Samurai Warriors

Game review by
Chris Saunders, Common Sense Media
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Very violent game for samurai wannabes.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 5 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

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.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult 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... Continue reading
Adult Written bySerge April 9, 2008
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,... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bycross_breed August 15, 2009

Very Good Game for 10 and Up

I played this game when I was twelve, and it was a blast. The second one's good too. It also helped with a report that I did on the samurai when I was thir... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Price: $45
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: KOEI
  • Release date: May 4, 2004
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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