Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce PSP

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
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  1. One of the best Dynasty games out there.
  2. At the end of the day, Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce is an entertaining title that lovers of the Dynasty Warriors genre will thoroughly enjoy.
  3. This is for all of you gamers and journalists who have found the series “dull”, “repetitive” or even “boring” in the past.
  4. If you already like Dynasty Warriors and have friends that do, or just a strong masochistic streak with regards to challenge, then it's a definite buy.
  5. It's primarily a multiplayer experience, but what's here is also just different enough to really stand out -- and better still to give the Warriors franchise a breath of fresh air.
  6. The multiplayer action does manage to offer a satisfying experience that easily overshadows the rather dull single-player experience.
  7. Yes, it's a button-masher, but nobody does button-mashing quite as well as KOEI with Dynasty Warriors, and Strikeforce gets more important things right (great animation, fluid controls, good weapon variety, PSP-sized missions) than it gets wrong.
  8. Built on a foundation of hack-n-slash action, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce brings new depth to the series thanks in the main to its multiplayer modes.
  9. 70
    Even though Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce isn't the complete franchise reboot I want to see, I'm very impressed with it -- at least in comparison to other Dynasty Warriors games.
  10. It would be nice to describe the game as Dynasty Warriors meets Monster Hunter meets Dragon Ball Z, but because there's no online play the Monster Hunter bit is redundant.
  11. 70
    Strikeforce is one of the better Dynasty Warriors games to date.
  12. games(TM)
    70
    Single-player falls down only by virtue of the fact that repetition of missions is crucial to progress, although with such a clear multiplayer focus, it's no surprise that this is the highlight. [June 2009, p.120]
  13. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Successful rebirth of way-to-prolonged series comes to PSP. It’s still a dull hack ‘n’ slash - no change here - but somehow refreshing on small display.
  14. Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce is a good attempt to innovate with the franchise, introducing some RPG elements and, with a more flexible action component, the experience offered is quite new. The good multiplayer mode helps in the longevity department. Unfortunately the badly calibrated difficulty level makes the game more oriented to be played in cooperative mode, leaving the singleplayer disadvantaged.
  15. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    It's much better with friends. [July 2009, p.97]
  16. 69
    Strikeforce serves as a refreshing direction for the series, one that will that will no doubt attract a few new fans. However, it can be unfairly punishing, so make sure you’ve got some mates to lend a hand.
  17. PSM3 Magazine UK
    68
    Does little to entice newcomers to the franchise. Still, it's pleasing to report that the series has a pulse and is still capable of surprising us. [June 2009, p.77]
  18. Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce definitely has the same appeal (or lack thereof depending on your point of view) of its predecessors, but its long list of characters, upgradable attacks, varied weapons and bonus missions gives the series the kick in the ass it has so desperately needed for the last few years.
  19. It's a pretty solid portable title, but it's definitely lacking that extra factor that the console titles have, where I feel like a complete powerhouse in the game and can mash buttons and mow down enemies until I get to a boss encounter.
  20. 65
    It is not a masterpiece, although decent in comparison with the games in the market. The story is powerful, although some flaws both in gameplay and camera control make it just a good try to enjoy.
  21. This entertaining hack-and-slash game is best played with a few friends.
  22. As stated before, portable Dynasty Warriors fans who have wanted to be able to play with their friends will be extremely satisfied with what Strikeforce offers and will be able to overlook the obvious deficiencies. While it might work for fans, new people looking and hoping that this would be the perfect title to jump into the series will be utterly disappointed.
  23. Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce tries to refresh the saga but a new online mode is not enough to do that. Srikeforce is a hack 'n slash with only one purpose: slash furiously between ranks of defensless enemies pushing only the same two buttons. Playing with a friend may be funny, but the solo mode soon become boring.
  24. 60
    Still, if you're a hardcore Dynasty Warriors fan or you're easily enthralled by the idea of mindless hack and slash gameplay, then Strikeforce is a decent enough game. But if you're looking for a more complex battle or can't stand Dynasty Warriors, this title won't change your mind.
  25. 60
    The multiplayer options and new battle additions make Strikeforce better than other Dynasty Warriors games. Perhaps Strikeforce 2 (we're sure Koei's already working on it) will be the ultimate battle game.
  26. Edge Magazine
    50
    Its basic form is a succession of things that you hit with little emotion or interest. Approaching such a task co-operatively can only distract you for so long. [June 2009, p.95]
  27. For a Dynasty Warriors game this is fairly innovative, but only if you have three friends to play with.
  28. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    40
    The core Dynasty combat system has needed a serious shaking-up for years now, and even the new RPG-style character-building element isn't enough to fix that. [July 2009, p.83]

Awards & Rankings

#41 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2009
#17 Most Shared PSP Game of 2009
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. PierreN
    May 1, 2009
    7
    I bought this game, and i recommend this game. Oh my god, a perpetual world? Customisable generals? Aerial battles? This game shocked me with I bought this game, and i recommend this game. Oh my god, a perpetual world? Customisable generals? Aerial battles? This game shocked me with its successful innovations, but sadly, in true KOEI style, one step forward just provides momentum so they can leap backwards. A difficulty setting has been incorporated into EVERY DW game since DW2, except for this one. I'm good at the DW games, probably depressingly good, but I couldn't even pass the YELLOW TURBAN REBELLION (First level) because it was just that hard, so if you dont have friends, it's almost impossible, but with some friends, it's just awesome! Friends with PSPs? a must buy. Only one you know with a PSP? Decide how badly you don't want to break your PSP's cute little screen in half. Full Review »
  2. May 12, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Full Review »