Onimusha 3: Demon Siege

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Onimusha 3: Demon Siege

NTSC-U cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: C
ESRB rating: M (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence)
PEGI rating: 16+ (Violence)
OFLC rating: MA (Medium Level Animated Violence)
GRB rating: 18
Widescreen patch available
CPU intensive game
Languages supported:
English: SLES-51914 & SLUS-20694
Japanese: SLPM-65413
German: SLES-51914
French: SLES-51914
Spanish: SLES-51914
Italian: SLES-51914
Korean: SLKA-25093
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20694
Release date: April 27, 2004
CRCs: 6BF11378
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-51914
Release date: July 9, 2004
2004 (Special Edition)
CRCs: 301F5897
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65413
SLKA-25093 (Korea)
Release date: February 26, 2004 (Japan, Korea)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Capcom
Publisher(s): Capcom
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN9/10, Metacritic85/100, GameSpot8.3/10, Eurogamer8/10
Game description: Nobunaga's evil scourge has now spread across time to affect the future. As Samanosuke prepares for battle, a new hero enters the fray: Jacques Blanc, french military officer. Two heroes from different lands and time must travel through time and space to defeat the evil Nobunaga and his hordes of darkness. Control the fate of both men as you journey from 16th century Japan to 2004's Paris and back.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Core2 Extreme QX9770 @ 3.20 GHz
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTS 450 OC
0.9.7 (r3919) GSdx ?
  • SPU2-X ?
  • LilyPad ?
FPS: 52-60 FPS most of the time. Dhillel
  • ?
  • ?
GSdx (r4600)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad (r4510)
BIOS: USA v02.00. Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 @ 768 MB
1.1.0 (r5754) GSdx SSE41 (r5752)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5733)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5403)
Runs at 200% speed.
NTSC-U Windows 7 x64
  • Core i7 Celeron Sandy Bridge 1.8 Ghz 1 Core/2 Threads
  • Intel HD 2000
1.2.1 GSdx 5875 SSE2
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Bios 2.30, directX 10 (hardware), allow 8 bit textures enabled, native resolution, interlacing set to auto to reduce the flickering, texture filtering enabled for better graphics (even so there are places where the letters of the text will be full of jagged borders), logarithimic z enabled to avoid graphic issues. It's playable with slowdowns when there are several monsters in the screen or visual effects such as fire or fog. Speedhacks: Both EE cyclerate and VU cycle stealing must be set on 1 because otherwise the audio/video of the cutscenes will be out of sync (even so they will run slow). INTC spin detection, wait loop detection and mVU flag hacks must be enabled. Sound interpolation = linear. Check the issue about bad graphics in the undersea temple in the bottom of the page. Felipe
PAL Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5-4600
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950
1.5.0 (dev-1912) GSdx 1.1.0
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.12.0
BIOS: Europe v02.20. Map not showing and resolution scaling not working. Direct3D9 crash the game. Kujathemas
NTSC-U Windows 8.1, x64
  • Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz
  • PALIT GeForce GT 1030 @ 2 GB
  • SPU2-X
  • LilyPad
Europe v02.00(14/06/2004), The game runs at medium to full speed at 1080p (HD) and 1440p (2K) 55-60 FPS, with no freezes and bugs. There are brakes in some videos and in the gameplay itself, but this does not really affect the game. Chern40+7


  • Original names: 鬼武者3 (SLPM-65413), 귀무자 3 (SLKA-25093)
  • Also known as Onimusha 3

Known Issues

Decals flickering

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Some textures of blood and ads on the walls are flashing. Probably the problem is related to mipmaps, even the software does not solve the problem.
  • Workaround: There is no solution.

Out of Sync FMVs

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Video/Sound is out of sync during FMVs
  • Workaround: Happens when using Dolby Prologic II Digital from in-game options, select any of the other in-game audio options. This also happens when you dont use both EE Cycle Rate/VU Cycle Stealing = 1 on pcsx 1.2.1

Missing numbers on sewer padlock

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: In the third level(sewer level), there is a padlock. The numbers will not show up in Hardware mode.
  • Workaround: Fixed on 1.6.0 (You must change to software mode pressing F9 on previous versions to see the padlock, press F9 to change back to hardware mode).

Map not showing

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Serious
  • Affected Game Versions: PAL
  • Description: Map of the game (access by L2 button or in menu) isn't showing, only the background appears.
  • Workaround: The glitch is caused by the PAL widescreen patch! Don't use it and the map should be fine.

Characters not appearing correctly

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: all versions
  • Description: Characters not appearing correctly
  • Workaround: Set VU Clamping to Extra + Preserve Sign. Fixed in 1.7.0 dev builds.

PAL 50 black screen

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: PAL
  • Description: the PAL 50 option has a black screen
  • Workaround: Use Fast Texture Invalidation

Resolution scaling does not work

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: PAL
  • Description: Resolution scaling with the GS does not work with both 2-8x Native and Custom Resolution.
  • Workaround: Partially fixed from May 2nd 1.7.0 dev build onward, some cutscenes and the menus still render badly.

Bad graphics after getting the red disk in the undersea temple and later when you are playing with Jacques.

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Affected Game Versions: USA
  • Description: The scenery/characters have bad graphics after reaching the area that was locked with the red disk at the undersea temple.
  • Workaround: Use software mode to fix this or DirectX 9 which makes the problem less worse if you are on older versions of pcsx2 like me.


Public compatibility forum links