Developer(s): Omega Force
Publisher(s): Koei
Genre: Action, Fighting
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic43/100
Game description: Featuring a new proprietary combat engine, Dynasty Warriors 6 delivers the exhilaration of single-handedly destroying thousands of soldiers on massive fields of combat. The lightning-fast, kung-fu fighting, fluid motion-captured animation, intuitive combat system and immersive environments create an unparalleled gaming experience, and push the limits of tactical action.

Dynasty Warriors 6

Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: B
ESRB rating: T (Violence)
GRB rating: 12
Game supports harddrive
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLUS-21774
Japanese: SLAJ-25104 & SLAJ-25105 & SLPM-55082 & SLPM-55083 & SLPM-74286 & SLPM-74287
Korean: SLKA-35005
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21774
Release date: November 18, 2008
CRCs: 047571F1
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-55082 (Disc 1)
SLPM-55083 (Disc 2)
SLKA-35005 (Korea)
SLPM-74286 (PlayStation 2 the Best, Disc 1)
SLPM-74287 (PlayStation 2 the Best, Disc 2)
SLAJ-25104 (Disc 1)
SLAJ-25105 (Disc 2)
Release date: October 2, 2008
October 30, 2008 (Korea)
September 2, 2010 (PlayStation 2 the Best)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
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 above full speed.
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.30 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
1.1.0 (r5393) GSdx 0.1.16 (r5390)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5402)
  • Lilypad 0.10.0 (r4929)
BIOS: Europe v01.70, Speedhacks: Recommended, MTVU Bositman
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel i5-4210 CPU @1.70GHz 2.40
  • Intel HD 4400
1.4.0 GSdx 1.0.0 SSE41
  • Direct3D11 (Hardware)
  • 1920x1080
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
BIOS: USA 2.30; Preset 2; MTVU; Runs at 55-60 FPS with dips into 50-55 FPS when a lot of characters are on screen while in Native Resolution, but this is not really noticeable while in the flow of the game. Runs at 50-60 FPS with dips into 45-50 FPS when a lot of characters are on screen while in 2x Resolution. Anything over 2x is unplayable. Rare flicker at the beginning of some FMVs that lasts for less than a second. Can 100% complete this game. Tested for ~20 HRS. No crashes. OneBigSpud


  • Original names: 真・三國無双5 Special (SLPM-55082) & (SLPM-74286), 진·삼국무쌍5 Special (SLKA-35005)
  • Also known as Shin Sangoku Musou 5 Special (JP)

Known Issues

Misaligned text and vertical lines in menus

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The game renders menus in a funky way consisting of stripes, and their alignment horizontally isn't great, with visible cutoffs/overlaps on any text and sprites rendered.
  • Workaround: You can improve the situation considerably by setting the Texture Offsets to X:500 and Y:500. Causes negligible misalignment of the health/musou bars, easily ignored.

Flickering FMVs

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: All FMVs flicker.
  • Workaround: Update to the latest nightly version of PCSX2.

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