Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Sep 2, 2014
    100
    All in all, this is an excellent, fully featured rendition of one of the best Dynasty Warriors games on the market.
  2. 90
    The best game in the Warriors franchise to date, and a perfect starting platform for any new fan to the series.
  3. Sep 9, 2014
    85
    If you're a Dynasty Warriors fan or looking to get in the franchise, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is the best choice.
  4. Sep 12, 2014
    80
    Warriors Orochi 3 isn't likely to change anyone's mind about Omega Force's flagship series, but it's undoubtedly a fan-pleaser of the highest caliber, and an excellent entry point for those who might be curious about the Warriors series.
  5. Sep 10, 2014
    80
    It’s one solid time-travelling time sink.
  6. Sep 4, 2014
    80
    Getting a rhythm going as you charge across the battlefield can be quite hypnotic, and while it is easy for anyone to pick up and play, mastering it will take much, much longer.
  7. Sep 4, 2014
    80
    Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is purely for the hardcore fans of the series, or newcomers wanting to finally jump in.
  8. 80
    Once again, I have been pleasantly surprised by Omega Force.
  9. 80
    The big question is whether people who have played the game before will get anything out of the upgrade. I do believe there's enough content in there to justify the purchase, and if you're a fan of Warriors games, and somehow missed either of the game's previous releases, you can consider Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate essential. It really is Koei Tecmo's Smash Bros.
  10. Sep 2, 2014
    80
    Warriors Orochi 3 is a much more accessible Warriors game the most of the others in the series, and as a result becomes a much better experience. The focus here is on the action and the fun, which is wiping out the hordes of enemies and it does so like no other. There are a variety of technical flaws, but the overall experience really out shines all of them.
  11. Sep 2, 2014
    80
    Even though Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is buried in some slightly lacklustre content, you're definitely getting your money's worth with this shockingly robust package.
  12. Sep 2, 2014
    78
    Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate represents the latest and final update of the most complete Musou ever released. His new characters and modes make it a highly recommended game for fans of the genre.
  13. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Oct 25, 2014
    76
    With Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate developers shipped so many game modes and new features that most of the hopeless fastidious fans of the Dynasty Warriors genre just had nothing to complain about. In fact, very rarely under the guise of the new revised and enlarged edition of the old title developers offer as many as three different games. [Nov 2014, p.89]
  14. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 19, 2014
    75
    For once a musou game that doesn't take the slash. A must for genre fans who missed the original's release. [November 2014, p74]
  15. Sep 4, 2014
    75
    The definitive edition (at least on PS4 and Xbox One) of the classic hack´n slash game that appeared previously on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
  16. Sep 3, 2014
    75
    Depending on what games you've played before, you'll find more or fewer additions, but this is a great musou, with a deep combat system and some charismatic cameos.
  17. Sep 3, 2014
    75
    Warriors Orochi's franchise arrives to next-gen with a flawless performance. It is loaded with playable content that will delight genre fans.
  18. Sep 16, 2014
    70
    Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate allows newcomers to see the start of the improvements to the Warriors series, which at one point was suffering from its own lack of ambition, and turn itself into a worthwhile hack and slash addict’s wet dream.
  19. Sep 14, 2014
    68
    Two years after its original release, Warriors Orochi 3 has lost some of its charm.
  20. Oct 12, 2014
    65
    With a huge roster of characters and a long campaign, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is easily one of the best Musou out there, but it's also terribly repetitive, dull and graphically poor.
  21. Sep 15, 2014
    65
    Overall Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate should please fans of the series - it has plenty of variety in characters. As for anyone else looking to get into the series, this title suffers from the same repetition as the other musou games. You can have quite a bit of fun by making the characters spout unwholesome lines though.
  22. Play UK
    Oct 19, 2014
    62
    Experimentation is rarely encouraged. [Issue#249, p.70]
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 25, 2014
    8
    For a big blockbuster game, this one sure has a lot in common with Bejeweled. And no, I'm not hating on Bejeweled, but it's basically justFor a big blockbuster game, this one sure has a lot in common with Bejeweled. And no, I'm not hating on Bejeweled, but it's basically just something satisfying that you do to waste time. Swing your weapon around, and watch enemies die: that's the game. Repeat. It does have a particularly satisfying sense of progression, though - your favorite character goes from feeble to undefeatable in a fairly linear and satisfying way, and if you ever want to ramp up the difficulty, there are always a hundred more characters you've never considered playing with who are still enfeebled. Overall, I'd categorize this game as a guilty pleasure; it's the kind of game you might sink forty hours into and then insist to your friends that you were playing something that was actually good. Full Review »
  2. Oct 2, 2014
    6
    You probably know by now what you're getting. There's a ridiculous number of characters to use, and it will take an ungodly amount of time toYou probably know by now what you're getting. There's a ridiculous number of characters to use, and it will take an ungodly amount of time to maximize them all. However, there's little reason or incentive to. I think it's the best Warriors / Musuo game to date, but it may be time they try at least a little innovation?

    My biggest gripe is the amount of times I lose suddenly out of nowhere because I was in the wrong location, with no indication where the right location was. It feels like the illusion of choice. I am led to believe it's open and I can go anywhere and fight anyone, explore around a bit. In reality, there's a right place to be and a wrong place to be and figuring that out is the entirety of the game.
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  3. Jun 23, 2015
    8
    The best in the series, the story is very good mixing Chinese and Japanese mythology, the gameplay is fluid and have good addictions and newThe best in the series, the story is very good mixing Chinese and Japanese mythology, the gameplay is fluid and have good addictions and new strategies, the graphics still needing some new textures and more definition but after all it's a remastered version from previous generation. Full Review »