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Shadow Warrior 2

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Available on:PlayStation 4May 19, 2017
Xbox OneMay 19, 2017
PCOct 13, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Flying Wild Hog

Publisher: Developer Digital

Genres: Adventure, First-Person Shooter

Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in spectacular procedurally-generated landscapes to complete daring missions and collect powerful new weapons, armor, and arcane relics of legend.

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8.6 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

Wang's stupid wisecracks kept me smiling from start to finish, and the variety of melee and ranged combat and the loot that dropped from it was satisfying enough that I came back with friends for more. It's great fun in solo or in co-op, and its small degree of randomization is enough to keep the action fresh for at least a few runs.

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No Recommendation / Blank

Shadow Warrior's surprising new direction makes the sequel a riotous blast, though it can't quite live up to its predecessor.

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Shadow Warrior 2's combat is gleefully expressive and varied, but undermined by tired, dated humor.

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When Shadow Warrior 2 is firing on all cylinders, it's an enjoyable action-packed experience, but those moments are few and far between in a campaign that's too long for its own good

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Shadow Warrior 3 Revealed, More Details to Come at Devolver Direct

Shadow Warrior 3 Revealed, More Details to Come at Devolver Direct

With tongue firmly in cheek, developer Flying Wild Hog has today revealed Shadow Warrior 3 by way of a "corporately mandated" teaser, with more to come this weekend.

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Shadow Warrior 2 - Announcement Trailer

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