Dynasty Warriors 5

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Dynasty Warriors 5

NTSC-U cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: T (Use of Alcohol, Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+ (Violence)
GRB rating: 12
Widescreen patch available
CPU intensive game
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53339 & SLUS-21153
Japanese: SLPM-65890 & SLPM-62592 & KOEI-00027 & KOEI-00035 & SLPM-74236 & NPJD-00035
German: SLES-53341
French: SLES-53340
Korean: SLKA-25289
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21153
Release date: March 29, 2005
CRCs: 6677B437
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53339
Release date: June 24, 2005
January 30, 2013 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65890
SLPM-62592 (Treasure Box)
KOEI-00027 (Treasure Box)
KOEI-00035 (Treasure Box Special)
SLPM-74236 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
SLKA-25289 (Korea, BigHit)
SLPM-74272 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
NPJD-00035 (PS2 Classics)
SLAJ-25092 (PlayStation 2 The Best)
Release date: February 24, 2005
October 12, 2006 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
November 9, 2006 (Korea, BigHit)
November 26, 2009 (PlayStation 2 the Best Reprint)
May 15, 2013 (PS2 Classics)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Omega Force
Publisher(s): Koei (JP, US, EU), Koei Tecmo Games (EU, JP)
Genre: Action, Fighting
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: GameRankings70/100, Metacritic69/100
Game description: In Dynasty Warriors 5, you can become a hero in feudal Japan. Combat enemy armies using weapons, mounts, and special attacks. Dynasty Warriors 5 adds new playable characters, weapons, combos, maps, and game modes. Now, maps are larger, and the enemies are smarter. Dynasty Warriors 5 also adds animal teammates and a revamped weapon system to your arsenal to help you conquer 38 newly-designed maps.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.3GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
1.0.0 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Europe v01.70(27/02/2003), Recommended, MTVU, Working better than on my PS2, Some minor shadow/clipping bugs at times
NTSC-U Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.30 GHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB
1.5.0 revision a065a1d GSdx 1.1.0 2016-07-01 (SSE4)
  • Mode: HW DX11
  • 4x Native
  • 16x Anisotropic Filtering
  • SPU2-X r5893 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs at a smooth 60FPS with no major slowdown. CorruptEagle
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • AMD Ryzen 5 Quad-Core Processor (3200Mhz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
v1.7.0-dev-837-gf1e44bfd4 GSdx 1.2 SSE41
  • Direct3D11 (Hardware)
  • 8x Native Resolution
  • 16x Anisotropic Filtering
Built-in Plugins BIOS: USA 2.30; Preset 2; MTVU; Runs above full speed with 8x Native Resolution and 16x Anisotropic Filtering. No slow downs observed. FMV flicker fixed by using Large Framebuffer. Tested for 8+ hrs. OneBigSpud


  • Original names: 真・三國無双4 (SLPM-65890) & (SLPM-74236) & (SLPM-74272), 진 삼국무쌍 4 (SLKA-25289)
  • Also known as Shin Sangoku Musou 4 (JP)

Known Issues

Black line on the ground.

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Black line on the ground while playing.
  • Workaround: No known fixes yet.

Fixed Issues

FMVs flicker

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: FMVs will flicker in hardware mode.
  • Workaround: Has been fixed in PCSX2 Git revisions as of the 21st of April, 2016. For older PCSX2 versions: Temporarily switch to software mode by pressing the F9 key or go to Config > Emulation Settings > Game Fixes tab, click "Enable manual game fixes" and enable the 'Switch to GSdx software rendering when an FMV plays' fix.

Public compatibility forum links