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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!
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014
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Strider Update #1 Released!

March 14th, 2014

NEW FEATURES
  • Implementation of manual screen resolution and refresh rate selection under Settings.
  • Implementation of a full-screen borderless "Window" display mode inside the game under Settings.
NOTES
  • All screen resolution and refresh rate combinations potentially supported by the PC driver may be selected in Settings under Help & Options. However, if the refresh rate selected is not either 59/60 or a multiple of 60 (120, 240 etc), slowdown or other graphical issues may occur. The above refresh rates are strongly recommended to enjoy a fluid gaming experience. Note that the refresh rate setting only applies to the game running in Fullscreen "on" mode.

  • Window mode has been added as an option for the Fullscreen setting. Fullscreen value settings are as follows:
    • On: Traditional full-screen mode. Uses the resolution and refresh rate specified in the game's Settings menu.
    • Off: Traditional windowed mode. Game runs in bordered window within the operating system. User's Desktop setting is used for refresh rate (in-game setting is ignored).
    • WINDOW: "Full-screen windowed" mode. Game runs in windowed mode but the window takes up the entire screen with no borders (visually equivalent to fullscreen "on"). User's Desktop settings are used for resolution and refresh rate (in-game settings are ignored).
When to use WINDOW setting:
Window mode is recommended for those users who may experience issues when using Fullscreen mode, such as resolution drops, refresh rate issues, or crashes. If you experience any of these issues (particularly with more than one processor in the system) please attempt to use the WINDOW setting to play the game.

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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 the 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
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
441 products in account
55 reviews
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 21st, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
120 products in account
4 reviews
7.2 hrs on record
this game being 15 bucks is a joke.

and I mean that because it's worth every damn penny. this is a game on super metroid levels of awesomness, great graphics, lots of areas to explore, lots of hidden items, and just so much fun to play. this just looks, feels and plays like a snes classic just with overhauled graphics. only complaint is that the normal difficulty is a bit easy and will have to replay again on a higher difficulty setting (recommend starting on hard).

other then that this game is a gem and you will feel like you've committed a felony for only paying $15 for it.
Posted: March 15th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
990 products in account
23 reviews
19.5 hrs on record
Pretty cool game, the main character's movements really make you feel like a ninja. The ending made me shed a tear and is what really sets the game apart, it was spectacular and i'm trying to control myself not to spoil it.
Posted: July 26th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
65 products in account
6 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
Brings me back to the good old days of side scrolling platformers on cartridges. Fast paced combat and great level design keep you coming back for more. Some FPS drops but im sure they will be corrected in future patches
Posted: March 16th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
316 products in account
13 reviews
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 31st, 2014
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165 of 195 people (85%) found this review helpful
3,055 products in account
35 reviews
4.3 hrs on record
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. :)
Posted: February 19th, 2014
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