Dynasty Warriors 3 Xbox


Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
Buy On
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    DW3 provides 110 percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin K (for killitude) and, moreover, manages to provide every single bit of its brutality in a most beautiful fashion. [Fall 2002, p.115]
  2. The depth in this game is really great - and not just in replay value.
  3. A good, solid beat-'em-up with enough variety to stay fresh throughout.
  4. Game Informer
    It's a hand-me-down with holes, but one that may still keep action fans warm at night. [Oct 2002, p.91]
  5. Official Xbox Magazine
    As long as you prefer more action and less strategy with a slightly historical background, we are happy to recommend it. [Nov 2002, p.122]
  6. 70
    The rote play mechanics become tiresome after a few campaigns, and despite a limited combo system, you can eliminate most enemies by mashing the same button.
  7. Play Magazine
    Sure the A.I. is basic, but the action is so smooth and flowing, you'll enjoy your first kill as much as the 500th. [Oct 2002, p.83]
  8. The series’ debut on Xbox is not the head-turning affair it should be. While fighting hundreds of enemies is still addictive as ever, players sadly shouldn’t expect any improvements to the presentation.
  9. Cheat Code Central
    It plays more like a fighting game. If killing tons of on-screen characters is your style, then take a closer look at DW3.
  10. 68
    If the developers can fix some of the underlying problems with the game and improve on what they already have to give the game a real polished feel, the Dynasty Warriors series could be one great stress reliever.
  11. There just isn’t enough depth here.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. JerryY.
    Jun 24, 2003
    This game is of the sizzle! Its so fun you just keep on smashin and bashin the enemys!
  2. NickS.
    Jan 2, 2003
    This is the next best game next to halo.
  3. AdamM.
    Jan 2, 2003
    Action is very nice. 2 player.