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  • Summary: Shadow Warrior 3 launches the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level with a seamless blend of fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a spectacular free-running movement system. Fallen corporate shogun Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekickShadow Warrior 3 launches the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level with a seamless blend of fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a spectacular free-running movement system. Fallen corporate shogun Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekick Orochi Zilla embark on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison. Armed with a punishing mix of blades and bullets, Lo Wang must traverse uncharted parts of the world to track down the dark beast and push the apocalypse back yet again. All it will take is the mask of a dead god, a dragon's egg, a touch of magic, and enough firepower to hold off the impending cataclysm. Bring a Katana to a Gunfight. Conduct a symphony of death with each encounter by mixing overwhelming firepower with devastatingly precise katana strikes as you dash in and around the demonic hordes.

    Fancy Footwork
    Flow between nimble movement techniques including air dashes, wall running, double jumps, and the fancy new grappling hook busts your combat and movement options wide open in every battle.

    Execute Then Annihilate
    Execute spectacular finishing moves to claim a piece of your conquered foe and unleash its powers back on the horde in a burst of unstoppable fury and powerful magic.

    Dynamic Combat Arenas
    Each environment is lined with hazardous structures and devices that can be activated to add another layer of creative choice to the offensive strategy.

    Neo Feudal Japan
    Trek across a mythic Asian land infused with the magic and technology of ancient samurai, now overrun by the demonic yokai from Japanese folklore.

    Funny Business
    Brace for expertly delivered one-liners from Lo Wang, pointed banter with Zilla, and an intense thrill ride of absurd predicaments on the way to turning doomsday into a new day.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 58
  2. Negative: 2 out of 58
  1. Feb 28, 2022
    95
    Shadow Warrior 3 is an unbridled good time with great fights and even greater one-liners. Add in some character and weapon upgrades with a great store and that is a recipe for success in my book. With the exception of the controller issues everything else in this game comes highly recommended by myself.
  2. Feb 28, 2022
    80
    Shadow Warrior 3 has one goal in mind, providing players with an enjoyable and intense experience of slashing and shooting through hordes of enemies. Admittedly, the scope does become a bit too narrow-minded at times, as you sacrifice the potential for solid storytelling, pacing, and novelty. Nevertheless, I can’t deny just how fun it was to brutalize the waves of monsters and become the biggest dick I could ever be.
  3. Mar 31, 2022
    80
    Shadow Warrior 3 is like a bloody amusement park as it is fast, thrilling, but extremely short. You can finish the game anywhere between 8-10 hours on higher difficulties.
  4. Feb 28, 2022
    70
    Shadow Warrior 3 strips away much of the extra fluff from its predecessor for a short, straightforward thrill ride packed with violence. Its humor doesn't always land and the narrative can be slipshod but the gameplay is very fun and backed by solid level design. Just don't be too surprised at the overall campaign length.
  5. Apr 11, 2022
    70
    The game lacks a bit of depth in almost everything it tries to do, but it's still a ton of fun and a good game to try if you fancy the "Boomer Shooter" games genre. Lo Wang and Shadow Warrior's third installment could've been a bit more polished, but it's still a fun experience.
  6. Mar 7, 2022
    67
    Additionally, while I really did enjoy the game, and had a ton of fun learning the combat rhythm and mechanics, I will probably never go back for a second playthrough. As I mentioned earlier, the game is full of the lowest type of humor imaginable, and by the end of the game, the same batch of one-liners that had me chuckling during the opening hours was starting to grate. That, coupled with the singular playstyle and set of upgrades, make for a poor reason to start a second playthrough. While launching at only $50, coming in competing with some of the finest video games of this (or any generation), make it hard to justify an early purchase.
  7. Feb 28, 2022
    40
    That’s the problem with Shadow Warrior 3. For all it’s hay about subversiveness and whacked out combat, there was never a moment during its campaign where I didn’t know exactly what to do, the basic shape of what was to come, and the exact way I’d solve those problems once I got there. The game has a linear, flat trajectory all the way through – and its inability to truly bring its own world to life is a key failure in what could have been a far more charming, interesting experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 10 out of 32
  1. Mar 3, 2022
    10
    Shadow Warrior 3 is an excellent FPS, perfect mix of action and platforming. Environmental kills are fun tu use. Graphically it makes a hugeShadow Warrior 3 is an excellent FPS, perfect mix of action and platforming. Environmental kills are fun tu use. Graphically it makes a huge impression. The world is amazing, colorful just as enemies. Gore Tools mechanic are awesome. I hope the next part will be a longer repeat of what you presented in this part. 10/10 Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. So Awesome the game Ilove it so nice very violent game and very nice graphic this game is so awesome Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2022
    8
    Fast action, fun shooting, short but fun game, just perfect for short stress out session after work.
  4. Apr 19, 2022
    7
    Guardians of The Galaxy: SW edition

    Actually I don't expect that I like this game because of it reviews. But in fact this is good mix of
    Guardians of The Galaxy: SW edition

    Actually I don't expect that I like this game because of it reviews. But in fact this is good mix of pop culture, doom clone, and Deadpool as main character.

