Parents' Guide to

Samurai Warriors Chronicles

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Historical hack-and-slash game with moderate violence.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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Samurai Warriors Chronicles is the latest in the very long-running Samurai Warriors series. Unfortunately, as the first entry on 3DS, it doesn't satisfy. The graphics are low quality, and the 3D effects are not nearly as eye-popping as some of the other 3DS launch titles. It feels as though the developer may have taken content from DS versions of the series and transferred it over to the 3DS rather than creating something from the ground up. There's a lot to explore and the franchise's challenging gameplay is intact. Unfortunately, it falls short in its presentation.

Online interaction: While players cannot chat with anyone else online, they can enter the 3DS's StreetPass Mode to form a team of characters that are automatically imported from other players' game cards.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: KOEI
  • Release date: March 27, 2011
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Violence, Mild Language, Alcohol Reference
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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