Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. The game may not have much in the way of replay value, but for bang for your buck, I think it packs enough punch the first time through.
User Score
9.4

Universal acclaim- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. AlexR.
    May 28, 2007
    10
    For me, this is the best video game ever made. Simple as that. No game has given me as much meaningfull pleasure as this one. There are not For me, this is the best video game ever made. Simple as that. No game has given me as much meaningfull pleasure as this one. There are not enough kind words to lavish upon this title. If you miss out on the Shenmue experience, then you will be missing out on video game history. Emotional... Full Review »
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    10
    This is essentially the same game as the original, but expanded into more chapters. The original serves as chapter 1. With that said ShenmueThis is essentially the same game as the original, but expanded into more chapters. The original serves as chapter 1. With that said Shenmue II seems more grand and epic than the original. The world is huge. These games were ahead of their time. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Mar 19, 2003
    10
    Best game.