Shenmue III

YS Net, Deep Silver

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
68
Top Critic Average
37%
Critics Recommend
Based on 98 critic reviews
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Shenmue III

Rating Summary

Based on 98 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

37%

Critics Recommend

Based on 98 critic reviews
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Shenmue III Reviews Summary

Summary: For better and worse, Shenmue III feels just like the Shenmue games that launched nearly 20 years ago.

Truly Shenmue

Fans of Shenmue won't be disappointed.

Dated Systems

Many of its systems feel like they were taken out of the early 2000s.

Inconsequential

Poor voice acting and a roundabout plot make it feel somewhat irrelevant to the broader storyline.

General Information

Available on:PCNov 19, 2019
PlayStation 4Nov 19, 2019

Developer: YS Net

Publisher: Deep Silver

Genre: Adventure

The brainchild of award-winning game director, Yu Suzuki, Shenmue is commonly known as one of the most ambitious game projects in history, which captured the imagination of players from around the world. Shenmue established the open-world format for action RPG games. An awe-inspiring world with an immersive story, featuring cinematic sequences, a realistic fighting system, and entertaining mini-games, Shenmue garnered acclaim and adoration all over the world. Shenmue III sees the eagerly anticipated continuation of the epic story-driven saga. Take control of Ryo Hazuki, a teenage martial artist, determined to unravel the mystery behind his father's murder and to exact revenge on the killer. Explore a vibrant, colourful open world, meet intriguing characters and endeavour on a cinematic adventure which will take you further into enemy territory and deeper into the mystery of the Phoenix Mirror.

Shenmue III Critic Reviews

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A bewitching time capsule that transports us to late 80s China, and to turn-of-the-century video games.

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IGN

5.9 / 10.0
Kyle Hilliard

Rejoining Ryo Hazuki's quest to avenge his father is exciting, but Shenmue 3 feels like a game that has ignored the innovation and progress of the last 20 years of video game development.

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A seamless continuation of the series that makes up for its limitations with pure heart. It's like Ryo never left us.

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A literal dream come true for fans and while most others will struggle to understand the appeal it's impossible not to admire Yu Suzuki's vision and tenacity in not only making the game but making it his way.

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