Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    Wider changes may come in future instalments, but if this is the last we see of Dynasty Warriors in its current form, then it’s a hell of a way to bow out.
  2. Sep 2, 2013
    With some small adjustments Koei presents the most polished and complete game of the Warriors-series. New elements like the Ambition-mode will make both hard core fans and newcomers to the saga have a blast with this addition to the popular hack and slash feast.
  3. Aug 14, 2013
    Another good game in Tecmo-Koei series, that won't disappoint its fans but won't even do anything to please the series' detractors. Enjoyable and rewarding; if you like this kind of game it will please you.
  4. 80
    It'd suit the adversarial nature of this review if I came out of DW8 feeling as stubbornly indifferent as I have the last few games. But annoyingly, this is the first time Dynasty Warriors has made me want to play on.
  5. Aug 7, 2013
    One of the longest videogaming saga is out with one of the best installment of his long history: welcome back Dynasty Warriors!
  6. Jul 17, 2013
    A new installment of the famous hack´n slash saga that offers epic battles, interesting game modes and a plethora of playable characters.
  7. Sep 2, 2013
    The most ambitious DW title in years, but it still suffers from the same problems. [Oct 2013, p.77]
  8. Aug 16, 2013
    This is a long established cult series which is not especially out to win over new fans, but having not been introduced to it before this reviewer found it fun and bizarrely informative, despite being light on gameplay complexity and rather heavy on spectacle.
  9. Aug 12, 2013
    That’s Dynasty Warriors 8, a mish-mash of fun, brokenness and low production values that in many ways feels like the video game equivalent of a b-movie. It’s a cheap, tacky, mostly easy game that won’t tax your fingers or your mind.
  10. Jul 19, 2013
    Dynasty Warriors 8 has a few interesting addiction to the franchise's traditional gameplay. New modes, a new combat system and 77 unique characters. If you love the series and you are a PS3 user you should buy it with no regrets. 360 owners should wait the patch to fix the heavy slowdown issues.
  11. Jul 19, 2013
    I safely believe that Dynasty Warriors 8 is the best entry in the mainline series to have ever been conceived. All the upgrades to the combat and the new features are what were needed to keep the series going forward. It manages to smartly add new things without disrupting the core concept of the game, which is surely what people who like these games are after.
  12. Jul 18, 2013
    Even though there's no a huge evolution from the previous episodes, it does advance, and brings enough content and additions to become one of the best episodes of the franchise.
  13. Jul 18, 2013
    Dynasty Warriors remains a series that contains greatness, then, but that's not quite enough for higher marks - although, inevitably, it will still be just about enough to bring along Dynasty Warriors 9.
  14. Jul 17, 2013
    Dynasy Warriors 8 offers a hack and slash experience prepared for fans of the series with hours of contents and an interesting gameplay, but the game fails when is compared with other games in the genre.
  15. Aug 9, 2013
    Fans will notice the mostly subtle changes that make this one of the best games in the series. But if you never were into Koei's “Warriors”, this iteration will not make you change your mind.
  16. Sep 10, 2013
    Dynasty Warriors 8 is kind of like eating the same cake over and over. The taste is good with nice consistency, but eventually you will get tired of it. Little has changed since the last part in the series and new ideas is desperately needed. Recommended only for those who never can get enough of the one monotonous thing Dynasty Warriors continues to provide.
  17. Sep 4, 2013
    It's time to stop treading water and take some freaking chances already. [Oct 2013, p.72]
  18. Jul 16, 2013
    Dynasty Warriors 8 attempts to change the series’ long-standing formula with the addition of the Ambition mode and history-altering storylines. Combat is tedious, however, and it still defines the majority of the experience.
  19. Jul 23, 2013
    Dynasty Warriors 8 isn't a bad game--it just feels like a ridiculously deep well of merely average content.
  20. 40
    Dynasty Warriors 8 should be the pristine, refined culmination of a long-running franchise, but instead it’s a reminder of how much a series can deteriorate when it coasts on its success.
  21. Aug 16, 2013
    Extremely boring. [Issue#101, p.80]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Aug 10, 2013
    Dynasty Warriors 8 is in my opinion, the best in its series. To be honest, DW8 is basically DW7 but with many tweaks that make to game play much more addicting, fast-paced and fluid than its predecessors. The controls this time around are much smoother and one change witch at first seems trivial, but ends up being your best friend, is the ability to call and mount your horse by holding down RT on the controller. The graphics aren't very improved especially for this version on the Xbox 360. Textures range from generally good to downright laughable in some parts. Of course the PS3 version looks way better though. After the recent patch, the game suffers from very little slowdown and mostly plays smoothly except in some places. Even though it's inferior to the PS3 version, it's still an excellent action game and my favourite DW yet. Full Review »
  2. Jul 23, 2013
    Very Fun (even more if you're a fan of the saga)
    [+] 2 weapons system affinity
    [+] new combos
    [+] Better quality
    [-] Very Slow, in many
    moments it seems slow motion (it's almost always 20-40fps, even more with special moves) but it seems a patch it's on the work
    [-] It gets repetitive very fast if you don't like the saga
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  3. Aug 17, 2013
    This game is amazing. It might have some graphic flaws here and there but otherwise it's outstanding. The story line is perfect, characters and audio match perfectly. I would highly recommend this game to any gamers. I have played every single Dynasty Warriors game out there and they have improved. Full Review »