Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 61 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
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  1. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 18, 2016
    73
    Bullets simply don’t cause enough damage for shooting to feel fun: you can unload an entire magazine into some random mob point-blank, and there’s no guarantee it’ll do as much as make it flinch. After a while you realize that you’re not even watching the action anymore, your gaze is fixated solely on enemy healthbar at the top of the screen. On the other hand, bows, shotguns and grenade launchers do pack satisfying bang – they’re not much better in terms of DPS, but fire slowly enough for each shot to deal respectable damage to enemy ranks. [Issue#214, p.64]
  2. Oct 24, 2016
    72
    The frenzy of the fighting is penalized by the new mechanics concerning the management of the character and the equipment, buy the excesses of the game that remained the same of the valid reboot published three years ago.
  3. Dec 9, 2016
    70
    The the gameplay is amazing, it is an absolute blast to play, but it felt like Shadow Warrior 2 could have been so much more.
  4. 70
    If you've got a PC that can handle it, Shadow Warrior 2 is a fantastic bloody game. If you love yourself a good, over-the-top action video game that brings to mind the ridiculous (but enjoyable) action flicks of the 70's and 80's, then the Shadow Warrior franchise is not to be missed.
  5. Oct 19, 2016
    70
    Shadow Warrior 2’s excellent combat mechanics cleave through its weak story and over-abundance of iffy loot. The result is a title that’s incredibly satisfying to play, almost in spite of the surrounding flaws.
  6. Oct 19, 2016
    70
    The ability to dash around each enemy individually and slice them to pieces using the wonderfully hilarious procedural gore system is endlessly satisfying.
  7. Oct 16, 2016
    70
    It says a lot when Shadow Warrior 2 is only the second best 3D Realms game out this week, and the other is yet another remaster of Duke Nukem 3D. Despite loving the first game I could not get along with this sequel, with both single-player and co-op feeling lacking in different ways.
  8. Oct 14, 2016
    70
    Definite flaws and a laser focus on making the game a more universally sellable experience hurt it, but if you want to shoot shit while shooting the shit with some buddies, you could do a lot worse.
  9. Oct 13, 2016
    70
    Shadow Warrior 2 is a mix of fun, violence and nervousness. Big guns, big blades and nastier enemies, it's the perfect combo for making a good Shadow Warrior game.
  10. Oct 13, 2016
    70
    Brilliant in hour-long doses, Shadow Warrior 2 doesn’t have the depth or variety in its core gameplay to hold your interest for hours at a time. The procedurally generated levels affect the flow and pacing of the missions, while all those ultra-violent battles become samey after a while.
  11. Oct 13, 2016
    70
    Improvements to combat and a raft of new visual gags don’t make up for Shadow Warrior 2's flaccid story and aimless levels.
  12. Nov 7, 2016
    68
    The reboot, in spite of its dumb writing, felt fresh and was consistently entertaining throughout its campaign thanks to its focus. The sequel, however, feels stretched out, like it’s trying to be an RPG, an open-world game, and a shooter all at once with little success. In the end, there’s precious little of Shadow Warrior 2 that makes for a compelling experience.
  13. Dec 18, 2016
    60
    Fun and frantic, but soon grows tiresome. [Issue#181, p.78]
  14. Dec 5, 2016
    60
    In the end, Shadow Warrior 2 isn’t a bad game, it’s just not a really good one, either. It delivers a laugh or two, but in a few years, I’ll struggle to remember that I even played it. Pick it up during a sale or during a dry spell in the new release schedule, but there are plenty of other titles more deserving of attention at the moment.
  15. Oct 25, 2016
    50
    If you’re a fan of juvenile jokes or simply looking for something that feels like an off-brand Deadpool, it may be perfect for you. Still, with technical issues and a flat story, the $39.99 price on Steam feels like a bit of a reach.
  16. Oct 19, 2016
    50
    Shadow Warrior 2 is a game about slicing and shooting through hordes of monsters and soldiers. It’s about as classic a setup as the shooter genre has in that regard. A player itching to hack up some demons could do a lot worse. But everything else about Shadow Warrior 2 feels hollow. The characters are lifeless, the jokes aren’t funny, the story is worthless, and the levels are repetitive.
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  1. Oct 13, 2016
    Shadow Warrior 2 applies subtle, modern tweaks to a known formula, adds entirely new systems to good effect, and polishes the whole thing to a blinding shine.
  2. It’s DOOM without the claustrophobia. A Serious Sam + Borderlands cocktail with weighty, thumping, exciting, speedy combat. Diablo in first-person, with wide open spaces, packs of enemies, giant bosses and more weapons than you can shake a wang at. Shadow Warrior 2 is anarchic, excessive, ridiculous, occasionally spectacular and almost entirely wonderful.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 561 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 561
  1. Oct 14, 2016
    10
    Game looks amazing I would recomend to anybody even if you may not like shooters because its so much more! You can wield a variety of swordsGame looks amazing I would recomend to anybody even if you may not like shooters because its so much more! You can wield a variety of swords and guns. It is a reboot of a 90s pc game that blends the best of old genres on better hardware. Even the first game was great from 2013, this one just became a low key, goty possibly. So first off... Graphics are great! Very high fps! Funny, crude humor that most video games dont use! Demons! Rpg! Good music! Story is ok! Acting is good! Crafting! Variety of landscape! Unigue guns and weapons! Bright colors! Powers! 2-4 player Co-op! And best of all the gameplay is so fun and fluid, switching between favorites in your arsenal is very fast and combat is an over the top rampage that doesnt get boring or repetive. This is a fast paced, action-packed revenge mission with a badass protaganist. Lo Wang. Full Review »
  2. Oct 19, 2016
    4
    As an fps shooter it's mediocre at best. There is a lot of meaningless and dull grinding loot in a game. In fast pace fps shooter thereAs an fps shooter it's mediocre at best. There is a lot of meaningless and dull grinding loot in a game. In fast pace fps shooter there shouldn’t be too many elements that takes you away from the flow of the game, but I feel that this game does it all the time. You'll spend a lot of time in menus optimizing and upgrading weapons and skills. And all of upgrades aren’t that good either. It just feels like developers did that on purpose, just to make this game last longer. It's fine if you like it, but for me, it ruins the flow and immersion. We don't need a lot of perks and tons of sh***y loot in fast paced shooters. The newest Doom did balanced that perfectly. There were some upgrades and perks in Doom, but it didn't destroy the game flow. It was quick and fluid, which I liked a lot. The shooting, in the game, doesn't feel that precise either. The weapons, in the game (that goes specially to the guns) luck the feeling of heaviness, feeling of that you are using some badass weapon, like Doom 2016 have. The shooting feels kind of cartoony and uninspiring. There is no weight to the weapons, no realism at all. The graphic is good, but I have seen better. The particle effects look kind of low resolution and not that impressive, in my opinion. I personally wasn't impressed by the gameplay at all and after playing Doom this year I feel that this game feels like a downgrade on all levels. But the game is chip and it will get cheaper as time passes. I would recommend this game to those who like loot hunting and shooting. It can be entertaining for some people. Full Review »
  3. Oct 14, 2016
    10
    Great Game Thank you Flying Wild Hog 10 10 10 10 /Amazing optimization Amazing gameplay The best game of the year 2016 The best . IGreat Game Thank you Flying Wild Hog 10 10 10 10 /Amazing optimization Amazing gameplay The best game of the year 2016 The best . I recomanded to buy this game to evryoane Guys its great game BUY IT NOW!!!!! Full Review »