Samurai Warriors: State of War PSP

  • Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2006

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
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  1. 75
    While so much has been improved over DW, it's not all roses and sunshine. SW still suffers from some fundamental problems handed down from the game's lineage.
  2. Offers gamers plenty of hours of gameplay. From the realtively short Campaign mode to the vastness that is the Sub-quest section. If you felt you were disappointed with "Dynasty Warriors" then you can get your fix here. [JPN Import]
  3. KOEI will doubtlessly continue to pump out these hack-and-slash titles into the polluted genre pool, but it remains to be seen whether they will ever venture into clearer, deeper water or rather remain where they are now, which is treading water in the oddly yellow tinted shallow end.
  4. The redeeming fact is that the game is always there to be had at a moment's notice while on the go. There's so much content that there's always some new officer to unlock or new ability to acquire even if the basic gameplay remains the same throughout.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    An excellent action-strategy fix for the "Dynasty" and "Samurai Warriors" fan. [Apr 2006, p.94]
  6. With a large cast of warriors and a diverting map system, character-building and charm-casting effectively replace storytelling to encourage continued combat, even if a slow-to-react camera and under-decorated environments make it a less-than-perfect execution of the huge-clashing-armies formula.

Awards & Rankings

#74 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#52 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JohnY.
    Jun 5, 2006
    love the game want to be like that myself and love the muli player co op and love kickin my friends booty.
  2. NickB.
    May 27, 2006
    I had a blast with this game fro about an hour and a half, put it away, and then the next time I played I suddenly realized that it I had a blast with this game fro about an hour and a half, put it away, and then the next time I played I suddenly realized that it didn't really vary in play or style. New to the whole Samurai/Warriors/Dynasty Warrirors thing, but it is unfortunate that the game is really about mindless combat and an endless stream of dumb enemies who stan around waiting to be knocked over like ten pins. And that's it....this game is a good one shot rental, I say. Full Review »
  3. JordanL.
    Apr 10, 2006
    I totally love any game like this and this opne is no exception! Great to watch and even greater to play.