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 (84 reviews) - 71% of the 84 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,836 reviews) - 81% of the 2,836 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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KhrisG
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Why is story mode so short? I played as Lu Bu. What like 5 levels? FIVE LEVELS. What the ♥♥♥♥ is that. I love this game since I was a kid, so I will always enjoy playing. THE STORY MODE IS TOO SHORT.

Why even play as any other character? they are ♥♥♥♥ compared to Lu Bu. This game is over in 2 hours for me. Not worth 40 quid. I'm ♥♥♥♥ing annoyed. Good game though, just too short. FML.
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Evilzeroz
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
good story, great graphic, great gameplay
but too bad we can't setting the camera view, it is too close for me
but i still enjoy this game
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Mariochete
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
you can beat the ♥♥♥♥ out of people with a towel 10/10
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I am not Rob
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
♥♥♥♥ing dumb
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🏯 Virtuous Yakuza 👊
( 93.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
"I AM A TRUE WARRIOR OF THE THREE KINGDOMS!" - Old DW 1000 K.O. Quote

Cao Cao = Best Historical Figure with Zhang Liao, Xiahou Dun and Yu Jin close behind.

Best Dynasty Warriors game story-wise without a doubt. A massive roster of 80+ unique characters with their own personalites too. Best Dynasty Warriors game on the market at the moment.

I'm still waiting for the Dynasty Warriors 9 announcement. They're revamping the whole system I've heard. I hope it's badass and with a way better engine and graphics.
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[ImaFeed]NOOBUNIT
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
This is a great game. However, the feeling of using keyboard/mouse layout for this game just doesn't feel right and this is where the real problems begin if you wish to connect your Xbox One controller or PS (layout type) controller to play this game. Don't get me wrong, there are tons of articles and issues surrounding this problem such as: constant button/remapping freezing in the options of the game or the stuck spinning left camera. There are those who are able to find solutions and those who have tried everything they could (myself included). I just can't recommend a game with this terrible porting issue over to the PC. The game is great but be prepared and pray to the controller gods if you want to play this game with a controller. That might make or break your experience.
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Ravelord Nito
( 36.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Trades 7's cutscene/overall story capabilities for better gameplay. Every character (or well, weapon) feels unique. Xtreme Legends adds to the overall polish. Graphically it's obviously lacking by today's standards. The Japanese voices are cool, and I highly recommend downloading the free DLC for them, cause the English localization for this game was sadly very lazy. Y u cut the narrator??? Geez..

Decent port, considering it's the first DW game on PC, but God forbid you buy this without owning a controller. Even the default key mappings are terrible, but once you're past that, no complaints.
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KizySugari
( 77.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Product received for free
This game series have been in my life since I was very little. I would spend hours playing it but also reading the story about all the chars just to get a deep knowledge about them... And now here I am doing the same thing again. It can be pretty addicting and if you don't feel like playing alone and you have a close friend, you both can enjoy the game together!

And remember guys... If you see Lu Bu you know ♥♥♥♥ is going to happen so just run for your life!!!!!
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Dwayne_Dibley
( 43.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Fun enough, but the series remains unable to beat its masterpiece instalment, thirteen years on.

Playing Dynasty Warriors is still as harmlessly fun as it has always been, unfortunately, the series has definitely made changes in two key areas since the first hack-n-slash instalments. In one area, it has made vast improvements, in the other, I'm afraid, it has fallen far short of its predecessors. To explain, let's draw comparisons from the ultimate epitome of the series, Dynasty Warriors 3, a near-perfect game for its genre and certainly oneof my all time favourites.

First off, the story and interactivity is where this game vastly outshines the third instalment, despite taking steps back from DW7. Call me old fashioned, but I'm a sucker for well-executed story in games, even those as effortless to enjoy like this one. The kingdom-based campaign modes as opposed to the individual story modes in DW2, 3, 5 & 6 is a welcome change, and one that allows the story to be told to its best potential. You actually learn about the characters as it progresses, and the campsite wandering before the battles where you can interact with your fellow soldiers pulls you much more effectively into the scenario rather than dumping you in a random battlefield that your chosen character just happened to be involved in. DW7's campaign was ultimately more enjoyable, due to the welcome overhaul it brought to the series, but DW8 sticks to ye olde "if it ain't broke...don't fix it." Job Done.

Unfortunately, the battles themselves are where the game falls flat, which ultimately is the defining factor as what is a game without gameplay? The strategic element that made this series stand out from all the other mindless hack-n-slashes of its time is all but extinguished now, with the unwanted obsession with overpowering your officer to near-Megatron levels.

In DW3, quite frankly, you felt more involved in an actual battle. Your officer was not as powerful, and you had to rely on your allies to help you take on enemies in carefully planned out pincer attacks or luring your enemies towards them in order to catch them unawares. Whilst in this game, your character could practically sneeze and kill everyone within a 100-mile radius if you are playing on any difficulty below Hard mode. The issue is, upping the difficualty does not make it any more engaging, as it just causes you to juggle the population of Sunderland above you as their health slowly decreases; which is more of an annoyance than it is a challenge.

Overall, though, the series remains as ridiculously over-the-top and mindlessly fun as it has always been and, if you are willing to embrace the increasing invincibility of playable characters, you may finally be able to pursue Lu Bu...
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제신다
( 25.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Good game.
Only issue is that the camera control is kinda :(
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119 of 139 people (86%) found this review helpful
33 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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31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
93.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
"I AM A TRUE WARRIOR OF THE THREE KINGDOMS!" - Old DW 1000 K.O. Quote

Cao Cao = Best Historical Figure with Zhang Liao, Xiahou Dun and Yu Jin close behind.

Best Dynasty Warriors game story-wise without a doubt. A massive roster of 80+ unique characters with their own personalites too. Best Dynasty Warriors game on the market at the moment.

I'm still waiting for the Dynasty Warriors 9 announcement. They're revamping the whole system I've heard. I hope it's badass and with a way better engine and graphics.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I think people need to understand that dynasty warriors is basically the same as Madden games, the changes that matter between versions are gameplay and engine. I think they did a pretty good job on this one. Doesn't feel sluggish or as boring as some of the previous versions did. The only thing I'm really bummed about is that the DLC never, EVER goes on sale. I recommend it to the people that will probably buy it anyway, because dynasty warrior games seem to have a polarizing effect and people either love them or hate them.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
77.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Product received for free
This game series have been in my life since I was very little. I would spend hours playing it but also reading the story about all the chars just to get a deep knowledge about them... And now here I am doing the same thing again. It can be pretty addicting and if you don't feel like playing alone and you have a close friend, you both can enjoy the game together!

And remember guys... If you see Lu Bu you know ♥♥♥♥ is going to happen so just run for your life!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
good story, great graphic, great gameplay
but too bad we can't setting the camera view, it is too close for me
but i still enjoy this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Why is story mode so short? I played as Lu Bu. What like 5 levels? FIVE LEVELS. What the ♥♥♥♥ is that. I love this game since I was a kid, so I will always enjoy playing. THE STORY MODE IS TOO SHORT.

Why even play as any other character? they are ♥♥♥♥ compared to Lu Bu. This game is over in 2 hours for me. Not worth 40 quid. I'm ♥♥♥♥ing annoyed. Good game though, just too short. FML.
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1,148 of 1,297 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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4,184 of 5,231 people (80%) found this review helpful
27 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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1,130 of 1,399 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 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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