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 (2,164 reviews)
Release Date: May 13, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

 

Recommended By Curators

"It's Dynasty friggin' Warriors. Enough said, right?"
Read the full review here.

Recent updates View all (5)

February 26

Patch Note (2015.2.27)

The below DLCs for DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires became available.

・SPECIAL COSTUME PACK 1
・SPECIAL COSTUME PACK 2
・OLD COSTUME PACK 1
・OLD COSTUME PACK 2
・OLD COSTUME PACK 3
・OLD COSTUME PACK 4
・DW7 ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK 1
・DW7 ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK 2
・DW7 ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK 3
・ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK
・BGM PACK
・WALLPAPER PACK

* These DLCs are same as what was released for DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition.

****************************************************

『真・三國無双7 Empires』で配信中の、以下のDLCが使用可能になります。

 ・SPECIAL COSTUME PACK 1
 ・SPECIAL COSTUME PACK 2
 ・OLD COSTUME PACK 1
 ・OLD COSTUME PACK 2
 ・OLD COSTUME PACK 3
 ・OLD COSTUME PACK 4
 ・DW7 ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK 1
 ・DW7 ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK 2
 ・DW7 ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK 3
 ・ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK
 ・BGM PACK
 ・WALLPAPER PACK

※上記DLCは、『真・三國無双7 with 猛将伝』で配信中のものと同じ内容となります。

21 comments Read more

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
77 of 89 people (87%) found this review helpful
403.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
This is the best Dynasty Warriors game since Dynasty Warriors 5 (Shin Sangokumusou 4). The series is turning more and more casual, but I like it. I love mowing down hundreds of enemies at a time. I love the shiny special effects. I love the cheesy cut scenes. I love the iconic battle music. It’s hard to put all of it into words. Whenever I get bored of all the “deep” games, this is what I come back to. You should give a try too, of course with a controller. (Fix for rumble here.)

If you like this game, you might want to check out the DLCs. Most of the them are cosmetic, with a few exceptions:

  • Japanese Voice Option (free): this one is required since the English dub aren’t excellent.

  • New Stage & Camp Symbol Pack: This is the compilation of all 30 DLC stages released for Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends expansion on consoles in one DLC. If you’ve cleared all stages in DW8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition, considering buying this if you want more. Some of these scenarios are very challenging, especially Battle Royale.

  • New Stage & Animal Pack: This is the compilation of 8 DLC packs for vanilla Dynasty Warriors 8 on consoles. Each pack is a remake of one classic Dynasty Warriors battlefield into 3 variant scenarios, one of witch will give a special animal in game upon completing a certain objective. So all in all 24 stages, Shu side Qi Shan is the most difficult of all.

  • Weapon System & Upgrade Pack and Weapon System Pack: unlike “Unique/Powerful Weapon Packs” these are not weapon reskinned with slightly different attack value. These two DLCs gives you 9 new weapon system with completely different move sets. 9 actual new weapons. Keeps in mind, however, these 9 weapons will be incorporated in-game in the standalone Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires that is to be released on January 2015.

Feel free to add me if want to talk about this game, it’s unfortunate that the PC version doesn't have online co-op though.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
673.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
-sigh- Where do I begin?

Well, I gotta start by saying, if you're looking to get into the Warriors/Musou games, this would be the ideal title to start with. Easily the best title in the series (at least since DW5).

For those new to the series, Dynasty Warriors (a.k.a. Shin Sangoku Musō) is, basically, a hack-n'-slash based on era of the Three Kingdoms of China, and the romanticized novel of the same name. In its stages, there are thousands of enemies of various calibers to mow down. You got your peons that go down in a few hits, your commanders that are a little tougher, your generic named officers that are a threat, and other playable characters that have the same abilities you do. You have a more-or-less equal amount of allies on your side, and how they fight is determined by your side's overall morale, which itself is determined by your performace. Each character has their own string of combinations, but I'll get into that in the next paragraph.

Being a combination of the base Dynasty Warriors 8 and the Xtreme Legends expansion, this game is chock-full of content. There is a wide variety in the 82 characters available to play, each with their own set of weapons, combos, 2 signature attacks, 3 Musou attacks and 1 devestating Rage attack. Levels are capped at 150. Over 220 stages (300 if you purchase the DLC) accross 60 different maps you get to play through Story and Free Mode. There are six factions, each having two Story Modes, the first of which branches into two different paths, the Historical and Hypothetical route. So that right there can take about 100 hours to complete. If that's not enough, you unlock additional stages to play in Free Mode as you play through each faction's Story Modes. Also, a wide selection of mounts and companion animals (several types and unique variants of horses, elephants, tigers, pandas, bears, attack birds, wolves, and Tenko from Toukiden).

