Strider returns in a brand new adventure, complete with incredible side-scrolling action, and lightning fast combat all in a massive interconnected world! Download the full game February 19th and become the original assassin!
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (47 reviews) - 53% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,717 reviews) - 85% of the 1,717 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014

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Reviews

“Hiryu is back, and better than ever”
9.5 – Destructoid

“Strider is a great reboot and a fresh action experience for newcomers to the franchise”
8.75 – Game Informer

“Strider nails the thrill of being that ultimate ninja badass”
8.5 – Polygon

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About This Game

Strider returns in a brand new adventure, complete with incredible side-scrolling action, and lightning fast combat all in a massive interconnected world! Download the full game February 19th and become the original assassin!

Key Features

  • The ultimate ninja returns – Strider Hiryu, the original assassin that inspired many third person action titles returns in a completely new game for a new generation of gamers as he takes on the Grand Master Meio.
  • Lightning fast combat – Use an arsenal of moves and weapons against your enemies whilst slicing your way through a massive interconnected game world.
  • Plasma Cyphers – From scorching enemies to freezing them in their tracks or deflecting a host of bullets, the indestructible plasma charged cypher offers a range of action tactics for players to use against their foes.
  • Seamless Traversal – Jump, climb and run through the expansive game world with the speed and agility of a ninja whilst climbing surfaces to gain that extra height and engaging the enemy from virtually any direction.
  • Varied enemy design – From cybernetic soldiers to immense bio-mechanical creatures the enemy types in Strider guarantee engaging and unique combat challenges.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 x64, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x64
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550, 2.83GHz / AMD Phenom II X3 720, 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 / GeForce GTX 460 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Integrated graphics solutions not supported. Controller recommended.
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Recent:
Mixed (47 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (1,717 reviews)
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Originalgamer13
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
Has extreme potential to be a great game Very Super Metroid ish, however all it does is crash in every level at random times. Charging 15 bucks for a game that's ♥♥♥♥en broken is ridiculous
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elmanisero777
12.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
I wanted to like this game. Well, at first, I wanted to hate this game, because it could barely run full screen - Strider was more like SlowWalker. Even though I have a relatively nice, new computer, I turned down the graphics, and it ran more smoothly (read: MORE, not completely). Once I actually got to the game play, I wanted to like this game - a fast slashy ninja game is always fun. Except this one, where they mess up various aspects of the game play and game mechanics, especially jumping away from walls, their stupid gravity thing, and the useless plethora of attack types. So while the game had promise, it certainly let me down. Then there's the length - I finished the story mode in just over 5 hours, and I think I was eating dinner for 2 of those hours, so you're not getting a lot for your money. Finally, theres' the laughable plot. There's less plot than in an early Sonic game, and of what is there, I think it's supposed to be a satire of Dragon Ball Z and Star Wars mixed with some Russia. All in all, I would only buy this if you're okay with several flaws, or if it's less than $3....
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KawaiiKiller
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
glad they revamped this to a modern audience, may not be exactly the same but still fun
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a_[w]
16.9 hrs
Posted: August 23
The game is OK, but slow motion kills all the fun. Will run slowmo if you cannot make it running at 60 FPS, bad port.
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Black Hat
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
Awesome platformer with a lot of swordplay. Tough though... died on the easier mode on the first level.
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yeti
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 21
underneath the smoldering garbage fire lies a solid game, im triggered 2 bosses from the end, ive had to beat the same (kinda diffuclt) boss just to have the game crash (MULTIPLE TIMES) during cutscene without saving progress. im done, uninstalled. play this on console. ive been had, i paid money for this and has been nothing but frustrating and redoing stuff ive already done because the game crashed like 50+ times. not great.
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TheRealRiceGod
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 21
I have nothing to say about this game
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victorious
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 21
Not fun
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SomeWeirdo
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
Game is awesome. No crashes for me running a CLEAN install of Windows 7 64 bit.

I have no complaints, but my thumb is about to go on strike due to overwork.

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ninjamax
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 20
One of the bset platformors i have ever played
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
dear capcom.
this is what the people want.
this is what the people need.
this is what the people deserve.
please never make another bionic commando game.
if you feel like making a platformer, make this.
do not make bionic commando.
when platforming is involved, do not send the bionic commando.
send the strider
he can climb walls and swing swords and all other types of ill ♥♥♥♥.
the bionic commando is some sort of weak bootleg spiderman who isnt strong.
the strider is an elite ninja butt destroyer.
if you need butts destroyed the strider is the obvious choice.
bionic comando cant decimate the amounts of butts in the entire game than the strider decimates in a single level.
god i ♥♥♥♥ing hate bionic command.
but i love the strider.
im going to write the strider on my ballet when i vote this year.
the strider for president 2016.
bionic commando is not fit to pick up my waste and swing it into a dumpster.
if the bionic commando attempted that he would probably just land in a bottomless pit and die
if that happened it would force me to continue from a save point.
that would be dumb, because the strider saves often and swiftly.
i dont even realize when it happens.
what im getting at is, bionic commando sucks.
the strider is a good platformer.
bionic commando is not.
megaman for vice president.
that was good platforming.
the strider is good platforming.
when you press jump the strider and megaman both jump.
the bionic commando does not.
how can i find what you guys were smoking in 1987 and 2008.
i want to find it so i can go out of my way to avoid it.
i will smoke everything capcom has smoked every other year.
except those two years.
because bionic commando sucks, and the strider is the superior platformer.
unless megaman is brought up.
then he wins.
but damn, the strider is a good game.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Strider is a great, fast-paced Metroidvania game that is fun to play. It's a bit on the shorter side (you can complete the game in under 4 hours), and the collectable/"Metroidvania" aspect of the game isn't focused on too deeply. Most of the collectables are within the grasp of where you're supposed to be story-wise, so you never have to veer too far off-path. I I don't think there are any puzzles or any really tricky collectables, so it is missing out on some of the complexity that other games of the same genre have. The combat and how smooth the game plays makes up for it though, in my opinion.

