Parents' Guide to

Samurai Warriors

By Chris Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Very violent game for samurai wannabes.

Game PlayStation 2 2004
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+


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.

Is It Any Good?

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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.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: KOEI
  • Release date: May 4, 2004
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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