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Shadow Warrior 2

Flying Wild Hog, Developer Digital
Oct 13, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

8.6 / 10
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
78 / 100
Game Informer
6.8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Shadow Warrior 2


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 2's unfunny story gets in the way of an otherwise great game.

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Shadow Warrior 2 feels hollow

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Shadow Warrior 2 is a beautiful, fast-paced shooter with a ton of guns. There's an RPG-like layer of additional skills and extensive weapon customization, a great cast of characters, and nothing to get in the way of pure reckless shooting. And when you're done with the campaign, there's four difficulty levels, New Game+, and co-op play waiting for you.

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Shadow Warrior 2 is in no way a bad game, and I found myself grinning through a lot of it. I'd groan at Wang begging to cut off a penis immediately afterwards, but some people will probably get a laugh out of that. Definite flaws and a laser focus on making the game a more universally sellable experience hurt it, but if you want to shoot shit while shooting the shit with some buddies, you could do a lot worse.

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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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