Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends
Dynasty Warriors 4 XL Case
Developer(s): Omega Force
Publisher(s): Koei
Release Date:
Flag of Japan: September 25, 2003
Flag of the United States.svg/Flag of Canada: November 4, 2003
European flag/Flag of Australia: February 6, 2004
Genre: Hack and Slash
Game Modes: Single Player, Multiplayer
Ratings: CERO: CERO A Rating
ESRB: Rating US-Teen
Platform(s): PlayStation 2

Dynasty Warriors 4 Xtreme Legends (真・三國無双3 猛将伝, Shin Sangoku Musou 3: Moushouden) is a spin-off of Dynasty Warriors 4. Players can import previous versions of their characters in this game if they have an original Dynasty Warriors 4 disc.


  • The game introduces a new feature called Legend Mode. This trend continues with alterations in the following Xtreme Legends expansion.
  • Two new difficulty settings (Novice and Expert) are included in this game. Expert setting causes all playable CPU characters to use their Level 10 weapons in battle by default.
  • Characters can acquire Level 11 weapons by perfecting their own legend stage under the said Expert difficulty setting with specific requirements. Each one while offering less base power, comes with four types of bonus attributes and activates elements for Musou attacks.
    • Unlike other unique weapons in the series, Level 11 weapons can be used in challenge mode. Though by proxy, current weapon levels (even below 7-to-9) are also carried over.
  • Nine new rare items are introduced. Previous rare items can also be obtained by playing through specific Legend Modes. Sometimes, these are easier to achieve than the original requirements.
  • Xtreme Mode, a mercenary-like adventure where anything goes, is introduced. The main goal in this mode is to survive as long as possible and conquer the other provinces.
  • One new challenge mode stage is added; Arena Mode, where it takes place on a special sealed-off plateau built within Ru Nan Castle's central area.
  • Weapon reset is now available, allowing the player to reset weapon levels and obtain unique ones all over again.
  • Improved and tweaked enemy AI, such as CPU officers using taunts to break guards as one of the newly added traits.

Bugs and GlitchesEdit

  • AI Glitch - Start a stage on Expert difficulty, perform an intermission save and quit to the title screen. From there, change the difficulty to Novice and start a new stage. Do not reload the current intermission save file. Rather, perform a soft reset (Select + Start), then reload the intermission save file. This will result in the game accepting the stage on Expert, even though the enemies will act the same as Novice.
  • Walking on Mountains - This can be done in Zhang Jiao's Legend Mode with any character. Get on a horse and stand next to the northwestern entry point. Make sure the mountain side is to the horse's right and dismount. There is chance that the player will end up on the northern mountain side, thus they are able to skip a large portion of the map.


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