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 (1,550 reviews)
Release Date: May 13, 2014

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"It's Dynasty friggin' Warriors. Enough said, right?"
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August 20

DLC now available (including Japanese voice option)

The second (and final) round of DLC has been released on the Steam store. New stages, costumes, weapons and the Japanese voice option have been added.

Just released DLC:
DW7 ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK 1
DW7 ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK 2
DW7 ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK 3
ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK
WEAPON SYSTEM & UPGRADE PACK
WEAPON SYSTEM PACK
NEW STAGE & ANIMAL PACK
NEW STAGE & CAMP SYMBOL PACK
SOLDIER & OFFICER UNIFORM SET
JAPANESE VOICE OPTION (free)

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August 6

DLC now available

The first round of DLC has been released on the Steam store. Weapons, camp themes, music, in-game wallpaper and various costumes to choose from. More to come later this month.

Just released DLC:
SPECIAL COSTUME PACK 1 & SPECIAL WEAPON
SPECIAL COSTUME PACK 2
OLD COSTUME PACK 1
OLD COSTUME PACK 2
OLD COSTUME PACK 3
OLD COSTUME PACK 4
POWERFUL WEAPON PACK
UNIQUE WEAPON PACK
BASE THEME PACK
BGM PACK
WALLPAPER PACK

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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
24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
115.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Do you hate how all modern games are so short? Like 8 hour campaign is now considered a full game? Dynasty Warriors 8XLCE gets the total playtime required easily to three digits, if you want to complete it. The big question is: will you get bored?

You will absolutely hate or love Dynasty Warriors. It all depends on if you like the combat or not. You can always play the story (which is pretty darn long too), but the gameplay will easily get repetitive, if you don't like it.

However, if you do enjoy it (like I do) picking this game up is pretty good bang for your buck. I picked it up for 30ish euros and have already played over 60 hours. And I'm probably halfway through it. I say that's pretty good "hours of entertainment for price" ratio compared to some recent AAA titles.

Features:
- More playable characters than you can be ♥♥♥♥♥ to remember by name (+80).
- More weapons to collect than I can count without an abacus (over 70 types and each type has like multiple levels and geez).
- More content than you will play before you die of oldness (story, hypothetical battles, some ambition mode, grinding, blacksmithing, village improving, more grinding, even more asian level grinding...)
- Japanese voice acting as free DLC.

Just buy it when it's on sale. Like it is when I'm writing this. 25 euros. Just do it.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
87.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
3 Kingdoms ? √
Button mash? √
Same voice action in every not playable officer ? √
Kawaii ? √
Better than Twilight love story ? √
Expensive DLC ? √
Lu Bu ? √
Do you recommend this game ? Yes√
(⌐●_●) deal with it
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
129.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I just simply love DW!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
67.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Before there was the 70 mph motorcycle tire changing initiation into the Chinese military, there was the pursue of Lu Bu.
Always pursue.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Fast paced action, hordes of enemies, engaging historical background and almost one hundred characters.
The gameplay might het a little repetitive, but still, it's an excellent game to relieve stress.

Strongly recommend, both for Musou/Warriors series' fans and newcomers alike
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Sometimes, I don't start this up to slaughter endless legions of chinese peons. I don't start it up for glorious 60fps battlefields or glimmering PC optimization, which it has.

I start this up and run the thing in the background, because it has some of the best music in a game ever. Welcome to China, Cyclonized Typhoon, The Men Of Intelligence (you're sure this isn't a Kenichi Tsuchiya or Shoji Meguro song? Doubly so?), Struggle for Existence (Slow to open, but those guitars can't half shred), Great Red Spirit (F*** HISTORY), Against All Odds, my god. Even Solid State Mind is pretty damned good.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
低难度:我乐割草;高难度:我了个艹。

感觉是六代的威力加强版

总之,老少咸宜的休闲娱乐佳作
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
559.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
It's good and really deep if you want to explore what you can do with the weapons customization and movesets from each character... In fact it was deep enough for me to write a guide on it.

Shameless Self Promotion:
http://steamcommunity.com//sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=319075861

Well. My opinion may be a little bias at this point.
Also the soundtrack is awesome.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
It's Dynasty Warriors. It's got all kinds of modes that are all Dynasty Warriors. It's got more playable characters than I've ever heard of in a game, all with unique move sets and nearly all with unique weapons.

If you've never played Dynasty Warriors, here's how it works: You are a massive badass, and you run around the battlefields of Three Kingdoms era China obliterating everything. Depending on your character and weapon you have different abilities, move reach, and combos, but basically you run around decimating entire armies of enemies. This is all reasonably easy unless you've cranked up the difficulty, but really it isn't about skill; it's about efficiency and killcount. KIllcount is astronomically high, often passing 2000 in one level.

Basically don't get this game if you want something technical or cereberal. Get this game if your life feels difficult and you want to do something easy but satisfying.

