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
  1. Samurai warriors 3 is a remarkable game on wii and probably the best episode from the franchise.
  2. 50
    It's not a bad title, but it's not a particularly good one either, and it just gets too 'samey' too quickly.
  3. You already know whether or not this game appeals to you. If you're a long-term Warriors hater, then nothing this game does will appeal to you. If you're even a casual fan, however, this is one of the best examples of the series out there.
  4. Samurai Warriors 3 may well be appointed as a project in which the ambition is worth more than all the basic idea.
  5. Strikeforce was better, but Samurai Warriors 3 is a nice addition to the franchise that will appeal to fans of the genre.
  6. 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.
  7. Dec 20, 2010
    33
    The games suck. Not in a grand 'broken beyond redemption' sense, but in a more mediocre, 'nothing to see here, people' kind of way. Go spend your money on a good game. You'll be happier for it.
  8. If you got bored with hack-n-slash games a long time ago – and I place myself in that category – then Samurai Warriors 3 just might be the game to pique your interest again with its mixture of huge battles, strategic planning and historical significance.
  9. Samurai Warriors 3 is yet another unimaginative entry in a series that became outdated years ago.
  10. 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.
  11. 30
    If repetition and mindlessness is what you're looking for in your life, go do some pushups or eat cupcakes till you're sick – either would be more satisfying than purchasing and playing Samurai Warriors 3.
  12. 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.
  13. The move to the Wii hasn't brought with it any significant changes, just more wasted potential.
  14. Samurai Warriors 3 is a massive game, rich with contents and stuff. It is also a visually impressive title and in spite of a repetitive gameplay it is fun and enjoyable. Deep customization, multiple options and game modes, nifty multiplayer support: this 3D beat'em-up is certainly not a game which can appeal everyone.
  15. Outdated, frustrating, repetitive and only intermittently fun. [June 2010, p.68]
  16. Despite occasionally getting lost and feeling overwhelmed by all the options and moves, Samurai Warriors 3 is a real treat and it's easy to see why Nintendo secured it exclusively for the Wii. Although there is a ton of content, the gameplay is structured in bite-sized pieces so players can make some serious accomplishments in a short span of time.
  17. I'd had my fill of destruction after an hour or two. [Nov 2010, p.87]
  18. Dec 20, 2010
    75
    Given the fact that this is the franchise's real debut on a Nintendo console and Wii's success in bringing in new gamers, Samurai Warriors 3 is going to be the first chance for many gamers to try this controversial series, and to those people I definitely recommend at least giving it a try.
  19. 45
    While you will have to endure the game's horrible gameplay in order to gain access to this content, those who stick to the game will ultimately be rewarded with a rather satisfying game.
  20. 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.
  21. Great execution, but lacking in ideas. Avoid thumb cramp and take your money elsewhere. [June 2010, p.84]
  22. 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.
  23. The game is frighteningly monotonous.
  24. Oct 25, 2010
    75
    Samurai Warriors 3 is strictly for hardcore fans who already know what they're getting, or the newcomer who has yet to experience the series. It's definitely friendly for new players, but it's not going to deter the people who hate these games from bashing it on their forum of choice.
  25. 45
    Samurai Warriors 3 proves that not all Nintendo co-productions make up for a successful game. Almost every aspect of the game is a disappointment and not even the great online co-op can save this game.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. 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 »