Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires Xbox 360

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
Buy On
  1. At very least, rent this game and see if there's enough in here for you to pick it up for keeps.
  2. 80
    Endless variations on battles and the ability to customize characters make this game a good value for serious fans. People looking for less involvement and hack-and-slash may want to rent or avoid this title altogether.
  3. It's been a while since a Dynasty Warriors game was this addictive, and that's a huge bonus. While established fans will find the game to be incredibly fun, it's highly doubtful that longtime DW haters will be drawn into the series by this new one. Definitely a worthy purchase for those that like Koei's work.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. GrantR.
    Aug 26, 2009
    8
    This is a solid game for me. First off though, I gotta do a short rant. I see critics who heavily penalize this game for repetitiveThis is a solid game for me. First off though, I gotta do a short rant. I see critics who heavily penalize this game for repetitive gameplay, which is fair enough, but then I see the critics bashing this game for being too similar to past iterations--that is where I draw the line. Why? Well, I look up these same critics' reviews of Halo 3, Madden, and other mainstream franchises, and there are glowing reviews with no mention of being too similar to earlier games. I owned all 3 Halos at one point and each one is just a shinier version o the last...actually I believe that the gameplay regressed towards Halo 3 in favor of gilding. Don't get me started on Madden. I guess what I'm trying to say is that most critics, including myself, are hypocrites and one should not base their decision on an arbitrary number. Use critic reviews as a description of the game, not a judgment. Oh, and about DW6. I plays a lot like a combination of 5: Xtreme legends and Empires. It's fun and the English dubs are hilarious at times. Also, it gets FREE DLC, even on the XBL Marketplace, and it's budget priced at $40 ($35 or less used). Full Review »
  2. AdamB.
    Aug 7, 2009
    8
    DW6:Empires is a fairly enjoyable entry to the series; the Empires games have always been some of the best Warriors games due to the strategy DW6:Empires is a fairly enjoyable entry to the series; the Empires games have always been some of the best Warriors games due to the strategy layer and customization features. While the game is mostly solid, the ways it improves on DW5:Empires are offset by the ways it gets things wrong. For example, the upgrade system is unintuitive, the difficulty is much higher, the lack of combos is jarring (you can basically just hit X forever), and some elements that were polished in earlier games are now broken (like selecting from a list of 200 music tracks but without an audio preview). Still, the graphics, sound, customization, and presentation are overall more improved, and the game is worth checking out for fans of the series. If you dislike the Warriors games, it probably won't change your opinion. Full Review »
  3. MattM
    Jun 30, 2009
    8
    Despite this game being similar to other games in the series, I really enjoyed it. I really don't have a problem with the graphics Despite this game being similar to other games in the series, I really enjoyed it. I really don't have a problem with the graphics issues and I liked the models and edit outfits more than previous dynasty warrior games. I played the game exclusively co-op with my bro and we would plan out strategies together so that probably made it more enjoyable for me. I don't even think the combat system is stale either with all the extra abilities it made it more in depth than I've ever seen it. I gotten a lot of enjoyment from this game despite the mediocre reviews it has been getting. Its a hack and slash at heart but delivers well on the strategy elements as a good strategy can win you a battle that you would otherwise lose by far. Full Review »