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.
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Mostly Positive (44 reviews) - 79% of the 44 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,751 reviews) - 81% of the 2,751 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

    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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ronalpele | CODE4YOU.TK
( 26.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
errors when you need pause game you must use alt+tab and cant save in Cloud
everything else are great
dont play Story LUBU soon if u want compelte Story Shu
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michael_ma369
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
graphics is horrible, if you like slashing and slashing. every level is basically the same. you ride a horse and slash grass.
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Werebramble
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Somehow KOEI forgot how to make Dynasty Warriors games. They took out the arcade tournament style character stories, and replaced them with faction stories that only let you pick from a pool of 3 characters. There's no gate control mechanic, no real point in hunting down officers as they only drop lame weapons you'll probably not use instead of stats. Officers aren't tough anymore, not even the force commander.

Most of the missions are based around short time limits, so epic length, hard won battles are out, replaced by races to kill the endboss where the challenge is mostly finding out how to open doors. For whatever reason, locked doors are everywhere. Do you kill this gate captain? That gatecaptain down there? These four? Do you go around? Maybe you have to jump on a ledge. Riveting gameplay.

They have a free form mode, where you can pick a character and build an army and base, Big Boss stlye. Every officer you beat joins you, for some reason, so you'll have a massive, unnavigable pool of losers to awkardly look through (no mouse support on menus!). Of course they decided to split this game up into an Empires money grab grindfest, so don't expect a map of china. Instead, you get to chose from several 15 minute time limit missions, like it's Dynasty Warriors Online. Rubbish.

The faction campaigns are alright, but as I said most of the difficulty and pointfulness to doing anything is gone. You start a mission, rack up 1000 kills, and you're done. No tactics or anything involved; huge letdown as a fan of DW2-4.

Keyboard controls are aweful! they could have mapped to WASD and Mouse, but, no. I kid you not, the controls in this game are QWASEDRZXC SPACE JIKL. Do they use computers in Japan at all?

This is NOT the dynasty warriors game you're looking for. It's literally cheaper to get the real game (DW4) and a Playstation 2 on Ebay.
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Ky
( 60.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Been a DW fan since #3 came out. Graphics have come a long way, and def. easier to have larger number of kills.
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Doeygaard
( 48.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
it's a very good musou game, and it's one of the best lore in the dynasty warrior series. i recoment this game.
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Creepler=VX9=
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
LOVE DW SERIES Started on 4 when i was a wee lad but 8's port is just bad the controller support the fact that i cant find any where online to figure out how to disable soft reset even if i had to F with the config nothing which is l3 R3 if your using a controller its really easy to hit while im using a PS4 Controller on my pc since left stick is movment and right stick is storm attack
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Lepmtg
( 75.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
provides repetative but entertaining one vs a million gameplay consistant with prior itereation of dynasty warriors. if you dislike repetitive gameplay this is not the game for you as its mashing a routine attack combo.
nothing new or fresh in particular but entertaining.
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Thor's Throbbing Hammer
( 184.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
By now you should know what a Dynasty Warriors game is.

The game has a ridiculous amount of crazy characters. You kill about a thousand people in each map.

It's a repetive grind, but very addicting. Crafting new weapons consumed way too much of my time.

A great game to play while you're on an exercise bike.

Hack and slash. That is all.
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Guardian
( 248.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Check my record ... NOW GO BUY IT !!!
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Marion The Librarian
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
If you want to use a controller never buy this game. impossible to set up a controller. and no one has a workable solution.
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Victory Male #HouseBiscuit
( 45.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Quick Review Dynasty Warrior 8:XLCE

