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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Very Positive (22 reviews) - 90% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,853 reviews) - 81% of the 2,853 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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Very Positive (2,853 reviews)
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The Bean Regime
49.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is my favorite Dynasty Warriors game since Dynasty Warriors 4 on the PS2. The game has an absurd amount of content for us Warriors fans, from the large cast of characters to the combat system. It also has the Ambition mode, where you try to conquer and unite the nation.

The story mode is much the same as usual. The major story doesn’t change for each faction, as, well, it’s based on history. However, the game has hypothetical routes in each of the game’s stories. It’s a genius way to refresh the game’s story while staying true to the history. It added a much needed boost to the original story mode. I don’t recall if this was in any of the more recent previous versions, but then again, Dynasty Warriors 7 was forgettable. I hardly remember a thing about it.

The ambition mode gives you a taste of Dynasty Warriors: Empires. It’s essentially a simpler version of the same mode. I enjoyed it. I hesitate to say such. The mode was such a grind, and I’ve gotten to the point where I simply stopped playing through it because it takes so long with so little payoff. In this mode you can upgrade and fuse weapons to give them customizations that suit you perfectly. While a good idea in theory, I find that the lack of customizability on the 5-star and 6-star weapons renders it much less exciting than it should be. It would take a significant amount of effort to have the upgraded weapons surpass the 6-star special weapons, and all that means is much more grinding. There’s other items you can unlock which require just as much grinding throughout the mode. Seriously, it’s ridiculous. Bonding with other officers was interesting, but the appeal wore off after about the 9th officer.

Challenge mode? Eh. I never understood the appeal. I believe I beat two before I was bored out of my mind and never touched those modes again.

This is the first Warriors game where I felt as if every character was unique. Before, you’d get a few officers with the same move set, and that was damn disappointing. I didn’t see such in this game, and the ex-attacks contributed further to it. I won’t say they’re all likeable (freaking Han Dang), but they’re different.

In regards to the game’s flaws, the most obvious is the lack of create-a-character. It’s in Empires, of course, but not here. As it is in every iteration of the game, the fan-service is a bit annoying. Lastly, despite the game’s mediocre graphics, the game ran with a weird issue. Many times when I would strike, I’d teleport backwards ever so slightly as if knocked back. I’ve watched videos of other people playing, and it did not exist for them. I fiddled with a few settings, and did bing searches, both to no avail. It wasn’t too bothersome for warriors like Lu Bu, but the characters with shorter ranges (ex: Cao Cao), it was completely and utterly annoying to attack twice and the teleporting pushing me back enough to where my target was out of my range.

Overall, a wonderful addition to the series. I loved it. Daqiao was a monster. Best character in the game.
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Ekspresi
12.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
Dynasty Warrior is great game
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Forabor
24.9 hrs
Posted: August 23
Bestgame 10/10
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majorface101
18.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
Ahhhhh good ol' Koei, I love the Dynasty Warriors games, I would like to have Warriors Orichi 4 and Dynasty Warrios Gundam, to add to my Hack and Slash collection though.
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Pope Sweet Jesus
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 20
♥♥♥♥'s lit, yo
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Britt
359.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
Well, its Dynasty Warriors so you already know what to expect. There's nothing groundbreaking in the series here, but I went in knowing what to expect and the game delivered. I had fun.
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KTMothling
26.9 hrs
Posted: August 16
Got 1 shotted by Lu Bu!

10/10 would pursue him again!
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anhlachuum
158.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
awesome

most favourite Lubu in this version, ridiculously monster

recommended for all
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Poseidon
111.1 hrs
Posted: August 11
Like Skyrim but with massive amounts of asians
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Xushi 痛みのた
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 11
The Best Game For Me Forever
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Used think I was the strongest Warrior in the Three Kingdoms, then I met Lu Bu.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
As good as the classics, ambition mode is cool, but starts out slow.

So many characters not to mention waifus
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
The Best Game For Me Forever
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
158.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
awesome

most favourite Lubu in this version, ridiculously monster

recommended for all
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
♥♥♥♥'s lit, yo
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1,152 of 1,301 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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4,194 of 5,243 people (80%) found this review helpful
37 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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1,132 of 1,401 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 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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589 of 713 people (83%) found this review helpful
299 people found this review funny
Recommended
211.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Romance of the 3 Kingdoms ? √
Button mash? √
Same voice action in every not playable officer ? √
Kawaii ? √
Better than Twilight love story ? √
Expensive DLC ? √
Lu Bu (OP character) ? √
Bo-obs? √
(⌐●_●) deal with it

Update : After several hours on this genocide simulator i realize this is the best genocide simulator since 1997
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285 of 335 people (85%) found this review helpful
343 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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