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 (1,008 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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Hits all the right notes, while on normal it may be not all that difficult it still provides the right level of fun. The combat flows nicely and the Metroidvania elements add extra appeal to this hack and slash. If you've enjoy Dust: An Elysian Tale or Mark of the Ninja you'll likely enjoy this game as well. With a good sundtrack and great art direction keep the game never out stays its welcome clocking in around 5-7 hrs. If you gather all the items and complete all the challenge modes you're looking upwards to 20hrs though. It's worth the price but if you're still not convinced pick it up on a sale. I doubt this will be a purchase you'll regret.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 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 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Do You like to play as Zero in the Megaman Series?

Do You ever wish that You could play as Zero with fluid and blitzkrieg movements?

Well look no more further, buy and play this game as soon as possible!!

Its like a combination of Megaman and Sonic with a mixture of simple puzzles here and there

You might think its repetitive but its not, the gameplay is solid with engaging BGMs

Nothing beats a classic they say =)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Plays really nice if you are looking for some fast arcade action. Moves are intuitive, game is smooth and it's fun slicing through masses of enemies and the occasional boss JP style. Great version of Strider, recommend this!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
The developers behind this 2014 remake/reboot of the Capcom arcade classic really got the balance right. They paid respect to the gameplay qualities that made the original fun, while carefully modernizing it with new elements which really elevate experience.

The gameplay starts off *very* simple, letting you learn the basics, and then slowly adds new moves, attacks and special powers as the game progresses. The difference between the complexity of the combat in the beginning and in the end is REALLY dramatic. That's a double edged sword, because on one hand it helps keep things fresh and interesting, but I can see how it could make someone toss the game aside after 20 minutes because he/she felt the gameplay lacked depth.

The control scheme is really excellent using an xbox 360 controller, but in the midst of heavy action I sometimes experienced some problems getting the dpad to select the desired plasma type. Probably just my overworked, uncoordinated old fingers, but it did annoy somewhat.

The graphics are pretty much perfect. They nailed the whole sci-fi ninja theme, and the 2.5d rendering dynamically zooms in/out depending on the area you're in, so that it feels confined and in-your-face when fighting in narrow corridors, and vast and open when you're outside in big areas.

The sound effects are also excellent, but I found the voice acting (there isn't much) and music just a tad above mediocre.

The game lasted me around 10 hours on "normal". 90% of it was an absolute joy, but the last 10% was sadly tainted with frustration due to a combination of high difficulty, my low skill level and some stupid game design decisions:

- Checkpoints aren't save games! You have to reach a "save pod" to save your progress to disk. It blows my mind that someone felt the need to punish the user for having to turn off the computer!

- Some checkpoints are placed too far before boss fights (of which most are great btw), making you replay a dull, unchallenging part of the map over and over.

- No "retry from checkpoint" option.

- Unskippable cutscenes before boss fights (well, you CAN after watching the first 15 seconds or so, but when boiling with rage after dying 15 times this feels like half an hour).

At it's best, Strider 2014 brought me stellar gameplay moments, and while I do reckon this is in my top 3 action platformer games, there's no denying that the above complaints poisoned my overall enthusiasm somewhat.

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