Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
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  1. May 18, 2011
    80
    Possibly the best Dynasty Warriors game yet. The combat system is a ton of fun and lets you change weapons on the fly as you beat your lowly enemies into pulp in a mesmerizing display of flying bodies and bright color.
  2. May 30, 2011
    75
    This new chapter in the Dynasty Warriors saga introduces some interesting changes on gameplay. The new story mode is fascinating, and the introduction of the 2 weapons really interesting. The gameplay and the graphics are similar to the previous chapter, so the fans will like it, while the others find the game repetitive and boring.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 47
  2. Negative: 4 out of 47
  1. Mar 30, 2011
    10
    I've been playing the Dynasty Warriors series since it began and I can say without reservation that this is the best one to date. While theI've been playing the Dynasty Warriors series since it began and I can say without reservation that this is the best one to date. While the story is basically the same (as it should be since it is based on historical fiction), they have actually made it more accurate to the source material, have an easier to follow story mode (which is great for those not as familiar with the story), and all of the names are pronounced correctly which is a first:) The game play is has been changed slightly in that Musou moves are now one shot mega-blows instead of a meter that drains. A cool and well implemented change. For those who didn't like DW6 (I actually really liked it), this goes back to of the look of DW5 in so much as the style. However, the graphics are fantastic and they, from my estimation, have crammed more enemies on screen than any other DW game to date. If you have even a vague interest in Dynasty Warriors or beat-em-ups in general, this is a phenomenal purchase. There is a veritable ton of content and over 60 characters. I know I'll be playing this one for months. Full Review »
  2. Mar 30, 2011
    9
    I have to say I'm extremely impressed by Dynasty Warriors 7. I went in expecting an uninspired, mind-numbing time killer like most of theI have to say I'm extremely impressed by Dynasty Warriors 7. I went in expecting an uninspired, mind-numbing time killer like most of the rest of the games in this franchise, but it seems like Koei finally took a long hard look at the franchise, looked at what worked, what didn't work, and used it to make a very solid experience. The game feels fully polished, and its story-telling rivals that of industry giants, and they have added many more battles and events than all of their previous games, though the story and setting remains the same. The learning curve strikes a perfect balance between features you start with and features you need to earn. The only lament I have for this game is that the battles still haven't returned to the tactical depth that they once had in the PS2 era, but the combat system has been improved enough to make the game fun enough that I can barely notice. I highly recommend this game, especially if you enjoyed other Warriors games, because this one is by far the finest to date. Full Review »
  3. Mar 30, 2011
    7
    I was amazed with how the story mode has changed, compared to previous Dynasty Warrior games. There is much more to it then before and theI was amazed with how the story mode has changed, compared to previous Dynasty Warrior games. There is much more to it then before and the telling of these tales are given much more life and vibrancy then ever before. The voices of the characters are still a little weird, but aren't quite as awkward as before.

    But besides this, the small changes to game play (like the weapon switching) doesn't really change the fact that this is still a Dynasty Warrior game. Hacking hundreds of mindless soldiers is still the name of the game. Also while the graphics have been improved, there is still some slow downs, especially when the battles become frantic and there are a lot of enemies present on screen.

    Overall, there are a number of good changes made to this seventh entry in the series that does help advance this series more often then not. But overall it still mostly remains to be the same game we've all played many times before.
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