Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Wii


Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
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  1. Oct 20, 2010
    Sure, it's better looking and slightly more entertaining to play than any of the similar games that have come out in recent years, but it's still painfully formulaic and completely uninspired.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    Shallow, mindless hack-and-slash action makes this a crushingly tedious slog through an anachronistic version of 16th-century Japan.
  3. Jan 1, 2011
    There is only one theme in Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes: It more closely resembles Devil May Cry than Dynasty Warriors on the current-gen consoles. The results are awesome, pretty and worthy of attention from those with even the vaguest interest in the Warriors-style hack-and-slash subgenre.
  4. Jan 8, 2011
    All those who miss games like Final Fight or Streets of Rage will find in Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes a nice attempt to bring back the same feelings with a different background. The action is clearly very repetitive, but there are plenty of combos and special moves to perform, a total of sixteen characters to unlock (each with its unique campaign) and some very nice graphics both for PS3 and Wii versions.
  5. Oct 20, 2010
    Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes is a really enjoyable game that, although it is not a revolution in its genre, it does bring variety to engage us during many hours, despite its terrible storytelling.
  6. Oct 20, 2010
    The first improvement is that everything is smoother.
  7. Jan 12, 2011
    Sengoku Basara is a pure hack and slash, proud of its identity, which consist just of a big amount of good beatings. You should be aware of what if you're picking up; if you know it, you will get a really fun experience.
  8. Jan 13, 2011
    Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes gets the Dynasty Warriors formula and changes the face. It is extremely funny and it will attract the lovers of this genre, but this game is really poor in IA, lack in innovation, and really repetitive and linear.
  9. Jan 11, 2011
    An entertaining hack'n'slash, that doesn't introduce anything really new to the genre, but will keep you busy and well fed of things to smash.
  10. Oct 25, 2010
    If you love hack & slash games and don't mind repeating the same objective over and over again, this might be worth renting to kill a few hours but we can't recommend it to anyone who's on the fence.
  11. Nintendo Power
    Oct 22, 2010
    The game's overall zaniness and sense of humor make you want to keep playing just to see what happens next. [Dec 2010, p.83]
  12. 60
    Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes isn't a bad game. The problem is that there is so little depth in the gameplay that the experience can quickly grow old.
  13. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Jan 6, 2011
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  14. Dec 15, 2010
    Great visuals and over-the-top hack-n-slash awesomeness.
  15. Oct 20, 2010
    Fans of manga and especially Naruto should check this out. It has great fast paced action and flawless design that makes this a much better choice than the aged Dynasty Warriors series.
  16. Jan 6, 2011
    For experienced fans of the genre, the game may be a little on the easy side, but it is certainly enjoyable none the less.
  17. Oct 25, 2010
    There is little doubt that Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes will be lapped up by tactical action fans; it is mechanically robust, pleasing on the eye and has a vitality that has been sorely missing in recent Dynasty Warrior releases. Those not already enamoured with the genre will find less to enjoy here however.
  18. Jan 2, 2011
    If you like the genre, be aware that this game represents it very well.

Awards & Rankings

#81 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#55 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 25, 2012
    This is one of the most fun and easy to pickup whup-ass beat-em-up games for the Wii! While it has an element of "history" to it, the historyThis is one of the most fun and easy to pickup whup-ass beat-em-up games for the Wii! While it has an element of "history" to it, the history doesn't get in the way of the crazy, whup ass, beat-up combos of damage you can do to hoards and hoards of enemies. While I played with it, I keep having this exciting feeling of "bring 'em on"! It's one of those games that make you feel like a real bad-ass. The key thing is simplicity that works with both an adult like me and my eldest son! The game play is all about doing much damage with as crazy combos - the excitement of achieving Super Basara Frenzy combos of up to 6000 hits without a break is just plain nuts. And super fun and exciting. I have only played 22% of my first character, Ieyasu. I am now just playing Saica to try a different style, and boy it's fun. Even though the map is similar with the different character, the gameplay and whup-ass combos are totally different, and feels fresh. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - don't listen to negative critics. You don't know what you're missing if you don't get this game. GET IT NOW, no regrets! I'll have hours and hours of fun! Full Review »