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This article is about the first game in the Samurai Warriors series. For the whole series, see Samurai Warriors Serıes.

Samurai Warriors
Samurai Warriors Case
Developer(s): Omega Force
Publisher(s): Koei
Release date:
PlayStation 2 Version
Japan: February 11, 2004
Flag of the United States.svg/Canada: May 6, 2004
Europe/Australia: June 25, 2004

Xbox Version

Japan: July 13, 2004
Flag of the United States.svg/Canada: July 29, 2004
Europe/Australia: September 24, 2004
Genre: Hack and Slash
Game modes: Single Player, Multiplayer
Ratings: ESRB: Rating US-Teen
Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox

Samurai Warriors (戦国無双, Sengoku Musou) is the first game in the Samurai Warriors series that is a spinoff of Dynasty Warriors. Instead of taking place near the end of China's Han Dynasty, Samurai Warriors is set during the Japanese Warring States period. The game was planned to be dark and grim to set the mood for Nobunaga's time in power.


Instead of automatic growth, the game's growth system is slightly different. Weapons are no longer leveled up, instead they are found by defeating various generals. Characters also get experience boosts by finishing sub-missions, the number of KOs they get, and time they finish in. Also, characters get "Ability Points" that allow for further development by "buying" abilities that when combined enable other abilities. Characters are also associated with a particular element and will do more damage when they have the element on their weapons.

Another difference from Dynasty Warriors is that throughout a map, missions will appear that offer extra gold or experience used to develop the character used. Further changes include the addition of castle levels, in which each division in the castle only has one exit in each level. Most castles contain 5 sub-levels with a variety of enemies to defeat and booby traps ranging from cages, spikes, and wall blades all to get to the boss at the top(or the bottom, as the case may be).

Image SongEdit

Performed by BoA


  • The models and equipment used for the Edit characters later appear in Nobunaga's Ambition Online.
  • Guan Yu and Dong Zhuo appear as portraits inside Osaka Castle.
  • Goemon's WANTED poster can be seen on walls during Survival Mode and while running around Kyoto.

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