Shadow Warrior Classic Redux PC

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  1. Aug 28, 2013
    70
    Even after all those years with lack of interest Shadow Warrior Redux works. Despite its outdated graphics it's entertaining shooter of pureblood genre and bitter humour. It's a blast from the past when developers had balls.
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 19, 2013
    60
    An audiovisually elaborated remake of the brutal shooter from the late 90's. Duke Nukem's pal is going well, bringing mad and red action. [Issue#232]
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  1. Sep 7, 2014
    9
    Being able to play it on modern rigs without problems just helps you to realise how **** things have went in the shooters department.
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    Being able to play it on modern rigs without problems just helps you to realise how **** things have went in the shooters department.
    This game is not the best fps (Duke Nukem and Doom are obviously better at every aspect), but it's still a blast to play.
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  2. Jul 31, 2014
    9
    amazing 90's old school pc fps games gotta love em and this game sure is a classic right next to doom , quake , duke nukem 3d, blood , etc etcamazing 90's old school pc fps games gotta love em and this game sure is a classic right next to doom , quake , duke nukem 3d, blood , etc etc etc this game was aan amazing game with a **** ton of blood gore and just allaround insane amounts of fun this is free here on steam so pick it up add it to youre account this game is fun as hell still holds up today and is still fun as hell i give this fps game an 96/100 Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2014
    8
    Shadow Warrior takes the open-ended interactivity that made Duke Nukem 3D so fun and expands/improves upon it. Almost everything in ShadowShadow Warrior takes the open-ended interactivity that made Duke Nukem 3D so fun and expands/improves upon it. Almost everything in Shadow Warrior is breakable and the addition of drivable vehicles, truly 3D pickups and "room-over-room" levels add to the immersive nature of the game. Unfortunately the game relies on some really racist caricatures of Japanese people and culture that is more offensive than funny. I'm not an easily offended individual and personally loathe all forms of political correctness but I don't see why the developers couldn't have used this as an opportunity to create a character that positively portrays Japanese individuals. Additionally, the graphics were already dated in 1997 (keep in mind this was the same year that the truly 3D Goldeneye64, Quake II, Hexen II, Turok and Dark Forces II: Jedi night were released) and may turn off newcomers to this title. All in all a fun romp down memory lane but not the a classic like Doom or Duke. Expand
  4. Oct 7, 2015
    8
    This is what i think of when i think of FPS done right.

    If you enjoyed Duke3D then you should enjoy this. Its just as good if not better.
    This is what i think of when i think of FPS done right.

    If you enjoyed Duke3D then you should enjoy this. Its just as good if not better. Its the Asian version of Duke3D.

    The weapons are great:
    Katana or Fists, Shuriken,
    Riot shotgun, Uzi (+dual wield), Grenade launcher and rocket launcher,
    Sticky bombs (stick to any surface including enemies), Railgun,
    Guardian head (the head of an enemy that shoots fire), Ripper heart (heart of an enemy that can make a clone of you).

    Powerups: fortune cookies give health boost, armor, Nuclear bombs, Heatseeker cards for rocket launcher.

    Interesting enemies like female warriors, Sumos, even ghosts.

    There is less nudity than Duke3D, the girls are anime girls.

    Keys can be used multiple times, you have the keyscards but you also have keys for locks.

    The game is more fast-paced than Duke3D but at the same time easier. My main weapon in Duke3D was a shotgun, in Shadow Warrior its the dual Uzi.

    Bosses are also easier, not giant alien monsters.
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  5. Jun 22, 2016
    8
    Who want some Wang? As a young lad I played the shareware version of the original Shadow Warrior many, many times. The opening four levelsWho want some Wang? As a young lad I played the shareware version of the original Shadow Warrior many, many times. The opening four levels that comprise what is now known as "Enter the Wang" represent to me a high point in classic shooters. Shadow Warrior was the logical evolution of the kind of gameplay pioneered by Duke Nukem 3D. It was no longer enough simply to have big guns, explosions and ludicrous gibs, no, you must also have interactive environments and a smartass protagonist offering witty, post-kill one liners! And so did 3D Realms deliver. Together with Duke and Monolith's horror-flavored FPS, Blood, Shadow Warrior forms the holy trinity of Build Engine FPSs. Shadow Warrior is in most respects a superior game to Duke, with more potent weapons, smarter level design and improved world details- many objects that were 2D sprites in Duke are now 3D models, albeit blocky. You are Lo Wang, raunchy, east-asian pastiche, professional mercenary, and wise-cracking old master, on a quest to exact revenge on the evil Orochi Zilla and his army of gun-toting demons. At your disposal is an arsenal of ballistic, explosive, and outright magical weaponry, and you will need it all to survive the game's punishing difficulty. Shadow Warrior, like most FPSs of the era, is not an easy game, but it is an entertaining one. This rerelease also includes both the game's expansions, Wanton Destruction and Twin Dragon. If you enjoy this game, I recommend moving on directly to Flying Wild Hog's excellent remake. Expand
  6. Jul 21, 2013
    7
    Imagine Duke Nukem 3D but as a ninja!
    Good fun and very playable. I don't think the Redux version is a huge improvement over the old but very
    Imagine Duke Nukem 3D but as a ninja!
    Good fun and very playable. I don't think the Redux version is a huge improvement over the old but very well worth getting if you see it on offer.
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  7. Oct 25, 2013
    7
    Basically just an upgraded version of the original game. Better graphics, audio, and the inclusion of both expansion packs. If you're a fan ofBasically just an upgraded version of the original game. Better graphics, audio, and the inclusion of both expansion packs. If you're a fan of the original, or liked Duke 3D and are looking for something similar, you should probably get this game. Expand