Shu

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

Based on 47 critic reviews
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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2016

Shu is a great platformer inspired by some classic games, and although it never quite lives up to that inspiration, it still delivers a fun experience.

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55 / 100
Feb 15, 2018

Shu is a game plagued by its own potential. With tight platforming and shifting abilities, this bite sized game could have been a real treat. Instead, you find yourself constantly bogged down in small frustrations and game breaking crashes. I like the game Shu is trying to be, but not the game it is.

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78 / 100
Oct 19, 2016

Racing against your own ghost is fun, but not for long.

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7 / 10
Oct 11, 2016

Shu is a decent 2D platformer that puts gameplay first, and in stripping away needless distractions provides a refreshing and pleasant few hours of fun. The art style and soundtrack are pretty good, giving way to some lovely sights and sounds on your journey, while the ever-changing set of abilities ensures the game is able to provide new challenges throughout. There are numerous collectibles and other goals to encourage players to stick around, although it all feels somewhat inconsequential. Overall, Shu is a fun distraction that goes to show games don't have to be complex in order to entertain.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2018

Shu is not exactly a memorable experience, mostly because of its non-existent difficulty and derivative gameplay. Nonetheless, the game from Coatsink is perfect for touch and go moments, has a peculiar style and art, and a peaceful soundtrack.

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80 / 100
Jan 24, 2018

Shu is a charming and elegant little platformer that surprised me with its fast, but also calming, gameplay

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Oct 17, 2016

Shu is a standout indie platforming game with slick gameplay and a vibrant aesthetic. Though it will remind you of some of the iconic sidescrollers of yesteryear, the game has enough of its own character to stand apart from a saturated genre.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 17, 2016

Shu is great in its presentation, but flalters with its raw mechanics. It provides a solid, albeit simple platforming experience.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2016

While it’s nice to know that players can extend their time in Shu, it’s not needed for me to give it a recommendation. As even if you only play through Shu once, it’s absolutely worth doing so. It’s a love letter to a fantastic genre, and is such a pleasant way to spend an evening. It may not be a grand adventure like Super Mario World, but I enjoyed every single second of it, and that can’t be said about most games.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2016

Shu is a no frills approach to the classic 2D platformer. With a beautiful artstyle, fine-tuned controls, and a brisk difficulty, Shu is a short but sweet experience. However, even with collectibles and time modes, some players will likely be turned off by the simple controls and lack of innovation.

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