    Visual (8/10) Design in game is awesomely good, at least for me. Characters, different demons, all locations are extremely colorful and fancy. I really enjoyed what I see on screen. But I don't like that all arenas are quite small, except 3-4 arenas on final stage. Also music is quite average for shooters, it feels good in game, but I hardly can remember songs after. In game interface is cut, you can upgrade some stats or weapons in old fashioned menu it contrasts to other game it ruins atmosphere, but not so badly.

    Gameplay (6/10) Gameplay is typical for fast shooters. You have 6 weapons, smth like 12-15 enemy types, press-q-to-kill ability, grappling hook and chi strike to get out from crowd. That's all you need for fun, really I've enjoyed all this arsenal and I can say that no odd mechanics here you will use all of this very often. Of course you can just run and shoot like in Serious Sam but the game is very dynamic so you will be just hanging around the arena and kill all enemies. Game is quite short, but the good point - you will not be tired of it. On the other hand the whole game is series of arenas, quite similar, some boss fights(fun part) and that's all. Nothing new with game difficulties - just more hp for enemies and less ammo for you. NO challenge. And this is huge minus for this game - it's fun, but no challenge, no new game+, no need to ply in it more than 1 time. So that's why it is so average.

    Story(7/10) Story here is mix of stand up jokes, parody on marvel and previous game in series. No need to understand what is going on, but some jokes were good. Characters are quite unique and memorable. All in all adventure is good background for this and it's good.

    The game is good but now we are in 2022 and we have doom eternal which is much much better and you can replay it a lot. It feels more like indie parody on AAA titles, I think everyone should try this game with discount -50% but not for full price
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  5. Mar 11, 2022
    6
    As a fan of the Shadow Warrior series, I'm sadly more disappointed with the long awaited third game than anything else. Especially it hasAs a fan of the Shadow Warrior series, I'm sadly more disappointed with the long awaited third game than anything else. Especially it has it's positive sides and these sides are amazing.
    The combat is fun as hell. It's clearly copied from Doom Eternal, but it works and is amazing. The game is also beautiful, also because the whole art direction and enemy design is great. And Lo Wang as a character is as fun as ever.

    But these good sides are cleary overshadowed by its downsides. The biggest one is that the game is incredibly short. You can easily finish it in under 5 hours. Which is almost a joke considering its price and how long the two previous games were.
    In addition to that is that the whole game feels like it could have been more. You basically just run from combat arena to combat arena, with small plattforming sections in between. The game is as linear as it can be. No secrets, nothing to explore. Even the also linear first game had big levels you were free to explore. But in this game it's just sad.
    What's also sad is how simplified and reduced the melee combat is. Slaying the demons was always a satisfying highlight in the previous games. But here you only use the katana as some sort of skill to kill smaller enemies to get ammunition - exactly like the chainsaw in Doom Eternal.
    On top of that I encountered a game breaking bug, in which I respawned at the wrong checkpoint and a script didn't load anymore so I was unable to progress.
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  6. Mar 16, 2022
    2
    My rating seem kinda harsh, and I guess it is, but this is NOT Shadow Warrior.
    Almost everything that made the previous 2 games good has been
    My rating seem kinda harsh, and I guess it is, but this is NOT Shadow Warrior.
    Almost everything that made the previous 2 games good has been stripped out. Chi attacks? basically gone. Directional sword play and decapitation? also gone. A cohesive story? gone. Exploration for secrets? again, gone(there are "secrets" but they're literally just barely off the main track and you can clearly see them without looking)
    I honestly dont really care that much about the game length, as long as the game is good and a worthy sequel, but it's NOT a worthy sequel. It seems they wanted to prioritize saving money because the budget on this game is incredibly small with very few characters compared to either of the previous games. The story seems to be completely an afterthought, with the entire focus being on the repetitive combat in small preset circular arenas.
    On top of this, it has horrific prerendered cutscenes that are extremely jarring for those familiar with Shadow Warrior.

    2/10 - It's more Duke Nukem Forever than Shadow Warrior.
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  7. Mar 22, 2022
    0
    DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. I am so salty that they went from 2 to 3 and dropped almost every feature that I loved from the original. If you areDO NOT BUY THIS GAME. I am so salty that they went from 2 to 3 and dropped almost every feature that I loved from the original. If you are buying this in hopes of unlocking a bunch of cool new weapons with different rarities you will be sorely mistaken. I would normally trust devolver with my life, I would not trust them to boil an egg after playing this sad, sad, example of slapping high resolution graphics onto a completely different game. I didn't even buy the full price of this game. I downloaded it on psNow and i still think it was a waste of $9. Expand

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