Bushido Blade PlayStation

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 1997
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. Bushido Blade is a classic. The sequel for this fighter is already creating waves in Japan, so it shouldn't be too long before we're embroiled in an even more sophisticated adaptation of the most horrific of activities.
  2. More brutal than anything we've seen before on PlayStation, the open structure of the game and lack of energy bars are welcome additions to a genre which was frankly getting stale.
  3. This game is a definite winner and will make your blood pressure soar in excitement if you're a gamer who enjoys fighting. The realistic fighting, great graphics and entertaining story line deliver value for its price.
  4. Hard-core fighting-game fans should consider Bushido Blade a welcome breath of fresh air; it's a vastly different combat experience that makes for one of the classiest, most serious fighting games ever.
  5. 87
    It is a wholly unique game that requires a little practice, and maybe a little patience, but is ultimately so much more rewarding than the average beat em up. I can't recommend Bushido Blade enough. Simply amazing.
  6. Once you get used to the unique style of play, it becomes second nature as any game does.
  7. The kind of game that comes along only once in a long while. By pushing the boundaries of gaming, it has secured a warm spot in my jaded reviewers heart.
  8. netjak
    80
    The most I can say for Bushido Blade is that, despite the fact that I bought this PSX title in mid-1998, when I was a fresh-faced young lad in my freshman year of high school, it STILL gets pulled down every few months for some more play. [Review Date: Sept 2005]
  9. Despite the problem of too much realism, I found that BB still keeps me playing. The relatively quick duels are addicting, even if many of them are determined by luck.
  10. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    A fighting game unlike any other, Square's classic does away with such staple fighting game features as combos and life bars, replacing them with skill-based moves like one-hit kills. [Nov 2001, p.40]
  11. Gets its roots from the very first game of its origin: "Bushido," a 2D, four-color PC title that had similar features such as the low, mid, and high attacks with weapons (mainly swords).

Awards & Rankings

#9 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1997
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 31, 2016
    10
    this game was amzing It had such good swordfighting for thhe time as charles b said and not only that it just felt like what i thought gamesthis game was amzing It had such good swordfighting for thhe time as charles b said and not only that it just felt like what i thought games in 2010 would be like cause it was so advanced for the time to me this is one of the best games ever. I do have a couple complaints which are that some fights were annoying ause the opponent could stunlock you, the camera angles could be annoying and some times I could not understand what was going on cause of the story being unusual and crazy. Full Review »
  2. CharlesB.
    Nov 29, 2009
    10
    I've always loved this game. A friend and I would play it for hours on end. If they could update it and bring it online it would be huge I've always loved this game. A friend and I would play it for hours on end. If they could update it and bring it online it would be huge I imagine. The free roaming and interactive environments were outstanding for their time and the realistic sword fighting was terrific. Come on Square get to work on a new one!!! Full Review »