Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in spectacular procedurally-generated landscapes to complete daring missions and collect powerful new weapons, armour, and arcane relics of legend.Read full description
Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in spectacular procedurally-generated landscapes to complete daring missions and collect powerful new weapons, armour, and arcane relics of legend.
Five years have passed since Lo Wang shattered the alliance between his deceitful former boss and the ancient gods of the shadow realm. Despite noble intentions, Lo Wang’s efforts to annihilate the darkness corrupted the world, creating a strange and savage new order where humans and demons live side by side.
The once feared warrior now lives in the shifting wildlands outside the reach of his enemies and the neon glow of Zilla’s cybernetic metropolis, scratching out a meager existence as a hired sword for the local Yakuza clans. When a simple mission goes wrong, Lo Wang is drawn into a volatile conflict between a brilliant young scientist, a controversial cult leader, and a terrifying new drug known as Shade. The sharp-tongued hero must once again wield lethal blades, staggering firepower, and archaic magic to purge the world of evil.
Blades and Bullets: Lo Wang delivers his own brand full throttle brutality with an expanded array of over 70 lethal blades and explosive firearms to overcome the demonic opposition. Become a whirlwind of steel and blood with razor sharp katana, short swords, crescent blades, and hand claws or unleash a hellish symphony of ornate firearms to decimate your enemies.
Four Player Co-Op: Battle through the expansive campaign alone or team up as a four-player typhoon of destruction online in campaign co-op mode. Tackle challenging primary missions or thrilling side quests while maintaining your own ninja style with customizable armor, items, and valuable loot from your triumphs.
Procedural Environments: The breach between the human and demon realms created an interdimensional hernia resulting in constant shifts to the world of Shadow Warrior 2. Procedurally generated landscapes and paths bring new twists and turns to once familiar terrain and routine missions.
Brutal Damage System: Choose your weapon based on the situation at hand and then dismantle everything that stands in your path with an advanced gore system. Use precision blade strikes to separate limbs and heads or switch to heavy ordinance and blow a hole right through colossal beasts.
Custom Upgrade System: Upgrade weapons in your arsenal with up to three stones at once to improve performance or augment them with devastating elemental effects. Collect karma, amulets, and armour to enhance Lo Wang’s power and shift his death-dealing artistry into overdrive.
IGN - 8.6 - "Shadow Warrior 2 is an energetic shoot 'n' loot with great melee and ranged combat, co-op, and a pile of dirty jokes".
Attack Of The Fanboy - 4/5 - "Shadow Warrior 2 is a worthy successor to the 2013 reboot. Flying Wild Hog obviously put more work into some of the gameplay systems for the game, while keeping the original's great combat system and charm".
Gamespot - 8/10 - - "Shadow Warrior 2 nails many important aspects of being a first-person action experience".
Set 5 years after the events of the original Shadow Warrior reboot, you take control of master Ninja Wo Lang once again to battle thousands of demons. After the 2013 reboot, Shadow Warrior is back in earnest with fast & fun first-person action. Expect loads of variety from this ultraviolent game, which is slated to have deep leveling systems tied to over 70 weapons that you can choose from. Levels will also be procedurally generated, so replay-ability is likely to be through the roof.
I'm really glad that a game like Shadow Warrior can get a sequel in 2016, especially when it looks to have as many fresh, new ideas as it has currently. We'll be playing this one for a long time to come - especially considering the game's procedurally generated levels!
Shadow Warrior 2 is just around the corner and following on for such a memorable game series, we have looked at many of the new features coming in the new title to the series.
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Start with i have not played the first game. A buddy at work has and convinced me to pick this up. I did have a good time playing with the typical hack and slash.. Made me think of some old games i missed... Button mashing works but you can get some sweet combos if you alt your attacks . The weapons are entertaining with a lot of them to pick up though the game. You spend alot of time running around picking up add ons for you weapons . basic sell off all the extra junk and buy something you want. It made me think of ol duke nukem with the funny one line jokes and mature punch lines but they get old .. sometimes to the point of I just mute the game.. I did finish but will never turn back on .. I feel like its a great game to play but no replay value to me. A good game to play with a buddy..
Now you got Mo' Wang! Jump in the ride roll on those damn demons! Cut them to shreds and ribbons. Fast paced amazing action. Wang is as comedic as ever. This is a colorful game - great environments, amazing foliage....beautiful scenery for all your enemies to find glorified deaths. Enjoy!
Shadow Warrior 2 is an amazing game with a short story. Still there is new content coming for it, new challenges to come. By the way, the most important thing in this game is... mastering your own weapon. There is a huge amount of loot which presents the upgrades themselves for your guns and for the character. This game will take your time for sure, it will add new difficulties, new weapons, and the gore itself will keep you on slashing. A perfect game for those who likes swords and guns. Get it, you won't regret.
I loved Shadow Warrior 1. It had a clumsy, one-dimensional generic story to begin with with yakuzas, katanas and you get the idea. As the game progressed and the story blossomed, ending in a very fine story arc. Besides that, it was and is one of the best paced FPS games out there, with pacing similar to Doom (both the old and new one), Quake1, Unreal Tournament and Alien vs Predator. It was quick, fun and immersive. I bought SW2 the day it came out, I loved the first one, the second game seems to be the same, what could go wrong? Well, everything. It runs great and it did run great even on day1. That's a plus. The graphics aren't so nice and detailed (check Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for a comparison), so this explains. The levels are big, but the populations are generated random. So normally this would be a huge plus, but in the first Shadow Warrior, there were a lot of carefully balanced fighting arenas just like in Doom and this was a huge benefit to the level design. Not anymore. The story is worse and in some cases, it doesn't make sense. Yes, Shadow Warrior 1 had its burlesque moments too, but they made sense and as the game progressed, it got a more and more dark and serious tone. In case of Shadow Warrior 2, it is just fluctuating. The thing however which kills the fun is the crafting system. Shadow Warrior 1 had some weapons which were completely useless on higher difficulties, and some people were complaining about the large number of skills and choices in the menus. So guess what? You get more weapons (with some balancing issues) and you get a loot system you can attach to some of your weapons. A loot system which with its attachment focus is similar to Sacred 2's system (it was a bad one but still acceptable for an RPG). So instead of fighting through hordes of enemies in a fast paced fighting game, you end up looking in the menus and farming the shops to try to get one item spawn you can get. With an inventory which is list based, so not really user friendly. For a single playthrough, if you play this for a story, the looting system wont spoil the fun, but the story isn't that great either. If you like endless grinding and organizing records in a badly sorted list get this. If you are too old to grind some game to get better gear to grind even more, then skip this.
Better than the previous game, more content and far more gory, the best is when you kill them with the sword, just bloodbath.
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