Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
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  1. Repetitive gameplay aside, the game’s few flaws don’t take away from the action or cool options. This is strictly for the fans.
  2. No-frills action makes Warriors Orochi a decent portable experience, especially with co-op multiplayer and the promise of hours and hours of enjoyable - if similar - gameplay.
  3. The developers have gotten this design down, but a complete lack of innovation and some poorly implemented features cripples Warriors Orochi.
  4. This is a simple hack-and-slash game. By its very nature it's repetitive. By hinting at more depth with weapon upgrades, 79 playable and combinable characters with upgradable attributes, and a two-player mode, I think it's the developer's responsibility to fully realize these features and implement them in the gameplay. Otherwise don't tease us.
  5. 65
    All the typical problems of repetition, poor story, below average graphics and awful voice acting return once again, but the renowned Warriors button-mashing seems more fitted to quick, portable gaming sessions.
  6. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Hopelessly repetitive and only offers the same amount of cheap thrills as every other Dynasty Warriors type game. [July 2008, p.90]
  7. 58
    If you've loved the Warriors games in the past, then I wholeheartedly recommend Warriors Orochi. It has all the hack-n-slash action that fans of the series want, with the add convenience of portability.
  8. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    50
    Just a solid port of an unremarkable brawler. [June 2008, p.75]
  9. Warriors Orochi isn’t a bad game since it is another angle on the same Koei-based hack-and-slash games they have been working on for over a decade now. There are also some new things brought to the table, but the gameplay experience is becoming tiring.
  10. First and foremost, Warriors Orochi PSP is a game aimed at fans, and only then for a few other players.

Awards & Rankings

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#25 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. May 12, 2015
    6
    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............................
  2. [Anonymous]
    Apr 16, 2008
    10
    This is, in my opinion, the best Warriors game out there. It keeps the same characters and stages as the past games, but with this Orochi This is, in my opinion, the best Warriors game out there. It keeps the same characters and stages as the past games, but with this Orochi fellow it changes everything you know about those stages. I enjoyed a Hu Lao Gate level that I actually haven't played in 3 other games. If nothing else, give it a rent, but I really love this game. The port to the PSP is truly outstanding, as the only things lost are most of the voice and the in-game cutscenes. In both cases, this might be a good thing, as both suck in the PS2 version. Full Review »
  3. Ack
    Apr 13, 2008
    7
    7 for non fans and 8 for people who like this sort of game. My only complaint besides the obvious items mentioned by the "professional" 7 for non fans and 8 for people who like this sort of game. My only complaint besides the obvious items mentioned by the "professional" reviewers is that it seems that the characters die a little too easily when starting out. But the weapon fusion is pretty cool. And there are a lot more enemies to whack. Full Review »