• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2002
Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny Image
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  • Summary: Return to the magical days of feudal Japan and join Jubei, a young warrior, as he launches an epic, magical quest, only to reveal his ultimate destiny! [Capcom]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    Like a new year’s line of automobiles, Onimusha 2 has a sleeker look, more bells and whistles, and improved standard features over its predecessor model, "Warlords."
  2. GameNow
    91
    Sure, you won't be spending "Final Fantasy X"-calibur time with it, but it's a good way to kill a dozen or so hours. [Sept 2002, p.30]
  3. Thanks to an interesting trading system and the promise of literally hours and hours of extra gameplay-unlocked goodies, an improved system for absorbing and applying souls and perfectly executed graphical and aural treats as so few developers in this industry can really deliver, the game is simply too good to miss.
  4. Solid gameplay with plenty of new improvements make Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny another fine blade.
  5. Onimusha 2 may not be as great as it could have been, but it's clearly improved and worth your attention if the idea of samurai hacking up demons from hell sounds good to you. It sure does to me.
  6. There’s not much here that will entice replayability once the game’s numerous secrets have been uncovered.
  7. Anyone coming to Onimusha 2 cold will find brilliant beauty, but baffling execution.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. VarunB.
    Aug 12, 2005
    10
    It does what every good sequel should...improve on every aspect from the original. This is one of the most beautiful games to hit the PS2, It does what every good sequel should...improve on every aspect from the original. This is one of the most beautiful games to hit the PS2, and focuses more on the RPG element than the original. The combat system is cleaner, and it's much easier to get critical kills. With 4 sub-characters, this game has the best replay value I've seen in a while. Definitely worth the while! Expand
  2. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    It is the most masterpiece in the Onimusha series. The main character is a samurai who uses a sword to cut the devil. It is also an action RPGIt is the most masterpiece in the Onimusha series. The main character is a samurai who uses a sword to cut the devil. It is also an action RPG game with strong RPG elements.
    It's very nice of me to be a samurai myself and cut the demons.
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  3. DougA.
    Oct 15, 2002
    9
    Great Game!!
  4. May 14, 2018
    9
    Gameplay wise it is a step up. The story pushes the narrative and makes this one of the most memorable franchises of the ps2 era
  5. Dec 26, 2013
    8
    This is a graphically stunning game with it's own style, great character designs, and plenty of pretty scenery. It's also a fun and addictiveThis is a graphically stunning game with it's own style, great character designs, and plenty of pretty scenery. It's also a fun and addictive action game. Expand
  6. Apr 16, 2017
    8
    Im gonna be focusing only on his flaws, because the good things about this game were already said in my Onimusha: Warlords review, so its aIm gonna be focusing only on his flaws, because the good things about this game were already said in my Onimusha: Warlords review, so its a review more directed to people that already completed the first one.

    It's a good sequel, the combat feels a lil bit better than the first Onimusha, but isn't better than Warlords. Onimusha 2 hasn't many flaws, but those flaws were mean while playing it, and there are four of them.

    1.Bosses: They have 0 technique, doesn't matter if you are god playing this game, the battles of the bosses only consist on doing special attacks with all your weapons, and healing yourself. Okay the bosses from the first part weren't so special, but they have patterns that you could learn and use your technique to counter them. And im not saying the Onimusha 2 bosses were easy (for **** sake Jujudormah it's hard and one of the worst bosses that i ever played on a videogame).

    2.The Escenarios: Okay they are well designed, well connected and there are many of them, but the game force the player to revise them over and over and this is very boring, obviously (SPOILER: I did not find wrong to replace the Mansion from the first Onimusha, but that fact makes it even more tiring: END OF SPOILER).

    3.THE ****ING TRADE MECHANICH: Okay, in Onimusha 2 there are other important characters apart from the main protagonist. You can trade with this characters in order to have rewards like a medicine for example. Until there there's nothing wrong, right? There wouldn't nothing wrong if the game makes you a minimum singal that you CAN PLAY WITH THEM IF YOU TRADE, And i find this very annoying, because i know of this fact while i was finishing the game, and **** i wanted to play with Eiki for example, because anyone that plays Onimusha 2 for the first time wouldn't know of this mechanich.
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  7. Oct 21, 2019
    0
    Wow this game is overrated, I can not even begin to belive how did it get a ten from some of the plebs over here, The story is really reallyWow this game is overrated, I can not even begin to belive how did it get a ten from some of the plebs over here, The story is really really BAD the voice acting is even worst! When i heard his mom I couldn't believe it is not a comedy....
    This is a game i really really regret finishing...
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#82 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002