• Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2003
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78

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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 203 Ratings

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  • Summary: Dynasty Warriors 4 takes battlefield action to the next level, allowing players to experience the thrill of taking on multiple opponents at once and fighting against impossible odds. A host of new features add greater depth to the gameplay, as well as more insight into the characters andDynasty Warriors 4 takes battlefield action to the next level, allowing players to experience the thrill of taking on multiple opponents at once and fighting against impossible odds. A host of new features add greater depth to the gameplay, as well as more insight into the characters and turbulent events of the Three Kingdoms era. The concepts of Honor and Loyalty in the face of adversity serve as the main theme for the game. The obligations of generals to their Lords and Allies guide the paths of these warriors as the fight to unify a divided empire. [KOEI] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. With the exception of a few minor complaints, Dynasty Warriors 4 is as close to action-gaming Nirvana as you're going to get for quite a while.
  2. This game not only improves the game from all of its sequels, but it even manages to add new things, to keep the formula fresh and new. This is a game not to be missed!
  3. netjak
    87
    One of the most notable features of the new incarnation of the game is that you can finally make your own character. The options for customization are fairly limited, but having the ability to make your own character is a plus nonetheless.
  4. 80
    Koei's obviously performed emergency surgery on the AI routines, because everyone's a thousand times smarter now.
  5. PSM Magazine
    80
    The game still rocks, but as this is the fourth game in the series, we really hoped for some more refinement and evolution. [May 2003, p.34]
  6. Dynasty Warriors 4 is good, but it's the same kind of good that Koei has been releasing for almost three years now.
  7. Cheat Code Central
    50
    I got bored about halfway through due to the repetitive nature of the gameplay despite some new improvements and a two-player mode... It would be nice if there were more depth to the strategy and story development.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 120
  1. TimQ.
    Apr 28, 2003
    10
    This game is the best game ever.
  2. BobJoe
    Mar 27, 2003
    10
    The best game of the year, either this or Splinter cell the best games ever.
  3. DogMat
    Apr 21, 2006
    10
    Awesome.
  4. Craig
    May 17, 2003
    10
    Game with never ending fun that you can keep playing.
  5. ScottO.
    Aug 18, 2003
    10
    Excelent game, best of koei's games by far, graphics are brilliant and game play is fantastic u have gotta buy this game!
  6. VincentA.
    Nov 30, 2003
    10
    This game rocks! Good job KOEI !!!
  7. JonaJ.
    Apr 21, 2003
    0
    Thsi game is like other dynasty warriors. Strategy should be implentend. Just buy previous dynasty warriors who are now at the so called Thsi game is like other dynasty warriors. Strategy should be implentend. Just buy previous dynasty warriors who are now at the so called platinum label. Wich is cheaper. Repetitive fighting doesn't earn a price tag off 50 dollars. Expand

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#2 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003