Onimusha: Warlords Image
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: As power-hungry warlords battle one another for control of feudal Japan, a young princess is kidnapped. Now, one lone swordsman, Samanosuke, boldly volunteers to rescue and avenge her. An entire legion of demon warriors stands between you and the princess, so you'll need all your weapons andAs power-hungry warlords battle one another for control of feudal Japan, a young princess is kidnapped. Now, one lone swordsman, Samanosuke, boldly volunteers to rescue and avenge her. An entire legion of demon warriors stands between you and the princess, so you'll need all your weapons and magic to break through. The world of Onimusha: Warlords comes alive with waterfalls, wind effects, insects, and weather, but in order to triumph, you must stay focused on your mission. Expand

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Onimusha: Warlords - Announcement Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 18, 2019
    78
    Onimusha is still a good action game, that run smoothly on PC and give us an hope for a new brand title.
  2. Jan 15, 2019
    70
    Onimusha is still pleasant and fluid to play, showing off those beautiful precalculated backgrounds that we once loved. However, the remastared version suffers from its lack of new content, and doesn't fix some of the problems we faced many years ago.
  3. Jan 15, 2019
    70
    A short but sweet gem of a game dusted off and polished by Capcom for a quick nostalgia trip. Visual and auditory upgrades make this the definitive version of Onimusha: Warlords, but nothing can hide the game’s aging design.
  4. 70
    A remaster of the PS2 classic that adds improvements from the original, landing it in the solid-but-not-impressive category.
  5. Jan 15, 2019
    68
    A fun relic of the early PS2 days that I still like a lot, but slightly too dated for most players to enjoy.
  6. Jan 15, 2019
    65
    I definitely had fun with Onimusha: Warlords, despite many of its mechanics and visuals aging poorly since 2001. A lot of my enjoyment comes from revisiting an old favorite, but there's not enough new stuff here to recommend this to someone new to the series. The save system, terrible animations, and unskippable cutscenes just don't work in the modern era. It's a shame, because Onimusha is one of my favorite PS2 games, and just a few tweaks to some of the older systems would have helped enormously. The modern release is exactly how I remember it, and unfortunately in 2019, that's just not good enough.
  7. Jan 23, 2019
    50
    Onimusha: Warlords still boasts solid story and innovative creature design, but more than anything else, this title is lesson on game design in the days when consoles could have beautiful art or 3D worlds, but not both.

See all 9 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jan 30, 2019
    10
    I want you to bear in mind this is one of the first game from the playstation 2 catalogue before reviewing this game.

    -The series
    I want you to bear in mind this is one of the first game from the playstation 2 catalogue before reviewing this game.

    -The series originates in Yoshiki Okamoto's 1997 idea to create Sengoku Biohazard, a ninja version of Capcom's own 1996 Resident Evil (known as Biohazard in Japan), set in the Sengoku period and featuring a "ninja house" filled with Booby traps, similar to the mansion from Resident Evil, where battles would be fought using swords and shuriken: "The house will contain hidden doors behind walls, ceilings that fall down to you, scrolls and ninja magic, and many other ninja techniques." The project was originally intended for the Nintendo 64's 64DD.

    Onimusha: Warlords was originally being developed for the original PlayStation, but the project was eventually moved to the PlayStation 2. The half-finished original PlayStation version of Onimusha was then scrapped and never released.-

    Pros:
    +This version has fixed the stale controls, you no longer walk like Resident Evil 1/2/3 or Silent Hill 1 from the playstation one era.
    +The graphics were also greatly improved, especially the face models.
    +The game runs at 60 fps in all consoles , the switch version is no different.

    Cons:
    -The original game has a horrible voice acting and the story is really generic and stupid. (There is no way to fix that)
    -The game is very stale for this era, even after all the fixes and that is why lots of new players will prefer to pick anything else instead of this tittle.

    What makes onimusha series great is how they develop the story of japan with the genma and magic in the middle.

    That supernatural and fantastic part of this series is what makes it great.

    Onimusha series is more oriented to the action genre, instead of the horror and survival from the Resident Evil series.

    The series became great from the 3rd game onwards, when they stopped developing this horror/survival side and improved the action side of the series.

    *Play this game if you want to see where everything began on the Onimusha universe.

    *If you already played this then you will surely enjoy this again as the fixes really make a difference.

    Onimusha 3 and Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams are the best this series has to offer, but for that we need to support this game, so they can make an HD collection or even work on the remaining tittles.
    Expand
  2. Jan 17, 2019
    9
    It's not a game for everyone I think. You may have to be a fan of older games and have your mind open to accept some limitations of thoseIt's not a game for everyone I think. You may have to be a fan of older games and have your mind open to accept some limitations of those times. The game still holds up well but will take some time for a newcomer to adapt to it's gameplay style.
    Since I played the original and loved it, playing it again but in HD resolution and with an achievement system was a pleasant experience. If you're a fan of the original, or Onimusha 2 and 3, or a fan of older Resident Evil games, you'll certainly like it.
    Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2019
    9
    The port was good. I wish they brought the whole series because part 2 is so much better. Thank you for bringing this to pc though. Loved it.The port was good. I wish they brought the whole series because part 2 is so much better. Thank you for bringing this to pc though. Loved it. Now if i get part 2. I can beat taht game multiple times due to the better and funner gameplay. Thank you!!!1 Expand
  4. Jan 27, 2019
    9
    Don't listen to the haters, this is an excellent port. While I wish they had included the first 3 games in a single package, the first gameDon't listen to the haters, this is an excellent port. While I wish they had included the first 3 games in a single package, the first game was the only one I actually played back in the day and it's aged fairly well. The addition of analog movement and widescreen resolutions make this 2001 classic even better. Expand
  5. Jan 16, 2019
    0
    It's not a good remastering. PCSX2 can do better.
    Whoever did this should be ashamed.