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!
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Very Positive (51 reviews) - 84% of the 51 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,677 reviews) - 86% of the 1,677 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014

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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

    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
    • Storage: 3700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Integrated graphics solutions not supported. Controller recommended.
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Fo
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
If you like the original Ninja Gaiden Trilogy, you might get kick of it.

Playing this game on any other difficulty than Hard is a waste of time.
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CatDad500
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Strider is a fun 5 dollar game. It is a bit short and teh save system can be a bit infuriating. Whenever you see checkpoint flash at the bottom that is not your game actually saving. Still good controls and fun all around.
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TehTris
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
dear capcom.
this is what the people want.
this is what the people need.
this is what the people deserve.
please never make another bionic commando game.
if you feel like making a platformer, make this.
do not make bionic commando.
when platforming is involved, do not send the bionic commando.
send the strider
he can climb walls and swing swords and all other types of ill ♥♥♥♥.
the bionic commando is some sort of weak bootleg spiderman who isnt strong.
the strider is an elite ninja butt destroyer.
if you need butts destroyed the strider is the obvious choice.
bionic comando cant decimate the amounts of butts in the entire game than the strider decimates in a single level.
god i ♥♥♥♥ing hate bionic command.
but i love the strider.
im going to write the strider on my ballet when i vote this year.
the strider for president 2016.
bionic commando is not fit to pick up my waste and swing it into a dumpster.
if the bionic commando attempted that he would probably just land in a bottomless pit and die
if that happened it would force me to continue from a save point.
that would be dumb, because the strider saves often and swiftly.
i dont even realize when it happens.
what im getting at is, bionic commando sucks.
the strider is a good platformer.
bionic commando is not.
megaman for vice president.
that was good platforming.
the strider is good platforming.
when you press jump the strider and megaman both jump.
the bionic commando does not.
how can i find what you guys were smoking in 1987 and 2008.
i want to find it so i can go out of my way to avoid it.
i will smoke everything capcom has smoked every other year.
except those two years.
because bionic commando sucks, and the strider is the superior platformer.
unless megaman is brought up.
then he wins.
but damn, the strider is a good game.
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Weiner Man™
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Strider is a great, fast-paced Metroidvania game that is fun to play. It's a bit on the shorter side (you can complete the game in under 4 hours), and the collectable/"Metroidvania" aspect of the game isn't focused on too deeply. Most of the collectables are within the grasp of where you're supposed to be story-wise, so you never have to veer too far off-path. I I don't think there are any puzzles or any really tricky collectables, so it is missing out on some of the complexity that other games of the same genre have. The combat and how smooth the game plays makes up for it though, in my opinion.

Strider, however, has one major problem. It tends to crash. A lot. My first bits of gameplay were enjoyable, with the game running perfectly fine without any issues whatsoever. As I progressed further into the game, Strider crashed more and more often. I'm not exactly sure why, but it is an issue that other users are havnig as well (there's enough proof of it in the forums). While I've had no problem trying to play through this game constantly crashing (enemies aren't hard to face and it doesn't take too long to progress so it's somewhat manageable), it is definitely annoying (and even impossible if you can't get to the next checkpoint without it crashing).

Although it's an enjoyable game, the constant crashing makes it nearly unplayable. You can still progress, but just hope that you reach the next checkpoint before your game decides to give out on you. I can't recommend it in its current state, and who knows if the devs will ever look into this problem and fix it.


Don't buy unless you either get it in a bundle, or the devs fix it.
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Zinethyser
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Looking for a nice metroidvania to kill your time with? Strider will do just that.
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Dank Mimes
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
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This up front: I have played the old arcade Strider game from long, long ago.

That aside, I still quite enjoy this game. The action is quick and flashy and, most importantly, fun.

It feels and runs like a solid, 2D, action platformer. It gives you upgrades that significantly change gameplay as you go on, throws new enemies at you every major "level", and is, simply, quite fun.

It CAN have its frustrating moments, however. Sometimes it's bad about telling you where you need to go, as sometimes the arrow on the minimap seems to bug out or simply not point in an intuitive direction. There has been a time or two that the game's difficulty jumped up quickly on me for a section out of nowhere.

Despite this, I recommend it, especially if you can snag it on a sale.
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Smokalotapotamus
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I'm a big fan of both the original Strider coin-op and Metroidvania style games. This is definitely a great game in my opinion.
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Sawada
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
fun game. i like it. lots of fast paced action with searching for power ups (like life boost). All the mandatory power ups come from bosses. Crashed a bunch of times on me which ruined the experience, but overall i enjoyed my experience. No skill tress or other customization. just pure fast paced 2D action
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SteppenWolf
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Amazing beat 'em up game i've played in years. Graphics, design and sound effects are top notch. Maybe some voice acting is silly but that's all. It was very fun to play.
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MoebiusJones
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
It's a good action platformer, but it's no Strider.

It's 10 mini-Metroidvania levels that lack all the things that made Strider great - colour, precision, surprise, amazing walljumps, great power-ups (that just don't have to wait all game to unlock)...

