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Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: The third installment of Dynasty Warriors tests your warrior spirit through vast lands and impossible odds. Dynasty Warriors 3 features battlefield action with over 20 stages and 40 playable warriors. Storm the battlefield with more bone-crushing moves, improved Musou attacks, and squadThe third installment of Dynasty Warriors tests your warrior spirit through vast lands and impossible odds. Dynasty Warriors 3 features battlefield action with over 20 stages and 40 playable warriors. Storm the battlefield with more bone-crushing moves, improved Musou attacks, and squad level commands to your massive elephant troops. In addition to Endurance and Time Attack, Dynasty Warriors 3 also includes brand new two-player Versus and Cooperative modes. Can you become a warrior worth a thousand? Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    DW3 provides 110 percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin K (for killitude) and, moreover, manages to provide every single bit of its brutality in a most beautiful fashion. [Fall 2002, p.115]
  2. The depth in this game is really great - and not just in replay value.
  3. A good, solid beat-'em-up with enough variety to stay fresh throughout.
  4. The series’ debut on Xbox is not the head-turning affair it should be. While fighting hundreds of enemies is still addictive as ever, players sadly shouldn’t expect any improvements to the presentation.
  5. 70
    The rote play mechanics become tiresome after a few campaigns, and despite a limited combo system, you can eliminate most enemies by mashing the same button.
  6. Play Magazine
    70
    Sure the A.I. is basic, but the action is so smooth and flowing, you'll enjoy your first kill as much as the 500th. [Oct 2002, p.83]
  7. There just isn’t enough depth here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. DaleB.
    Nov 16, 2002
    10
    I played the ps2 version and the graphics on xbox passed my expectations, this game rocks!
  2. JerryY.
    Jun 24, 2003
    10
    This game is of the sizzle! Its so fun you just keep on smashin and bashin the enemys!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Nov 23, 2002
    10
    This Is the best Game EVER!!!! I encourage All of you to get it.
  4. AdamM.
    Jan 2, 2003
    10
    Action is very nice. 2 player.
  5. NickS.
    Jan 2, 2003
    10
    This is the next best game next to halo.
  6. Mar 24, 2018
    9
    No game is perfect and this one can get a tad bit repedative... That being said... There is lots to unlock and do. A great game for couch coopNo game is perfect and this one can get a tad bit repedative... That being said... There is lots to unlock and do. A great game for couch coop split screen hack and slash action. This is also one of the best of these games. Expand
  7. SamaelF.
    Nov 4, 2002
    8
    I was amazed by the amount of AI controlled enemies. Good for relieving stress!

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#22 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002