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: Very Positive (2,386 reviews)
Release Date: May 13, 2014

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"It's Dynasty friggin' Warriors. Enough said, right?"
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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 18 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio device
Helpful customer reviews
93 of 148 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
The game is good, but it still dont have proper support for gamepad/360 controller, despite it is a console game...
The layout shows what pc buttons to press when you still have a 360 controller enabled/connected. This gets a problem when you are trying to learn combo moves and it only shows pc buttons...

It also have the GFX from the ps3 version, and not the ps4 version, and they use ps4 GFX in the steam pictures.

Would recommend skipping this sloppy port, taking pc gamers for granted.
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76 of 132 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
You are a legendary warrior who can single-handedly kill thousands of enemies!

There are countless characters and weapons to choose from and they are all unique. It's fun trying out different weapons and characters and mastering the ones you really like.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
184.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I've been a die hard fan of Dynasty warriors since I was 4 years old. That's when I played the first hack and slash dynasty warriors game. Despite that I will still give a subjective review of the game.
I loved it because you could just be a soldier in a battlefield, something I always wanted. The games have changed a "little" since then. Some for better some for the worst.
Anyway lets start

Pros:
  • You can be a COMPLETE BADASS
  • 4 different modes with a lot of content
  • A huge selection of different characters, each with their own unique weapon and moveset
  • A huge selection of music
  • Option for Japanese / English dub
  • YOU CAN BE A COMPLETE ♥♥♥♥ING BADASS?!
  • Full controller support (and the game is best played that way)

Cons:
  • False advertising
  • Overpriced DLC
  • Small selection of resolutions
  • It's not that challenging (at least for me)
  • Can get a bit tad repetitive

Detailed version:
The game is based on the novel the romance of the three kingdoms which is based on the historical time period of china that the three kingdoms occured with a bit more fiction involved like magic and a few characters that didn't exist but the game includes all the major fights and events.
You are just a badass soldier in a battlefield, with godlike powers that can kick everyones ♥♥♥! Until Lu Bu comes along and kicks your ♥♥♥. Over 70 characters if I recall correctly and each has their own unique weapon and moveset. There is simply no way you won't find someone you like.
There are campaigns for every one of the three kingdoms. + The jin kingdom and a Lu Bu campaign. If you don't know who Lu bu is shame on you.
Each campaign has the "true" path and what would have happened if (insert kingdom) had won (insert battle) plus a few extra stages that cover some other battles.
It also includes a free mode in which you can select whichever character you like, play whatever battle you desire siding with whatever army you like.
Also a challenge mode with a few other "mini games" per say which challenge you to beat a highscore and an ambition mode. Which is much more grindy empires version of the game. You select your character, build your own empire, fight and recruit officers etc.
Xbox controllers work just fine, I personally use PS3 with motionjoy, it works perfectly as well, I don't get why some other people have problems with their controllers.
Did I mention the huge selection of badass music?

HOWEVER

This is not a bad port but it is NOT a good one either. While it runs on 60 fps with no problems and everything on high and it looks "OK" the game is being falsely advertised. The pictures in the previews are from the PS4 version while the port was from the PS3 version, it says that it has online coop but it is nowhere to be found. Only splitscreen.
A lot of resolutions are missing, I mean how can you get THAT wrong.
Don't get me started on the DLC. Overpriced garbage. Only 2 of them are worth it, the stages DLC but even those are still way overpriced.
And finally a gripe I've had with these games since DW6. They are just a little bit too easy. You would expect at least enemy officers to fight normally but no they don't. They are but dolls for you to test your awesome movesets. High difficulties will make them hit a bit more but nothing crazy. It will mostly up their health. Dynasty warriors Strikeforce for the PsP has fixed this problem but another company makes that game. Since they are revamping dynasty warriors 9 I hope this problem will be fixed.

Final verdict:
For die hard fans of the series this is a must buy. For people who like hack and slash wait for a sale (50% off is more than ok) and buy it. You will have tons of fun but if you are not a fan of Hack n Slash this game is not going to change your mind about them.
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70 of 125 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
111.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Dynasty Warriors: eXtreamly iNcomplete
Buy when on sale but otherwise, not worth the money!
The Story campain is fun but thats as far as you go. Ambition mode is garbage and a shadow of it's better, Empires.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
49.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I haven't played much Dynasty Warriors in a long time so I wouldn't know every issue/complaint about this game but I can assure you this game is very good even though Koei Tecmo usually makes bad PC ports for their games so I'll try my best to explain the game. (The game has partial controller support but I've witnessed no other issues with this game so far)

Starting off I would have to say the battles are amazing even though it gets repetitive but with the variety of chracters both male & female you can choose whatever you want (For beginner's choice if you've never played Dynasty Warriors I would suggest Lu Bu since he's the easiest to level up & the most powerful character in the game). Most modern videogames usually have limited time to make campaigns but for this game each character you fight with has over 8 hours to complete depending on the difficulty. The voice acting is cheesy but it's mostly decent, the music in this game is awesome with all the guitar shredding & there are so many weapons to collect in the game it's ridiculous. (It's hard to choose a favorite character because they're all amazing in combat & I can't think of anything else to say that's good about the game since it's hard to describe everything even though I played over 40 hours of this game)

The only bad things I have to say about the game is the amount of DLC there is (I would just get the free DLC that lets you have the option to get the Japanese voice actors & that's it since cosmetics are pointless even though this game is a "Complete Edition"), the controller buttons are kind of odd since the B button is the action button while the A button is a the back button (small pet peeve I have but I got used to it since this game does lack controller support sadly), there is no online multiplayer so your stuck with either local multiplayer (I wouldn't recommend it on PC because it's a mess to set up local multiplayer) or single player & overall I would suggest getting this game on sale if you really want to try the game out.

If I missed anything feel free to leave feedback since I would obviously miss something in a big game like this.
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