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Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper

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Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper cover
Omega Force
Simplified Chinese version Beijing Entertainment All Technology
Russian version Noviy Disk
Release dates
Windows March 30, 2005
Metacritic 65
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash
Art styles Realistic
Themes China
Series Dynasty Warriors, Warriors
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper on HowLongToBeat
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper on IGDB
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper guide on StrategyWiki
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper on MobyGames
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper on Wikipedia
Subseries of Warriors
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper 2005
Shin Sangokumusou 4 Special 2006
Dynasty Warriors Online Z 2006
Dynasty Warriors 6 2008
Shin Sangokumusou 6 with Moushouden 2012
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends 2014
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires 2015
Dynasty Warriors 9 2018
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition 2018
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires 2021


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper[Note 1] is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person hack and slash game developed by Omega Force and published by Koei, Beijing Entertainment All Technology and Noviy Disk. It is a part of the Dynasty Warriors franchise within the larger Warriors series.

The game was first released on PlayStation 2 in Japan on February 27, 2003 before porting to PC. PC port, which comes with higher resolution, better shading and adjustable graphic options compared to PlayStation 2 version, was first released on March 30, 2005[1] in Japan while Traditional Chinese version and Korean version were released on July 15, 2005[2][3] in Asia and South Korea. English version was released on December 9, 2005 for North America and Europe region, and Simplified Chinese version was released on August 8, 2007[4] in China followed by Russian version which was released on February 12, 2009.[5]

The Japanese version which required to use GameCity ID to login for online verification is no longer playable due to the server which handles the verification was announced to be shut down on March 30, 2018.[6] For Europe and Traditional Chinese version, the game is not playable due to SafeDisc DRM no longer working unless with patching which might cause the system to be exposed to known security vulnerabilities.

General information

Official Japanese site and Traditional Chinese site.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Japanese version.
KoeiTecmo's MyGamecity ID authentication required.
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 3.20.022 DRM[Note 2] disc check
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simplified Chinese version.
SecuROM 7.33.0012 DRM disc check.
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Russian version.
StarForce 5.70 DRM disc check.
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Demo/free trial

Benchmark Demo

Available in Traditional Chinese and Japanese

Playable Demo

Available in Traditional Chinese and Japanese


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions No microtransactions are available in this game.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Instructions[citation needed]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KOEI\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 4 Hyper>\*.*

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\KOEI\<Localized Dynasty Warriors 4 Hyper>\Savedata\*.dat


Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
It is not possible to directly select a specific resolution without scrolling through the options.
4K Ultra HD
Maximum resolution is 1600x1200.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Known as Texture Filter in-game, up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x MSAA, can only be enabled in full-screen mode.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
120 fps only in real time rendered opening and ending, may cause display problem if not cap to 60 fps
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)


Input bindings
Input bindings
External input bindings
External input bindings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse not included
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Recognizes DInput Controllers
Full controller support
Does not recognize XInput Controllers. May work with 3rd party controller programs, but doesn't work with JoyToKey or XInputPlus
Controller remapping
Bindings remapable via in-game options and accompanying configurator
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
For Bow use Only
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
PlayStation controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Ending theme is not royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Windows Media Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
640 x 480 with 24-bit color resolution, hardware shader function compatible
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 compatible
Other DVD-ROM drive


  1. Commonly known as Shin Sangokumusou 3 Hyper (Japanese: 真・三國無双3 ハイパー) in Asia
  2. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[7] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[8]