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 (876 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
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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7 of 8 people (88%) 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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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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Pure, unadulterated jump n' slash fun. Solid platforming/level design and the bosses feel great to beat (although they may be a bit on the easy side). The story is pretty generic and the voice acting ranges from "Mega Man 8" to "mediocre", but I doubt anyone's considering this game for the amazing story and the gripping cutscenes.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
This seems like a decent take on Strider Hiryu.
While the gameplay is totally different to the original material, it seems to keep up the speedrun aspect of the original game, which is nice.
What isn't though, are the technical issues I have been experiencing : a quick look at the forum will tell you the absolute gambling aspect of jumping in, playing this game, and expecting consistent performance, something I can attest to. Capcom Chaos!
Another big annoyance for me was the forced dependency to the X360 controller if you plan to use a gamepad, which is even more of an annoyance in a game where there is no way to reconfigure the controls.
Disappointing.
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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
A challenging and faithful 2.5D port of the original SNES title complete with updated physics and textures - STRIDER reinvigorates the franchise in all of the right ways without reinventing the wheel.

This game is fast paced and jam-packed with challenging platforming combined with hack and slash ninja combat.
Exploring is immensely rewarded - finding points to upgrade Strider Hiryu and unlocking secrets.

BOSS FIGHTS, BOSS FIGHTS GALORE.
At the end of every level, even sometimes in the middle, you will face against fierce warriors and sometimes learn new abilities to aid in battle.

7.5/10 Recommended for fans of platformers or SNES classics.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
A short yet fast 2D action-platformer with metroidvania-like exploration where you'll be required to backtrack a bit and open up new places in the world with the new things you get as you play the game. The game takes a lot from the previous Strider games including the enemies/bosses and power-ups/upgrades included in it along with its own new features.

Difficulties range from Easy, Normal, and Hard. The only difference with these is the damage differences; the higher the difficulty the more hits you need to dish out and the fewer hits you can take, though I'm finding Normal to still be a bit easy and Hard actually causing me to die quite a lot which kind of forces me to actually pay attention to how I should be avoiding taking damage while still hacking and slashing.
The hacking and slashing is as fast as you press the attack button which can be very tiring. You can attack at almost anytime you do anything and the direction as to where you slash can also be manipulated to be pointed almost anywhere around you as you please.

I didn't find the exploration part to be very rewarding since a lot of the optional things you go back for can only be attained somewhat late in the game and there's no sort of New Game + to keep at least some of the upgrades. Plus there's a lot of strenuous backtracking to get these optional items.
I found it to be a lot of fun though to sort of speed run through the game and mostly follow the indication of where I should run to next. Because it's a 2D platformer a controller is best suited.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
You are a ♥♥♥♥ing ninja sliding off giant killer robots!

Of course, bad level design and enemies that exist only to annoy you by kicking your ♥♥♥ from the ceilings do their worst to sour the taste. And framerate loves to die when water gets on the screen.

But still, you are a ninja in a cyberworld!
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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
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
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
From someone that doensn't enjoy ninjas nor platformers: The new Strider is one of the most enjoyable, polished, well-paced, made-with-lovve 2D experiences I've ever had. It's a blast.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
I just beat it after playing it on and off for about a couple weeks. This is, hands down, one of my favorite games of the month, the year, and hell, it beat Dark Souls as my most enjoyed game I bought from Steam. I'm just gonna copypaste my opinion I told to a friend the moment I beat it:

I had a ton of fun with Strider. It's almost one of my most favorite games of all time, but I don't know what makes it not quite up there with favorites like Metroid Prime and Super Mario World. It's got some of the tightest design I've seen in years and the action is fast paced and fun. Looking around all over the map provided hours of entertainment in itself, and the story leading you a linear trek before that was hilariously bad. The game almost praises me as well, with some enemies sounding like they said 'Mayo is god'. There's a lot of freedom even when the game is at its most linear, you can climb anything if you put your mind to it, Metroid-style enemy freezing allows you to use them as platforms and the warp dash maneuver is one of the coolest powerups I've ever seen. I guess my only complaint is the weapon switching can ♥♥♥♥ you over if you're using a 360 controller and it's abysmal D-pad and you can't turn the hint system off. I've been plenty challenged and I've only beat it in Easy Mode. There's still a lot to learn too, as I've seen a speedrun of it that took advantage of clipping glitches and half way through there were so many glitches stacked up I couldn't comprehend what was going on. Sadly, I don't see any chance of Strider returning anytime soon, as the marketing for the game is basically non-existant, and even then, Metroidvanias of this quality are very rare and precious. It's still my GOTY.

So yeah, buy this ♥♥♥♥ing game if you love 2D action titles of any kind. It doesn't ♥♥♥♥ around with needless story and exposition, you don't need to care about anything except that you're a ninja who kills cyborg Russians. It's part maniac hack 'n slash and a metroidvania if you spend more time into it, and if any of this raised your eyebrows, you wasted too much time not playing Strider.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Great game that makes you feel like a bad-♥♥♥ cyber ninja from the future. If you enjoyed the fun days of sidescrolling platformers where your character gets progressively more awesome as you down bosses and get upgrades then you will love this.
For Strider fans this is a must have and for fans of being awesome this is also a must have.

If you hate being awesome or you like to be lame then I can't recommend this to you. Go knit a non plasma scarf.

For the sale price you sure get your moneys worth and it will burn up an afternoon or 2 if you are a completionist.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Bom Metroid com combate bacana
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
While not stunningly great, Strider is pretty solid experience from start to finish. While buying I was worried that this game may not deliver its promises. Luckily for me, most of those dark predictions were proven untrue.

The biggest problem of this game is that it could use a tad bigger budget. Some areas like voice acting, textures and level variety could use some more polish and work. This is most noticeable while navigating the main menu which in contrast to action packed game, is pretty dull. Not very Capcom-like. There are just some aspects of this game that contrast to the great ideas and design decisions in gameplay department. I also lamented the lack of interesting story that could frame the adventure in broader context. In this situation only the gameplay pushes us to finish the game. This complements mechanics, but plot-less game still feels a bit empty.

That said, Strider delivers... This is a button-mash-through-your-enemies gameplay at its finest. Press attack button as fast as you can and see how those Techno Commies are sliced into pieces. Yes, I said Techno Commies. There are also some robotic dragons, panthers, eagles, mad scientists, weird martial-arts sisters and bounty hunters as bosses and all other cool characteristic Capcom-esque stuff. Action is explosive and it rarely slows down. I like it. Otherwise, this is a solid made metroidvania game which spoils you with upgrades every time you explore a bit. Feels rewarding.

In conclusion, while production values and the plot disappoint in places, the gameplay drives this game nicely to its home destination. Recommended to all fans of action platformer genre.
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Badass Ninja
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