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About this product
- Product InformationThe fifth edition in KOEI's popular Dynasty Warriors series boasts quantitative improvements over its predecessors -- more characters, larger maps, and deeper stories. The addition of six new characters brings the playable total up to 48. Each character follows a distinct storyline, experienced from personal perspective. Maps are up to 30 percent larger than those in earlier games, and the enhanced engine can display nearly twice as many warriors onscreen at the same time. Artificial intelligence has also been improved, to produce more efficient allies as well as more cunning opponents.
- PublisherKOEI Corporation
- GameDynasty Warriors 5
- PlatformSony PlayStation 2
- ESRB RatingT - Teen
- GenreAction, Adventure
- ESRB DescriptorUse of Alcohol, Violence
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1-2
- Release Year2005
- Game Special Features
- Play as one of 48 characters, each offering a distinct story line
- Earn weapons by defeating rival officers or by finding them in chests
- Attack enemies with such animals as elephants and tigers
- Wreak havoc on the battlefield with 13 different siege weapons
- Solicit the help of up to eight personal bodyguards
- Play as one of 48 characters, each offering a distinct story line
- Game SeriesDynasty Warriors Series
Most relevant reviews
- uninvited13thDec 04, 2009by
Dynasty Warriors 5
This series is button mashing mayhem at its finest.
You start off by picking a character from one of the 3 groups. Each character specializes in their own unique weapon catagory - some more unique than others. You get characters that use spears, swords, maces and even fans.
Each Character has their own story line that they follow (and the other playable characters will join you in battle if the certain level you are on is a part of their story as well). Each level starts you off right in the middle of a huge battle and you have to fight your way through the seemingly endless horde of enemies to reach and defeat their commanding officer. You can clear each lever really by doing just the bare minimum and killing whoever seems to be in your path and then killing the commanding officer, but thats no fun. Its so much more entertaining going to find every last person and killing them to just crush the enemies morale. Also if you kill other officers you meet along the way they will drop power bonuses that are perminant such as Attack plus, defense plus and speed plus and so on. These are your base attributes and once you grab these bonuses your stats go up like a leveling system.
Also the officers can drop new items that are added bonuses to your stats or new weapons, which are always good.
Over all this game is just mindless slaughter where you hack and slash you way through thousands of enemies (and I mean 2-3 thousand in some levels)
The controls are simple as hell. basicly you have jump, attack, strong attack, special attack and bow.
You will spend 99% of the game mashing the square button for you basic attack and thats plenty fine.
Even though its a simple game and it sounds kind of dull but there is something fantastic about this game that keeps me playing for ever.
I recomend this game to everyone.Read full review
- j.a.richardsonJul 07, 2011by
This is a great game. I used to love playing these games at my cousin's house when we were younger, but didn't own any of my own so I bought myself a brand new copy of DW5. Very fun gameplay and it's just how I remembered it was. Great game for when you want to have a lot of fun with some friends.
- cogan-coganJan 09, 2014by
Cheap price didn't work but was offered refund
Game does not play. Shows signs of being buffed. Did email this to the person who sold it. They offered me a refund. My son was very disappointed. However the game was cheap and we didn't feel like aggravating with the post office during Christmas and roads were bad. So over all game didn't work but was offered a refund.
- aymara320Aug 27, 2006by
The name to beat in beat-`em-ups!
While you might hear people complain about the number of Dynasty Warriors games, there's a reason the series gets sequels and spinoffs so often: it's really good.
Based on the Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Dynasty Warriors 5 strips the epic of its nuance and complexities- and I mean that in the best way- and puts you on the battlefield with a weapon in your hand. You choose one of 50-some characters and fight through their respective historic battles in Musou Mode, or use anyone, anywhere, on any side of the conflict in Free Mode.
Graphics are solid but won't wow the technically-minded player- a necessity of displaying dozens of enemy soldiers at once, I figure. However, the cinematics are colorful and dramatic, easily the equal of a high-end Squaresoft game. The controls are easy and fluid, and the difference in weapons, speed, and technique between characters lends variety to the game- the commands are all the same, but the results vary dramatically.
RPG elements complete the addiction factor. As your character fights his or her way through China, they gain in experience, making them more resilient, and items and weapons which enhance their skills or add new ones. An Ice Orb will allow you to freeze your opponents in place, while the Saddles put you on a variety of horses (or an Elephant!) at the start of the stage. As you defeat enemy generals you also gain boosts to your four main stats: Attack, Defense, Life, and "Musou"- the gauge that fuels your super attacks and determines how long they last. Repeated play of a single character will net you an unstoppable General who can wade through hundreds or even thousands of enemy troops in a single stage.
The downsides to the game are relatively few- in the highest level of difficulty known as Chaos Mode, even minor soldiers (of which there are dozens at a time, as I said) can be difficult for even the strongest fighter with the best gear. Also, if you don't enjoy the basic concept behind the game- a 3D brawler in the vein of such classics as Streets of Rage and Double Dragon- you'll find it getting repetitive quickly. But really, I find it no more repetitive than your average First-Person Shooter.
I really love the Dynasty Warriors games. They're quick and easy to play but offer depth and challenge to those who look for it, and they offer the stress-relief of being the meanest thing in China without being needlessly gory. Try wading through a pile of soldiers after a hard day at work, and you'll be hooked!Read full review
- kohlman1985Mar 05, 2007by
Same great package with more details!
Another Dynasty Warriors title and does not disappoint returning fans. It has much of the same stuff such as mindless hacking and slashing as the older ones, with improvements made in the areas that the most complaints were in. The bodyguard system is greatly improved (now only one bodyguard that actually does attack), a "Chaos" difficulty level which is much harder than the other difficulties. The old weapon system from Dynasty Warriors 3 is back, where you find the items and get the most powerful weapon for each character by accomplishing certain tasks in a specific level.
Some things that I wish it would have is the ability to have two or even three of the bodyguards; after all, you can have up to 8 to choose from, why not allow you to use more than one at a time? Also, Lu Bu is amazingly beefed up and he can kill a weak character in one combo if you are unaware!
All in all, the game has all the great stuff of the old ones and some improvements on the things that the players wished it would improve on. Not the world’s greatest game but among the top if you want to take a break and let out some frustration on the masses. I give the game a 9/10 due to the plethora of characters and amazing replay ability. For hours, no, days, of fun, get this game.Read full review