Dynasty Warriors 9

Dynasty Warriors 9 Reviews Summary

Shoddy Open World
Weak Graphics
Samey Combat

Summary: Bringing on a new open-world structure, Dynasty Warriors 9 feels like one step forward and two steps back. The combat fans love may still be here, but the new missions feel simplified from what came before.

Rating Summary

Based on 95 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

20%

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No Recommendation / Blank
Feb 14, 2018

The musou genre needed new ideas - but reinventing it as a shoddy open-world game wasn't the answer.

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5.8 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

After the resounding success of Dynasty Warriors 8, Dynasty Warriors 9 feels like a major step back. What's lost in the move towards an individually-centered story spread across a massive open world far outweighs the minor benefits that are gained. While the excellent button-mashing gameplay stays intact with great tweaks and additions, it wasn't enough. The lack of multiplayer, missing alternate game modes, and emptiness of ancient China left me far from satisfied.

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Metro GameCentral

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4 / 10
Feb 15, 2018

Dynasty Warriors finally gets the overhaul it's long been waiting for… and while it addresses a few old problems it creates just as many new ones.

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7 / 10
Feb 13, 2018

A new open world breathes life into this ancient franchise.

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Kotaku

Top Critic

Unscored
Feb 14, 2018

Battles were raging and allies were calling for help, but for once the game offered me the option of deserting the fray and contemplating the larger world around it. It's a shame that everything else in the game works so emphatically against it.

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Feb 13, 2018

Unfortunately, the changes in Dynasty Warriors 9 are a bit too superficial and kept too much of what made the series suffer in previous titles.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2018

The hack-and-slash moment-to-moment action works in its favor even when transitioning to a new style of play, but Dynasty Warriors 9, like some of its predecessors, is clunky and unwieldy; hampered by the aforementioned bugs and performance problems. If you're into the idea of playing an open world game where its arcadey elements are entwined with therapeutic but sometimes dry exploration, maybe give it a shot.

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Hobby Consolas

Top Critic

84 / 100
Feb 13, 2018

The open world, RPG elements and new battle system make Dynasty Warriors 9 the first refreshing entry in this old series. This is without a doubt the way to go for future games in the Dynasty franchise.

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5 / 10
Feb 13, 2018

Sadly, this isn't the breakthrough fans were expecting. Omega Force took a pretty big risk with Dynasty Warriors 9, and while its open world integration can be seen as a small triumph, this newest entry is marred by its heavily outdated approach to combat design.

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6 / 10
Feb 14, 2018

Admittedly, many of the flaws or problems I have with Dynasty Warriors 9 are nothing entirely new to the series. It's just that now there's a whole new layer of problems that have been put on top of them that make the original issues that much more apparent. For almost every aspect of the game's features that I felt were on par with the quality of past titles, there is a contradiction.

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