Percentile Rank

Samurai Warriors 4 is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Top Critic

Oct 19, 2014

But I'm really stretching to find a complaint there. The reality is that Samurai Warriors 4 is nothing short of brilliant, and a huge leap forward into the new generation of game design by Koei. It's cinematic, its beautiful, it's fast and entertaining, and if you allow it to be, it's even a little educational. And that makes it an inspiration.

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GameZone
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2014

All the new additions make the latest entry in the Samurai series feel fresh, and certainly worth a purchase for fans of the series.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2014

Samurai Warriors 4 delivers endless hours of fun in a visually appealing silky-smooth package.

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 20, 2014

Bursting back onto Sony platforms with a vengeance, Samurai Warriors 4 cuts down Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition and KOs Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate. Boasting a superb story mode, a delightful cast, and countless improvements to the Warriors formula, musou fanatics shouldn't even blink before buying. Move over Lu Bu, the Demon King won't be beaten any time soon.

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DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2014

Overall, Samurai Warriors 4 is one of the best Musou titles that Omega Force has made so far. While the game sometimes can get repetitive, especially with the similar objectives, it's still pretty fun to slay giant groups of enemies coming your way.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2014

Of course, monotony does set in at times, but after a few breaks, I would always come back to it, ready to hack and slash some enemies. Fans of the series should not miss out on this game, and newcomers wanting to try out a Warriors game will find an easy and fun way to get into them with Samurai Warriors 4.

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COGconnected
83 / 100
83 / 100
Nov 5, 2014

Destroying thousands of enemies has never looked so good, nor as it ever been so addictive. Samurai Warriors 4 boasts countless improvements in its gameplay mechanics, and as such fans of the series shouldn't think twice about buying it.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 24, 2014

Great things were expected of Samurai Warriors 4 and, thankfully, the sequel has delivered on a number of levels. Though it still carries the same old Musou blueprint, and so there's little to draw in those who dislike its particular brand of hack n' slash action, there are enough changes to attract any self-respecting fan of the series.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2014

Samurai Warriors 4 suffers from the same pratfalls as the rest of the Warriors series on occasion, but the strong offering of content and robust Chronicle mode will keep you interested for quite a while. If you have a friend available to play with locally or online as well, you can expect to play even longer.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 2, 2014

Koei have finally reached the 21st century with their Samurai Warriors and number 4 in the franchise successfully ticks all the right next-gen boxes. Sure, it can be played as a button smasher but if you want to flesh out the gameplay, there are some very impressive strategies involved, especially when you bring a friend on board. With beautiful cinemas, engaging graphics and fluid gameplay, Samurai Warriors 4 is definitely the must play game from this series.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2014

Samurai Warrior 4 is yet another solid entry in the long-running beat-em-up franchise. It offers a few new gameplay tweaks and a different narrative structure, but is largely the same old brawler you've seen countless times. Thankfully, the game's Chronicle Mode helps set this installment apart, making this one of the most memorable Dynasty Warriors spin-off.

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The Escapist
Oct 22, 2014

Samurai Warriors 4 is a faster, greatly expanded addition to the series. Each character feels fresher, and there's a ton of stuff to do. I just wish the online play would actually be something acceptable for the modern day.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 4, 2015

Samurai Warriors 4 is an absolute blast from start to finish, especially in split-screen. With a multitude of characters and modes it could - and will - keep many people entertained far longer than any other entry in the series. As the first proper next-gen game in the series, it has a really colourful and pretty aesthetic that should keep the PS4 audience happy. All in all, it is a very recommendable game.

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GBAtemp
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2014

Samurai Warriors 4 is a worthy entry into the long Warriors of the franchise. It's definitely a must have for fans and maybe even newcomers.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 10, 2014

If it wasn't clear from my introduction, then it should be now. Samurai Warriors 4 is Omega Force taking the series forward by recalculating its understanding of the franchise and adapting it to be better at what it does best – supplying none stop badassery, frantic, fast action with improved mechanics to the core gameplay and plenty of content to explore, which in turn shifts the title for best entry in any Warriors game to date into this warlord's castle.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2014

Samurai Warriors 4 continues Omega Force's long streak of high-quality Warriors titles. It isn't as exceptionally good as Hyrule Warriors and veers a bit too heavily into button-mashing for its own good, but it remains a fun game to play. The combat is fast, frantic and fun, and the variety of combat and characters helps the game stay fresh. The Chronicle mode is one of my favorite bonus modes in a Warriors game and is a lot of fun to play. If you found Dynasty Warriors 8 too slow or Warriors Orochi 3 too crowded, Samurai Warriors 4 is the game for you.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2014

Samurai Warriors 4 might have followed up on the last warriors title quickly, but it does enough differently to be worth a look on it's own merits. Not really anything that will get new fans, but enough to keep the attention of existing ones.

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Game Revolution
Oct 27, 2014

Normally, this is the part where I say fans of the series will enjoy Samurai Warriors 4, but I feel it does enough to create a broader appeal than some other Warriors titles. Nothing about the game stands out as particularly amazing, but it partially masks its issues with a content-heavy package and the noteworthy Chronicle mode.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Oct 24, 2014

Samurai Warriors 4 is the best entry into the franchise, and is the one most mechanically sound Warriors title available, but there are still some drawbacks. Even with the diverse cast, the level-specific combo system is something that may turn people off at first as it requires a grind of thirty minutes for each character before the experience gets any better.

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We Got This Covered
Oct 30, 2014

Samurai Warriors 4 is undoubtedly the same game we expected it to be, except with prettier graphics. If you're okay with that, then it's worth a purchase.

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Slant Magazine
Nov 4, 2014

No matter what the type of scenery, the objectives are widely the same: lay waste to enemy officers, locate the boss character, defeat them in earnest.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2014

While Warriors fans may find more of what they enjoy here, there just isn't enough meat on the bones to convince non-believers to part with their cash.

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Niche Gamer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2014

As much as I love Samurai Warriors, I would suggest either of those games before this one. However, if you have both of those and still want more Musou, Samurai Warriors 4 is still a good entry in the series.

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NZGamer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2014

Overall, fans of the Warriors franchise will know what to expect from Samurai Warriors 4: epic battles, a huge roster, and frantic battles. Although it has dated visuals, it comes through on a gameplay front - for fans at least. The battles feel epic due to the number of drones on the screen. In the end, that's what these titles are all about - epic battles that keep these titles going.

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