• 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
  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.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 24, 2015
    7
    The last Dynasty Warriors on the 360 that still had the old school gameplay and design of the previous older consoles. Empires was more a gameThe last Dynasty Warriors on the 360 that still had the old school gameplay and design of the previous older consoles. Empires was more a game I'd enjoy solo play with all the tactical planning and strategy map faffing about. Plus it never get old trashing small mobs to power up those specials moves to unleash on the bosses. Full Review »
  2. 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 »
  3. 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.