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  • Summary: Shadow Warrior is bold reimagining of 3D Realms' cult classic shooter from developer Flying Wild Hog (Hard Reset) and independent game label Devolver Digital (Serious Sam 3: BFE, Hotline Miami, LUFTRAUSERS) for PC and next-gen consoles. Blending the viciously over-the-top gunplay of itsShadow Warrior is bold reimagining of 3D Realms' cult classic shooter from developer Flying Wild Hog (Hard Reset) and independent game label Devolver Digital (Serious Sam 3: BFE, Hotline Miami, LUFTRAUSERS) for PC and next-gen consoles. Blending the viciously over-the-top gunplay of its predecessor with the elegant precision of the powerful katana, Shadow Warrior is an imaginative take on the classic arcade-style shooter. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Nov 6, 2014
    85
    Shadow Warrior on PS4 is a brilliant homage to what make the 90's video gaming world so entertaining!
  2. Oct 30, 2014
    80
    Shadow Warrior is a game that you simply must own, because it represents a by gone era where videogames didn’t take themselves at all seriously. And we all need a bit of fun in our lives.
  3. Nov 13, 2014
    75
    Shadow Warrior is a great game full with blood, gore and a lot of one-liners. It has some great action, but the implementation of the touch pad on the PlayStation 4 doesn't work well and a little bit more of variation wouldn't kill.
  4. Oct 23, 2014
    70
    As a smarter-than-it-looks nostalgia trip, then, Shadow Warrior delivers, and as long as you keep that in mind - and consume it in moderation - it's an easy recommendation.
  5. Oct 27, 2014
    70
    Shadow Warrior is an entertaining game, perhaps limited in it's technical possibilities, but perfect to have a great time listening bad jokes, tearing apart demon limbs with a katana and shooting around. Pretty straightforward. It won't give you anything new, but it won't disappoint you.
  6. Oct 23, 2014
    70
    Shadow Warrior is a good shooter that stands out for its humor and fast-paced action, and that's enough to satisfy fans of FPS until something more substantial.
  7. Oct 27, 2014
    50
    Shadow Warrior is more than just puerile jokes and demons – there are some quite interesting technical faults in there as well. The personality of the game is enough to recommend to those that enjoy old-school shooters, but it comes with a warning: Wang should probably be taken in small doses.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. Jul 11, 2016
    9
    Great graphics
    Great performance
    Great sword-fighting mechanics Fun weapons Funny story and characters If you enjoyed the DOOM or
    Great graphics
    Great performance
    Great sword-fighting mechanics
    Fun weapons
    Funny story and characters

    If you enjoyed the DOOM or Wolfenstein: The New Order then there is a high chance that you will like this game as well. Arcady shooter FTW!
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  2. Oct 27, 2014
    9
    In a world of regenerating health and 2 weapon limits this is EXACTLY what we need. reminders of the 90s where shooters raised us to expectIn a world of regenerating health and 2 weapon limits this is EXACTLY what we need. reminders of the 90s where shooters raised us to expect great things of them. Shadow warrior Isn't perfect and if nostalgia isn't a factor for you you can drop my score from a 9 to an 8 easy, and its a bit too long (try saying that to a triple A title) but the weapons are unique and its fun to kill things and and thats what counts, its still not quite oldschool tot he extent i want it to be, levels tend to be series of long arena battles tied together, although not always and you wont be too botherd by it because the combat is fun Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2014
    8
    A very welcome addition to the PlayStation 4 game library. At first i was going to buy this one from Steam-store, but for reasons unknown iA very welcome addition to the PlayStation 4 game library. At first i was going to buy this one from Steam-store, but for reasons unknown i did not. I enjoyed the original a lot when it came out back in the days, and this remaster shares a lot of the same magic the original had. Graphics and audio are nice enough, lots of gore, game-play is golden and the humor is alright. So nothing mind blowing, but for a old-school games fans a guaranteed good time. There are some performance problems occasionally tough, some levels even drop down to a crawl. And i use a 1Tb 840 EVO SSD in my PS4, so i usually get slightly better performance than the gamers with stock 5400 rpm hdd. In this case however the problem seems to lie deep inside the game (engine?) itself i think, so hopefully future patches fix these issues. Without the problems i would give this a 8.5 easily, for the sake of memories and nostalgic reasons. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2014
    8
    Not sure why the rating is a 70, since this game is basically an old school shooter, with cutscenes.

    The story is fun, the combat is fun
    Not sure why the rating is a 70, since this game is basically an old school shooter, with cutscenes.

    The story is fun, the combat is fun and mostly everything about this game is fun. The humor is a little bland, but doesn't really hurt the game at all.

