Awesome Music / Dynasty Warriors

  • The March themes are always awesome.
    • Arena, from DW3. THE quintessential track of the franchise. It says something that out of all the old tracks they bring back through newer games and the Warriors Orochi crossover, this song returns more than any other save Lu Bu's theme. And since it is probably the single most memorable soundtrack from the game to veteran players, DW8 gives us this awesome remix.
    • Parade Of Death is very lighthearted and awesome.
    • Swordsmen in the Plain from 5. This track is played most notably in "Guan Yu's Escape". Perfect music for an adventure-esque stage!
    • While it's technically not a March theme, Crush Em All, one of the most asskicking tracks in DW7.
    • "The Seventh Journey" from 8 is yet another awesome masterpiece.
  • Yellow Storm.
  • The last battle from Dynasty Warriors 7 and Last War from Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires, both are remixes of "Crush 'Em All" that scream "This is it! Finish them off!"
  • Lu Bu's Theme in every single one of its incarnations. And now, since DW8 Xtreme Legends brings back a Lu Bu-based story mode, he gets his own 'kingdom' themes, which are, naturally, remixes of his own theme: Tales of Lu Bu and Grief of Lu Bu. One commenter said it best:
    Even his grief sounds angry.
  • Before 7, Dynasty Warriors treated the Battle of Wuzhang Plains as the final battle, especially for Shu. It does not disappoint.
  • Thousand Suns, the music (for Wu) at the Battle of Chibi in Dynasty Warriors 7.
    • Remixed for Dynasty Warriors 8, as the Hypothetical theme for Wei's Battle of Chibi stage (and Jin's final Hypothetical stage too).
    • DW5 theme Finish Them Off is pretty awesome too.
    • The pursuit of Cao Cao, Persistent Fellows.
    • And now we can add Capricious Wind, Dynasty Warriors 8's Chibi theme, which combines Wei, Wu and Shu's respective kingdom themes into a track of nonstop epicness.
  • Hide Emotion.
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 credits theme Time by Kinki Kids. Some Awesome Music to go with that Tear Jerker ending.
  • Xtreme Legend 7:
    • The lovely Wang Yi's theme, Teary Edge. Sad and vengeful; perfect for her persona.
    • Pang De's theme Twin Ax. Hardcore and manly; just what you expect from a man who makes his enemies cringe in fear.
    • Guo Jia's theme. Trick And Magic. It's a perfect fit.
  • Intense Collision. The final battle for Wu. The only storyline with a happy ending.
    • This track is a refined and more direct variant of Clumsy Expression, another fantastic track from this game.
    • Remixed again in the sequel in a hybrid of both said theme for Wu's battle theme, The Inherited Fang
  • Fan Castle is known for its powerful and heartwrenching soundtrack;
  • Eve.
  • Male Roar.
  • Every time the Battle of Hefei or Hefei (New) Castle shows up with its own music, it's almost always something grand and epic.
  • The King of Sadness in DW5, and now remixed in DW8.
  • Despite its Broken Base status you can hardly say that DW6 didn't have great music:
  • The Battle of Guandu:
  • The theme for Jin in 7, the way it sounds its as if they are saying, "Alright, we've been fighting for so long, time to bring an end to the chaos once and for all."
  • All of the faction themes in 8 are really good, but one that stands out is the Majestic variation of Wei's theme, which illustrates absolutely perfectly their will to do whatever it takes to bring peace and stability to the land.
  • Dance Macabre from 5, as its name suggests, wants to make you perform war dance. This is also played in some stages for Warriors Orochi. One of, if not the, the most awesome one is in Battle of Nagashino for WO1, where Takeda-Uesugi-Huang Zhong Coalition are in their Darkest Hour, but then Shingen-Kenshin prepare a plan to unleash the cavalry. Then, eventually the literal cavalry really comes with Kanetsugu Naoe in command, and the gloomy music of Nagashino is changed into this awesome music.
  • Karma Against Hard Invasion from 8:XL, used in the first part of Lu Bu's version of the battle of Xiapi, is different because of just how it reflects how screwed and hopeless Lu Bu's forces are in their current situation. It doesn't make it any less awesome though.
    • Vanish from the same battle, which is aptly transitted from "Karma Against Hard Invasion" just after Wei forces activated the flood attack, is mixed with the dread of facing defeat and solemness of a Last Stand, giving the Fan Castle themes a good run for their money.
    • For the more optimistic Hypothetical Route, you get to hear Strength, Weakness while both showing the bonds of loyalty Lu Bu has formed at Dingtao, and especially during the Recapture of Chang'an, when you must face the combined forces of ALL of Han Dynasty China on your own.
    • And after the battle, during the final cutscene you get The Eternal Power, which basically says "I just kicked all of China's ass".
    • While conquering Xiapi there's Invincible Power, an intense theme that expresses Lu Bu's desire to conquer.
  • The World Born Again, a DLC track from 8. An intense, moving theme that truly would befit a climactic battle.
  • Restart, the track for the final battle of Jin's historical path, perfectly reflects how this is the final battle of the Three Kingdoms era, as well as the sacrifices and losses it took both all four factions for things to lead to this final moment. It also perfectly showcases the end result of Sima Zhao's Character Development in that he is no longer an aloof slacker, but a hardened leader determined to end the chaos for the sake of not only his slain brother, but for everyone who has died up to this point.
  • A Rising Feeling from 5 plays when you encounter an enemy officer that is present as an important character in certain stages such as Huang Zhong in Mt. Dingjun, Xiahou Dun in Guan Yu's Escape, Ma Chao in Baidi Castle, etc. They will also turn into hyper mode once the music changes to this track and they declare their name in a cutscene.
  • Although eventually Lu Bu's theme will override it, anytime you're up in Hulao Gate to kick Dong Zhuo's tyrannical ass, you're bound to listen to awesome tracks as heard here.
  • The eighth game's version for Hulao Gate sounds pretty badass, too!
  • "Beyond the Destiny", Wei's own "battle" theme. It's a hybrid of "Epic Man" and "Frenzy Moon" from the previous game. There's no better theme to start Wei's story where the main trio of Wei (Cao Cao, Xiahou Dun, and Xiahou Yuan) escape from Luo Yang!
  • "Quiet Howl", Jin's "battle" theme isn't so bad, either. It perfectly reflects later Wei's state, and is an updated version of "Male Roar", Jin's battle theme from 7. Unlike "Male Roar", however, "Quiet Howl" sounds more optimistic. It sounds like encouraging you to survive, or even conquer, the End of an Era, compared to "Male Roar" which is more depressing because Jin's story is the End of an Era.
  • "Upper Drive" is pretty much Dynasty Warriors 8's equivalent to Samurai Warriors 4's "God of War". Both tracks sound like "Okay, guys, we almost win. Let us finish this!"
  • The gallery theme for 8, "Talesbox". Kinda reminds you of good memories from your past, doesn't it?
  • "The Mountain", the track for Battle of Mt. Dingjun in 8. Perfect music for a battle on the mountains.
  • "Mighty Sweep" is played in some stages, but the most memorable one is Guanqiu Jian and Wen Qin's Rebellion in 8, the battle that introduces Wen Yang, to the point some fans consider it Wen Yang's unofficial theme.
  • The Dominant Theme:
  • The theme for The Battle of Yi Ling in 5, titled Fate Corrodes Me, highlighting Liu Bei's fury and rage as he attacks Wu.

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