Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition includes the original game content plus the Xtreme Legends expansion pack all in one package for PS4 and PC. The entire compilation delivers a total of over 82 playable characters across four historical factions based on Luo Guanzhong's historical novel set in ancient China, Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
With the Xtreme Legends content, players can also experience a story mode revolving around the famous warrior Lu Bu, in addition to new hypothetical missions for the four existing factions (Shu, Wu, Wei and Jin). The returning Free Mode allows players to take control of the opposing faction during missions instead.
The new Ambition Mode requires players to construct the Tongquetai Tower for peasants, with the goal of having the Emperor Xian (the last historical emperor of the Han dynasty, before the Three Kingdoms era) visit the base. Players engage in three kinds of battles to procure materials, personnel and of course fame for Tongquetai Tower. Xtreme Legends introduces an additional scenario for Ambition Mode where players must then use the Tongquetai as their headquarters in a campaign to depose a false emperor.
As in previous titles, battles are waged with the player character taking on hordes of enemy troops across maps with bases and officers to capture and defeat. Characters string attacks together to form combos capable of cutting down waves of enemies, and the new weapon affinity system introduces more ways to attack or defend against enemies. Building up the Musou gauge will allow players to unleash even more powerful Musou attacks when the time is right.