Samurai Warriors 3 Wii

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
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  1. All in all, Samurai Warriors 3 is a typical hack-and-slay game with unique characters and stories. The graphics and sound effects are really neat, but the missing variety and the bad minimap are lowering the score.
  2. Samurai Warriors 3 comes exclusively to Wii in a game that maintains the strengths and weaknesses of previous installments of the franchise. If you like this kind of game, it will go big. If not, there is nothing new under the sun.
  3. A classic Hack'n'Slash, with an interesting control scheme suitable for some solid co-op entertainment. Obviously, the progression is still repetitious and frustrating in the long term.
  4. 65
    Perfect if you're looking for some disengaged-brain carnage. The characters look great, have some interesting moves, and you might even learn something while you play. As long as you don't approach the game expecting a real strategic challenge, with complex fight combinations, there's no reason not to check this one out.
  5. Great execution, but lacking in ideas. Avoid thumb cramp and take your money elsewhere. [June 2010, p.84]
  6. Strikeforce was better, but Samurai Warriors 3 is a nice addition to the franchise that will appeal to fans of the genre.
  7. Nintendo Power
    60
    I'd had my fill of destruction after an hour or two. [Nov 2010, p.87]
  8. 55
    Manage to grab it on the cheap though and you may find it becoming something of a guilty pleasure, a game to be popped into the Wii when all you really want to do is disengage your brain and kill thousands of bad guys while mutilating your own fingers in the process.
  9. Samurai Warriors 3 may well be appointed as a project in which the ambition is worth more than all the basic idea.
  10. Nintendo Gamer
    50
    Outdated, frustrating, repetitive and only intermittently fun. [June 2010, p.68]
  11. The game is frighteningly monotonous.
  12. 50
    It's not a bad title, but it's not a particularly good one either, and it just gets too 'samey' too quickly.

Awards & Rankings

#50 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#38 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Dec 1, 2010
    7
    Not nearly as bad as I was expecting! This was a birthday gift and though it looked a bit lame it turned out to be good. If you like this typeNot nearly as bad as I was expecting! This was a birthday gift and though it looked a bit lame it turned out to be good. If you like this type of game there is nothing that should keep you away from this except that it gets a little repetitive, but I didn't find it was so much so that I had to stop. It's a solid game and fans of the genre should pick it up. If you are delving into the genre for the first time, this might be a decent starting point but don't hold it as the standard for the genre. Full Review »
  2. Feb 17, 2015
    2
    This game has good moves and each character has different unique abilities. However, this game is very difficult. Allies die way too easily,This game has good moves and each character has different unique abilities. However, this game is very difficult. Allies die way too easily, and some objectives are very unfair. Full Review »
  3. Jun 10, 2012
    10
    This game is super fun. I've been playing it for a year now. It has an online mode where you can play with friends, and each character hasThis game is super fun. I've been playing it for a year now. It has an online mode where you can play with friends, and each character has their own special moveset/abilities. There's tons of weapons to make a custom character with, though the clothing options are a bit limited. Full Review »