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
Buy On
  1. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    But an obtuse and under-documented strategic layer with a bad interface can only get you so far when it comes to recycling the same Dynasty Warrior game yet again. [July 2006, p.93]
  2. And like "Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires," it mistakes drastically overcomplicated tactical menus for strategic depth...but underneath, it's just another tepid hack-n-slash tour of ancient China. Wise man say: Learn some new tricks.
  3. 40
    It’s not a terrible game, just a terribly underwhelming one.
  4. games(TM)
    30
    Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires would be less annoying if we hadn’t played it about eight times before. [July 2006, p.132]
  5. Plain and simple: if you buy Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires, you’re saying it’s ok for this lame excuse for a video game series to continue dragging everything else down with it. It’s even less amusing than it used to be now that it’s infecting next-gen consoles.
  6. The customary mix of strategy and swordplay leaves both elements under-developed and a game so unremittingly dull it will, while failing to even poke about somewhere near the limits of the Xbox 360, quickly stretch your patience to breaking point.
  7. X-ONE Magazine UK
    40
    It doesn't work nearly as well on the 360 as it has in the past. Shame. [Issue 8, p.94]
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 »