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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35
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  1. Aug 10, 2013
    10
    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 holdingDynasty 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. Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2013
    8
    As a long time fan of the DW franchise i thoroughly enjoyed DW8. Could be a fanboy thing but this game does alot of things right and alot of things wrong. Lag (on the 360 port at least) is absolutely terrible, slows down the game far too much. They also took out the great gamemode in DW7. I forget what it was called (conquest mode maybe?) And replaced it with a crappy new gamemode thatAs a long time fan of the DW franchise i thoroughly enjoyed DW8. Could be a fanboy thing but this game does alot of things right and alot of things wrong. Lag (on the 360 port at least) is absolutely terrible, slows down the game far too much. They also took out the great gamemode in DW7. I forget what it was called (conquest mode maybe?) And replaced it with a crappy new gamemode that pretty much revolves around you building a castle and recruiting officers all while gaining fame (trust me it isnt as fun as it sounds) Now, as always, the gameplay is fun and fluid as long as theres no lag haha. The storyline revolves around the 3 kingdoms like always with the exception of the new Jin storyline introduced in Dw7. Still a great, fun storyline with loads of drama and action. All around its a great game for long time fans, maybe not a great pickup for newbies but a solid game. Expand
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65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Sep 10, 2013
    60
    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.
  2. Hyper Magazine
    Sep 4, 2013
    60
    It's time to stop treading water and take some freaking chances already. [Oct 2013, p.72]
  3. Sep 2, 2013
    80
    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.