Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 17 out of 28
  1. While this would have been the best Warriors game to date, the frame-rate issue and other technical problems really eliminate it from contention. Hopefully KOEI will patch this game to make it more playable, but with their obvious disregard for their fan-base I doubt it.
  2. WO2 just does not offer enough new features to warrant anyone other than the most serious fans of the series to make a purchase. It is apparent that Koei is less concerned with releasing innovative and groundbreaking product and is more concerned with releasing a Warriors title they know will sell to its loyal fan base.
  3. 45
    Unless you are a hardcore Warriors fanatic, Warriors Orochi 2 offers nothing more than button mashing monotony at its finest.
  4. I tend to review KOEI titles higher than some other reviewers as I have no interest in panning a game that people have put some effort into; on the surface this is not one of those games.
  5. Essentially, this game is simply Koei offering a great deal of fan service to it’s loyal followers, and for those people, this game will certainly deliver what they expect. For everyone else, however, there’s nothing here but a boring hack ’n’ slash with some horrible voice acting and a horse racing minigame.
  6. 40
    I could only recommend this game to the hardest of the hardcore Warriors enthusiasts who can completely disregard the overwhelming (and apparently increasing) number of problems that plague this title.
  7. Warriors Orochi 2 elevates hack-and-slash action to amazing levels of repetitive boredom.
  8. If you’ve never played one and are somewhat interested then you are best of buying Dynasty Warriors 6 instead because Warriors Orochi 2 just doesn’t get past private rank anymore in this world of dynasty wars.
  9. Koei starts the new season with yet another entry of their famous franchise. They mix again the worlds of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, but Orochi 2 lacks innovation, character development, great gameplay, good visuals and nearly everything that made the series so great in the first place. A mere copy and paste from the previous game, not enough to satisfy gamers or even die-hard fans.
  10. 35
    Personally I get a similar amount of pleasure from cleaning the oven or mowing the lawn, both of which I can do for free and both of which provide some tangible benefit when I'm done rather than just making my thumbs hurt.
  11. The final problem is one that has plagued the gameplay in this series for a long time—the pure sameness of everything.
  12. 33
    My advice: If you ever want this series to evolve into something better, stop buying every iteration that comes out -- you're just encouraging Koei to crap out another.
  13. The problem is that multiplayer is not enough to save this pointless and empty attempt at creating a new game.
  14. Overall, as with many KOEI games since Dynasty Warriors launch in 2000, you’d have to be an avid fan to fork out £40 each time, but sadly for Warriors Orochi 2 it’s going to take much more than an avid fan to buy this title. Apparently Orochi is reborn, don’t count on it.
  15. Warriors Orochi 2 is awful and it couldn’t be any worse if it made your Xbox 360 explode.
  16. It amazes me how Koei can get away with releasing the same game every year, without even attempting to fix the problems that have plagued all their past entries. There’s nothing worth investing in here.
  17. I simply don't understand how this got the green light in its current condition and I am gravely concerned that something like this is going to be sold to people. Maybe it's fine on the PS2, but the Xbox 360 version is poison for your disc tray.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 27, 2010
    8
    Slightly worse than its predecessor, but still better than DW6. If compared to games outside of this genre, it would get a 5.5/10, in its genre, I give it an 8, while the original got a 9, and Bladestorm got a 9.5. If that doesn't put it into prospective, try this: If you liked Orochi 1, get this used, but not new. Full Review »