• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2002
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    Pay attention folks, THIS is how you make a "Special Edition."
  2. 90
    Seemingly hand-drawn backgrounds and marvelously manipulated characters leave surroundings oozing atmosphere from every pore...Macabre, yes, but magnificent as well.
  3. You'll want to play the game with the Japanese voices and English subtitles on. It looks cool (like your playing a Kurosawa film),and the Japanese voice acting is far superior to the English voice acting.
  4. 90
    Even if you played the original Onimusha on the PS2 within an inch of its life, Genma provides enough new elements to merit repeating the adventure. But beware newbies: This game is tough.
  5. 89
    An excellent game in nearly every way and actually manages to be an improvement over the original.
  6. 88
    A little short and the camera is wonky at times, but neither of those complaints can derail this excellent game. If you enjoy survival-horror games, this is one title you can't afford to miss.
  7. An ideal port--one that significantly improves upon the original game rather than adequately adapting it.
  8. With an engaging story, action packed pace, superb graphics and a surprise ending, Genma Onimusha is one of the finest games in the survival/horror genre.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. NinjaM.
    Aug 23, 2003
    10
    Onimusha: Warlords was one of my favorite games on the Ps2 and now I finally picked up the X-Box copy andI have to say that I'm impressed . First, the game remains it's great atmosphere and graphics. Second, the gameplay has only been enhanced, with charging your weapon and the green souls, this will keep me going for months, if not years. Yes, they did raise the difficulty, making it even better, for me atleats. You can finally skips cut scenes which makes this game seem even better. There are a bit more extras you can unlock which will keep me going for weeks, if not months. The problem with this game, however, lies in the X-Box controller. The D-Pad on the X-Box is somewhat less than the PS2 one, making moving seem a bit harder. The controller, in fact, is so unconfortable for me to play Onimusha, that I almost gave this a 9, luckily the game was so awesome that I could forgive the bulky controller. Full Review »
  2. BlueFalcon
    Apr 20, 2005
    9
    Overall this is one of my favorite xbox games. It was good on ps2, and this is a well crafted port. They changed the game up more than expected. But rather than new levels, they added new features and increased the difficulty. There's a new exceptionally scary enemy - it's reminiscent of the RE series. It turned out very well, but it's a little too tough near the start. Full Review »
  3. EzagouriN.
    Jun 27, 2004
    7
    At first, I thought the game sucked! I mean, the dialogs are laughable and it can get very freaking hard and congusing! But, after a while I started to thoroughly enjoy it! A good game. Full Review »