Shenmue II Xbox

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9.4

Universal acclaim- based on 87 Ratings

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  • Summary: Seeking answers and vengeance, Ryo Hazuki arrives in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong. Encountering new friends and foes alike, Ryo realizes he has much to learn and must master new martial art skills to prepare himself for his ultimate showdown with Lan Di, the man who killed hisSeeking answers and vengeance, Ryo Hazuki arrives in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong. Encountering new friends and foes alike, Ryo realizes he has much to learn and must master new martial art skills to prepare himself for his ultimate showdown with Lan Di, the man who killed his father. Each day brings Ryo closer to his goal of avenging his father's death and unlocking the mysteries of the Phoenix Mirror. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    The game tells a finely crafted and interesting story at its own pace, and those without the patience to appreciate it may not understand what all the fuss is about.
  2. Shenmue II's story is really what makes the game so enjoyable, and the plot is about as epic as they come...It has a few annoying flaws, but overall, it's my pick as the best Xbox adventure game of the year.
  3. The series, especially this installment, has become among the most memorable game-playing experiences of my life.
  4. The gameplay is streamlined a bit from the previous edition, and while the changes are minor, they're tweaks that simply smooth the way.
  5. If more effort had been expended so as to maximise this versionís potential, weíd have a real stunner here. As it stands, we have merely a decent conversion of a great game.
  6. I really wish Sega-AM2 had utilized the Xbox controller a lot better. No matter how you change the controls in options menu, Ryo still controls stiffly.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. DanielS.
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    This game is absouletly amazing. I really can't believe that yu zuzuki will not have as much involvment with shenmue 3. it has to comeThis game is absouletly amazing. I really can't believe that yu zuzuki will not have as much involvment with shenmue 3. it has to come out on xbox 360. Expand
  2. DuncanP.
    Aug 30, 2004
    10
    Awesome game, the best I've ever played with an immersive story. Whoever said this game is boring doesn't get the point of the game Awesome game, the best I've ever played with an immersive story. Whoever said this game is boring doesn't get the point of the game and should go back to watching Rambo. Buy this game and a dreamcast with the first for a few £'s/$'s, you will not be disappointed. Expand
  3. 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... Expand
  4. Mar 10, 2015
    10
    este juego da indicios de lo potente que es dreamcast graficamente. es como un gta, pero sin violencia extrema un juego para pensar y no solo destruir
  5. FeiFongW.
    Sep 30, 2003
    10
    The best game ever.... ...waiting for the last chapter...
  6. [Anonymous]
    Mar 19, 2003
    10
    Best game.
  7. BobS.
    Feb 10, 2003
    0
    This has to be the worst game ever created. Perhaps there was an engrossing story behind it, but I never got past the annoying "jobs" and This has to be the worst game ever created. Perhaps there was an engrossing story behind it, but I never got past the annoying "jobs" and horrible voice-overs to care. I made the mistake of getting a part-time job dropping a marble and watching it bounce through nails repeatedly for over 5 minutes... borrrring. I wouldn't recommend this game to an enemy. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
#4 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002