• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2006
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  • Summary: Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams begins approximately 15 years following the annihilation of the infamous Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga at Honno Temple. Another dark shadow now looms over Japan as Nobunaga's successor, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, has decided to align himself with the evil Genma forces.Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams begins approximately 15 years following the annihilation of the infamous Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga at Honno Temple. Another dark shadow now looms over Japan as Nobunaga's successor, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, has decided to align himself with the evil Genma forces. Assume the role of Soki, a young warrior who possesses incredible power, along with several other cohorts to try and thwart Hideyoshi's pursuit for power. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. It's a welcome change and breathes new life into the Onimusha franchise. [JPN Import]
  2. By stepping from an action packed exploration and puzzle game into a full blown action title, Dawn of Dreams has managed to breathe new life into this series. I heartily recommend it.
  3. Game Informer
    90
    As a whole, Dawn of Dreams is a truly skillful entry in the series. It's a great fresh start with new characters, gameplay, and ideas. [Mar 2006, p.102]
  4. Series heritage aside, this is a pleasingly lengthy adventure spread across two DVDs that's most definitely worth a look.
  5. All that killing feels perfect; combat is tight and satisfying, especially once you begin to master your MP-consuming special moves. [Apr 2006, p.86]
  6. PSM2 Magazine UK
    77
    Fundamentally decent, but it's still the poorest full-size Onimusha game yet. It's hard, but it's also unyielding and sometimes a bit dull. So be wary. [Apr 2006, p.48]
  7. There comes a point in playing Onimusha: Dawn Of Dreams when you realise that it's been somewhat lengthened via regrettably cheap tactics -- things like recycled game bosses, repetitive game sections and even some backtracking for the sake of making each of the game's chapters longer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. ChrisP
    Oct 26, 2009
    10
    This is one of the best games in game history. I love how the missions can start of as easy then moderate and very difficult. I hope capcom This is one of the best games in game history. I love how the missions can start of as easy then moderate and very difficult. I hope capcom make some more games of the onimusha series. Expand
  2. Dec 20, 2014
    10
    Onimusha Best Series I think, with 2 Disc with great story, cool 3rd person action and long cinematic...Wow Awesome, i hope Capcom will bringOnimusha Best Series I think, with 2 Disc with great story, cool 3rd person action and long cinematic...Wow Awesome, i hope Capcom will bring this ODOD in PS4, PS3 and PSVita or in PC..or bring new onimusha series. Expand
  3. Jul 30, 2020
    10
    Bueno chavales pues ya me he pasado el Onimusha 4 que es la hostia la verdad, tiene un huevo de jefes tío, es mucho más largo que losBueno chavales pues ya me he pasado el Onimusha 4 que es la hostia la verdad, tiene un huevo de jefes tío, es mucho más largo que los anteriores juegos, tiene más personajes para controlar, es el plan que te flipas con el cinco de la zasca tío, te pones todo mocho de enemigos matandolos con la katana, que si las magias, los parrys, tío, la polla la verdad, eso si, lo único malo es que algunas misiones son un poco laberinto y se alargan más de la cuenta, y hay jefes que se repiten más de una vez, pero por lo demás juegazo, Soki es el puto amo, Jubei es la puta ama, he amado esta saga de principio a fin y que queréis que os diga tío, jugad a los Onimusha que son la polla chaval, un palcer chavales, pronto volveré a comentar otras sagas, un besito sin mariconadas y nos vemos, VAMOOOOOOOOOS TÍO, VIVA LA PS2 COÑO. Expand
  4. BearH.
    Mar 23, 2006
    9
    This game is solid and a blast. If you have followed the series, this one seems to break many boundaries and turn the franchise in a new This game is solid and a blast. If you have followed the series, this one seems to break many boundaries and turn the franchise in a new direction. It is full of strong RPG elements and the story is very solid. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. jogo excelente , zerei ele , levei umas 35 horas , te seu ponto negativos e positivos como qualquer jogo , mais vale muito apena joga-lo Expand
  6. SAV
    Jul 7, 2015
    8
    Inaspettato quarto ed ultimo capitolo di questa bellissima saga, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams introduce diverse interessanti novità: aree di giocoInaspettato quarto ed ultimo capitolo di questa bellissima saga, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams introduce diverse interessanti novità: aree di gioco molto più larghe che in passato, telecamera che si posiziona alle spalle del protagonista e capace di ruotare a 360°, elementi rpg riguardanti il potenziamento di armi e protagonisti, la presenza di ben cinque personaggi giocabili e una grande longevità che si attesta sulle 20 ore. Il risultato è un gioco bellissimo, degno dei suoi predecessori. Expand
  7. Jakekersh
    Apr 21, 2006
    4
    How cam you give this game a 10??? This game was probably the worst out of the onmusha series. i really didnt understand that kid hangin forHow cam you give this game a 10??? This game was probably the worst out of the onmusha series. i really didnt understand that kid hangin for that rope who was in the ball. Thte capcom went to far with it i think they tryed to make it more of a family game... some of you guys might not get what i mean by that, what i mean by that is they had to many happy-go-lucky moments. Really though... they could have done a lot better. Expand

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