DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
"Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends" introduces entirely new levels of fun to the refreshing gameplay vanquishing swarms of enemies with mighty warriors found in "Dynasty Warriors 8.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mostly Positive (24 reviews) - 75% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,773 reviews) - 81% of the 2,773 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 13, 2014

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Reviews

“The sheer weight of content that is packed into the game can't be understated.”
90 – http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2014/03/review-dynasty-warriors-8-xtreme.html

“It's a great way to reincentivize the most enjoyable Warriors game since DW3, and it looks suitably pretty to boot.”
80 – The Escapist

“Without question the biggest, best looking, and most refined Warriors title on the battlefield”
80 – Push Square

About This Game

"Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends" introduces entirely new levels of fun to the refreshing gameplay vanquishing swarms of enemies with mighty warriors found in "Dynasty Warriors 8." In story mode, where you can immerse yourself in the vivid tales of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it is now possible to play as the mighty warrior "Lu Bu," and embark on a journey that depicts his way of life. Additionally, many new hypothetical scenarios to existing Romance of the Three Kingdoms battles have been added, as well as new playable characters, weapons types, growth/speedrun elements, and more! What's more, a revamped Ambition Mode and completely new Challenge Mode offer whole new ways to enjoy the "Dynasty Warriors 8" universe.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual core CPU 2.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Quad core CPU 2.8 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio device
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Recent:
Mostly Positive (24 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,773 reviews)
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Chii
( 121.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
fun woohoo
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brodan100105
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
i love this game, but there is one thing, I CANT CHANGE THE CONTROLS, that is my only problem, like the problem is big enough to where i want to get a refund.
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Neo
( 160.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
How to infinitely enjoy this game

This should probably be listed as a guide, but this is the reason why I bought this game on PC. Because doing what I am about to list on my PS3 caused it freeze some times due to overwhelming Rage.

Before I list the steps to "infinitely" enjoying this game, you will need a few things.

First, a small list of skills that you need to level up (preferably max out):
1- Victory Cry. This skill will cause more power-ups to drop. (most Important skill)
2- Mighty Roar. Increases damage against officers.
3- Attack Boost. Extra damage.
4- Rage Springs. Makes filling the Rage gauge much easier.
5- Quick Learner. Get more EXP. (Optional)
Note: You can change skills mid level/combat/stage.

Optional
Second, Ma Chao's ultimate six-star weapon (Radiant Flash Spear) as a secondary weapon.
Note: I find it much easier to cleave through infantry using this weapon while on horse back and easier to defeat enemy officers with a counter by using Rage Mode (while on horse back as well).

A mount of your choice (I prefer Red Hare).

Finally, to unlock the Yellow Turben Conflict in free mode (play it once in story mode under Other).
Note: For some reason, this stage infinitely spawns soldiers in the area between the ramp and the eastern garrison.

Now, steps to enjoy infinitely enjoy this game:
1- Choose the stage Yellow Turben Conflict.
2- Side with the Yellow Turbans
3- Equip an officer of your choice with the skills and weapon mentioned before along with a primary weapon of your choice.
4- Begin the stage, select a track of your choice.
5- Mount your horse and make your way through the stage and clear all the objectives as fast as you can.
6- After defeating Cao Cao's and Liu Bei's forces, rush and make your way to the "Eastern Garrison" and stay between the garrison and the ramp.
7- Fill up your Rage Gauge (either with a Musou Attack or EX Attacks) and start your Infinite True Rage Run.
8- Keep an eye out for the Musou +1 power-ups as you defeat soldiers and keep picking them up as you go.
9- Make sure you dont run out of time. If the timer shows 5 minutes left, complete the stage.
Rinse and repeat.

Basically, I abuse this stage to max out levels on all officers.

Some of the best officers I have found for this are:
- Zhao Yun.
- Zhou Yu.
- Zhu Ran
- Huang Zhong.
- Gan Ning.
- Huang Gai (with Beach Boys - Surfin Usa playing in the background).
- Zhuge Liang (warning: unless you are epileptic). I AM DEAD SERIOUS ABOUT THIS GUY.

10/10 Would rage again.
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Holygamer
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
The controls for this game with a keyboard are abysmal. The game lists partial control support but I couldn't get it working with my Xbox 360 or xbox one controller. If I had this game would have been much more bearable. The overall game play is pretty much exactly what you'd expect from a dynasty warriors game and the sheer amount of playable characters is huge. If they had simply spent a bit more time on the controls it would be a far more enjoyable and playable experience.
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The Smuggiest
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I never knew Mass Murder could be so satisfying.
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Nares Gady
( 124.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Why the hell you never give discount for costumes DLC?
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xmann85
( 136.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Good Game
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Lvchaos
( 171.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Definitely the best in the series, but will be the last Koei Tecmo game I buy. They're basically saying '♥♥♥♥ you pc players'.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
AnnihilatorX3000
( 130.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
This was ma childhood mennn
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RatKing (King of the Rats)
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
cute anime twist on minecraft nice direction nokch
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
124.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Why the hell you never give discount for costumes DLC?
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
160.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
How to infinitely enjoy this game

This should probably be listed as a guide, but this is the reason why I bought this game on PC. Because doing what I am about to list on my PS3 caused it freeze some times due to overwhelming Rage.

