The imminent release of Touken Ranbu Warriors brings the total number of Warriors games on Switch in the West to 11. Omega Force’s crowd-whupping, hack-and-slash Musou formula started out with the Dynasty Warriors series (itself a spin-off from Koei’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms) before splitting into various branches with the Samurai Warriors and Warriors Orochi series, the latter a Dynasty and Samurai crossover.
The formula’s huge success soon attracted the attention of other companies and IPs. Before long a plethora of hugely successful cross-media crossovers appeared: the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series has four entries at the time of writing (two on Switch), and Nintendo-wise we’ve seen two Zelda-based Hyrule Warriors games and a brilliant Fire Emblem too, with a sequel — Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes — due on 24th June.
With so much Musou magic to choose from, you may be wondering which one is the very best on Switch. We’ve got our ideas, of course — and you can check out our reviews for individual verdicts — but we thought we could put the matter to bed once and for all by asking you, dear readers.
Similar to our other reader-ranked polls, we’re asking you lovely lot to rate every Switch Warriors you’ve played from the list below. We’ve included all the games available in the West (there are currently three entries that never released on Switch outside Japan).
Registered Nintendo Life users can click on the stars below and rate the games out of 10. The resulting ranking — which we’ll publish next week — is created from those fluid NL User Ratings and is therefore subject to change, even after publication. If you’ve previously rated these games in our database, thank you! If not, you can add your score to the game at any time, present or future, and it will still count and potentially influence the order.
So, ready and hack ‘n’ slash your way through ’em? Let’s get stuck into the first wave…
Rate each Warriors game you’ve played:
Click the stars below to rate out of 10 each Warriors game you’ve played on Switch:
Thanks for rating your favourites — give us a shout if you think there’s something missing. We’ll be revealing the results very soon, but remember: much like our platform Top 50s, the resulting list will be fluid, so even if you miss out on voting before the results are revealed, you can still influence the ranking after publication. Lovely!