And then there's Ambtion Mode... the beef of the game. There are actually two parts to it, elongating this already-lengthy experience. It is a much less linear game mode. The first part invloves amassing enough materials in battle to build a town to please the Emperor, all while recruiting every single named officer in the game (There are 816, including the 82 playable characters). Developing your town leads to many advantages, notably the ability to customize weapons, either to put on a flashy lightshow, decimate crowds in seconds, or even one-shot even the toughest of opponents. Another important function is the return of bodyguards, who can protect you, go off on their own assault, defend important position, and use their own special skills (fire attacks, emergency support etc etc) on your command. You may select three out of the 816 (that includes the playable characters) to be your bodyguards in between battle. The second phase of Ambiton Mode involves conquering territory. Long-time fans will immediately liken Ambition mode to a very watered down version of the Empires spin-offs. If you like this game but grow weary of just hackin'n'slashin', look forward to that as well, since DW8: Empires is coming out Q1 2015.

On with the story. Divided into five factions (the sixth one is really just what-if scenarios for unaffiliated characters), you get to witness the conflicts that took place during the eras of the later Han and of the Three Kingdoms from Wei, Wu, Shu, Jin, and Lu Bu's perspectives (It covers battles from about 184 to 264 AD). That era in particular is very mesmerizing as it is, but Koei went the extra mile and added a hypothetical ("What-if this happened instead") route to explore the possibilities of how things could have been different as a result of YOUR actions. For example, Cao Cao suffered a infamous defeat at Red Cliff/Chibi. Saving the right people might just change that. I was very pleased with this.

I have had my fair share of misgivings with some of the historical inaccuracies, bias towards Shu, and defamation of other factions (particularly Cao Cao) that have been a thing in earlier titles (you can thank the writer of the novel for this). I am happy to say that this is no longer the case by DW8. Each faction has been made likeable, with their own motives for doing what they do.

Now, some people like to thrash the series for being a "mindless repetitive button-masher." I am one of those people that refute that claim. Most people who say that haven't played beyond "Normal" difficulty. Bumping it up to Hard from the get-go makes for a far more interesting experience, as you must then find the most effecive means of dealing with various situation. What playstyle works best with this character? What works best on crowds? How do you prevent your morale from plumetting since you can't just "mash button square to win" anymore? What works best against an officer on steroids? Ambtion Mode (notably the subjugations) have you make use of your three bodyguards to guard important positions that could easily fall since the morale bar is pretty irrelevant in that mode. Yeah. A lot deeper than just a "mindless button-masher".

Dub fans will enjoy a pretty solid cast of voice actors, and for those who prefer the good ol' consistent Japanese voice track, it is available as Free DLC.

Also, the music is just the bomb. Not only is this game's soundtrack solid by its own right, but fans of the older games might notice some of the music from the previous games are in this game as well. The hypothetical routes of each story mode feature music from DW2-DW6, and included as free DLC are old BGM packs for DW3-DW7.

The PC version is the only one to not suffer from any slow-down whatsover. Though your framerate may drop depending on your rig, lag is virtually non-existent.

Of course, it has its fair share of cons, as well. The gameplay can grow repetitive if you're not invested in the small details enough or its story. That and Ambition Mode can get a liiiitle too grindy. Though, it's still a great way to blow off some steam. The naming can be a little deceiving for new-comers to the series (the game does NOT include the DLC available for purchase), and the DLC itself is rather pricey. Admittedly, this is a pretty niche title, for a niche audience. But all-in-all, if you can get past that, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition makes for a solid gaming experience.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
If you are a fan of the Dynasty Warroirs series or like hack and slash games, this is a game for you. The soundtrack is also quite enjoyable. 10/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Ever needed a game where you can annihilate an entire legion by just changing weapons? Now you can!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
197.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
100 hours of content if you want to do every stage. More if you want to upgrade weapons and play on harder difficulties. I consider it gamings ultimate stress reliever and headache cure, a game that is quite enjoyable and will never frustrate you. I will be playing this for years in between intense games to simply relax.

Loads of eye candy for both men and women as well.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I played this game so much in one week that my girlfriend at the time broke up with me.

