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 (86 reviews) - 76% of the 86 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,734 reviews) - 81% of the 2,734 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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: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
( 64.2 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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YMPA [T]omaxghost13
( 24.2 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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nishishabima
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
so bad ...this game....
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Koinzeel-Sensei
( 29.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
If you want to kill thousands of enemies then this is the game for you.

Also if you see Lu Bu then you should run the other way because he will ♥♥♥♥ you up
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Kr0w93
( 90.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Best Dynasty Warriors since 3.

3 > 8 > 6 > 4 > 5 > 7

Not really worth ranking 1 and 2. The first can't be compared and 2 is pretty much DW3-lite.
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Mikal kHill
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
I'm not going to ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t you. I pursued Lu Bu.
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Bylie
( 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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00FF00Hex
( 42.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Dynasty Warriors is life. Used to play 4 all the time.
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Jonny ToniC
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Eh. I like it but don't love it. But the mass killing is pretty freaking awesome, I'll give it that. Man...that sounds pretty sadistic. The hell with it, maybe I do love it.
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Colonel Sanders 2016
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Like Ancient China? Like Killing dudes in ridiculous, godlike ways? Then Play this!
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Hairy Goober
( 27.9 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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Rice For Life
( 27.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
best money spend
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Ninto
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
I love this game but..I will give a negative rating for a single reason.

NO ONLINE COOP FOR THE PC VERSION!

Why the console have it and not the pc...just why!
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Jesus Was A Product Of Rape
( 72.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Apparently there's not an achievement for defeating Lu Bu when you encounter him for the first time.

There's also not an achievement for spending 50 minutes defeating Lu Bu when you encounter him for the first time, using only weapon switches, saving every 2 seconds, and managing not to ♥♥♥♥ your pants every time he uses his musou.

What a rip.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.9 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
I love this game but..I will give a negative rating for a single reason.

NO ONLINE COOP FOR THE PC VERSION!

Why the console have it and not the pc...just why!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
13 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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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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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5 of 8 people (63%) 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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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
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Why is Anastasia in this game?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
The graphics are awesome, there are many different options and skills now. The second weapon option is my favorite. It helps a lot when I'm in a sticky situation :)
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
50.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
The first PC Musou port (counting Steam releases) and I'm willing to give Koei the benefit of the doubt that they didn't have a lot of experience with ports at the time but the port still has issues that need to be addressed. Those issues aside the game is a blast. 4 good storylines that are about 5-6 hours each, fun challenge mode and a "Create your own Empire" mode that I spent a good 40 hours on 100%ing. Nonetheless, here are the issues with the port.

- PS3 textures/render distance/graphic effects instead of PS4 ones
- No controller button prompts
- No online multiplayer (PS3 and PS4 versions have this)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Very poor controller support = unplayable/unenjoyable
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24 of 48 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Bad port from console !

Misleading game title !

I expect from a game called "Complete Edition" a ♥♥♥♥ing complete game which contain every DLC !

Bad controller support cant change icons for example when you play with controller.

This is the first and last game of Dynasty Warriors francise i will buy on pc.

On console these games rocks! But forget about pc versions.

These guys always ♥♥♥♥ed up every port to pc.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
258 of 303 people (85%) found this review helpful
306 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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137 of 174 people (79%) found this review helpful
143 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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102 of 126 people (81%) found this review helpful
101 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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