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  • Summary: Experience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. As the latest numbered entry in the SAMURAI WARRIORS franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after theExperience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. As the latest numbered entry in the SAMURAI WARRIORS franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after the Onin War during the golden age of the Sengoku period, and features a story that centers on the lives of two of the most representative military commanders of this era: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. Choose from a number of new and returning characters while utilising new abilities to take on evolving enemy forces. Experience electrifying Musou action like never before in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5!

    Features:

    * Experience an intense historical drama set during Japan's Sengoku period, told from the perspective of this era's foremost military commanders: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi.

    * Both returning heroes and brand new characters have received re imagined designs in order to showcase the captivating world of the Sengoku period.

    * Enjoy exhilarating strategic action on an evolved battlefield. A total of 27 Samurai Warriors take to the battlefield.

    * Enemy forces continue to evolve as time passes in the story, making full use of a number of different military tactics to take on the player.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 3, 2021
    100
    Samurai Warriors 5 is a beautiful looking hack-and-slash game with a great story loosely based on historical events and characters. Add in a crazy amount of customisation and replayability this is a must-play title!
  2. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    Samurai Warriors 5 represents the state of the art of the Musou genre: a game with divisive mechanics, yet refined and ready to give hours of fun to those who can appreciate this long-lived series. The others are unlikely to change their minds, although a demo is available on all platforms that I recommend you try.
  3. CD-Action
    Oct 12, 2021
    75
    Samurai Warriors 5, another Musou game developed by Omega Force in recent times, is perfectly executed, but seems too conservative compared to Persona 5 Strikers or Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The gameplay is very enjoyable and animations are polished, but I wish the missions were staged in a more interesting and creative way. However, after many years and countless Warriors installments the core of the game still works fine. [10/2021, p.66]
  4. Jul 26, 2021
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Jul 28, 2021
    70
    A very, very traditional musô ... but nevertheless successful. Admittedly, its cel-shadding remains an obvious make-up for a dated technique, but it also causes a reinforced Japanese atmosphere and some appreciable graphic effects; Likewise, the repetitiveness of its missions is an obvious black point but is compensated by a diversity of characters and interesting gameplay, and this despite the criticized reduction of its cast.
  6. Jul 27, 2021
    70
    Samurai Warriors 5 renounces to amaze its audience, offering instead the same old gameplay of the series that gets very repetitive very soon. Those looking for the classic one-on-a-thousand Musou action will have bread for their teeth, however.
  7. Jul 26, 2021
    65
    Samurai Warriors 5 runs well and has a solid story presentation, but it's barely different from the last entry in terms of gameplay, save for having less than a third of the movesets.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 29, 2021
    10
    The game is very polished the combat feels fun to mash the only draw back is the similarity between some characters. Its a great mosou game iThe game is very polished the combat feels fun to mash the only draw back is the similarity between some characters. Its a great mosou game i recommend it. Expand
  2. Jun 17, 2022
    10
    The PC version is very nice and runs well, and the game itself is very refreshing and feels good
  3. Aug 6, 2021
    8
    El juego que debió ser Dynasty Warriors 9

    Gráficamente es distinto al resto, visualmente muy bonito al tirar hacia el anime, y nunca baja de
    El juego que debió ser Dynasty Warriors 9

    Gráficamente es distinto al resto, visualmente muy bonito al tirar hacia el anime, y nunca baja de los 60 fps. La jugabilidad es muy divertida, sobre todo los ataques que son bastante más frenéticos que la saga Dynasty Warriors al poder encadenar muchas más combinaciones y poder lanzar hasta 3 tipos diferentes de unidades en uno de sus modos
    ¿ Juego corto ? Bueno, intenta pasarte el juego en máxima dificultad, subir el nivel de los personajes al máximo, el nivel del dojo, herrería, tienda, los establos, el rango de las armas, ... soy fan incondicional de la saga DW ( llevo jugando desde el 2 ) y personalmente estoy encantado con éste juego ! Caerán horas !

    La única pega es que no esté traducido al español.
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  4. Dec 15, 2021
    8
    Nice game, like any other musou games. Performance was good and no problem at all. Combat very thrilling and so fun!
  5. Jul 28, 2021
    5
    The game looks and runs very good , it never felt like it lagged nor crashed. But the story and gameplay where very boring, I always feel likeThe game looks and runs very good , it never felt like it lagged nor crashed. But the story and gameplay where very boring, I always feel like i am doing the same thing every time I play the game. I wish they where something else to do in the game to do cause it felt painful to play after 5 hours . Again the game looks very pretty but not pretty fun. Expand