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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: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 19, 2022
    80
    Lovingly crafted and unpretentious, Shadow Warrior 3 is equal parts hilarious and thrilling, thanks in no small part to its exceptionally charismatic protagonist.
  2. 80
    Shadow Warrior 3 is a short but action-packed FPS with some of the most fun combat we've seen in a while. It's got all the action and most of the gore of the Doom games but without the constant looking for switches and doors. It's just a good time from start to end.
  3. 70
    In deciding that ambition is the dragon that needs toppling, Shadow Warrior 3 is aggressively average, restricting its own potential with poor level design and underwhelming weapons and enemies. Quite how it manages to fluff its lines, despite having all the ingredients for success – humour, great visuals and Doom-lite gunplay – is frustrating, but if you are able to look past this, it does still provide an opportunity for you to switch off with some mindless entertainment in short spurts.
  4. Mar 9, 2022
    60
    I’m sure I won’t be thinking about Shadow Warrior 3 in five minutes’ time, but I’m okay with that. It doesn’t do anything to reinvent the wheel or the first-person shooter, but it moves away from the co-op looter-shooter nonsense the second game tried to pull and delivers a short, satisfying campaign that’s fast-paced and close enough to Doom to be considered good. It’s just a shame there’s no “shut the fuck up” filter.
  5. May 7, 2022
    60
    Shadow Warrior 3 has good combat, but its content is too short to recommend it at launch. It is certainly a title to keep on the radar if you are a fan of this type of FPS.
  6. Mar 11, 2022
    60
    If you’re spoilt by modern-day graphics and the feature-full world of 21st-century gaming, Shadow Warrior 3 probably isn’t for you. It’s a simple game, not afraid to rely solely on its strong shooting mechanics, but it’s one that any FPS fan should add to their collection if they want to switch off and tear up some bad guys. Short, silly and gory, Shadow Warrior 3 is a fine example of great gaming dialled back.
  7. PLAY
    Apr 1, 2022
    50
    Fun visuals aside, this is a bland and boring shooter that pales in comparison to both Doom and its own predecessors. Back to the shadows with you. [Issue#13, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Mar 8, 2022
    10
    this game is simply an FPS king all tho it didn't come with a next-gen port but playing it on Ps5 with FPS boost is just great and addictive.this game is simply an FPS king all tho it didn't come with a next-gen port but playing it on Ps5 with FPS boost is just great and addictive. it's simply 10/10 for me Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2022
    10
    The game is greate, in a time where every game tries to be open world or multiplayer or be filled with in game microtransactions this game isThe game is greate, in a time where every game tries to be open world or multiplayer or be filled with in game microtransactions this game is a breath of fresh air greate graphics greate gameplay good music likable characters (subjectiv) likable story (subjektiv) and likable humer(subjektiv) my only complaint is that its only 6 hours and with no new game plus (for now) İ sujjest you get it on ps now before its gone Expand
  3. Apr 7, 2022
    9
    The perfect B movie game. Short, frantic and most importantly, fun. Great movement , solid gun play and a good array of weapons. In my opinionThe perfect B movie game. Short, frantic and most importantly, fun. Great movement , solid gun play and a good array of weapons. In my opinion this is an underrated series. There was a few frames dropped at certain points but not enough to hamper the gameplay. It doesn’t over stay it’s welcome and has enough to keep you entertained for it’s run time. Can’t recommend it enough. Expand
  4. Apr 20, 2022
    5
    The gunplay is fun, the story is what you’d expect if you’ve played the previous versions. Unlike the previous versions this game wasThe gunplay is fun, the story is what you’d expect if you’ve played the previous versions. Unlike the previous versions this game was extensive platforming, which takes away from the game tremendously. It’s already been mentioned but I’d concur with the comparison to Doom Eternal’s platforming, the difference being Doom is an all around superior game to begin with. The platforming is mild to begin with but by mid game it is horrible and seriously detracts from gameplay. Expand
  5. Mar 3, 2022
    4
    Let's see, I started it from the same day it came out and I finished it the same day, but something left me super unhappy is the repetition ofLet's see, I started it from the same day it came out and I finished it the same day, but something left me super unhappy is the repetition of everything that happens throughout the game, a mini game of obstacles and an area limited to the appearance of enemies In addition to being a repetitive game, it has bugs where you have to jump and always meet an instant death. The story is totally boring with characters without charisma and absurd comedy. The game itself entertains for a while, there should be a selection of chapters or at least one NG+ to be able to platinum the game since if I continue the game I end up with the final boss and if I start a new game I lose everything and I would have to invest another 10 hours that I really don't plan on doing. Expand
  6. Mar 4, 2022
    2
    Playing this game on via PSNow on a PS5….. no haptics, adaptive triggers or 3D audio is supported slightly disappointing
  7. Jun 23, 2022
    0
    TRASH TRASH TRASH.
    is there any other word for this game? Repetitive, broken, buggy, glitchy.. okay there is other words.
    This developer
    TRASH TRASH TRASH.
    is there any other word for this game? Repetitive, broken, buggy, glitchy.. okay there is other words.
    This developer needs to be completely banned from all store fronts. One of the worst experiences ever.
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