Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"It has been a couple of years since a new numbered Dynasty Warriors was released stateside. Since the release of Dynasty Warriors 7, we’ve had Xtreme Legends, Empires and even a PS Vita version of Dynasty Warriors called Dynasty Warriors Next. Now two years after the release of DW7, Tecmo Koei and Omega Force have brought us Dynasty Warriors 8. The question is, has DW8 been refined even closer to perfection or is this numbered title one to forget?"