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  • Summary: Originally released in 1989, Strider remains one of Capcom's most enduring franchises. The game tells the story of Hiryu, the youngest ever "Super A" ranked agent of an elite corps known as the Striders. Strider Hiryu receives orders to assassinate Grandmaster Meio, supremeOriginally released in 1989, Strider remains one of Capcom's most enduring franchises. The game tells the story of Hiryu, the youngest ever "Super A" ranked agent of an elite corps known as the Striders. Strider Hiryu receives orders to assassinate Grandmaster Meio, supreme dictator of Earth, who has plunged humanity into a dystopian dark age. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 28, 2014
    90
    Strider is unapologetic in its approach: it’s a Metroidvania that thrives on speed, slashing, and general carnage. It manages all four very well.
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    88
    I’m happy to report that Double Helix nailed all of the classic elements of the series while launching it into the modern era.
  3. Mar 3, 2014
    86
    It's not perfect, and the chrome finish is marred by a few pacing and polish quibbles, but successfully taking Hiryu's seemingly anachronistic style into the 21st century has only proven how much he has improved with time.
  4. Feb 18, 2014
    75
    While its slightly unbalanced design holds it back from being a genuine classic, it nonetheless does enough right to put a swagger back in Strider’s step for the first time in decades.
  5. Mar 3, 2014
    70
    For now, if you don’t mind a world that’s full of rather bland environments, feeling contradictory to the game’s intense, blistering action, then jumping into the ninja boots of Strider is sure to supply a fun afternoon or two.
  6. Feb 28, 2014
    70
    Strider is a liberating, free-form action platformer studded with frustrating callbacks to an arcade era better left behind.
  7. Feb 27, 2014
    60
    Enjoyable, authentic, and oh-so-cool... when it doesn't break.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Feb 20, 2014
    10
    They took the classic Strider Arcade Gameplay and combined it with a Super Metroid like Gameplay. The end result is close to perfection.They took the classic Strider Arcade Gameplay and combined it with a Super Metroid like Gameplay. The end result is close to perfection. Fantastic job to the developers. I cannot find any real flaws with it, right now. Yes its retro but its done remarkably well. Now... if only they would be willing to make a "Ninja Warriors Again" using this gameplay style. Expand
  2. Feb 21, 2014
    9
    I have been desiring a game like this for a long time. A long time metroidvania fan this is a smooth enjoyable experience. I hope the salesI have been desiring a game like this for a long time. A long time metroidvania fan this is a smooth enjoyable experience. I hope the sales of the first convince them to design a second longer iteration with even more good stuff. I keep hoping for the next Aria of Sorrow or Metroid Zero mission and this is close enough to get $15 out of my wallet. Expand
  3. Mar 19, 2014
    9
    Strider is a fast paced fun side scrolling game. Game runs fluidly and never stops being fun. Combat is a blast slicing and dicing throughStrider is a fast paced fun side scrolling game. Game runs fluidly and never stops being fun. Combat is a blast slicing and dicing through guys and killing mechs. Adventuring through this game is also never tedious abilities help with that using different effects, blades and jumping is the game we wanted. For all the problems I have had with Capcom games in the past is forgotten in this faithful reboot of the series. Game does have issues with cut-scenes being out of place and feeling cheaply made. But this is a game that doesn't cost much also so not paying the $50-$60 for typical new games does remedy that much. Please play with either a Mouse/Keyboard or X-box controller because no issues are bound with either.

    As always game was played on a I-5 Comp with a Radeon 7k 3D card so if you have better or equal spec it will run great.
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  4. Feb 19, 2014
    9
    The game has problems running in full screen at some resolutions, but Borderless Gaming fixes this completely. It will also only nativelyThe game has problems running in full screen at some resolutions, but Borderless Gaming fixes this completely. It will also only natively support X-input compliant controllers (meaning controllers that work like the Xbox 360 controller), or allow you to use your D-Pad for movement instead of the left stick, but XPadder and X360CE again fix both of these problems completely (i've been playing both with my controller's d-pad and with a full-Seimitsu arcade stick without any issues). For 15 bucks this game is an absolute masterpiece. Looks good, runs at a 100% constant 60fps with midrange DirectX11 hardware and is just a blast to play all the way through. At almost seven hours in, I'm still not done with the game, so if you like to explore like I do, you'll get over 8 hours just on your first campaign playthrough not counting the extra modes and difficulties. BUY THIS GAME! Expand
  5. Jul 12, 2015
    8
    Very nice 2d action. This reminds me of games I played when I was a child, but with improved graphics. The only problem I found that the gameVery nice 2d action. This reminds me of games I played when I was a child, but with improved graphics. The only problem I found that the game is quite long - I didn't make it to the end. Expand
  6. Feb 19, 2014
    8
    Unfortunately, the game won't run at my monitor's native resolution (1080p) in full screen. It's a bug and I hope they fix it soon becauseUnfortunately, the game won't run at my monitor's native resolution (1080p) in full screen. It's a bug and I hope they fix it soon because otherwise I have enjoyed myself! Expand
  7. Feb 1, 2019
    6
    Gameplay: - Normal
    Story: - Bad
    Visual: - Good
    Music and sound: - Normal
    Average time: - 5H
    Score: - 6

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