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  • Summary: Delivering all the survival horror feel of the classic Capcom "Resident Evil" series, Onimusha Warlords pits the player as a the great swordsman Samanosuke Akechi, who must brave hell to save the fair princess after the Inabayma Castle has been overrun by evil demon zombies.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    Steeped in style, sleight in substance, and superior in overall satisfaction.
  2. In my opinion this game ranks along side of "Metal Gear Solid" and "Deus Ex." This is a must buy for the avid gamer and even if you don’t care for adventure games it should be rented just to see how well the PS2 can pipe out graphics.
  3. TotalGames.net
    91
    The biggest letdown of this game is just how short it is, though to open up everything does take a couple of runs through and you will want to play it again after that for sheer fun value alone! A truly gorgeous game, Onimusha Warlords is a must-buy for fans of the genre.
  4. While die-hard Resident Evil fans will be turned off by the game's length, others will find it to be the survival-horror game for people who don't like survival-horror games.
  5. One amazing game. If you love hack and slash action or resident evil type games, you should definitely get this masterpiece, especially with the replay value.
  6. The fact that you get sent back to the original load screen every time our friend Samanoske meets his untimely death is unforgivable, but it's not something that should keep you away from an otherwise first-class game.
  7. Even after a few years, Onimusha: Warlords is a decent game with some truly impressive qualities. Sadly, it’s also impressive how short this game manages to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Feb 13, 2013
    10
    A truly revolutionary game for its time, Onimusha firmly created a hybrid of a cinematic experience in games. With breath taking graphics,A truly revolutionary game for its time, Onimusha firmly created a hybrid of a cinematic experience in games. With breath taking graphics, good controls, and a classic, epic story, Onimusha is a classic Among PS2 games. Expand
  2. KevinB.
    Jul 7, 2001
    10
    I did not emerge from my room to see the light of day for a few days while playing this game.
  3. May 14, 2018
    9
    Great story and excellent game however coming from playing games using the joysticks it was hard to revert back to the game pad....
  4. RobertB.
    Jun 12, 2001
    8
    Sort of a combination between "Zelda" and "Resident Evil" (and, IMO, far better than the latter). Spending a weekend with this game gave me Sort of a combination between "Zelda" and "Resident Evil" (and, IMO, far better than the latter). Spending a weekend with this game gave me another good reason to get a PS2 before "Metal Gear Solid 2" comes out. Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2021
    8
    This samurai-themed action-adventure is in the tradition of Resident Evil. It's a fantasy take on a historical story featuring demons insteadThis samurai-themed action-adventure is in the tradition of Resident Evil. It's a fantasy take on a historical story featuring demons instead of zombies. The game also kicked off a sub-genre of action titles which included Devil May Cry, God of War and Ninja Gaiden. Featuring superb graphics, challenging combat and numerous puzzles, Onimusha was a must have for any PS2 owner at the time of release. I would rate this with an 8.4 out of 10. Expand
  6. SAV
    Jul 2, 2015
    8
    Inizialmente previsto per la prima PlayStation, Onimusha: Warlords uscì infine sulla seconda console da salotto di casa Sony. Trattasi di unInizialmente previsto per la prima PlayStation, Onimusha: Warlords uscì infine sulla seconda console da salotto di casa Sony. Trattasi di un riuscitissimo hack and slash in cui, nei panni del prode samurai Samanosuke, dovremo avventurarci nel misterioso castello di Inabayama per salvarlo dall'invasione delle truppe demoniache capeggiate dal loro re Fortinbras. Divertente, graficamente ben fatto e dotato di fascinose atmosfere da Giappone feudale, Onimusha: Warlords é certamente uno dei più grandi classici dell'era PS2. Peccato solo per la longevità molto ridotta che si aggira attorno alle 6 ore. Expand
  7. Apr 12, 2021
    2
    После прохождения классической трилогии DMC в этот кусок каловой массы просто невозможно играть. Больше скажу, в неё в принципе игратьПосле прохождения классической трилогии DMC в этот кусок каловой массы просто невозможно играть. Больше скажу, в неё в принципе играть невозможно, из-за максимально корявой боевой системы, имеющей в себе 2 удара и блок. Постановка камеры - моё почтение, каждые два пикселя угол камеры меняется, по этому любая битва (особенно если она против босса), превращается в эпилептическую рулетку. Не имею ни малейшего понятия, каким образом эта игра стала сколь угодно культовой, когда рядом стоит DMC, даже убогая вторая часть которой уделывает любую онимушу буквально во всём. Expand

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#27 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#28 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001