Strider, however, has one major problem. It tends to crash. A lot. My first bits of gameplay were enjoyable, with the game running perfectly fine without any issues whatsoever. As I progressed further into the game, Strider crashed more and more often. I'm not exactly sure why, but it is an issue that other users are havnig as well (there's enough proof of it in the forums). While I've had no problem trying to play through this game constantly crashing (enemies aren't hard to face and it doesn't take too long to progress so it's somewhat manageable), it is definitely annoying (and even impossible if you can't get to the next checkpoint without it crashing).

Although it's an enjoyable game, the constant crashing makes it nearly unplayable. You can still progress, but just hope that you reach the next checkpoint before your game decides to give out on you. I can't recommend it in its current state, and who knows if the devs will ever look into this problem and fix it.


Don't buy unless you either get it in a bundle, or the devs fix it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Nvidia's 372.54 drivers has fixed all crashes for me and the game is running smoother than butter.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Strider is a great metroidvania-style game - the pacing is good, the bosses are fun and the environments are varied. All that said, I don't know what Double Helix did with this version of the game, but it crashes nonstop. I've tried it on two PCs, one an i7-4790k with a GTX 1070 and the other an i5-6500 and GTX 970. Both are more than capable of running this game, yet at random points it will just crash inexplicably. It's doesn't seem to be tied to what's going on in the game at the moment, and it can be really frustrating to have the game lock up before you reach a save point.

If you can tolerate the crashes, there's a good game here. But there's plenty of great games in this genre that take quality control a little more seriously.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Despite crashing every 20-30 minutes, with a save system that often makes you lose all your progress, I was having so much fun with this game that I just kept on hammering away and repeating content until I got to the end boss. You will note the 19 hours I poured into this game (more than triple the average play through). Along the way I tried changing all video and sound and system settings, individually, with each crash, to try and determine the problem - but nothing mattered. I can verify that literally no configurable settings will keep the game from crashing.

Regardless, the reason I can't recommend the game (and when it works, it is a total joy to play) is because even if you're a masochist like me, willing to replay huge swaths of content, the game cannot be beaten. The final sequence (no spoilers) requires you to leave the main map, and there are no save points in the run-up to the boss. This final area takes a good 20-30 minutes to navigate and you guessed it, I've found it impossible to finish. Either it crashes on the lengthy sequence leading up to the end boss, or it crashes on the end boss - and you're pumped back out to the main map again. After a couple hours trying to beat the game I have to conclude that it is literally not possible to complete the end section of the game without a system crash.

Sad and frustrating. I wish I'd bought a stable version of this awesome game on one of my home consoles. I recommend this in a heartbeat to Playstation and Xbox owners, but Steam users should absolutely avoid this purchase...
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20 of 37 people (54%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
STRIDER.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING!
STRIDER.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING!
STRIDER.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING!
STRIDER.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING!
STRIDER.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING!
STRIDER.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING!
STRIDER.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING!
STRIDER.EXE HAS STOPPED WORKING!

CAN I ENJOY THIS F-CKING SH-T WITHOUT CRASHING???
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
If you like crashing to desktop, you're gonna love this.

There's a pretty good metroid clone inbetween all the crashes. And the odds of it being fixed seem near zero. I got it for a couple of euros in a bundle but even so, don't waste any amount of money on this. It. Is. Broken.

Thanks Capcom. Another fine mess.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Might be ok if it worked. Tried 3 different systems and didn't work right on any of them. Frequient on all tried platforms. Don't recommened unless you really like troubleshooting.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Sure would be great if this game could handle computers from the far-off year of 2016. I was having fun in the five minutes before it ALWAYS CRASHED. There's no fix.

ffs you can play the Tex Murphy games on steam problem-free if you want but Strider ♥♥♥♥s up?
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176 of 220 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2014
Definitely does the name justice and worth every cent thus far.

Graphically it's a 2.5d game (obviously). But the effort gone into all the lighting effects really shows and adds a lot to the detail level imo. Love the scarf being used as a dynamic light source. Didn't skip a beat fps wise and overall it's just a joy to play. The entire world is lovely, as is the accompanying soundtrack. Supports 1440p+ and 120hz+ setups which I was impressed with given capcoms history.

Game contains one giant world but it has reasonably intelligent level design, backtracking to unlock new areas with moves that were not accessible before and such. Guessing at the length it should last around 6-10hrs. Maybe more if into collectables and higher difficulty modes. Tight controls with a decent combo system that should keep expanding for a while.

If you're a fan of Strider or metroidvania styled games in general, at this pricepoint it's a must buy imo. Immersive and enjoyable experience so far that fans should not be dissapointed with. Thanks for being faithful Double Helix. :)
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