Regardless of the Whole DLC thing with this game i give it a 9/10 and Glad i love the series now. I am apart of the
Warriors Defence Force Because the game so much fun. Great Selection of Chaeraters and Weapons and Battlefields.
No Wonder i have played the game and Still going to play it.
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Axelrad
( 21.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
The zen-like "gardening simulator" hack & slash combat of the Dynasty Warriors series is better than ever here, with some nice tweaks and refinements that make the maps a blast to play. Even better, though, is that the story *finally* follows the historical events of the Three Kingdoms, giving the player an idea of what actually happened. There's still the opportunity to unlock alternate history routes depending on your actions during missions, but your character choices are dependent on historical appearances at battles, and events play out based on what happened, rather than always having your chosen faction win as in the previous games. It's a refreshing experience.
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:P kickback.com
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Great hack and slash game.
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^7Searching..
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Graphics not astonishing as shown in the trailer.
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•҉Rey Jefe Mallate
( 177.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Step 1: Get invited to a friends wedding in China.

Step 2: Download DW8XL.

Step 3: Play all story modes from each character/family.

Step 4: Dazzle guests at wedding with your intricate knowledge of The Romance of The Three Kingdoms.

10/10 Would wield Guan Yu's Green Dragon ahain.
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Dark Angel
( 67.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Successfully pursued Lu Bu after dying 15 times.
10/10 Best pursue/escape simulator.
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blackparanoise
( 35.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
A great DW game.
Nothing can top 5 though.
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tomaxghost13
( 24.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
this game is very fun for me
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OmegaBeard
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Handles like most dynasty warrior games. Ambition mode feels a little less worthwhile compaired to the story modes but is a nice idea. Loads of weapons and ability modifiers. All hail Lu Buu.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
177.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Step 1: Get invited to a friends wedding in China.

Step 2: Download DW8XL.

Step 3: Play all story modes from each character/family.

Step 4: Dazzle guests at wedding with your intricate knowledge of The Romance of The Three Kingdoms.

10/10 Would wield Guan Yu's Green Dragon ahain.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
67.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Successfully pursued Lu Bu after dying 15 times.
10/10 Best pursue/escape simulator.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
184.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
By now you should know what a Dynasty Warriors game is.

The game has a ridiculous amount of crazy characters. You kill about a thousand people in each map.

It's a repetive grind, but very addicting. Crafting new weapons consumed way too much of my time.

A great game to play while you're on an exercise bike.

Hack and slash. That is all.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
75.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
provides repetative but entertaining one vs a million gameplay consistant with prior itereation of dynasty warriors. if you dislike repetitive gameplay this is not the game for you as its mashing a routine attack combo.
nothing new or fresh in particular but entertaining.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Lu Bu is southeast asia's answer to Rex Murphy's eyebrows.

Also, if the game tells you not to pursue him, that means run the **** the other way, not "just ignore him". He will come for you, and he will get you. He's like that dude that tells people about his particular set of skills over the phone, but in this case he then beats you to death with the phone cuz he was already in the damned room.

Slightly crud keyboard controls are really just about the only thing that I can fault in DW8XL, but once you get into the thick of it you barely notice. Low-res in-game videos would be the other, but the rest of the game looks fine if a bit dated.

