Dynasty Warriors 9

Koei Tecmo Games

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
62
Top Critic Average
20%
Critics Recommend
Based on 95 critic reviews
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Dynasty Warriors 9

Rating Summary

Based on 95 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

20%

Critics Recommend

Based on 95 critic reviews
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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.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 13, 2018
Xbox OneFeb 13, 2018

Developer: Koei Tecmo Games

Genre: Action

Experience the thrill of one versus thousands in an all new open world setting with DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, the latest installment in the series!

Ancient China is depicted on a single, vast, open-world map.

Also, while maintaining the series' intuitive controls, we have included a new Musou Action system where you can experience the thrill of "one versus thousands" like never before on an ever-changing battlefield. In addition, the captivating lives of our eclectic cast of officers intermingle in an expansive "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" world that will allow you to feel completely immersed in the tides of history with our latest DYNASTY WARRIORS title!

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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

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IGN

5.8 / 10.0
IGN

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

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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GameSpot

7 / 10
James Swinbanks

A new open world breathes life into this ancient franchise.

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