10/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
104 of 183 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
the complete version without all the DLC
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
103 of 184 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
58.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
"complete Edition" lol, theres nothing 'COMPLETE', bunch of dlcs, bunch of stuff exclusive to consoles, whats so 'complete' about it?
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
64 of 112 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
I cannot recommend Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition. Despite being a fan of the series and the game itself, this version of the game is ported with no polish and several critical bugs. Should you ever minimize the game for any reason, it will pause the game and pull up a menu. However, if you're already in a different menu, it was jumble the two menues together and you will be unable to control your game, forcing a restart. The controls are not adjusted for keyboard and mouse, and require you to use a controller or very awkward keyboard settings. There is no local multiplayer, unfortunately, and the graphics of this game are worse than many games in 2000. All in all, many things could have been done better.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go back to playing now, after I restart my crashed game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Slicin' and dicin' through a few hundred enemies at a time is your thing? Not knowing who is friend and foe besides by who has red health bars and who actually seems to be hit by your attacks doesn't bother you? Musou is a word you revere? If at least 50% of those check out, feel right at home here, for KOEI has dignified Steam with way too much game content to ever play through. Throw your wallet at the screen in an as jolly as possible fashion and enjoy the ride.


Protip:::
If the controls aren't properly mapped to your Eggbox 360 pad by default, these are the correct ones:

Movement - left analogue stick (directions)
Normal attack - X
Strong attack - Y
Menu OK/Musou Attack - B
Menu Cancel/Jump - A
Block attack/strafe/camera autocenter - LB
Switch weapon - RB
Call horse - LT
Map - RT
Menu - Back
Pause <in cinematics> - Start
Rage mode - right analogue stick button
Camera - right analogue stick (directions)

(note that you don't want to use the Steam overlay or similar to access this, as Tab and some other buttons will helpfully wipe the controls layout...)

Remember that this game uses the Japanese layout of confirming menu options with B and cancelling with A.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
buy the game start the game play lu bu....
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I've been along for the ride when it's come to this franchise tallying a couple thousand hours. From it's ups (DW 2,3,4) to it's downs (DW 6,7) Ofcourse this is entirely my opinion but Dynasty Warriors 8 XL is a nice refresher when it comes to the series. The story in DW8:XL was poorly drawn out, but they always have been only sub-par at most. The price is up there but i've seen it hit 50% sales quite a bit and is certainly WORTH picking up, whether if you are a novice hack n' slash player, a veteran, or an expert of the Dynasty Warriors franchise such as myself. Offering ALOT of replayability, but the main struggle when it comes to a hack n' slash is "will I get bored of it in a week?" and "Is this a worth while purchase?" The soundtrack alone was among my favorite parts of the game, along with the 100+ characters and weapons to go along with it, I can see myself chewing through a few hundreds of hours trying to complete everything (from campaigns, hypotheticals, challenge mode, free mode & ambitions mode) I would assume anyone who has some experience with hack n' slash should have an easy time enjoying this game and not getting bored. If they are new, it may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but trust me, stick it through, you'll find yourself enjoying it much more than you'd think (:

Pros:
100+ characters
80+ Weapons
Great Soundtrack
Many campaigns and modes
Lots of DLC with nostalgic value dating back to the truly great DW games
Japanese Voice is FREE DLC (should've been in the game regardless, but oh well)
Kawaii Girls in short skirts <3


Cons:
All DLC can equal out to about $200 (very overpriced)
Poor controls
Story is poorly put together
Price
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
The only thing missing are the three extra attacks at the end of your normal attack chain that they had in DW5. Due to that I can only give this game a 27 out of 5. Come on Koei step it up geez.

IF you missed the aggressive amounts of sarcasm. This is the best Dynasty Warriors to date and if you don't own it then you are wrong. Simply wrong.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
80.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
X...X..X.XXXX Awesome, I just slaughtered 2,000 soldiers with Lu Bu. Now my work-related stress is released.

I started playing Dynasty Warriors 3 on the PS2 and followed it through its iterations. Finally that computer receives a version, that is not an online MOO. With a controller it is just as good as it PS3 incarnation.