    If you are considering buying this game, I'd give my full recommendations.
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  5. Mar 3, 2018
    7
    Shadow Warrior
    Samari Doom
    Shadow Warrior is a first person doom styled shooter where you play as lo wang after an ancient sword for your
    Shadow Warrior
    Samari Doom
    Shadow Warrior is a first person doom styled shooter where you play as lo wang after an ancient sword for your boss… and surprise homies aint letting it go easy
    so you gotta slice everyone up with your sword..
    I reall loved the first few hours of this 11 hour total game, and I really loved the final few hours..
    But things start to get pretty bad in the middle..
    At the start this is a very linear game..
    Its essentially call of duty with with swords..
    Though as you progress the game youll find new weapons and even a demon budy to accompany you on your journey that lives inside your head and with help make for some great comedic moments…
    The 2 have great chemistry..
    Levels are pretty straight forward..
    Look everywhere for money and ammo and progress through the glowing door…
    And then demon creatures are introduced that reward you with karma…
    And this is where a bit of puzzle solving is introduced..
    AND BY PUZZLE SOLVING I MEAN THE DOORS HAVE SEALS AND YOU HAVE TO FIND 1 TO 3 STATUES AND DESTROY THEM BEFORE YOU CAN MOVE ON..
    I DIDN’T MIND THIS AT ALL AT FIRST, YOU CAN ALSO FIND TUBS OF KARMA AND CRYSTALS WHILE YOURE ON YOUR SEARCH FOR ITEMS AND STATUES..
    AND YOUR MONEY, KARMA, AND CRYSTALS ALL GO INTO UNLOCKING NEW MOVES WITH YOUR KI AND UPGRADING YOUR WEAPONS..
    YOUR KI CAN BE USED AS A SHIELD IN BATTLE AS WELL AS HEALING YOURSELF FOR EXAMPLE..
    SO UPGRADING THESE SPECIAL MOVES IS WORTH IT AND GIVES INCENTIVE TO EXPLORE..
    BUT THE GAME SLOWLY STARTS TO LOSE ITS LINEAR FEEL AND GET A BIT MORE MAZY TOWWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE GAME…
    AND THIS STRETCH IS SO HORRIBLY PACED THAT I WAS TEMPTED TO QUIT PRACTICALLY THE ENTIRE TIME..
    HERE THERES WAY TOO MUCH CEAL BREAKING AND OPEN FEELING BACK TRACKY WORLDS INSTEAD OF THE FUN LINEAR KILL EVERYTHING IN YOUR WAY STYLE OF GAMEPLAY UP TO THESE POINTS…
    YOULL BE SEARCHING AND RETRIEVING ITEMS..
    THROWING SWITCHES, RETRACING YOUR STEPS…
    BUT THE PACING HERE IS THROWN OFF BY HOW CONSTANTLY THIS GAME SPAWNS IN ENEMIES AT YOU
    ITS PRACTICALLY LITERALLY EVERYTIME YOU TURN A CORNER ITS ENEMIES TO FIGHT…
    IT JUST DOESN’T STOP AND YOU HAVE TO KILL THEM ALL BEFORE YOURE ALLOWED TO MOVE ON…
    THIS ISNT AS BIG OF A DEAL WHEN THINGS ARE FUN AND LINEAR..
    BUT WHEN YOURE ASKED TO PROBLEM SOLVES, FIND STATUES, AND REMEMBER WHERE THE CEAL YOU BROKE WAS..
    IT GETS ANNOYING THAT YOUR CONCENTRATION IS CONSTANTLY BEING BROKE WITH BATTLES..
    THERE ARE SOME MASSIVE BOSS BATTLES THROWN IN HERE AS WELL TO EASE THE PACE A LITTLE
    BUT AS HINTED EARLIER…
    THE FINALY3 OR SO CHAPTERS FIX THIS… SO ITS WORTH GETTING OVER THIOS SPEED BUMP FOR..
    THE GAME GETS BACK TO ITS BEING GOOD TERRITORY….
    PRACTICALLY EVERY PROBLEM THIS GAME HAS IS FIXED IN ITS SEQUEL AND YOURE NOT MISSING MUCH BY SKIPPING AND GOING RIGHT TO SHADOW WARRIOR 2…
    THIS IN A WAY IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GAME, BUT STIL LGOOD IN ITS OWN RIGHT..
    I GIVE SHADOW WARRIOR
    A 7/10
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  6. Nov 25, 2014
    6
    Underneath all of that unnecessary and blinding bloom on your screen, Shadow Warrior is definitely a functional FPHS (First Person Hack andUnderneath all of that unnecessary and blinding bloom on your screen, Shadow Warrior is definitely a functional FPHS (First Person Hack and Shoot). Best described as a modern homage to shooters of old, where characters could hold all the weapons they wanted and waypoints weren't in the vernacular, Shadow Warrior does what it sets out to do mildly well and provides a demon-slaying experience that's more about running around like a madman than hiding behind cover. The game provides the standard FPS-fare for weapons but the undeniable star is Wang's katana, which players will probably use to paint the walls red 70% of their experience with the game.

    Unfortunately, Shadow Warrior suffers pretty terribly from pacing issues, or perhaps simply overstays its welcome. Near the last quarter of the game, gameplay noticeably degenerates into walking into a room or corridor, killing the exact same enemies en masse, looking for the gold-tinged door that leads to a room that was copy-pasted from the room you just left, and repeating the massacre. Not only does this leave a pretty bad taste in one's mouth, it also makes you realize that maybe chopping demons up with a katana is neither as fun nor as memorable as you want it to be.

    3/5
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  7. Mar 18, 2015
    0
    The game proper? 7/10 The developer and publisher? Big fat 0/10.
    There is a bug on PS4 where if you have too many friends in your Friends
    The game proper? 7/10 The developer and publisher? Big fat 0/10.
    There is a bug on PS4 where if you have too many friends in your Friends list (I think over 100?) the game will crash unless you stay signed out of PSN when you launch it and the whole time you are playing. I have sent countless e-mails, tweets, and Facebook posts to the developers and publishers but they have made clear they are simply "not interested" in fixing this massive bug in both the retail and digital copies because "few people" are affected. Yeah right! New posts pop up on Facebook all the time with people having this same problem. I even told them its related to the friends list and how someone deleted all their friends to fix the issue. And how my alt account with 0 friends doesn't have the issue. But they still have no interest in fixing it. So, I have no interest in buying any more of their games or in giving them a fair review. SHAME ON YOU Devolver Digital and Flying Wild Hog. SHAME ON YOU.
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