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 (2,615 reviews) - 81% of the 2,615 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 13, 2014

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“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

    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 54 people (93%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
50.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
in this game you play as cao cao

your mission is simple: kill everyone in china.

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50 of 54 people (93%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
"I don't know what I'm doing, but I've apperantly killed 850 people"
- me after 20 minutes of playing this
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60 of 78 people (77%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
50.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
49.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
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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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
I got this game on a whim because I once played this series like... a decade ago. DW3/4 to be specific. And even though I know full well that this sort of game is basically meant for consoles, I managed to play it just fine once I adjusted the key bindings to stuff that worked well for me. Anyway... game.

If, like me, you have played these games before, you pretty much know what you are in for. If you have never played any of these games, I'm not quite sure what else is quite like it. Basically it's a fighting game, except it is on large battlefield maps where you murder thousands of random and a handful of named NPC's while following objectives in order to complete each level. If that sounds repetitive... well it can certainly be that. It's the ultimate hack and slash-fest game, and if you get bored with murdering insane numbers of enemies, then chances are this game is not for you.

The game is based upon the Three Kingdoms era of Ancient China (184-280, roughly), and, despite the absurd outfits and personalities of many of the characters in the game, it is actually fairly consistent with what is known about the period. Or rather, it is consistent with the famous novel 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' by Luo Guanzhong, which is basically a work of historical fiction that takes real events and bends them a bit according to the whims and views of the author. Which, of course, means that certain characters (particularly Shu-Han characters like Xuande/Liu Bei) are depicted as noble honorable sorts fighting for justice while others (like Mengde/Cao Cao) are depicted as villanous and driven by ambition. I don't want to dig too deep into this because there most likely are entire books written about how Luo Guanzhong messed around with the characters, but the depictions he made are pretty much what are found in this and all previous DW games. The nice thing though is that if you read between the lines (or maybe it's just because I am very familiar with the source material this game is based off of), you can see the flaws in the author's bias in the game as well. Namely that Liu Bei was a massive hypocrite every bit as ambitious as his rivals, and that Cao Cao, while not exactly the nicest guy around, wasn't the hellspawn other characters (like Liu Bei) called him.

Anyway, the game follows the story decently well, though some creative license and trimming down obviously has happened. I still liked how the game depicted things most of the time. Perhaps my favorite was Lu Bu's campaign which, while maintaining the massive "OMG ITS LU BU" hype that all DW games have had, reveals exactly why the real Lu Bu got himself executed in chapter 19 of a 120 chapter book: that he was dumb as a brick, betrayed people constantly, and never listened to anyone's advice. While the old DW games I played did have storylines for him, they didn't take the historical route that this game's (default) story path takes. The same goes for the numerous character deaths shown, though many of these are made more dramatic than they actually were.

Also, while the playable character cast has increased to the point of total insanity (including some that may not have even existed or actually fought on battlefields), I did like that, in the time between DW4 and this, they added a number of characters that rounded out the cast further by including some of the other lesser-known strategists (Chen Gong, Lu Su) and characters who rose to prominence in the later parts of the story (Deng Ai, the sons of Guan Yu/Zhang Fei, as well as the entire Jin faction who were the ultimate winners of this whole mess). I thought that was a nice treat since these sorts had been badly neglected in past games, where everything seemed to stop at the year 234 (when Kongming/Zhuge Liang died), which was roughly the chronological halfway point of the entire story.

Ok, I better stop and just finish this up.

In short, It's a DW game. That means that on the one hand, the combat gets repetitive, many of the characters are very hard to take seriously, and many of the story events are overdramatized to the point of being kind of ridiculous. On the other hand, there is a MASSIVE amount of content (and all those DLC's for this "Complete Edition" are purely cosmetic), big battles are kind of fun, and one can even argue that the storyline's inherent cheesiness may actually be more a positive than a negative.

If you have never played one of these games before, this is the one i'd look at because (to my knowledge) it's the newest one and has an insane amount of content even compared to its predecessors. If you have played these and liked them before... why not? If you didn't like these games however, then most likely this will do nothing to change your opinion.

For all it's goofiness and repetition, DW is still entertaining enough for me to waste sizeable amounts of time with it. Hooray and stuff.
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