Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce review

Bursting with new ideas – seriously


  • Multi-tier environments
  • Four-player co-op
  • Mid-air combos


  • Not as good in single-player
  • Won't entice newcomers
  • New ideas are really old

After years of being more resistant to change than the Catholic Church, Strikeforce sees the Dynasty Warriors series loosen up and play around with a few new ideas. Unsurprisingly, it feels a lot fresher for it.

Four-player co-op is the stand out new feature which transforms DW’s signature epic battles from fields of chafe to scythe into an opportunity for strategic delegation. But even if you struggle to find others to hack and slash with, the single-player game has been pepped up with multi-tier environments, jumping and mid air combos – suddenly, the soldier-harvesting game has a bit of Devil May Cry bounce about it.

Of course, what might be new for Dynasty Warriors is old news for any other action RPG – Strikeforce does little to entice newcomers to the franchise. Still, it’s pleasing to report that the series has a pulse and is still capable of surprising us.

Apr 30, 2009

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DescriptionIf you’ve got serious time on your hands or are velvety-tongued enough to convince three other douches to get involved online, then this repetitive port of a PSP game might at times be classed as so-bad-it’s-good. And we guess that’s a start, if nothing else.
Franchise nameDynasty Warriors
UK franchise nameDynasty Warriors
PlatformXbox 360, PS3, PSP
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating12+
Release date16 February 2010 (US), 19 February 2010 (UK)