Dynasty Warriors 8

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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Bonus characters

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding character. Note: The point at which some characters become available will vary depending on the completion order of stages:

Jin

    Deng Ai: Successfully complete Stage 6: Battle Of Mt. Tielong.
    Guo Huai: Successfully complete Stage 4X: Xiahou Ba's Journey, Stage 5X: Battle Of New Hefei Castle, or Stage 7: Guanqiu Jian and Wen Qin's Rebellion.
    Jia Chong: Successfully complete Stage 3: Battle Of Mt. Xingshi.
    Wang Yuanji: Successfully complete Stage 1: Battle Of Wu Zhang Plains.
    Wen Yang: Successfully complete Stage 2: Battle Of Xiangyang.
    Xiahou Ba: In Stage 4X: Xiahou Ba's Journey, defeat Jiang Wei before he meets up with Xiahou Ba, and then complete Stage 5: East Gates Battle.
    Zhong Hui: Successfully complete Stage 6: Battle Of Mt. Tielong.
    Zhuge Dan: Successfully complete Stage 5: East Gates Battle.

Shu

    Bao Sanniang: Successfully complete Stage 11X (Hypothetical): Pacification Of Nanzhong.
    Guan Ping: Successfully complete Stage 11X (Hypothetical): Pacification Of Nanzhong.
    Guan Suo: Successfully complete Stage 9: Battle Of Fan Castle.
    Guan Xing: Successfully complete Stage 9: Battle Of Fan Castle.
    Guan Yinping: Successfully complete Stage 9: Battle Of Fan Castle.
    Huang Zhong: Successfully complete Stage 7: Battle Of Chengdu.
    Jiang Wei: Successfully complete Stage 12 (Historical): Battle Of Jieting or Stage 12 (Hypothetical): Invasion Of Luoyang.
    Liu Shan: Successfully complete Stage 11 (Historical): Battle Of Tianshui or Stage 13 (Hypothetical): Capture Of Wei.
    Ma Chao: Successfully complete Stage 8: Battle Of Mt. Dingjun.
    Ma Dai: Successfully complete Stage 8: Battle Of Mt. Dingjun.
    Pang Tong: Successfully complete Stage 7: Battle Of Chengdu.
    Wei Yan: Successfully complete Stage 7: Battle Of Chengdu.
    Xing Cai: Successfully complete Stage 11 (Historical): Battle Of Tianshui or Stage 10 (Hypothetical): Battle Of Lukou.
    Xu Shu: Successfully complete Stage 4: Battle Of Xinye.
    Yue Ying: Successfully complete Stage 12 (Historical): Battle Of Jieting.
    Zhang Bao: Successfully complete Stage 10 (Historical): Battle Of Yiling or Stage 10 (Hypothetical): Battle Of Lukou.
    Zhao Yun: Successfully complete Stage 2: Battle Of Hulao Gate.
    Zhuge Liang: Successfully complete Stage 5: Battle Of Changban.

Wei

    Cai Wenji: Successfully complete Stage 11 (Hypothetical): Campaign For Jianye.
    Cao Pi: Successfully complete Stage 7: Battle Of Guandu.
    Cao Ren: Successfully complete Stage 4: Battle Of Xu Province.
    Dian Wei: Successfully complete Stage 3: Battle Of Yan Province.
    Guo Jia: Successfully complete Stage 6X: Battle Of Xiapi or Stage 7: Battle Of Guandu.
    Jia Xu: Successfully complete Stage 6X: Battle Of Xiapi or Stage 8: Battle Of Mt. Bailang.
    Li Dian: Successfully complete Stage 2: Battle Of Hulao Gate.
    Pang De: Successfully complete Stage 13 (Hypothetical): Pursuit at Nanjun.
    Wang Yi: Successfully complete Stage 11 (Historical): Battle Of Tong Gate or Stage 13 (Hypothetical): Pursuit At Nanjun.
    Xu Huang: Successfully complete Stage 5: Imperial Escort.
    Xu Zhu: Successfully complete Stage 4: Battle Of Xu Province.
    Yue Jin: Successfully complete Stage 2: Battle Of Hulao Gate.
    Zhang He: Successfully complete Stage 9: Battle Of Xinye.
    Zhang Liao: Successfully complete Stage 8: Battle Of Mt. Bailang.
    Zhen Ji: Successfully complete Stage 12 (Hypothetical): Uprising At Xuchang.

Wu

    Da Qiao: Successfully complete Stage 3X: Defeat Gan Ji.
    Ding Feng: Successfully complete Stage 10X (Historical): Battle Of Guangling.
    Gan Ning: Successfully complete Stage 7: Battle Of Hefei.
    Huang Gai: Successfully complete Stage 2: Conquest Of Wujun.
    Lian Shi: Successfully complete Stage 9 (Historical): Battle Of Fan Castle or Stage 9 (Hypothetical): Defense Of Jiangxia.
    Ling Tong: Successfully complete Stage 7: Battle Of Hefei.
    Lu Meng: Successfully complete Stage 5: Battle Of Nanjun.
    Lu Su: Successfully complete Stage 4: Battle Of Chibi.
    Lu Xun: Successfully complete Stage 9 (Historical): Battle Of Fan Castle or Stage 9 (Hypothetical): Defense Of Jiangxia.
    Sun Jian: In Stage 1: Battle Of Xiangyang, defeat Lu Gong before he escapes, and then complete Stage 1X: Battle Of Liang Province.
    Taishi Ci: Successfully complete Stage 3X: Defeat Gan Ji.
    Xiao Qiao: Successfully complete Stage 9X (Hypothetical): Assault At Xinye.
    Zhou Tai: Successfully complete Stage 3: The Little Conquerer In Peril.
    Zhou Yu: Successfully complete Stage 2: Conquest Of Wujun.

