Samurai Warriors



Very violent game for samurai wannabes.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Nothing you would want your kid to imitate.


The game is all about violence, with players able to kill hundreds of villains in a single round of the game.


Women warriors wear tight fitting revealing clothing.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that in addition to unbelievable amount of violence, this game also features women warriors who wear little clothing while swinging large swords. This game is not suitable for players under the age of 15, and it may not capture the attention of more mature players who quickly tire of violent games.

What's it about?

If your teens are looking for a game that allows them to think, feel, and act like a samurai warrior, SAMURAI WARRIORS will provide them with an up-close and personal look at this dangerous lifestyle. The game is geared toward fans of KOEI's Dynasty series and has the potential to provide mature players hours of entertainment.

The game features plenty of options, with more than 500 unique mission choices and a variety of game stages. The degree of difficulty, like the content, is suitable only for mature teens and older players.

Is it any good?


That said, this is an extremely violent game you that you might want to keep out of your kid's library. The killing weapon of choice is a samurai sword that's always razor-sharp and ready to inflict harm on villains chasing you through the unique environments.

The game has no educational value and features more violence than you'll find in some of the other T-rated titles offered by KOEI. If you're looking for an action title for your tween or younger teen, look elsewhere.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about samurai history. Encourage interested young players to research the real samurais of Japan. How accurate is the game?

Game details

Platforms:PlayStation 2
Available online?Not available online
Release date:May 4, 2004
ESRB rating:T

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Adult Written byViolet April 9, 2008
This game is absolutely educational--since most of the characters are actual historical figures and most of the missions are battles that really took place, it could seriously get your teen interested in Japanese history. Being a fighting game, it's necessarily violent, but no more or less so than the average fighting game, and there's really no blood.
Educator and Parent Written byjoaniedark November 15, 2012


Mr. Saunders, I have to say, I don't think most kids playing the hack and slash genre actually WANT to hack and slash people in real life. I think at least a thirteen year old can handle it, if not a little younger. Also, I ask you please look up a couple of the characters in the game. Certainly my favourite, Masamune Date, was a ruthless man who DID slaughter countless people. It is as historically accurate as any multi-character hack and slash is going to be.
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Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written bySkitzMcSkitz December 1, 2010

Perfect for anyone

Your review of this game makes me cringe, you belive that a violent video game about REAL history is a negative message to kids? Im disgusted with this review, i played the game when i was 12, and i love Japanese history. The game inspired me to write history reports about the Feudal Age I suggest that you re-do this review and take into account that the add on Xtreme Legends adds a archive so you can read about the characters history
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