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Shenmue 1 & 2

d3t, Sega
Aug 21, 2018 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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PC Gamer
88 / 100
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
2.5 / 5
5.5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
79 / 100
IGN Italy
7.8 / 10
IGN Spain
7.5 / 10
Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5
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Shenmue I & II Pre-order Trailer

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Shenmue I & II are coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC!

Shenmue 1 & 2 Screenshots

Critic Reviews for Shenmue 1 & 2

A weird, beautiful, melancholy martial arts adventure. Flawed, but an unforgettable, singular experience.

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Yu Suzuki's classics remain as unique and fascinating today as they ever were, if you can tolerate the painfully slow pacing and wooden dialogue.

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As a person that didn't play Shenmue when it was new, I found it a very difficult game to come back around to with its awkward controls and plodding nature. The second game is faster and more giving with its content, which makes for a better game and the highlight of the package. Slavish fans of the original will find this a workmanlike repackage of the original games. Modern audiences, though, will still have to overlook some serious rough edges to find out what the big deal is.

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It doesn't make the games feel modern, but that likely isn't the point. This HD remaster is mainly here to provide fans with a new way to play some of their favorite games. I can't fault Sega too much for wanting to stick true to the original vision of Shenmue. If you were worried about compatibility issues or crashing, then you can rest easy. These ports are fine.

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A no brainer for fans of classic gaming. It hasn't aged well in some facets and the port is a bit lazy, but it still offers an unique experience.

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Shenmue is still a great game. A masterpiece in art direction. It's emotions,

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An couple of outstanding adventures almost 20 years ago that are coming almost untouched... That's a good and a bad thing at the same time. If you are an old school gamer that's looking for reliving the original experience it's perfect, but the games are getting old to be as entertaining as they were.

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Shenmue I and II isn't a perfect collection, but it is the best overall way to experience two remarkable games.

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Crowdfunding brings in $7M+ for Shenmue III

Crowdfunding brings in $7M+ for Shenmue III

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