Other

    Diaochan: Successfully complete Stage 1 and 2 for Wei, then complete her Story mode.
    Dong Zhuo: Successfully complete Stage 2 for Shu, then complete his Story mode.
    Lu Bu: Successfully complete Stage 6X for Wei, then complete his Story mode.
    Meng Huo: Successfully complete all kingdom's "What If" stories, then complete his Story mode.
    Yuan Shao: Successfully complete Stage 7 for Wei and Stage 3X for Shu, then complete his Story mode.
    Zhang Jiao: Successfully complete Stage 1 for Shu, then complete his Story mode.
    Zhu Rong: Successfully complete Stage 11X ("What If" path) for Shu, then complete her Story mode.
    Zuo Ci: Successfully complete the Wu's "What If" path, then complete his Story mode.

Special animals

Successfully complete the indicated task in Ambition mode to unlock the corresponding special animal. Note: To welcome the Emperor, complete the building of the Tongquetai.

    Golden Panda: Welcome the Emperor, and recruited all allies.
    Harrier: Welcome the Emperor, and fully upgrade all facilities.
    Hex Mark: Successfully complete 60 consecutive battles.
    Red Hare: Successfully complete 90 consecutive battles.
    Shadow Runner: Successfully complete 30 consecutive battles.
    War Elephant: Successfully complete 100 consecutive battles.

Easy "Comeback Kid" trophy

Easy "Death From Above" trophy

Easy "King Of The Combos" trophy

Trophies

Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

    A Collector of Rarities (Silver): Obtained all of the Camp Symbols.
    A Majestic Manner (Silver): Reached the maximum Fame level in Ambition Mode.
    A Shout of Triumph (Silver): Finished all of the stages within Story Mode and Free Mode with the exception of the tutorial.
    An Intricate Tale (Silver): Completed all of the stages in Story Mode.
    Animal Collector (Bronze): Obtained all of the animals within the game.
    Battle-hardened Veteran (Silver): Won 100 battles with the same officer.
    Comeback Kid (Bronze): Defeated 3 enemy officers with a Switch Counter in a single battle.
    Death from Above (Bronze): Defeated an enemy after juggling them in the air for at least 10 seconds.
    Event Collector (Bronze): Unlocked all of the event scenes within the game.
    Facility Construction (Bronze): Had a new facility built in Ambition Mode.
    Facility Expansion (Bronze): Had a facility expanded in Ambition Mode.
    Friends to the End (Silver): Formed a bond at the maximum level with another officer.
    Graduation Day (Bronze): Completed the tutorials for all of the kingdoms.
    Heaven and Earth (Silver): Built a Tongquetai and welcomed the Emperor to your town.
    In an Instant (Bronze): Defeated 3 enemy officers with a Storm Rush in a single battle.
    King of the Combos (Bronze): Achieved a 1,000 hit combo.
    Like a Shadow (Bronze): Finished any stage of the game, except for the tutorial, without taking any damage.
    Master of Chaos (Gold): Completed all of the stages on the "Chaos" difficulty level.
    Mounted Terror (Bronze): Defeated 1,000 enemies while mounted on a riding-type animal.
    Movie Collector (Bronze): Unlocked all of the movies within the game.
    One Warrior vs. a Thousand (Bronze): Defeated 1,000 enemies in a single battle.
    Revelation (Silver): Upgraded all skills to Level 10 or higher.
    The Beastmaster Awakens (Bronze): Defeated 100 enemies with a companion-type animal.
    The Birth of a Leader (Bronze): Fought 5 straight battles in Ambition Mode.
    The Destroyer (Silver): Destroyed a total of 1,000 siege weapons.
    The Height of Prosperity (Silver): Obtained all of the facilities in Ambition Mode.
    The Land of Plenty (Silver): Obtained more than 1,000 materials for weapons and facilities in Ambition Mode.
    The Path of Ambition (Silver): Fought 20 straight battles in Ambition Mode.
    The Ties that Bind Us (Silver): Became allies with all of the officers in Ambition Mode.
    True Rage (Bronze): Used a True Rage Attack.
    True Warrior of the 3 Kingdoms (Platinum): Obtained all trophies.
    Unwavering Ambition (Gold): Fought 50 straight battles in Ambition Mode.
    Vocal Enthusiast (Bronze): Listened to all of the voice lines within the Gallery.
    Wallpaper Collector (Bronze): Unlocked all of the wallpapers within the game.
    Weapon Collector (Silver): Obtained all of the weapons in the game.

Additionally, there are six secret trophies:

    Legend of Jin (Silver): Viewed the ending (Historical & Hypothetical) for the Jin story.
    Legend of Shu (Silver): Viewed the ending (Historical & Hypothetical) for the Shu story.
    Legend of Wei (Silver): Viewed the ending (Historical & Hypothetical) for the Wei story.
    Legend of Wu (Silver): Viewed the ending (Historical & Hypothetical) for the Wu story.
    Unstoppable Might (Silver): Defeated a total of more than 100,000 enemies.
    Untold Legends (Silver): Completed all of the stages for the Other story.
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