Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Jul 29, 2021
    Samurai Warriors 5 is definitely for veterans and for those who want to see what all the hype is about for the franchise. There’s a lot to accomplish throughout the title and many different combinations and play styles to choose from. So why not jump in and find one that’s right for you.
  2. Jul 26, 2021
    The team has done a fantastic job of refreshing this franchise, and I am hopeful that they garner some new fans to keep this series of games going for years to come.
  3. Jul 26, 2021
    Samurai Warriors 5 doesn’t do much to change up the Warriors-formula, but instead distills the pure, casual fun of slicing your way through thousands of enemies to its core. Thanks to a new graphic style and an excellent technical performance, this series has never run or looked better than on the Series X. It is a bit disappointing that the roster of 37 heroes is limited by the 16 weapons they all share, but when standing on its own, without the knowledge of past titles, this game absolutely offers enough content to justify its price and is an absolute blast to play for fans of this particular niche.
  4. Jul 30, 2021
    Samurai Warriors 5 is a Musou that wields the feeling of power like a deadly blade, a limitless control powerhouse that turns the game into a divine experience.
  5. Jul 28, 2021
    Despite the occasional framerate stutter and character pop in, Samurai Warriors 5 manages to be a solid hack and slash experience with an interesting — albeit slightly predictable — narrative.
  6. Jul 26, 2021
    Samurai Warriors 5 is no doubt the best iteration of the mainline series, be it Dynasty Warriors or Samurai Warriors (or even the Warriors Orochi spin-off). As it stands right now, this is as good as it gets for the Warriors series. It has a lot of ideas and systems which integrate in an interesting way, and the core gameplay is as fun as ever. The only caveat here is that the core gameplay loop present feels no different to that which we’ve experienced for the last two decades, and inevitably it will run thin.
  7. Aug 8, 2021
    Samurai Warriors 5 is a good musou game characterized by all the classical aspects of the series and embellished by a new and very good cel shading anime-like look. It doesn't bring the genre forward and it won't do anything to attract new players, but is still one of the best mousous of recent years.
  8. Jul 27, 2021
    Samurai Warriors 5 is the ideal chapter to approach the franchise for the first time and retrace the deeds of the valiant leaders experienced during the sengoku era of feudal Japan.
  9. Jul 28, 2021
    A very, very traditional musô ... but nevertheless successful. Admittedly, its cel-shadding remains an obvious make-up for a dated technique, but it also causes a reinforced Japanese atmosphere and some appreciable graphic effects; Likewise, the repetitiveness of its missions is an obvious black point but is compensated by a diversity of characters and interesting gameplay, and this despite the criticized reduction of its cast.
  10. Jul 27, 2021
    Samurai Warriors 5 is a fresh reinvention for a series that was beginning to feel familiar. A story focussed on Nobunaga’s early years takes the bold choice of ditching many series mainstays. However, the combat and overall presentation haven’t received the same level of new blood and remain as over the top and ridiculous as ever. If you’re a fan, SW5 is as fun as it’s ever been.
  11. Jul 26, 2021
    Samurai Warriors 5 won’t shock anyone who’s played one of Omega Force’s Warriors games before, but it does present a great new style and enough over-the-top action to keep you coming back.
  12. 70
    Samurai Warriors 5 scratches the musou itch but doesn’t do too much to mix up the formula.
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  1. Jul 27, 2021
    Even though Samurai Warriors 5 does not revolutionise the Musou genre, it nonetheless allows newcomers to smoothly start their adventure. It provides an efficient narrative that is simultaneously highlighted by gorgeous cinematics and tainted by a relatively poor staging. Thanks to their experienced background, the team from Omega Force offers us –as always– a solid gameplay with a nice and diverse selection between the 27 warriors. Slaughtering the enemy forces is quite delightful, and what better way to do so than with friends at home? Yet, the outdated technical side is still annoying. To sum up, if you weren’t already a fan of the Musou genre, Samurai Warriors 5 won’t change your mind. Otherwise, you’ll spend some quality time with it.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Nov 19, 2021
    Love everything about this game! So many enimes and new modes that keep things entertaining.
  2. Nov 10, 2021
    Fin dal suo annuncio Samurai Warriors 5 ha attirato l’attenzione dei fan storici della serie Koei Tecmo e Omega Force. Il motivo è prestoFin dal suo annuncio Samurai Warriors 5 ha attirato l’attenzione dei fan storici della serie Koei Tecmo e Omega Force. Il motivo è presto detto: l’intento del team di sviluppo era quello di realizzare un progetto a metà strada tra il sequel e il reboot, complice l’ultimo disastroso Dynasty Warriors 9.

    L’idea che abbiamo avuto fin dall’inizio suggeriva la volontà di fare qualche passo indietro, ma in una serie che ha sempre fatto fatica a rinnovarsi, questo rilancio di Samurai Warriors 5 come avrà stravolto le dinamiche a cui siamo abituati? Molto semplice, non lo ha fatto.
    Samurai Warriors 5 si può effettivamente definire un reboot, ma non tanto nelle sue meccaniche, estremamente fedeli alla serie originale, quanto nella sua direzione artistica e narrativa.

    La storia infatti ci porta in un periodo Sengoku alternativo nel quale seguiamo le gesta di un giovane e ambizioso Nobunaga Oda, impegnato in una campagna per la conquista del Giappone. Rispetto ai capitoli precedenti la storia ci porta decisamente indietro nel tempo, presentando un roster di personaggi più giovani, ma decisamente più affascinanti e stravaganti grazie all’inedito comparto artistico in cel-shading ispirato alle pitture giapponesi.

    Stilisticamente infatti Samurai Rarriors 5 è senza ombra di dubbio l’episodio migliore dell’intero franchise, spogliato finalmente da quell’alone di realismo che spesso appiattiva ulteriormente un comparto grafico povero- Qui Omega Force adopera la scelta più intelligente, poiché puntare sul cel shading aiuta a mascherare i limiti di un motore grafico che non ha mai brillato più di tanto.
    Samurai Warriors 5 è quindi un reboot a metà, dato che la base resta sempre la solita: mappe grosse e centinai di nemici a schermo da eliminare alternando combo leggere e pesanti. Forse per pigrizia, o semplicemente per questioni commerciali, Omega Force non riesce a svecchiare un gameplay dal design ancorato ai primi anni 2000, limitandosi a proporre nuovamente quello che in fin dei conti è un lungo e ripetitivo action a scorrimento dove a farla da padrone è un contatore con il numero di nemici eliminati sul campo di battaglia. Non mancano comunque alcune novità di contorno, come la presenza di un ricco albero di abilità passive per ciascuno dei personaggi presenti nel roster, vagamento ispirato alla sferografia di Final Fantasy X (ma non aspettative qualcosa di complesso).
    Come detto nel paragrafo iniziale, il punto di forza maggiore di questo nuovo Samurai Warriors 5 è la sua componente artistica che impreziosisce ogni personaggio del gioco, con una carica ovviamente più fantasy nei design tradizionali a cui la serie ci aveva abituato, ma una svolta forse necessaria per rendere un po’ più accattivante visivamente la produzione.
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  3. Aug 2, 2021
    This game is great. This is one of my favorite hack and slash games ever. The feeling of killing enemies is fantastic the story is great too.This game is great. This is one of my favorite hack and slash games ever. The feeling of killing enemies is fantastic the story is great too. I recommend this game please pick it up. Full Review »