[As an aside, this claims to be the complete edition, but there is a lot of DLC available that isn't included. Those of us who played this on console expected that DLC to be included with the Complete Addition, but it isn't. That said, if you can get the DLC on sale some of it adds levels and weapons/movesets, which can extend replay value]
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
I did pursue Lu Bu, and then I died.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Good Game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Who needs chuck norris, strategy, tactics, or even other soldiers when you have lu bu.

All fear lu bu.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I pursued Lu Bu and did not die.

I want my reward.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
291.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Look upon my hours spent on this game, ye mighty, and despair.

I'm not saying you too will be spending over 280 hours killing hordes of Chinese peons upon buying the latest version of Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends, but there is something innately satisfying to the series. If all you have is a PC and you haven't played any games from the franchise since Warriors Orochi, then you owe it to yourself to shell out for this version. Especially if there's a steam sale or some such.

Dynasty Warriors 8 is uncomplicated yet deep, with a huge cast of characters just waiting to be experimented upon, each character with their own unique gimmick/playstyle. This really needs to be stressed: Omega Force, the developer of the series, has done a bang-up job establishing exclusive weapon mechanics for each of its 82 characters that will keep you engrossed in finding out how to best maximize your slaying prowess. They're introduced 3 at a time at the beginning of each stage in Story Mode and even their higher functions are unlocked through leveling, so you're never intimidated by having everything thrown to you at once.

At least, not in Story Mode. Outside of Story Mode are scores of extraneous game mechanics which ultimately add nothing to the game, forcing new enthusiasts to run to any of the (honestly quite excellent) player submitted FAQS for help. The weapon system in particular needs to go, where a character's fighting style will be based on the weapon rather than the character. So if Lu Bu is equipped with Guan Yu's crescent spear, he'll start fighting like Guan Yu. Meaning you can have Lu Bu jump around like a little girl by equipping him with, say, Daqiao's magical sticks. My point is that giving every character the choice of every weapon allows cheesing and actually takes away from the uniqueness of the characters. The focus of the game shouldn't be on inanimate objects anyways.

Then there are game modes which will confuse potential players with poorly thought out goals, such as Ambition Mode. The levels are grindy, repetitive and mostly there for the gems and materials needed for upgrading your weapons or artificially leveling your characters. All the money you'll gain playing Story Mode will be spent on the faculties you've built in Ambition Mode, but you have to play Ambition Mode to get the materials that upgrade these faculties into something useful.

Tied to that is my huge disappointment stemming from my experiences playing ye olde Dynasty Warriors 3 on the PS2 in that for a game mode based upon the stated goal of reunifying China, there is little to no strategy involved at all! Ambition Mode introduces Bodyguards, friendly generals whom you can order around the map and change the course of a battle with their special abilities. In practice however, their influence on the battlefield remains minimal. So Ambition Mode becomes randomly generated stages where you unify China under a single Emperor by killing every Chinese general personally and thus bringing them forth to your cause. Bodyguards are a great idea on paper but suffers from no one on the development team having any faith behind it, leading to another extraneous and useless game mechanic.

Free Mode is Story Mode but with added goals. Optional goals. And you can play with the Bodyguards unlike in Story Mode. But it's the same ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ thing. Offers literally nothing that couldn't be added to Story Mode. Like I said: lots of useless clutter in this game.

I (most probably) won't be buying a Wii U but it'll be interesting to see just how Hyrule Warriors compares to the Dynasty Warriors franchise. I remain optimistic in promoting DW8XL, though: as useless as the new options are, Hyrule Warriors doesn't seem to offer any new options themselves. And for all the mistakes that Omega Force have made, they have managed to create 82 characters each with their own engaging fighting style. And that is an achievement in itself.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
RAP3D with Lu Bu
Will RAP3 with again.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
one of the greatest video games of our generation - Trent
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I was rather disappointed after I got this game. I wasn't expecting the import from the console version to be so buggy...with the first play through, I had to close the game and restart it after every battle. Before I even did that, I spent 45 minutes setting up the controls to the controller to be somewhat realistic, which messed up the menu selection buttons.....trying to play with the keyboard the way they had it setup was not even remotely possible. Honestly, they should of used the mouse input, but they have NO mouse input at all. Before even doing the controls, setting up the graphics was a pain, instead of being able to select the resolution I wanted and applying, I had to apply every resolution to get the one I wanted, and I only play at 1080p...that takes a while when the game starts at 720p...HOWEVER, if you look past the bugs and craptastic control scheme, and terrible graphics menu management, the game itself isnt that bad. Though I would not recommend buying this game at full price, only 60%-75% sales would be the only time I would recommend getting this game. I am a big Dynasty Warriors fan ever since I played the third installment to the series and this one was a huge let down. Buy the console version over this cheap knockoff import to PC.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Terrible voice acting, tons of forgettable characters with similar-sounding names, nonsensical storyline. Yep, it's Dynasty Warriors!
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
junk, MUST HAVE controller, keyboard controls are useless. lazy developers dumping console games into pc market without preparing them for the average user. ♥♥♥♥ you steam.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Don't buy this trash. The keyboard controls are completely whack. No mouse support whatsoever. If you buy this expect to buy a $50 controller just to enjoy this garbage.
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