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 (685 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014

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"A great interpretation of the classic sidescroller with slick visuals and metroidvania elements."
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“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

    • 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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Highly enjoyable reboot of the classic Strider series. Metroidvania elements, tight controls, and fun combat. Solid game all around. Worth the 15$. Pick this up if you're looking for a unique and entertaining combat oriented platformer.
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Solid Metrovania style game that does the original version proud. There can be a few times where the game may seem unfair but if you rethink your approach and use the provided skillsets those challenges can become much easier. The only thing I wish I could change would be the dialogue between characters as it's a bit tiring and melodramatic. If you want a good game to kill an afternoon with than I would easily recommend Strider.
Posted: October 12
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
I've always been a fan of Strider since the NES days. I wished the old arcade game would have been for console.
This game brings all you're striders together in a seemlessly non conflicting way. I love action side scrollers.
Who's better than a copycat Sonic a friggin Ninja Hiryu. I remember the NES version being Darker though.
Definately buy this. I wish it would have came with the manga. Hopefully they make a New Strider game for next gen.
Posted: September 24
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
I loved the original arcade game, but this doesn't do that game justice at all. It takes an already simple game design and turns it into a ploddy exposition of tedious back tracking, repetitive level deigns, and unimaginative and sometimes annoying enemies. The game has good visuals aside from some of the terrible up-close textures. This seems to be the model of how classics are revived.
Posted: September 28
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
not recommended - complete waste of time
Posted: October 14
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8.2 hrs on record
A Metroidvania-style platformer. While it may be just a little less excellent than Guacamelee! in terms of mechanics, it certainly builds a better world and the voice-overs are appreciated, even if they're only used for a plot... rather than an actual story.

Combat is fun. You swing your sword as fast as you press the button. Kunais and powerful special attacks are also available. The latter are quite effective in the plethora of the awesome bossfights. My only gripe are the occasional stunlocks.

Strider Hiryu is very mobile. With his hooks, he can climb walls infinitely and also dashes and double-jumps. All of it feels great. The only obstacles are enemies, locked doors and electrical fences.

In terms of difficulty (I played Normal): It started off way too easy, gave me a good challenge throughout until the antepenultimate boss*, where the difficulty spiked greatly. But from there it only gets easier.

*Somehow I managed to get him on my sixth try, but with bad luck it might have taken twice as long.
Posted: September 28
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8.4 hrs on record
A good metroidvania, which is hard to come by these days. Although far from perfect.

The game itself was a bit too linear for my tastes. Not much reason to backtrack to previous areas and the areas themselves all felt a little...samey.

Other than that it's a very solid game and controls very well. Definitely worth the price of admission if you're looking for some metroidvania fun.
Posted: September 28
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15.5 hrs on record
The best Strider game that hit the market since Strider 2 (the PS one).
Posted: September 29
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8.0 hrs on record
It's Strider. It's awesome. It's great. If you like the Metroidvania genre, Strider is a great games that you'll most likely find enjoyable.
Posted: September 27
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7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
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6.1 hrs on record
very cool game with great visuals and tight controls on top of the metroidvania gameplay makes for an awesome game
Posted: October 12
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13.2 hrs on record
Awesome game. The story line is sweet and the game play is great. ill give it a 11/10
Posted: October 13
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10.4 hrs on record
this game is super fun and fast. sadly it ends fast once you collect all upgrades but definitly worth picking up and playing.
Posted: October 5
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7.0 hrs on record
Fantastic. One of the best metroidvania-style games I've played in recent memory. The game is fast-paced, very well optimized, has a great soundtrack, looks fantastic, and is packed with content. An excellent reboot of one of Capcom's lesser-known series.
Posted: October 5
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19.1 hrs on record
Bring back the exciting ninja action of original Strider, with modern usability to make it not a chore to play. You feel like a badass, whether you're just button mashing, or you've mastered the system. On of the best Metroidvania titles you come out in a while.
Posted: October 15
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23.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
This is how you do reboots.

Strider Hiryu returns, along with his arsenal of animal friends (now plasma entities as opposed to robots) and his trusty sword.
Everything from previous Strider games can be found here, though this game feels alot more fleshed out in comparison to the arcade titles.

Hiryu's moveset's been given an upgrade, with some of his Marvel vs Capcom moves making an appearance. His heavy launcher from UMVC3 is here, for instance. Enemies can be juggled, certain projectiles can be parried and alot of the "outside the box" stuff from modern action games are also implemented. I really appreciated being able to pull off some combos utilizing the launcher attack and the directional light attacks in the air. Along with special moves such as a ground slam ability you obtain, there's some depth to the combat system.

Strider's an assassin, he's not a tank. As the player, you'll be dodging attacks and avoiding bullets as opposed to blocking them. Hiryu's really mobile, so it's no problem. The lack of a block button might be off putting to those more comfortable with modern games, but I really liked figuring out patterns and dodging gunfire.

Boss battles are frequent and all of them feel satisfying to defeat.

The only real issue I found with this game is that the PC port does not seem to be optimized pretty well. I have a decent machine and was experiencing some slow down in certain areas, and constant screen tearing. Especailly during cinematics.

I would definitely give this a shot if you are a fan of Strider's previous games or just action platformers in general. It's a fantastic reboot, which often times feels like that'd be an oxy♥♥♥♥♥, but it works very well in Strider's case.
Posted: July 21
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Genre - Japanese Sci-Fi Action/Platform
I played the original back on the Atari ST and I don't remember getting much past the first boss, but I still enjoyed it. This is a change of pace with difficulty settings and power ups to help even the odds. The graphics look ace and Strider is a cool character to play. The bosses can be a challenge even on the easier modes. It can get a bit repetitive though so I would recommend playing it in small doses.
Posted: September 8
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
What I liked most about this game was the focus on old school game fundamentals. The game takes the formula from the old Strider games and only expands the map size a bit. There’s hardly any dialogue or cutscenes at all. It’s no-nonsense ninja sidescroller action. I can’t remember the last time I played something that felt this stripped down and focused. Even the logos when you start the game go past faster than other games. This is the game for everyone who’s ever complained about modern game trends, and that they “just want to play the game”. It does this without wallowing in nostalgia. This isn’t a retro sidescroller, this is better than them.

I had a good feeling about Strider after I saw a clip of it, but even so I was pleasantly surprised by how good it is. It does basic things right, such as putting the coolest stuff at the end, and the second coolest stuff right before that, and so on. The controls are as responsive as the Itagaki Ninja Gaiden games, and details like the sound design augment how good it feels just to move around and do things. I only have minor quibbles with it like how mouths don’t animate in cutscenes, and that you can’t skip some of them when you retry bosses. On the whole it’s one of the best sidescrollers I’ve ever played. Sections of the game had me thinking of Turrican 2, which is always a good thing. I loved it.
Posted: July 31
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
If you enjoyed any of the previous striders or are looking for a fast paced metroidvania styled 2D platformer.

Look no further. This game is the ♥♥♥♥.
Posted: May 5
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