Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
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  1. I think if you're already an established Dynasty Warriors fan, then you'll probably love what Strikeforce is doing for the series. Likewise, if you were a fan and fell off the wagon at some point, this is a great game to jump back on with. Finally, if you've never played a DW game before, or if the series hasn't held much appeal, I think Strikeforce can even be the game for you.
  2. 80
    As much item collection as it is button mashing, the changes are both dramatic and welcome -- and dramatic enough that KOEI may have actually found a way to shut up some of the haters. OK, like six of 'em.
  3. One of the better Dynasty Warriors games to come along in a while. Unfortunately, these extra elements added to the fairly stale DW formula aren’t quite enough to overlook its shortcomings.
  4. Many new features, a great longevity and a vast and varied characters roster makes this the best game yet in the Dynasty Warriors franchise.
  5. Strikeforce is a step in the right direction for the franchise. It’s the much needed change that the series was crying out for. It’s just shame the console version is a port of the PSP game.
  6. Back on track, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce is a huge improvement over what the past installments have offered.
  7. The best of the Dynasty Warriors franchise struggles to compete with modern hack-and-slash games.
  8. The series’ debut of online multiplayer adds replay value to Strikeforce, which is hard to ignore. However, if you’re interested in hack and slash action, there are more polished, next generation games available at fairer prices.
  9. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Solo game reveals weak graphics and easy an fight but when you switch to online multiplayer mode you’ll get the best out of this game. [Issue#189]
  10. Strikeforce is a great step toward finally integrating the online universe with Dynasty Warriors and an unexpected excuse to lower your head as other gamers pass you by. You’re not hiding or hanging your head in shame, you’re just looking for items.
  11. Official Xbox Magazine
    Only small tweaks to an increasingly aging formula. [Apr 2010, p.79]
  12. If you're seriously considering paying over £40 for a game that has barely changed since 2000 then you're probably better off putting that money towards a psych evaluation.
  13. games(TM)
    On a next-gen console, Strikeforce is a far more humdrum expenditure of time that could be better spent elsewhere. [Issue#93, p.130]
  14. You can instantly tell that Strikeforce originally was a portable game for PSP. The graphics feels dated, the controls are wonky and everything just has a cheap overall feeling. Still, the multiplayer is quite OK and the battles are just huge.
  15. Strikeforce has added a few new additions to the series but all in all it just hasn't done enough with it. In reality the game feels like it should have stayed on the PSP.
  16. X-ONE Magazine UK
    It's just not very good at all, even for "fans of the series," as people tend to say. [Issue#56, p.90]
  17. As painfully endless and mind-numbing as ever, but it does at least try to add something new. [Apr 2010, p.96]
  18. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    The worst DW game of this generation. [Mar 2010, p.109]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Sep 12, 2010
    Time to reconsider my previous rating. This game has serious flaws, which become apparent after spending about an hour playing. The bossTime to reconsider my previous rating. This game has serious flaws, which become apparent after spending about an hour playing. The boss battles are horrid. Fighting Lu Bu in the flooded city becomes tedious because you can't jump well and you can't swim. Fighting Dong Zhou becomes annoying because of his "friend" who can trap and slowly kill you while you can't do anything about it. Also, the targeting mechanic is heavily flawed. If I lock onto an enemy, and move, it will pick a new target, usually a useless one. This game is not better than DW6, which while flawed, was less annoying. That gives it a 5/10 for me. Full Review »