Warriors Orochi 2 Xbox 360

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. 70
    Warriors Orochi 2 is a divisive game and one that many will over-look due to the largely negative reviews circulating for it.
  2. So in essence, the game saves itself a touch in multiplayer but if you’re already a massive fan of all things Dynasty Warriors / Orochi, or if you’re a recent platform convert from the Playstation 2 you might well find plenty here to entertain you.
  3. It's the same game you've been playing a long time ago. At least Koei fanatics might be satisfied with the formula.
  4. The premise undoubtedly has promise, and there are now enough characters within Omega Force’s franchise to make a truly epic action/strategy title. But with same-old-same-old gameplay and the visuals to match, Warriors Orochi 2 ends up feeling very much like the original Xbox’s Dynasty Warriors 3, which released six years ago.
  5. Koei fanatics might be satisfied, but everyone else will be as disappointed as ever. [Nov 2008, p.76]
  6. That being said though, judging the game on its own grounds, Koei have never failed to populate the series with its many options and the tradition continues here, this is something definitely shedding fifteen or so pound for the Playstation 2, but to pay an extra ten or so on top for the Xbox 360 is hardly justifiable.
  7. Warriors Orochi is exactly what its mentally ill fans anticipated – more of the same. This is appropriate fare for them, but technically incompetent and repetitive for everyone else.
  8. Warriors Orochi 2 isn't short on content, but it's unlikely that many will want to persevere past the staggeringly poor frame rate and distinctly old-gen graphical flaws.
  9. Slowdown apart Warriors Orochi 2 on the Xbox 360 really is an excellent game, it’s just that until a patch is released to fix this issue it will never stand out from the crowd.
  10. Lots of people enjoy this type of game but we feel it needs more to it. [Dec 2008, p.85]
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 itsSlightly 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 »