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: Very Positive (842 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014

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Recommended By Curators

"A great interpretation of the classic sidescroller with slick visuals and metroidvania elements."
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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
    • Hard Drive: 3700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Integrated graphics solutions not supported. Controller recommended.
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Love it!

Loved the old NES and Genesis versions but this just kicks the hell out of them. A lot of passion went into creating this and it shows big time. The music, sound design, game play, art and graphics, character animation, level design is all fantastic. The story is weak but that is perfect--I think too heavy of a story would have held back the fast-paced rush of this game.

This is back to the old style of 2D gaming I grew up with but with a 2.5D punch. You feel like a damn hero playing this game. I miss that!! They also kept the "Soviet" influence we remember from the pre-90s and amped it up to be more present throughout the game for a more futuristic dystopia. Actually...maybe...unfortunately not so futuristic. Listen to the propaganda in this game and it sounds familiar.

UPDATE: Forgot to mention I used a Logitech Precision gamepad. Like Bionic Commando Rearmed, I had issues with it being recognized. There is not a gamepad setup in-game, so I had to use the Logitech Profiler to assign the keystrokes and it worked fine.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
If you liked Mark of the Ninja, but wanted something fastier and flashier, this is just the ticket. Handles like an absolute dream. High on challenge, low on frustration. Bosses are interesting, varied, and fun to fight. Best Metroidvania I've played in a while.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
This game is everything that I wanted in a game let alone a Strider reboot. Smooth controls, good visuals, fun level design and fast paced combat with enough collectibles to keep you hunting. This is the game that finally got me to speed run.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
I really enjoyed playing Strider. It's simple,it's fun and you feel like a true badass just slashing everything in pieces.

The best part of the game are the different challenging bossfights. Epicness threw the whole game.
The story is simple and not very interesting in my opinion but ♥♥♥♥ it, it's not really importan when u can reflect bullets with your freakin sword.

Play this game, it's fun.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
A sidescroller where you control a samurai-esque character. The game starts off with two attacks and the jump button - as you progress and defeat bosses more movements are introduced. Everything just feels very slick, polished, and futuristic, the controls are responsive and it is easy to land attacks on your ennemies no matter what you are doing, you can gradually change your direction in mid-air, you can hook onto just about any surface and everything looks way cool. Game gives a greate sense of empowerement through and through. Very nice sci fi anime look to everything.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Best game on my PC. Runs like a charm and has allowed me to waste large amounts of time in a very fun way.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
This game is a ton of fun, it's cheap, high quality and true to what the Strider games are. Sadly though, with Crapcom being Crapcom, they put little to no effort advertising or getting this game out there and it seems to have flown under the radar. It's a real shame as the game is incredibly good for what it is.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
I love the game. Fluid motion and nice graphics. I definitely recommend this for those who like games like Castlevania Symphony of the Night.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
first 20 minutes already restored my faith in capcom
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
I couldn't stop playing this game. It was just the right amount of difficulty and pure fun jumping around and slicing up dudes. I need more. MORE.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Okay I saw this game and expected some high-quality remake like Bionic Commando Rearmed and Duck Tales Remastered. You know, they're great classic games, uplifted with polished graphics and sound, but honestly the whole point is to get that dose of retro nostalgia. If you didn't care, you might as well download the rom image and play the old version on an emulator for free, right? For a long time that's what I assumed Strider would be like.

OH WOW WAS I WRONG.

It's so much better than that. This game isn't about nostalgia at all, it was made out of a genuine love of old platformer games and strives to bring something fresh and exciting into that genre. It's like what kids back then thought future videogames would be like, a supercharged progression of what they already have, and now it's come true.

Also, I'm convinced it's THE best "metroidvania" since Super Metroid. I never thought I'd say that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
This game has very little support and was very laggy on my computer, with quad core, 16GB of ram AND a video card. This thing runs slower than Final Fantasy XIV when I am doing a Skype call.

Case in point: this game is very slow and has no support. I have looked on the forum for any kind of help, but it seems the developers of the game have all but abandoned it.

Take my advice and buy a different platformer.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Fast paced metroidvania action. With a sword.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
It's a Metroidvania. You're a ninja.

No, seriously, that's all I have to say to try to sell you. The combat is sleek, the gameplay in general is smooth. Most of the powerups are in plain view, while some of the collectables are really hard to find. Basically, Strider goes out of the way to not break the game's flow. Falling in a pit or hitting a laser moves you back to the last solid surface with a small amount of life loss. Even full-on death happens shows a quick "mission failed" screen, and moves you back to the last checkpoint, which are pretty frequent.

The story was really weak, but it's not a story-centric game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Simply put, someone remembered what made a game fun. More should follow this trend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
One of the best arcade style platformers I've played in a very long time. You will not be dissapointed picking up this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Man Awsome game, I remmember the first title on Sega Genisis. I am so bleeping impressed with what you all did with it,thanks game is just Beautiful....my only fault it seems the character is moving slow, I'm new to Pc gaming and not sure what the cause is from.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Strider does not run on cards with DirectX10 even if you Have DX11 installed
Money wasted.

Good game :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Feel like you're the most badass and epic ninja ever when you're just button mashing.
special A-class/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
This Strider has been very well crafted and kept me going after I had purchased & downloaded it!

Since it was 50% off I was thinking to myself, "Let me bring back memories of that old cut em' up from MAME and see how this does"...

Let me just say that this was a purchase worth every penny. It followed the old traditional ways and I love the whole system of gaining new skills.

To be honest i'm quite speechless. Just give this game your money!
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