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Way of the Samurai 4

Another installment in the series of action games about the samurai. The series started in 2002 and has been developed ever since by the Japanese studio Acquire. The story in Way of the Samurai 4 is much more expanded in comparison to its predecessors.

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Way of the Samurai 4 Release Date





developer: Acquire publisher: Spike Chunsoft Official website

The Tokyo-based studio Acquire specializes in production of games inspired by the history of the Land of the Rising Sun. Way of The Samurai 4 is another installment of the series started in 2002. The newest game strongly resembles the first entry in the series that was released on PlayStation 2. The game combines elements of action and adventure games.


The story of the game takes place in year 1855, two years after the Japan was forced by Americans to open its borders. The country is in chaos. On one side, the government wants to use the foreign patterns to develop industry and create reforms. On other side, the presence of the “barbarians” is strongly objected by traditionalists who start a rebellion. In addition to all of that, the Great Britain who intends to force the Japan to sign a peace treaty joins the conflict.

The player can assume the role of a wandering samurai who just arrived at a fictional port city called Amihama. Further events depend on which side of the conflict the protagonist will support. In comparison to previous installments of the series, the plot of Way of The Samurai 4 is bigger and more interesting.


What remained the same is the possibility to customize the look and traits of the main character (including his age), the emotional battles during which one uses samurai weapons, large number of attacks and skills related to sword fighting and many interactive movie scenes.

Last updated on 09 September 2014

Game mode: single player  

User score: 6.4 / 10 based on 32 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 7.7 / 10 based on 10 votes.

Age restrictions Way of the Samurai 4: Good for all ages.

Way of the Samurai 4 System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 64 MB or better
  • 7 GB HDD
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i3 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 128 MB or better
  • 7 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/8.1
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