Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2006
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 40
  2. Negative: 7 out of 40
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  1. A lot of games these days rely on ridiculous move combinations to advance levels, or increased difficulty means that your enemy has more health and you deal less damage. DW5E actually keeps it real by making the difficulty based on skill more than the other cheap tricks developers are using these days, and the AI is first class.
  2. Empires makes the series bigger and better than ever with new scenarios, large scale battles, new policies and plenty of strategy to keep your mind fully engaged.
  3. The most fun I've had with a Dynasty Warriors game yet. Rather than going through some arbitrary story, the notion of expanding my own territory into the Chinese Empire makes me more invested in how things turn out. Great fun.
  4. Play Magazine
    85
    In the fusion of strategy and action, the game proves itself worthy of continuing the Dynasty. [May 2006, p.53]
  5. Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires is a pretty good experience for its first time on the Xbox 360. For those that like hack and slash games with a good focus on strategy and planning you will feel at home here.
  6. If you are a fan of this series and don't mind getting strategy in your action then you won't be disappointed with KOEI's latest endeavor.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    75
    Aside from the odd cut-scene, the game basically has no story, and the four campaigns essentially differ only in their starting-territory distributions. [May 2006, p.84]
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 30, 2013
    5
    Now, let me be clear that this game isn't bad. It's actually a pretty good timekiller and with a friend, this game can be a real blast.Now, let me be clear that this game isn't bad. It's actually a pretty good timekiller and with a friend, this game can be a real blast. However, this game does suffer some serious faults. First of all, there's not really any campaign to go through. You've basically got this map of China where you have to dominate the other factions in the area. Sounds fun enough, right? It is to some extent but over time, it just feels like you're fighting the same battle over and over and over. In addition to that, you'll begin feeling like there's hardly much of a map to play with. China begins to feel pretty small which is funny considering how big it actually is. Anyway, it's not really what I'd call a good game but you can definitely kill time with it if you're with a friend. Full Review »
  2. JayL.
    Mar 31, 2007
    8
    If you enjoy other dynasty warriors games you will enjoy this one. And there are tons of achievements to keep you busy.
  3. NeilV.
    Jul 15, 2006
    9
    Very good game, particularly learning the intracies of the empire mode. It's actually very easy to pick up (takes less than 5 minutes to Very good game, particularly learning the intracies of the empire mode. It's actually very easy to pick up (takes less than 5 minutes to feel like an old pro), but deep enough that you probably won't master it immediately. Very similar to past installments, but newer and better with more options. For the price, this is a very good game. Full Review »