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Shadow Warrior is a bold reimagining of the classic 3D Realms’ shooter from independent developer Flying Wild Hog (Hard Reset) starring the legendary and quick-witted warrior Lo Wang.

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"Shadow Warrior’s excellent fast-paced swordplay and surprising story make Lo Wang’s comeback tour a great success." - 8.6/10 - IGN

"I can’t think of a first-person shooter I’ve enjoyed more this year." - Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Shadow Warrior’s excellent fast-paced swordplay and surprising story make Lo Wang’s comeback tour a great success." - TotalBiscuit

Shadow Warrior is a bold reimagining of the classic 3D Realms’ shooter from independent developer Flying Wild Hog (Hard Reset) starring the legendary and quick-witted warrior Lo Wang. Combine the brute force of overwhelming firepower with the elegant precision of a katana to annihilate the merciless armies of the shadow realm in an exhilarating and visually stunning transformation of the classic first-person shooter.


Shadow Warrior tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun Lo Wang as he is ordered to acquire a legendary blade of limitless power by his deceitful employer. Betrayed and left for dead, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm preparing to push our world to the brink of destruction. Now the reluctant hero must become legend through a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to uncover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish evil back into the darkness.

Key Features:

  • Shadow Warrior Reborn – A bold new vision of Shadow Warrior elegantly blends classic first-person shooter gameplay with thrilling action, inventive combat, and a contemporary retelling of the hilarious legend of Lo Wang.

  • Elegant Swordplay – Unsheathe your legendary katana to slice enemies apart with precisely targeted swings or unleash fluid combos and special attacks to cut down hordes of enemies with one swift pass through the enraged hordes.

  • Upgradeable Arsenal – Utilize every gun in your formidable armory – from stylish revolvers and quad barrel shotguns to explosive-tipped crossbow bolts and laser-guided rocket launchers. Each weapon offers several unique upgrades to increase power, speed, and add devastating alternative firing options.

  • Mystical Powers – Call upon mystical powers to protect yourself and paralyze your enemies or use their own severed heads and still-beating hearts to bring them to their knees.

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Devolver Digital
Flying Wild Hog
Shooter, Adventure
Devolver Digital
Thursday, September 26, 2013
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Customer notes
Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3870/NVIDIA 8800 GT or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: An unabashed love of katanas is preferable
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bits
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 8200 / AMD Phenom X4 9950
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4890 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: The will of a true ninja warrior and an appreciation of Wang jokes.

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Reviews for Shadow Warrior

Very good game!!)

You want to play a game again that feels like it could've been released back in 2004? With nice graphics and fluid gameplay? With tons of blood and cartoon'ish gore? With oneliners and humor like back in the day? Why are you still reading this? Buy that game! It's challenging, funny, nice looking, has fun swordplay and fluid gameplay.

Shadow Warrior: A Funny Warrior

Shadow Warrior is a Hack n' Slash game, which combines a good story, a great combat system, and hilarious quotes by Lo Wang (your game character). What's special about this game, is how it's dynamic combat system works. It's quite enjoyable. Your sword can slice your enemies to pieces, depending where you wanna attack them. You will find yourself soon enough using the sword more than the guns in many occasions. You can use though swords, guns and magic. The story is awesome, and it can certainly keep you busy. You fight humans, demons and some other monsters. It has a lot of stages to complete, and there are also some upgrades. Throughout the whole game, there are some really funny quotes by Lo Wang, your game character. There are the infamous "Fortune Cookies" you might have heard in the game, which give you some funny wisdom quotes. The game generally has a lot of funny moments. You're seriously into kill demons and all of a sudden you might find yourself laughing with Lo Wang's quotes. There are 3 modes: Survival - Fight as many as you can. There's a special weapon here you can also use. Ex - You play again from the beginning with the upgrades you had. Heroic - You can't save the game & there are no checkpoints. Only the auto-save can actually save your progress. Overall, Shadow Warrior is a very good game. I think it will keep you satisfied. Personally, I totally recommend it.

Reviews for Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior took me by surprise and completely blew me away. Excellent visuals, amazing & visceral combat. The sword play is the real strong suit in this title, it's probably the best melee has ever been in first person and it's incredibly satisfying to chop enemies into pieces. The guns tend to be left forgotten because of this, but the rest of the arsenal does hold it's own. The story and voice acting is surprisingly good, with large amounts of crude humor. There's also a good tale to be told and they did a good job combining the laughs with the more serious tones. It combines new and old in a great fashion. With skillpoints, weapon upgrades and powers gained by progression yet maintaining the arcade style combat and leveldesign. There are a couple of bossfights, which are pretty middle of the road. The bosses look amazing but they tend to overstay their welcome and the battles drag out for too long. This is especially true on the higher difficulties.

Lo Wang is back in action!

One thing that hit me quite hard was the flop that was Duke Nukem Forever. A perfect example of the game that spent too much time in the development hell, the King's fame went down the gutter once it was released back in 2011 - uninventive, buggy, with humor surpassed a decade ago and with no real "kick" which you expect from a Duke Nukem game. Needless to say I was quite disappointed... until 2013 came and Lo Wang crashed the gates with its perfectly-executed gameplay, surreal melee combat mechanics, and a surprisingly deep story. Having played Shadow Warrior for well over 70 hours, I can say with utmost certainty that this is my favorite corridor shooter of all times. The combat mechanics feel nice, and while ranged weapons are somewhat lackluster the melee shines so bright that I wouldn't blame you if you went chop-chopping your way with katana from start 'till finish. The campaign is quite long for this type of game, with a well-written story about demon scheming and betrayal (and human involvement in otherworldly affairs) and quite an array of enemies to slash through. The music is pretty hardcore (my favorite is the main menu theme), and the sounds in general are pretty high quality. The graphics are nothing amazing (you can mostly see this on human character models), but the monsters are quite authentically transferred from the concept art into the game (and look great!). Finally, the overall feel of all these elements coming together as you play make for one hell of a fun title. For all your demon-quelling needs, call 0800-1337-WANG

Callback to the old days

This is one of the few first person games that I've played that does magic, melee, and gunplay right all together. Honestly, the game never pressures you to use a specific weapon except in the beginning when you're stuck with your starter weapons. But the good news is is that the sword is the coolest weapon there is. Why? Enemies will literally be sliced and diced as you attack them. The fact that you can use magic attacks with the sword is the icing on the cake. My favorite combo was using the sword and the crossbow. The crossbow can literally pin enemies to walls and objects with the crossbow bolts. The only thing that I did not like was the fact Shadow Warrior felt like it would never end. For most games, more content is good. However, Shadow Warrior keeps throwing you into more and more mobs. Eventually, you just get tired of fighting mobs. There wasn't anything new, no new monsters. The only thing that was in the later missions was the different combinations of monsters in mobs. By the end of the game, they just throw all the monsters together in a mob and that was extremely annoying. Shadow Warrior would have been perfected if it ended 2-3 missions earlier.

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