Shadow Warrior 3 Reviews

Shadow Warrior 3 is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2022

Fast-paced and gory, Shadow Warrior 3 is a fun FPS that doesn't take many risks.

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52 / 100
Feb 28, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 buries a fun shooter so deep in muck that it's not worth dirtying your hands.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 rushes along with zaniness and gore dispensed in loads, and that combo is oddly satisfying. It feels different, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and is wildly aggressive in how much it wants to make you laugh. I appreciate this approach and had a good time with this game, despite how often it hits the same gameplay and humor notes. When most major releases these days are 100-hour juggernauts, Shadow Warrior 3’s five-hour playthrough is a nice alternative and is worth a look. Just be prepared to groan frequently and be oddly amused by those groans.

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6.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2022

It’s also not a long game — it took me just under 6 hours to finish on Medium, and I can’t imagine playing it again. I love short games but it feels like a lot was cut out — for example. there are only two boss battles in the whole thing, and there were many times where I thought I could go somewhere and couldn’t. While the shooting and free-running gameplay are enjoyable when everything works, Shadow Warrior 3 remains both fun and frustrating in equal measure — while it lasts. There isn’t even any rabbit humping…

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75 / 100
Mar 2, 2022

‎Shadow Warrior 3 is a brave game that pays homage to the "shooter" of the 90s with its unbridled action, shows a sense of humor "so bad that it is good" and has made us have a blast with its exaggerated doses of violence. However, we had the feeling that all the levels were too similar to each other.‎

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7 / 10
Feb 28, 2022

The minute-to-minute action is downright delightful, even if the boss encounters maintain the series’ streak of being underwhelming. The shooting, movement, and killing are every bit as good as recent Doom games, even if the whole thing feels derivative.

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7.8 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2022

Despite the limited scope of the game, Shadow Warrior 3 offers a fun and lively demonic killing journey.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 is a fast, spectacular and over-the-top arena shooter (with bland platforming sections) and, on this front, it works very well. Don't ask for anything more, though.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 takes the franchise back to basics in terms of structure while adding new mechanics and weapons to keep it fresh.

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Feb 28, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 has some genuinely great ideas, but it is hampered by a handful of pronounced technical issues and a general lack of replayability.

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Unscored
Feb 28, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 is a tongue-in-cheek arena shooter that starts off with tons of potential - but sadly it ends up dull from repetition.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 for is just dumb fun. It doesn’t do anything to make you think that its going to be anything other than it is. Running around with a varied array of weapons AND a sword, killing monsters while dashing and swinging around is right up there with the fun to be had in Doom Eternal. But for me it’s the humor that sets Shadow Warrior 3 apart, while not for everyone those that find comfort and chuckles in ‘derp’ type comedy will have a ball playing with Wang.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 is absolute fun. It's easy to pick up, and something you definitely want to invest some hours into. This is the most fun I've had playing a game in a long time, and you will not be disappointed. There are a few hiccups and glitches I'm sure will be patched out but I digress. The visuals, the combat, and the characters make this game an absolute blast to look at and play. I have nothing bad to say about it, only because Lo Wang is crazy, and would probably make his way to me! Now, go slay that freakin' dragon!

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GameMAG
Top Critic
6 / 10
Mar 9, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 feels like an expansion to the second game that was artificially dragged on eight hours of playtime. The monsters are cool and the humor is witty, but arena-style gameplay gets really boring and same goes for parkour sections.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 isn't lacking in bombastic, blood-splattered shooting or giddily puerile humour. It comes up a bit short in gameplay variety and its scattershot approach to jokes produces more than a few misses, but as a fairly relentless and compact first person shooter with its heart beating to the drum of nostalgia, it's a pretty tasty morsel

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JVL
Kikitoès
Top Critic
15 / 20
Feb 28, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 is neither good nor bad. It's an honest game that takes a crazy foot to pick all that it does well in the genre it represents, but is content to apply it as cleanly as possible by sticking its universe to it.

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5.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 offers some competent (albeit mostly borrowed) core shooting mechanics and first-person platforming, but uninspired, repetitive level design, irritating enemies, and a withering onslaught of dad humor may leave you longing for relief before the game's relatively-brief campaign wraps up. Shadow Warrior 3 isn't without its moments, and may be worth a shot at a considerable discount, but this franchise is still eclipsed by the FPS big boys.

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6 / 10
Mar 4, 2022

Simple but tight, Shadow Warrior 3 is a solid shooter with some occasional flashes of excitement. It's a shame the game's attempts at comedy squeeze the life out of it — and £40 for an eight-hour campaign is barely good value.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2022

I love Lo Wang so much. So much! He's truly the best third-grade ninja in circulation! That's why it's a shame that the combat arenas are effectively the same throughout the whole campaign.

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74 / 100
Feb 28, 2022

Shadow Warrior 3 is a real study in contrasts. There are times when its environments and cutscenes are triple-A game adjacent. Its combat is fast, furious, and fun. On the other hand, there’s not much story to tell, and that engaging combat gets frustrating and numbingly repetitive. Shadow Warrior 3 embraces much of what we remember about early shooters, with a lot more visual panache and polish. By the end, though, we’re desperate for the kind of variety and sophistication that later shooters brought to the genre.

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