Shadow Warrior was released on September 26, 2013 by Devolver. The game was developed by Flying Wild Hog. Shadow Warrior is a first person shooter with some roleplaying elements,

It is a reboot of the 1997 game of the same name, developed by 3D Realms and published by GT Interactive, now licensed out by Devolver Digital, featuring the same character Lo Wang and a modern era setting with Asian mythology elements, all of which were redesigned with modern, full 3D graphics and new gameplay features, while also being a throwback to classic first-person shooters. There is a lot of inspiration taken from Hard Reset. which came out in 2011.

Shadow Warrior is typical shooter with lots of gore and even some comedic moments. Gameplay is easy for novices but yet enough for veterans of the genre.

The game makes liberal use of a katana. Not many games offer a hack and slash game mode.

Enemies themselves vary in strength, size and attack pattern.All bosses are basically the same, dodge big things and shoot glowing things.

Ammo is found easily enough but gameplay varies considerably depending on the weapon. Guns, crossbows, grenades and more are all available.Wang can upgrade his abilities and weapons with multiple forms of in-game currency for different attributes. Ki crystals are another element t gain more powers or levels.

Key bindings take a bit to get used to so expect to take a few hours to get the hang of it. Overall the gameplay is not so bad at all.

The game features Steamworks with achievement and trading cards.


Operating SystemWindows XP or better
CPUCore 2 Duo processor or better
Memory2 GB or more
Hard Drive Space14161MB
Graphics HardwareNVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
AMD x1800 XL
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required