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6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 12 out of 34

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  1. Jan 18, 2019
    8
    If you played the original version on the PlayStation 2, then you're not missing much apart from some graphical upgrades. However, it does run very well on the Nintendo Switch with a very stable frame rate. it does have limits though as many do prefer Onimusha 2 (which I hope gets remastered as well), because of its many improvements to game play and story, but the first game is a greatIf you played the original version on the PlayStation 2, then you're not missing much apart from some graphical upgrades. However, it does run very well on the Nintendo Switch with a very stable frame rate. it does have limits though as many do prefer Onimusha 2 (which I hope gets remastered as well), because of its many improvements to game play and story, but the first game is a great introduction for those who want to get into the series. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2019
    9
    I want you to bear in mind this is one of the first game from the playstation 2 catalogue before reviewing this game.

    -The series originates in Yoshiki Okamoto's 1997 idea to create Sengoku Biohazard, a ninja version of Capcom's own 1996 Resident Evil (known as Biohazard in Japan), set in the Sengoku period and featuring a "ninja house" filled with Booby traps, similar to the mansion
    I want you to bear in mind this is one of the first game from the playstation 2 catalogue before reviewing this game.

    -The series originates in Yoshiki Okamoto's 1997 idea to create Sengoku Biohazard, a ninja version of Capcom's own 1996 Resident Evil (known as Biohazard in Japan), set in the Sengoku period and featuring a "ninja house" filled with Booby traps, similar to the mansion from Resident Evil, where battles would be fought using swords and shuriken: "The house will contain hidden doors behind walls, ceilings that fall down to you, scrolls and ninja magic, and many other ninja techniques." The project was originally intended for the Nintendo 64's 64DD.

    Onimusha: Warlords was originally being developed for the original PlayStation, but the project was eventually moved to the PlayStation 2. The half-finished original PlayStation version of Onimusha was then scrapped and never released.-

    Pros:
    +This version has fixed the stale controls, you no longer walk like Resident Evil 1/2/3 or Silent Hill 1 from the playstation one era.
    +The graphics were also greatly improved, especially the face models.
    +The game runs at 60 fps in all consoles , the switch version is no different.

    Cons:
    -The original game has a horrible voice acting and the story is really generic and stupid. (There is no way to fix that)
    -The game is very stale for this era, even after all the fixes and that is why lots of new players will prefer to pick anything else instead of this tittle.

    What makes onimusha series great is how they develop the story of japan with the genma and magic in the middle.

    That supernatural and fantastic part of this series is what makes it great.

    Onimusha series is more oriented to the action genre, instead of the horror and survival from the Resident Evil series.

    The series became great from the 3rd game onwards, when they stopped developing this horror/survival side and improved the action side of the series.

    *Play this game if you want to see where everything began on the Onimusha universe.

    *If you already played this then you will surely enjoy this again as the fixes really make a difference.

    Onimusha 3 and Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams are the best this series has to offer, but for that we need to support this game, so they can make an HD collection or even work on the remaining tittles.
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  3. Jan 25, 2019
    9
    Loved the game on the ps2 waited a long time for this a bit short but understandable would recommend the game
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    A nostalgic-fuelled, absolute blast. It's wonderful to finally be able to play this once again, and it's far too long coming - better on the Switch, as the ability to play it on the go adds even more to this release. Ultimately, though, after waiting 18 years, this isn't enough. This deserved more of a remaster with more extras, perhaps even a remastered trilogy. Hopefully, more is coming. Hopefully, fans will show Capcom that this is what they want. With Onimusha: Warlords reminding fans of the glory days and Resident Evil 2 one of the finest games of the generation, the audience is still there. Now bring on Dino Crisis, more Onimusha, Resident Evil 3 and everything else you've got Capcom!
  2. Jan 31, 2019
    50
    Thanks to a clunky camera and a very dated system this remake of Onimusha doesn't hold up. It's even apparent in the unskippable cutscenes. The atmosphere is great, but that's about it.
  3. Jan 30, 2019
    75
    Nintendo Switch players that opt to revive a classic such as Onimusha: Warlords HD Remaster will find everything that made Capcom special in a title that feels like a Resident Evil spin-off. However, I must remind everyone that the game doesn't go beyond a simple port.