Highly recommended for stress relief, and also if you ever wondered what 173 airborne flailing asian dudes looked like.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
308.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
This game is ridiculously fun even after almost 300 hrs of playing. Might be expensive but still incredible value for money. It gives you the feeling of playing in a old Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movie and basically beat up 1000s of opponents at the same time. Never gets old...
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I'm not going to ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t you. I pursued Lu Bu.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
91.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Excellent game. I strongly recommend it to everyone.
The only down side: expensive DLC's. However, interesting story and fun gameplay overshadows this for sure.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Recommended on sale only! The gameplay is still the same ol hack n slash DW but this port has alot of room for improvement, which KOEI seems to have learned from with their more recent PC port Dragon Quest Heroes(which is excellent btw). Don't even think about buying this with the intent to use the keyboard/mouse to play, which sort of sucks considering the UI controls and popups are all keyboard keys and will not change to xbox/playstation buttons when you configure your controller. Yes, you may have to configure you're controller for this game, it won't be plug in play/ready to go, unless you can deal with the default controls. The graphics aren't anything to drool over and your framerate is capped at 60fps, which is fine if there weren't so many dips which make it an inconsistant 60fps. But if you can bear with it and enjoy the genre i'd suggest it, just not at $50.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
My Dynasty Warriors jurney began at Dynasty Warriors 4 and the Xtreme Legends expansion for the PS2. I still play DW4 today as it was one of the best games in the series. I was exicted to get DW8 with my new PC. Unfortunately this game fail my expectations in more ways than one. The story mode in this game is a definate step up from the others, however, it is near unbearable to play. The mechanics of this game are way out of balanced and simple minded. Don't get me wrong, DW4 was all button mashing, but it also had skill involved and kills were harder to get. It seems the increase in difficulty only gives enemies more health and damage, making minor effects to their skill and aggression. DW4 had quite the opposite effect, with higher difficulties camp enemies using complex combo moves and counter attacks to give a challenge vs DW8 witch you get 2 hit by an officer and its game over without a fun and challenging fight. The new move set replacing the items was also a dissapointment. The items in DW4 were unique and fun to level up using high level luck items to get it good with the random treasure chests. Now the physical powers are based on rock paper scissors type strong and weak weapon types, meaning 2hit victory or and even matched slow fight. The items were replaced by useless skills that were sometimes fun but more useless than not as a good weapon type meant all the difference.
The graphics on the game are an improvement but I couldn't care less about them because of its lame mechanics and AI. Lastly, the bodyguard removal and ease of kills. Bodyguards were fun to train and use, causing great rage when Sun Jian had slayed Kevin from the default Mystery bodyguard group. You grew attached to the bodyguards as you had to allow them kills to level up and become strong, which is why I miss this key feature of the game. Finally, the kills in this game are mindless. Sure its always been button mashing but getting 2000 kills without trying is insane. In DW4 500 kills a battle was really good. All in all, If you are looking for a game like the good old days, this isn't for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
I loved this game back when I used to play the hell out of it on the PlayStation 3 and 4. Now, here I go after I bought this port on sale and my god. Using the PlayStation 4 controller for this game feels completely messed up. It's not the same setup scheme as it was on console, and the movement controls feel delayed as well. Every time I tried to set it up, the game freezes up and I have to Ctrl+Alt+Del out of it and close it. I hope they fix this problem and not to mention that this game is extremely difficult to master with the default controls on the keyboard.

Overall, the game is pretty great. You have a lot of characters, with each of them having different individual move set, to choose from, so many battles to fight in, and most of the times this game can turn into a grind fest if you wish to level every character.

If you're thinking about buying this port, make sure you have a right controller for it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Wanted to play co-op with my wife so we bought 2 copies of the game. Come to find out that you play on the same computer. So just a heads up, don't need 2 copies of the game, just need 2 controllers. I just started playing it myself but the wife loves the game from previously playing it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
133.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Want playability? Want value? Want to kill a lot of time and wonder where it all went?

LOOK NO FURTHER..... I'm still going strong.... I don't know where the hell the time went but it's been worth it.


I only just recently realized.... you can FIGHT AS THE OPPOSITE SIDE IN THE FIGHTS YOU WIN, YOU CAN PLAY BOTHHHHH *In free play*.... Holy ♥♥♥♥. My entire dynamics have just changed dramatically. MY GOD..... Senpai, more.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Why is Anastasia in this game?
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265 of 310 people (85%) found this review helpful
314 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
in this game you play as cao cao

your mission is simple: kill everyone in china.

everyone.
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106 of 114 people (93%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
92.6 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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141 of 178 people (79%) found this review helpful
147 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.7 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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105 of 129 people (81%) found this review helpful
103 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
When it tells you not to pursue Lu Bu, don't ♥♥♥♥ing pursue Lu Bu
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Never knew how much stress me and my girlfriend were having with everyhing else in life until we found out that we've been playing for hours screaming and the little flying men.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
The developers for this game were using a copy of Romance of the Three Kingdoms but spilled an energy drink all over the book about halfway through

I'm not sure I know anything more about China than I did when I started but I am desperately waiting for the next sequel
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