Onimusha: Warlords

Year Released: 2001

Developer: Capcom 

Publisher: Capcom

System: PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows (Remastered on Switch/PS4/Xbox One)

Type of Horror: Action / Hack & Slash

Isolated or Mass Extinction Event? Mass

Bad Ways To Die: Strangled by giant demon samurai – Shot to death by demon Archers/ Killed in any sort of barbaric combat that was normal for the time period. Made even worse by demons.

Other Notes:

Spawned two direct sequels – Samurai’s Destiny and Demon Siege. 

Considered one of the PlayStation 2’s earliest achievements. Being both a commercial and critical success.

Unfortunately pretty short. 

Setting: Feudal Japan. Probably sometime around mid 1500’s in the city of Gifu. ~ Japan

Nice little demon isle

Belligerents: Demons that know martial arts.

Main Character: Samanosuke Akechi

Description: Loosely based on real life Samurai, Akechi Hidemitsu. Samanosuke is a total badass. Basically a trained killing machine he quietly wanders the Earth as a master swordsman looking for worthy adversaries. His stoic nature reinforces his strong drive for justice. 

Weapon of choice: Swords. Definitely swords. But also his mind… because he’s pretty smart. And a badass. 


Atmosphere: 18/20

Gameplay/Controls: 16/20

Story: 14/20

Sound: 14/20

Graphics: 14/20

Overall: (76%)

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6 responses to “Onimusha: Warlords”

  1. “Gameplay/Controls: 16/20” That’s pretty good for 2001, isn’t it?

    1. Yeah it’s pretty good. I haven’t played anything but PlayStation 2 for about six months now so I haven’t been spoiled by any really smooth current generation controls. 😂 so id say 16/20 is a true 16 compared to other games of the era. Still strong. ☺️

  2. Remember playing this when it came out. Great game.

    1. Really is. Holds up pretty good today still. A lot of fun. Thanks for reading!

  3. Just wondered if you were planning on playing the remake. Just to see if the original could be improved upon?

    1. I’m sure I will eventually. I have a pretty weird relationship with game and movie remakes however. Lol.

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