Kabuki Warriors

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Kabuki Warriors
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Developer(s) Genki, Lightweight
Publisher(s) JP Genki [1]

US Crave Entertainment

Platform(s) Xbox
Release date(s)
  • NA November 19, 2001
  • JP February 28, 2002[2]
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Kabuki Warriors (斬 歌舞伎 Zan Kabuki) is a 2001 video game released for the Microsoft Xbox, shortly after the release of the console. It was published by Crave Entertainment, and co-developed by Genki and Lightweight.


The game was universally panned by critics, and is considered one of the worst video games of all time. Complaints were directed towards a lack of variety between characters and environments, dreadful graphics, a very limited move set, and only utilizing one button for attacks. Receiving a 1.4 out of 10 on GameSpot, it earned the distinction of being named "Worst Game of 2001",[3] and was the first of only two games that have received a 1 out of 10 from Edge magazine since its inception in 1993 (the second being FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction).[4] Game Informer gave the game a .5, with the comment by editor Andy McNamara, "I literally won a match just bashing the controller against my ass. I wish I was joking, but the score is seriously Kabuki Warriors zero, my ass one."[5] Similarly, the game was a commercial and financial failure for Crave Entertainment.


  1. ^ "GameFAQs: Kabuki Warriors JP box picture". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Worst Game". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Edge's Review". Edge. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  5. ^ Andy McNamara. "Kabuki Warriors". Game Informer. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 

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