The only issue that I have with the game is the 21 DLCs (as of this writing) which cost over 8 times as much as the game does. With so many, I decided not to by any. I found that it doesn’t hurt the overall quality of the game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
The fun part is i bought this game because of sheer randomness. I was in a moment where i just wanted something that allowed me to kick a lot of ♥♥♥, i knew the series though i had never played it before and decided to give it a shot, since it was on sale. Blast off. I immediately grew extremely fond of the game and its strengths, and happily accepted to ignore its flaws. Here's a list of the pros/cons of this game in my opinion:
a
PROS
-So ♥♥♥♥ing BADA$$! This game just allows you to enter a battlefield and kick so much ♥♥♥ you will just stay there grinnin' at the screen, overwhelmed by the sheer sensation of power this game gives you.
-Even if you may look overpowered in difficulties up to Normal, you still have 3 more grades of punishment waiting for you after Normal: if you want a tougher challenge, you're welcome. Don't even think of getting out alive with a non-leveled character, they will tear you to pieces. So, if you don't like being omnipotent, this game has many antidotes.
-Just don't listen to the general opinion that this game is merely a button masher. Ok, combos are few, very easy (just light attack a certain amount of time+heavy attack, and that's it), but it's not just fighting. Every battle has its own objectives you have to care about: avoid rescuing the troubled allied for too long and he's dead, battle over (for example). You must be very careful of what the game tells you: while you rampage through random enemy forces, you may miss your chance to complete an objective, thus making your life way harder and/or even failing the whole mission.
-The sheer amount of playable warriors is humongous: more than 80 powerful characters, each one, which is really something, with a dedicated weapon and move set.
-There's a lot of content: five campaigns that allow replayability thanks to slight objective variations depending on the character you choose, a free mode with rankings and extra objectives, the very interesting Ambition mode in which you can lead your preferred warrior to ultimate power and some challenges. At nearly 58 hour of gameplay, i am way far from the completion of this game. As long as you like it, you have tons of things to do.
-As soap-operish as the plot may be, it still is enjoyable enough to be a good glue between a mission and another.
-The soundtrack is powerful and exciting, giving the battles a real hand by boosting your heroic feelings quite a lot. If you are into being influenced by music, of course.

CONS
-The game is very repetitive. If you don't like killing things (a lot of things) all the time, you will grow bored.
-The english voiceover is quite bad, sometimes to laughable levels. Free japanese voiceover DLC, though.
-The DLCs this game has are very expensive and not quite necessary unless you've already fully explored the base game, which can require hundreds of hours.
-The graphics are rather poor. Character design is nice, but sceneries are empty and non interactive, textures are not detailed, geometry is very simple and generic characters all look the same (because they are). There is quite a load of special effects and a huge amount of troops displayable on screen with virtually no lag even on semi-good machines, but this game doesn't shine much on this side, no doubt.
-Playing with a keyboard is excruciating, and controller mapping may be tedious sometimes due to generic button names provided in the option menu.

This game has a lot to offers, and also historical flaws that are part of its DNA. If you like this kind of game and need to unload your stress through peons genocide, though, don't think twice: Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends (Complete Edition Ultra Super Turbo DX and what not) is the game you need. And always remember: don't pursue Lu Bu. Because no matter how bada$$ you are, he is more.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
This without a doubt the best Dynasty Warriors game I have ever played since Dynasty warriors 4. The combat system is much better than its ever bin. Can weild 2 or 3 weapons for each character mixing up the combat. loads more combat moves and conbinations to master, 100s of weapons to master and choose from. Loads of elemental damage upgrades to adabt too and work around. Plenty of stages, Lots of difficulty settings to master, Loads of game modes to choose from and complete. Several story compaigns to complete even Lu Bu's very own campaign. This game will take 100s of hours to complete without any of the extra DLC that is out for it. Some people might still find some parts of the game a bit repetertive but you can always mix it up and change character as there are loads to choose from. There loads of mounts as well and animals who can work a long side you too. I could go on really. Just buy it. Its worth the money and will keep you busy for a long time. :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Dynasty Warriors in a nutshell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsM5yEkDmBs
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Conflict Rampaging Simulator



9.95/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Choose to rule the land as Wei, have Li Dian say homoerotic things to you.
Choose to rule the land as Shu, have everyone screaming about benevolence.
Choose to rule the land as Wu, commit genocides with fire, cuz fire is the shizz.
Choose to rule the land as Jin, welp too bad, your wifes making your sons do it.
Choose to rule the land as Lu Bu, smack some hoes in the face and show them who's tough.
Choose to rule the land as an Other? Nope, lol, jk you can't. Win some fights and leave you plebs.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Lu Bu did nothing wrong!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny