Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends Review
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends Box Art
System: PS3
Dev: Omega Force
Pub: Tecmo Koei
Release: November 15, 2011
Players: 1-2
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Alcohol Reference, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence

Like many games of its kind, Xtreme Legends is far more entertaining when you play it with a friend. The co-op is limited to two players, but that's understandable when there are dozens of enemies on-screen at any given time. Any more players in a single game may have potentially slowed down the experience too much. But on your own you're already practically unstoppable, and that's doubled when you take on the bad guys with someone else. If you have the chance to do so, I highly suggest giving the co-op a try. It'll be worth it, if only so you have someone else to make fun of the dialogue and scantily clad females with.

Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends Screenshot

Xtreme Legends brings with it some new content to keep you busy for a while, including the brand spanking new Legend Mode, which lets you take on fights from past Dynasty Warriors games. There's also a Challenge Mode that gives you the opportunity to compete against players from all over the world as you complete different scenarios to claim your spot on the leaderboards. Xtreme Legends certainly isn't lacking in content, especially for its cheaper $40 price tag, and the few new things it offers are worthy additions that don't feel tacked on, but much of it will probably feel too familiar to fans of the series. There isn't much that's new here, and this sometimes makes the game feel like it should've been DLC, rather than a standalone expansion.

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Even at a budget price I'm finding it a little difficult to recommend this game. It's not bad by any means, and if you're a fan of the series there's a ton here for you to enjoy. But right now there are so many games out there that are trying new and innovative things (Dark Souls, Arkham City) or simply excelling in their respective genres (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Gears of War 3). So when a game like Xtreme Legends—which is essentially more of the same—comes along at a time when gamers are already inundated with a myriad difficult choices, it's tough to recommend it. If you like fighting your way through a seemingly endless sea of soldiers, this game won't disappoint. Otherwise, I suggest you skip this for a few months until it's nestled comfortably at the bottom of a bargain bin.

By Adam Dodd
CCC Contributing Writer

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.8
Graphics
Nothing jaw-dropping, but that's understandable when there are so many enemies on-screen at once.
3.8
Control
Hacking and slashing your way through waves of enemies has never been easier.
2.8
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The dialogue is cheesy and the sound effects and music are only distracting.
3.5
Play Value
There's plenty to do here, including extra modes to play with a friend oncce the campaign is over.
3.4
Overall Rating - Fair
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • New generals join the action, and old ones return. Play as Guo Jia, Wang Yi, and Pang De!
  • Legend Mode allows you to experience the battle from the eyes of each individual warrior.
  • New weapons to use, as well as personalized weapons for old characters.
  • The ability to use your save data from Dynasty Warriors 7 to get a head start, allowing you to use your beefed up characters from the beginning.

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