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" achievement

Easy "Death From Above" achievement

Easy "King Of The Combos" achievement

Achievements

Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

    True Warrior of the 3 Kingdoms (100 points): Obtained all achievements.
    Master of Chaos (60 points): Completed all of the stages on the "Chaos" difficulty level.
    Unwavering Ambition (60 points): Fought 50 straight battles in Ambition Mode.
    Weapon Collector (30 points): Obtained all of the weapons in the game.
    Heaven and Earth (30 points): Built a Tongquetai and welcomed the Emperor to your town.
    A Shout of Triumph (30 points): Finished all of the stages within Story Mode and Free Mode with the exception of the tutorial.
    The Land of Plenty (30 points): Obtained more than 1,000 materials for weapons and facilities in Ambition Mode.
    The Ties that Bind Us (30 points): Became allies with all of the officers in Ambition Mode.
    The Height of Prosperity (30 points): Obtained all of the facilities in Ambition Mode.
    A Majestic Manner (30 points): Reached the maximum Fame level in Ambition Mode.
    A Collector of Rarities (30 points): Obtained all of the Camp Symbols.
    Battle-hardened Veteran (30 points): Won 100 battles with the same officer.
    The Path of Ambition (30 points): Fought 20 straight battles in Ambition Mode.
    An Intricate Tale (30 points): Completed all of the stages in Story Mode.
    Revelation (30 points): Upgraded all skills to Level 10 or higher.
    Friends to the End (30 points): Formed a bond at the maximum level with another officer.
    The Destroyer (30 points): Destroyed a total of 1,000 siege weapons.
    Facility Construction (10 points): Had a new facility built in Ambition Mode.
    Facility Expansion (10 points): Had a facility expanded in Ambition Mode.
    The Birth of a Leader (10 points): Fought 5 straight battles in Ambition Mode.
    Death from Above (10 points): Defeated an enemy after juggling them in the air for at least 10 seconds.
    True Rage (10 points): Used a True Rage Attack.
    In an Instant (10 points): Defeated 3 enemy officers with a Storm Rush in a single battle.
    Comeback Kid (10 points): Defeated 3 enemy officers with a Switch Counter in a single battle.
    King of the Combos (10 points): Achieved a 1,000 hit combo.
    One Warrior vs. a Thousand (10 points): Defeated 1,000 enemies in a single battle.
    Graduation Day (10 points): Completed the tutorials for all of the kingdoms.
    Mounted Terror (10 points): Defeated 1,000 enemies while mounted on a riding-type animal.
    The Beastmaster Awakens (10 points): Defeated 100 enemies with a companion-type animal.
    Vocal Enthusiast (10 points): Listened to all of the voice lines within the Gallery.
    Animal Collector (10 points): Obtained all of the animals within the game.
    Movie Collector (10 points): Unlocked all of the movies within the game.
    Event Collector (10 points): Unlocked all of the event scenes within the game.
    Wallpaper Collector (10 points): Unlocked all of the wallpapers within the game.
    Like a Shadow (10 points): Finished any stage of the game, except for the tutorial, without taking any damage.

Additionally, there are six secret achievements:

    Unstoppable Might (30 points): Defeated a total of more than 100,000 enemies.
    Legend of Jin (30 points): Viewed the ending (Historical & Hypothetical) for the Jin story.
    Legend of Shu (30 points): Viewed the ending (Historical & Hypothetical) for the Shu story.
    Legend of Wei (30 points): Viewed the ending (Historical & Hypothetical) for the Wei story.
    Legend of Wu (30 points): Viewed the ending (Historical & Hypothetical) for the Wu story.
    Untold Legends (30 points): Completed all of the stages for the Other story.
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