Before I list the steps to "infinitely" enjoying this game, you will need a few things.

First, a small list of skills that you need to level up (preferably max out):
1- Victory Cry. This skill will cause more power-ups to drop. (most Important skill)
2- Mighty Roar. Increases damage against officers.
3- Attack Boost. Extra damage.
4- Rage Springs. Makes filling the Rage gauge much easier.
5- Quick Learner. Get more EXP. (Optional)
Note: You can change skills mid level/combat/stage.

Optional
Second, Ma Chao's ultimate six-star weapon (Radiant Flash Spear) as a secondary weapon.
Note: I find it much easier to cleave through infantry using this weapon while on horse back and easier to defeat enemy officers with a counter by using Rage Mode (while on horse back as well).

A mount of your choice (I prefer Red Hare).

Finally, to unlock the Yellow Turben Conflict in free mode (play it once in story mode under Other).
Note: For some reason, this stage infinitely spawns soldiers in the area between the ramp and the eastern garrison.

Now, steps to enjoy infinitely enjoy this game:
1- Choose the stage Yellow Turben Conflict.
2- Side with the Yellow Turbans
3- Equip an officer of your choice with the skills and weapon mentioned before along with a primary weapon of your choice.
4- Begin the stage, select a track of your choice.
5- Mount your horse and make your way through the stage and clear all the objectives as fast as you can.
6- After defeating Cao Cao's and Liu Bei's forces, rush and make your way to the "Eastern Garrison" and stay between the garrison and the ramp.
7- Fill up your Rage Gauge (either with a Musou Attack or EX Attacks) and start your Infinite True Rage Run.
8- Keep an eye out for the Musou +1 power-ups as you defeat soldiers and keep picking them up as you go.
9- Make sure you dont run out of time. If the timer shows 5 minutes left, complete the stage.
Rinse and repeat.

Basically, I abuse this stage to max out levels on all officers.

Some of the best officers I have found for this are:
- Zhao Yun.
- Zhou Yu.
- Zhu Ran
- Huang Zhong.
- Gan Ning.
- Huang Gai (with Beach Boys - Surfin Usa playing in the background).
- Zhuge Liang (warning: unless you are epileptic). I AM DEAD SERIOUS ABOUT THIS GUY.

10/10 Would rage again.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
171.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Definitely the best in the series, but will be the last Koei Tecmo game I buy. They're basically saying '♥♥♥♥ you pc players'.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Who is this Game For?
==================
There’s something sadistically enjoyable about killing thousands of warriors on the battlefield. Fans of Dynasty Warriors games will find it to be quite an enjoyable romp through the historical fiction Romance of the Three Kingdoms book.

Is it good?
=================
I don’t think I could coherently put into words how much fun each of the missions are in this game. For fans of the series (and the historical events the series is based upon) I have no doubt in my mind they would be happy with the game.

Does it have any problems?
========================
A big downside to the PC port is the unfriendliness of the control schemes. There are no button prompts for both keyboard and gamepad, and it makes the learning process a pain. Additionally, whilst playing co-op, two players have to share a keyboard. I don’t think I can remember the last game that delegated the arrow buttons and the number pad to player two.

Final Thoughts!
====================
Dynasty Warriors 8 feels like a fan service, almost to the point of frightening off new players. In my experiences with games that feature a huge character roster, you’re slowly introduced to the cast, allowing you to experiment and decide which character plays best for you. With 82 characters to select from, the inexperienced player will be overwhelmed by the choice. All said though, I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I got from Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends. There is so much content that you could spend hours just trying to skim the surface.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,142 of 1,289 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
About the Game:
Includes Dynasty Warriors 8 along with the Xtreme Legends expansion and some free DLC.

The DLC from the console version of the game has now been ported to on Steam. The total cost of the DLC is $190.80. I am not going to comment much about the DLC, as this is a review for the game, not the DLC. Yes, I think the price of the DLC is fairly high, but the DLC is optional and not needed to enjoy the game.

I still think the game itself is worth getting without purchasing the DLC.

How it Runs:
Game runs great on highest settings at 1920 x 1080 resolution, I get 60 FPS no problem.

Overall, I haven't had any issues with slowdown or framerate drops that I usually see on the console versions. The loading times are also pretty quick compared to the console versions as well without a solid state drive.

Game Settings:
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Texture Filter: High
Quality Settings: All High
Vsync: 1

Note: I had to set my resolution in the configuration instead of within the game.