But it's playable.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
First the bad:

-The game can feel short.
-It sometimes feels like it lacks a little bit of depth compared to what one would expect from a metroidvania nowadays.
-If you're experienced on the genre, the game might feel a little bit unchallenging. (though, I've yet to play it on harder modes)
-The story feels quite 2D for a game that has such a gorgeous 3d.

The good:

-The gameplay is perfect. You really feel like a badass and deadly futuristic ninja. It's fast, is fluid, is flashy. You'll not get this quality of rushing-through-enemies-while-they-break-apart
-The graphics are, again, gorgeous. An excellent combination of scenary and level design showcases beautiful places that are pleasant to the eye.
-The character design. Even if the story and dialogue feels a little bit lacking, the characters are all funny and even memorable. From the cackling filled of hubris mercenary, to the blinded water-priest, ending with an interesting this-is-not-even-my-final-form villain.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Very good game with fluid combat and mechanic. The boss fights could feel a bit anti-climatic due to the their limited movesets.
The game might not worth its full price but on sale, it's definitely a recommend title.
P.s: If you are a WASD kind of guy, remember to check the re-bind guide.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Fun and finely crafted remake that outshines its predecessor.

Strider is a remake of a 1980s era action platformer. By every measurable criteria, the modern Strider far surpasses its predecessor. I was not a fan of the original and though it looked great, the action was clunky and overly challenging in spots, which were hallmarks of the time.

The modern Strider, released in 2014 by Double Helix Games is a graphical delight and a blast to play.

The combat is fast paced and represents gaming at its best. Lower tier enemies are quickly dispatched and it is quite enjoyable to utilize your speed, mobility and ninja moves to savagely respond to a group of rifle toting cyborgs putting you under fire. Bossess and larger enemies take some pattern recognition, which is reminiscent of the finest old-school gaming.

Strider simply has the best platforming mechanics in gaming as well. Double jumping, wall climbing and ceiling climbing have never been done better than this. Jumps are fast, controllable and tight and climbing a wall is not a chore to accomplish.

The game has leaderboards and is littered with hidden collectibles and unlockable options adding quite a bit of content and replayability.

This remake was refreshing to see and Double Helix did a fantastic job here. Though the game has top-notch graphics, they did not try to force 3D and perspective change to modernize the game as the Castlevania series regrettably did. This is how you remake a game, by taking what was good about the original, do it better, focus on fun gameplay, improve and modernize the graphics and add in a ton of extra content.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
1st and only run through: 4 hours, 23 minutes.

Quite possibly the most linear game ever. You can go around the map to get extra items like max hp boosts but you'll end up with 8/10 of every item like that just playing the game with only minimal backtracking and exploration.

I do not recall getting much of a story at the beginning of the game that explained why you're fighting. Basically the story is "they bad guys, you ninja."

The gameplay is where this game shines and, what can I say, it's a Strider game. There are only two times in the game that feel especially cheap to me, both of which took an extra 5 minutes to get through.

If you want a 4.5 hour, no-story, high-quality-gameplay 2-d platformer with some decent boss fights then give this game a go.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
It's been a while since I played this genre, a metroidvania that is played on 2D but has 2.5D graphics. No fps loss and spikes whatsoever and the graphics are very intuitive except on bosses. Settings gave me an option to set it @ 99 hz or 119 hz but it was still locked @ 59fps. Not a big deal, just found weird.

I really liked the first 1-2 hours of the game, it slowly gives you the abilities on the game making it feel like a tutorial after the first boss. As you continue on the game, you are presented with up to 4 different plasmoids and with their different uses with the kunai having a secondary effect as well. The pacing was just great.

The difficulty scaling on enemies is perfect and all the bosses are unique though some can be cheesed especially the second evolution of the final boss. It was the most underwhelming boss fight even though it was also the final one.

The controls are somewhat finicky on keyboard when aiming for the kunai as well when sticking on walls, but that might be just me sometimes since I always want to charge your attack (holding the atk button). Despite of that, the fighting controls feels very responsive and you get this nice feeling when you are juggling you plasmoids on bosses.

The game has been bundled twice now but if you missed those and are planning to get it, I'd buy this at least 50% since it is quite short but nevertheless you'll have great fun with it.

Overall Rating: 81%
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Quality metroidvania game. Controls are smooth. Would have liked to see gained powers used in more creative ways but still a lot more fun than I expected. 7.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Playtime - 6:30 (completed on normal)
Completion - 61.4%

Strider was a fast-paced arcade action game with great mobility and awesome boss fights. There were some neat parts in the game were gravity was manipulated causing you to walk on walls and ceilings. The game also had a number of hidden upgrades that encouraged exploration. The final boss fight was nuts.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Games like this, promote injury!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
It's a good action platformer, but it's no Strider.

It's 10 mini-Metroidvania levels that lack all the things that made Strider great - colour, precision, surprise, amazing walljumps, great power-ups (that just don't have to wait all game to unlock)...

But it's playable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
fun game. i like it. lots of fast paced action with searching for power ups (like life boost). All the mandatory power ups come from bosses. Crashed a bunch of times on me which ruined the experience, but overall i enjoyed my experience. No skill tress or other customization. just pure fast paced 2D action
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