In these heady days of performance capture and high quality voice acting, Onimusha's English audio sadly hasn't stood the test of time. We'd recommend opting for the Japanese VO track. Audio has been nicely remastered too, and the soundtrack is very good indeed.
A new 16:9 widescreen option is enormously welcome, but despite the high-definition spit and polish job, Onimusha: Warlords still looks all of its 18 years. As remasters go, this is a fairly rudimentary one, although it does ensure that this new version remains faithful to the PS2 original.
Still remarkably enjoyable, slicing up demons with Samanosuke's elemental blades and exploring Inabayama Castle is compulsive, as is upgrading your weapons and orbs to smash demons and unlock new paths respectively. You can't help but think how good a brand-new Onimusha could potentially be.
Short but sweet, Onimusha comes from a time when a 4-5 hour AAA game was entirely acceptable. There are extras to unlock and bonus content to encourage repeated playthroughs, which given the budget price tag, means you shouldn't feel too shortchanged. That said, some additional bonuses wouldn't have gone amiss.
A list that should help extend your Onimusha: Warlords experience, with various challenges to complete, like beating the game in under three hours, tackling Ultimate difficulty, or finishing the game without enhancing any weapons or using power and magic jewels. Tricky, for sure, but worth a pop.