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  • Summary: Shadow Warrior is bold reimagining of 3D Realms' cult classic shooter from developer Flying Wild Hog (Hard Reset) and independent game label Devolver Digital (Serious Sam 3: BFE, Hotline Miami, LUFTRAUSERS) for PC and next-gen consoles. Blending the viciously over-the-top gunplay of itsShadow Warrior is bold reimagining of 3D Realms' cult classic shooter from developer Flying Wild Hog (Hard Reset) and independent game label Devolver Digital (Serious Sam 3: BFE, Hotline Miami, LUFTRAUSERS) for PC and next-gen consoles. Blending the viciously over-the-top gunplay of its predecessor with the elegant precision of the powerful katana, Shadow Warrior is an imaginative take on the classic arcade-style shooter. Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 31, 2014
    85
    Lo Wang returns with a glorious vengeance in Shadow Warrior, in a hilarious, violent experience that no player should miss.
  2. Oct 23, 2014
    85
    A wonderful throwback to the 90s shooter, Shadow Warrior is a fine remake that doesn't purport to offer anything more than a rip-roaring blast through hordes of demons. Shadow Warrior is bloody, wilfully daft and rather brilliant.
  3. Oct 31, 2014
    83
    I certainly found Shadow Warrior to be a really fun throwback to not only the original game, but ‘90’s FPS titles in general.
  4. Oct 24, 2014
    77
    Shadow Warrior offers thoroughly entertaining old-school-action, blood and gore.
  5. Nov 3, 2014
    77
    Shadow Warrior is a good example of retro shooter like Serious Sam, Painkiller and Rise of the Triad. Blood, endless shootings, katana and monsters, a solid upgrade and rather large levels, but also repetitiveness and lack of multiplayer.
  6. Nov 24, 2014
    75
    Shadow Warrior on Xbox One is neither an example of great graphics, nor a deep shooter. Instead, it is an old-style FPS fun and boisterous, full of explosions and blood but also less trivial than you could expect.
  7. games(TM)
    Nov 17, 2014
    50
    For or five mindless hours stretched to more than double that. [Issue#154, p.127]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Oct 25, 2014
    10
    One of the most fun, funniest, and entertaining games I've played in a very long time.

    If you liked Wolfenstien: The New Order you'll have
    One of the most fun, funniest, and entertaining games I've played in a very long time.

    If you liked Wolfenstien: The New Order you'll have a blast playing this game.

    Don't miss out, it costs much less than most games out there, but you'll have more fun than most games out there.
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  2. Jun 10, 2015
    10
    This game is just what it was supposed to be. Good ol' fun just like the old one. I was pleasantly surprised and have thoroughly enjoyed theThis game is just what it was supposed to be. Good ol' fun just like the old one. I was pleasantly surprised and have thoroughly enjoyed the game thus far. It's not "leading edge" or anything, but is humourous, silly and enjoyable just as it should be. Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2015
    9
    Now this game is one of the funnest ever created.

    PROS -Great Combat -Humor -Graphics -Large map CONS -Story needs a little work,
    Now this game is one of the funnest ever created.

    PROS
    -Great Combat
    -Humor
    -Graphics
    -Large map

    CONS
    -Story needs a little work, and is confusing
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  4. Jan 29, 2016
    8
    Shadow warrior is a wonderful throwback to nineties fps madness.
    Armed with a sword, an arsenal of firepower and little magic, Wangs task is
    Shadow warrior is a wonderful throwback to nineties fps madness.
    Armed with a sword, an arsenal of firepower and little magic, Wangs task is to retrieve the magical sword and destroy the invading demons!
    This game is filled with classic and cheesy one liners duke nukum style.
    Wonderful sword play makes the katana my weapon of choice but that takes nothing away from the guns, which are more than capable of slaying demons.
    This game is so much fun, you can lose hours chopping heads off or searching every corner to find the ever elusive secrets!
    Seventeen missions which take on avridge half an hour to complete, means there is a lot of game for a budget price.
    If I had to critisize, I would say some of the magic abilitys are confusing to pull off on an Xbox controller, but there not difficult! Once you have the technique mastered you will be using magic like the Wang master himself!
    Brilliant game, it's so refreshing to play an old school fps after years of military shooters.
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  5. Feb 4, 2015
    7
    id give a 7.5 officially. shadow warrior is a very fun game, that had a surprisingly good story that is tongue in cheek and will give you someid give a 7.5 officially. shadow warrior is a very fun game, that had a surprisingly good story that is tongue in cheek and will give you some laughs along the way.

    Visuals: the graphics in this game aren't great, and resembles something slightly better than a 360 game. the textures and frame rates are very smooth though.

    Game-play: the best part of this game is the combat. it is so good with a mixture of weapons to play with. i found my self constantly switching between weapons during a fight depending on the enemies i was encountering and it kept the game play varied. there is also a good customization aspect as well with 3 different aspects that you can upgrade by finding money and special items hidden throughout the levels. only problem is that there are some bad loading sequenmces and lag time when entering new areas which takes some of the fun away at times.

    Music: the music in the game is well done and gives off a Japanese style vibe to it that is nice to listen to.
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  6. Jun 7, 2015
    7
    A stupidly funny and stupidly stupid game. Its simple in all regards and thats good, you dont want a complicated serious shadow warrior youA stupidly funny and stupidly stupid game. Its simple in all regards and thats good, you dont want a complicated serious shadow warrior you want funny, you want wise cracks and cheap one liners and a simple yet effective combat system thats easy to mater.

    the only problem i had was head bob..........o the head bob.
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  7. Jan 17, 2016
    1
    Was looking forward to playing this as i have played the original. But on the XBox One it was terrible. Rez is low. Control scheme is easilyWas looking forward to playing this as i have played the original. But on the XBox One it was terrible. Rez is low. Control scheme is easily one of the worst i ever seen for console. Healing yrself takes 3 moves for example and still have not figured out how to fire a weapon in the game. The worst thing i think gamemakers can do is when they try to reinvent something. If it is not broken, don't fix it. Control layouts should feel natrual, this is a mess. Expand

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