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Shadow Warrior

Majesco Games, Flying Wild Hog
Sep 26, 2013 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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7 / 10
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PlayStation Universe
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Critic Reviews for Shadow Warrior

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.

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For a game obsessed with OTT violence and knob gags this is a surprisingly charming and likeable shooter, if an unavoidably shallow and repetitive one.

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Shadow Warrior is old-school in all the right ways, bringing the original into the modern era while leaving some of its less desirable aspects in the past where they belong.

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Lo Wang returns with a glorious vengeance in Shadow Warrior, in a hilarious, violent experience that no player should miss.

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So in the end, does Shadow Warrior make a good addition to the Xbox One library? I think this is a worthy purchase – particularly for those who didn't play the PC version – but I just wish the loading issues weren't a factor, because they did take me out of the flow of the action from time to time.

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Shadow Warrior is without a doubt a big, dumb thrill ride. It isn't looking to push the boundaries of what we can expect from a video game narrative, but could have perhaps invested a bit more in keeping its blade sharp through more diverse enemy types and combos. However, even with that said, even a dull blade is fun to swing around at times.

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Fans of the original should definitely not miss this, and those who still love the twitch feel of old-school PC FPS should definitely give it a whirl.

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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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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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