A gorgeous, fun reboot to an old-school FPS game.
Goretastic swordplay and shooting.
Surprisingly good graphics.
Not feeling like a racist for enjoying Lo Wang's antics.
Plenty of upgrades to acquire and experiment with.
Substantial campaign with more challenging modes available.
Secrets to find on each map.
A host of achievements to unlock.
Combo mode is easy to use and innovative.
No multiplayer to speak of - a rarity with FPS games.
Mindless slicing, shooting fun may be too mindless for the serious gamer.
May feel too restrictive for some.
Gets old well before the end.
Some underwhelming weapons and boss battles.
No incentives to keep playing once you've won.
By PCAdvisor on October 03, 2013
It's almost impossible not to to enjoy Shadow Warrior. It's almost impossible not to be annoyed by Shadow Warrior.80
By GameSpot on October 02, 2013
The crassness is here, but it's merely seasoning in a colorful old-school first-person shooter that allows excitement to build organically from the way its systems interact. If you saw Duke Nukem's 2011 appearance as a personal slight, you'll be glad to know that Lo Wang still stands tall and proud.70
By GamingTrend on September 30, 2013
You can pick this one up on Steam as of today, and if the prospect of a demon-fueled asian-themed adrenaline rush sounds like a recipe for fun to you, then set aside a few gigs of hard drive space and get ready to get your sword-and-gun-fu on.88
By Metro UK on September 30, 2013
For a game obsessed with OTT violence and knob gags this is a surprisingly charming and likeable shooter, if an unavoidably shallow and repetitive one.60
By HardcoreGamer on September 28, 2013
Shadow Warrior has big guns, deadly blades, enemies ranging from small to enormous and enough explosions to satisfy even the most pyrotechnically enthusiastic gamer. Shadow Warrior as a franchise probably didn’t warrant a revival of this quality, but now that it’s here we’ve got no complaints.80
By GamesRadar on September 28, 2013
At $40, Shadow Warrior feels just a bit too pricey, despite the stellar presentation and satisfying swordplay. It's exciting, guts-spilling fun in short bursts, but the campaign feels too long and dramatically self-indulgent for its own good. That said, if you want to sever limbs and cleave through torsos using bullets and a blade, you're bound to enjoy yourself. Just don't expect to get your brain or your heartstrings involved.60
By MeriStation PC on September 27, 2013
En definitiva, el Shadow Warrior de 2013 nos hace una oferta con la que nadie se puede sentir engañado. Nos ofrece largas horas de tajos a diestro y siniestro, hectolitros de sangre y olor a pólvora y demonio chamuscado.70
By NowGamer on September 26, 2013
It’s a bit rough, and it’s not built for extended plays (it’s kind of exhausting, and works best in half an hour to hour long bursts), but Shadow Warrior’s proof that there’s still plenty of room for a daft, bloodthirsty shoot-em-up in this increasingly serious world.80
By TheEscapist on September 26, 2013
Shadow Warrior isn't free of some design flaws that can take away from the experience, but as an action game, its combat is solidly put together. While not the easiest to use, the various weapons and sword fighting combos you have really make you feel like a badass warrior whenever you pull off a gruesome decapitation.70
By DarkStation on September 26, 2013
Players eager to treat themselves to some meaty nostalgia will find Shadow Warrior ’13 just as nutritive as Shadow Warrior ’97 was unhealthy. It’s a refashioning that even Ebert would have a hard time disparaging.80