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Samurai Shodown

CI Games, SNK CORPORATION
Jun 25, 2019 - Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
8.2 / 10
Easy Allies
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
3.5 / 5
Destructoid
8 / 10
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Samurai Shodown - Characters


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Critic Reviews for Samurai Shodown

SNK's iconic series makes its return in this reboot that's short on features but rich in systems.

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Archaic story mode and load times aside, Samurai Shodown succeeds as a fundamentals driven 2D fighting game.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

More than just a successful reboot of a forgotten franchise, this is one of the most unique and entertaining new fighting games of recent years.

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Samurai Shodown's varied attacks and techniques have plenty of depth for those who dive into multiplayer, though the modes and options are lacking

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Samurai Shodown's easy-to-learn controls and high-stakes combat deliver a terrific, strategic fighting game that stands out from the rest.

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Samurai Shodown captures the spirit of the older games, veering towards a mix of older and newer series entries. In terms of single-player, but it's a a far cry from Mortal Kombat 11 or even what recent games like Dead or Alive 6 have offered. On the multiplayer side, it offers a solid core, but not much else. It's nice to see SamSho back in the spotlight, but we wish it had a little more to keep us playing beyond just fighting other players.

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Above all, Samurai Shodown proves that SNK still has its fighting spirit. King of Fighters XIV wasn't an accident and it seems like any future games won't be, either. Now we just need to get Capcom back on track.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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