Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 4 out of 4
  1. Jul 19, 2018
    45
    Trying to play the nostalgia chord is risky, because it has its own limits. It shows, in Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. Despite its hilarious scenario, the game is repetitive and devoid of any attempt to create something new.
  2. Jul 30, 2018
    29
    In all respects an uncalled-for continuation of one of the supposedly worst games ever. Yes, the original was better.
  3. CD-Action
    Sep 27, 2018
    25
    I honestly don’t know why someone thought Shaq Fu needs to be reborn and how the word “legend” fits the picture. [08/2018, p.86]
  4. Jun 10, 2018
    20
    This is a bad game. It’s not worth $20 and, in my opinion, not worth $5, unless you’re the kind of person that would get a kick out of Paris Hilton slut jokes in 2018 and can’t get enough lazy, casual racism.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Jun 5, 2018
    10
    Shaq fu: a legend reborn is a game that is ahead of it's time and will make every other game you play or have played a completeShaq fu: a legend reborn is a game that is ahead of it's time and will make every other game you play or have played a complete disappointment. The jokes that Shaq says out of his mouth are cleverly written and will never get old. The game plays like a 90's arcade beat-em-up that will keep you hooked for hours. Shaq Fu; A Legend Reborn is a title you should not miss out on purchasing. Full Review »
  2. Jun 5, 2018
    10
    As more worthless games come and go, Shaq-Fu is here to stay. Shaq-Fu is possibly the greatest experience created by humans, and for humans.As more worthless games come and go, Shaq-Fu is here to stay. Shaq-Fu is possibly the greatest experience created by humans, and for humans. By combining the likes of Gahndi, Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Fred Figglehorn, you are left with Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn.

    If you haven't played the most sunning human achievement of all time that is this game, don't read ahead, unless you want to ruin your life. Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn follows the story of Shaq Fe-Hung from the Chinese town Hung-Lo. He abandons his mother to fight against the demons that Yen-Lo-Weng has sent to Earth. He trains with his mentor Ye-Ye until he is murdered by the minions of of Yen-Lo-Weng. As Ye-Ye utters his last breath, he tells Shaq that Yen-Lo-Weng has sent demons to Earth disguised as celebrities, and Shaq must kill these celebrities and save humanity. All the characters are so in-depth and brought out to the public. They are so bright with personality, whether it's being caring, or being edgy, or determined enough to save the world, Shaq-Fu has all of it there.

    Along with the riveting and heart-wrenching story, Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn also excels in the aspect of gameplay. Shaq is an outstanding choice for the protaganist of this game and it shows in his personality, attitude, and his gameplay style. He can use multiple attacks and use a super attack, which may have drawn inspiration from Mega Man, but done much better, as Mega Man pales in comparison to this masterpiece of all media and enterntainment. The games focus, as I mentioned, is on Shaq's multiple superhuman abilities to defeat the evil celebrities.

    Plus the presentation is stunning running at 12K on all platform including the Atari 2600. Whoops! It seems as though I forgot to mention that this game is playable on every single games console in existence, while being able to play the same high in technicality controls, gameplay, along with the high definition graphics. Consoles from the Atari 2600 to the Nintendo Gamecube to the XBOX One, Shaq-Fu runs like a dream on all platforms and plays with the same controls while being locked at 10,000 fps.

    Overall Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is definitely the greatest piece of media in the history of all humans. This game will soon hang in a museum, in it's own concealed room, away from the garbage such as the Mona Lisa and Starry Night, on it's own, where it belongs, admired by all, old and young.
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  3. Jun 13, 2018
    4
    Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn forces old, outdated jokes that you just can't laugh at no matter how hard you try. The controls are clunky, theShaq Fu: A Legend Reborn forces old, outdated jokes that you just can't laugh at no matter how hard you try. The controls are clunky, the terrible hitboxes annoyed the heck out of me. You can knock the game out in no time. A good few hour session would manage it however it just felt like a chore to finish. I would avoid this, even with the low price tag. Full Review »