best suited for newcomers to the franchise. If you keep your expectations reasonable before you jump in, then you can easily enjoy yourself.
  24. Mar 27, 2014
    60
    You really don’t want to pick this up if you already picked up the original.
  25. Mar 25, 2014
    60
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition has as much content as its name implies, and it’s the most stable the series has ever been. While it provides some mindless, button-mashing fun, it's still incredibly repetitive.
  26. Games Master UK
    May 4, 2014
    59
    Repetition is the order of the day. [June 2014, p.79]
  27. Apr 4, 2014
    58
    Maybe Tecmo Koei should rethink the core design in the next game as, at this point, they are getting stale.
  28. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Apr 27, 2014
    55
    A handful of extra content and a bit of a spit-shine do not a great next-gen package make. [May 2014, p75]
  29. Apr 17, 2014
    55
    Even if it's just a port, Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition deserved more. We could talk about enhanced visuals but the game is really far from beautiful. The battles are dynamic and the cast is huge. But it's not enough to see it as a gathering episode.
  30. Apr 28, 2014
    50
    A classic Dynasty Warriors game with a lot of content and a lot of repetitive fights... This series really needs to evolve.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    It's Dynasty Warriors. I love the series, but if you hate the dynasty warriors formula, you will not like this game. It really is just asIt's Dynasty Warriors. I love the series, but if you hate the dynasty warriors formula, you will not like this game. It really is just as simple as that. Full Review »
  2. Apr 7, 2014
    10
    This is another DW game and what else can be said you like it or hate it and I happen to love the series and will do for as long as I can seeThis is another DW game and what else can be said you like it or hate it and I happen to love the series and will do for as long as I can see it is a great time filler for waiting for anouther game you are looking forward to as well Full Review »
  3. Aug 1, 2014
    10
    Fantastic game. The graphics are immense for a Dynasty Warriors game. Gameplay is surprisingly refreshing and fun to play at all times. GreatFantastic game. The graphics are immense for a Dynasty Warriors game. Gameplay is surprisingly refreshing and fun to play at all times. Great entry in the series that shows just how good Dynasty Warriors games are. Full Review »