(See specs at bottom of page)

Story:
The story is based off the Romance of the Three Kingdoms historical novel, but since it is a video game they have fantasy elements and change some things to make it more exciting.

The Story Mode has a bunch of cinematics before and after battles that help tell the story and they are alright for this type of game.

Graphics:
The graphics seem to be based on the PS3 version of the game, but they still look better than the PS3 version due to higher framerate, resolution, and I think they added a few things in the graphic options that make them look a bit better.

Overall the graphics are average for a console port of a game, but the gameplay is the best part of the Dynasty Warriors series.

Gameplay:
Those who know the Dynasty Warriors series will be familar with the hack and slash gameplay. You can control a hero from a roster of 82 characters, each with their own individual design.

The game is mostly about using weapon attack combos to defeat hundreds of enemies and other officers through battles in the game. There is a lot of flashy effects for the weapon attacks and special musou attacks which make the game more exciting.

You can obtain new weapons to equip your warriors with and each warrior can use two weapons and switch between them in battle. You also can level up each warrior to level 150.

There are story missions for the three major kingdoms (Wei, Wu, Shu), and the Jin and Lubu forces. As well as a Free Mode to replay story and other battles, a Challenge mode that has arcade type battles, and Ambition mode where you can upgrade a camp and conquer territories.

Conclusion:
I purchased the game because I am a fan of the Dynasty Warriors series and I don't own a PS3 or PS4, so I can't get Xtreme Legends unless I pay $50 for this on Steam or go out and buy a PS3 or PS4 and pay $60 for the PS4 version or $70+ for the PS3 bundle.

The graphics seem fine to me, they aren't amazing, but they aren't bad either. I played the Xbox 360 version of DW8 and they seem to be a bit better, but the graphics aren't as important as gameplay with the series.

Online multiplayer would've been a good bonus feature, but I don't think its a mandatory feature for the series. I have never played online in the past titles, I usually play solo or split screen. If you need to have online multiplayer then pick up the PS4 version instead.

The game has been running great and I haven't had any technical issues yet.

Only complaints:
- DLC is now avaiable, but the price is a bit high (though the DLC is optional and not needed to enjoy the game)
- Would be nice to see controller buttons instead of keyboard buttons when using a controller.
- Depending on controller may need to remap your controls.

Overall it is a good game if you are Dynasty Warriors fan or someone who likes hack and slash games. It is cheaper to buy the PC version (North America - USD) than the console version as well which is a plus. Should be glad they brought Dynasty Warriors 8 game to Steam!

Update 1: There seems to be some people having issues with the game crashing, freezing, not starting up, etc. I haven't encountered any of these issues yet, game has been running perfect on my machine. However, I would check out the forums for more information about known technical issues if you think you may have a problem.

Update 2: It seems many people are upset with the high DLC prices. These prices are very similar to the console versions, so its not just a PC thing. I do think the prices are too high, but the DLC is completely optional and not needed to enjoy the game. I would suggest waiting for a sale and only picking up some of the better DLCs (Weapon Packs / Stage Packs).

Note: I would recommend using a controller when playing this game.

Computer Specs:
GPU: Geforce GTX 760
CPU: Intel i5-3570K 3.40GHZ
Memory: 8.00 GB RAM
Resolution: 1920 x 1080, 60Hz
OS: Windows 7
PSU: Corsair 750W
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4,176 of 5,214 people (80%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
I Pursued Lu Bu and died 10/10
Would pursue again
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1,124 of 1,389 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
Chinese genocide simulator. But be warned, may contain many deaths to Lu Bu.

Only gripe so far is the lack of online multiplayer, but, if you want to play a game you know and love, you can look past this.
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579 of 700 people (83%) found this review helpful
286 people found this review funny
Recommended
211.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Romance of the 3 Kingdoms ? √
Button mash? √
Same voice action in every not playable officer ? √
Kawaii ? √
Better than Twilight love story ? √
Expensive DLC ? √
Lu Bu (OP character) ? √
Bo-obs? √
(⌐●_●) deal with it

Update : After several hours on this genocide simulator i realize this is the best genocide simulator since 1997
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276 of 324 people (85%) found this review helpful
327 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
in this game you play as cao cao

your mission is simple: kill everyone in china.

everyone.
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144 of 162 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
97.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Where do I begin? I played some Dynasty Warriors game as a child on my playstation that I have pretty much no recollection of other then being confused. I see all the hype about hyrule warriors and get an itch, I see this game on steam and it has pretty good reviews, so I buy it, then suddenly almost 100 hours later into the game and I'm not done with it, what the heck it's fantastic. It's pure and simple dynasty warriors with an outrageous amount of content. If you have no love at all for the series or this type of game you won't have much fun, but for anyone looking and unsure of curious I implore you to get this game you will not be disapointed by the amount of content at the very least.
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