Game Revolution writes: "When I asked my visiting dad what he thought about Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires, after watching me play it for an hour at home, he cocked his head to the side and said to me and my friends, "Eez not wreal!" (I'm not kidding.) Maybe that's not much of a comment coming from a person who watches kung fu movies where women can soar into air and use their sleeves to repel arrows, but even he could detect that something was off. If Koei combined the multiplayer ideas from Strikeforce, the RPG elements of Empires, and an uncomplicated online component, the Dynasty Warriors series would easily reach the next tier of grades. But until then, it remains a sub-par romp through what we've already seen many, many times before".