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7.4 out of 10

Genji: Dawn of the Samurai

Genji: Dawn of the Samurai is an intense 3D action-adventure gam Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Sweet but short.

Ignacio Puppo, Amazon
21 August 2012
  • Summary: Excellent game, just a tad too short. It could've been a couple of hours longer, but it certainly ends before it gets repetitive.
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Overall 8
8.0

decent game

Tyler, Amazon
9 January 2011
  • Summary: The overall game was decent. It had great graphics, some things could only be obtained by using one character then switching off to the other, awesome music, and an interesting storyline. The only downside I could find was that the game was too short.
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Overall 8
8.0

Hack 'n' Slash Madness

Jasmine Miranda "lawdamercy", Amazon
16 May 2010
  • Summary: When I first played this game, I thought that it was really fun. I enjoyed that the game was entirely in Japanese. It gave me the feeling that the setting really was in feudal Japan. I enjoy hack and slash genres such as Ninja Gaiden and God of War, but Genji isn't the creme de la creme. It's a ten hour SPC. The final boss was silly, although I was severely underleveled when encountering him.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great game, but 1 glaring flaw

D. Bentham, Amazon
20 November 2008
  • Summary: I was ready to give this game the highest rating, but it has one glaring flaw that I just can't ignore. And that flaw is its length. Up until I finished the game, I was completely baffled by the mediocre scores it received from the media. There are a couple of things that make Genji a very unique game: 1- It's extremely well presented.
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Overall 8
8.0

fun! but short!

Jessica, Amazon
19 October 2008
  • Summary: if you like dynasty warriors you'll like this game! this is a button smasher game but sort of solving puzzle game, the background is beautiful and the gameplay is fun! you upgrade weapons, gain expereince points, etc. but what its lacking is its length and at times it can get repetitive since you have to go back to the same levels. it took me about 2 days to beat this game, and i would not play it all day i would play maybe 5 hours in those 2 days!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great slashing game with a bit more to offer

C. K. Wallace, Amazon
12 June 2008
  • Summary: Genji takes the standard slashing game formula and adds to it with special "Kumai" attacks. In these special attacks, the player can slow time to unleash devistating counter attacks against enemies. The game is fun, with intuitive play control and wonderful graphics. Some of the bosses are inordinately difficult in comparison to the standard enemies. The game is also short though, and left me wanting a longer scenario.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Dawn" of a fun, if brief, gameplay experience...

-- "--", Amazon
25 October 2006
  • Summary: "Genji: Dawn of the Samurai" takes a cue or two from the "Onimusha" playbook, though it actually exceeds the two latest entries in that series. Yes, it's another samurai hack and slash on a PS2 full of 'em, but it's easily one of the best. If you are at all a fan of such action games, or just action games in general, you would be remiss if you skipped "Genji.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very beautiful game with high production values.

Helel, Amazon
27 September 2005
  • Summary: This is an excellent game that captures the feel of the samurai very well. It is also the most graphically beautiful game yet on the ps2. Although the lack of Widescreen support is what lets it down. You see the whole game is with Japanese voices witch is great, although if you have a widescreen tv the subtitles will be cut off unless you watch it squashed, this is lazy from the developers, they could have added 16:9 and 480p easily.
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Overall 8
8.0

Beautifully flawed

Rew, Amazon
22 September 2005
  • Summary: Bottom line: if you love samurai games this is a rent and if you really really love samurai games this is a buy used. The potential to be an excellent game is there, and ultimately, that is why it is a let down. The game is simply beautiful to behold and listen to. It is a feast for the eyes and ears. You will get sucked into the story and swept away. This only lasts so long and, this is not a long game either, and once past the surface the game is a bit of a let down.
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Overall 8
8.0

Innovative & Original Sony Production

ShadowCrab, amazon.co.uk
7 May 2006
  • Summary: Set in the golden age of feudal Japan, and actually retaining the original Japanese dialects used in the games creation (instead of cheesy American voice-overs for instance) this game, whilst short lived, marks high on the gameplay stakes; especially in mass battle scenes which are beautifully choreographed if you can combine the right combos. The real time rendering of the game, the attention to graphical detail in the background, is quite breathtaking for a PS2 game.
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