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 (52 reviews) - 90% of the 52 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,669 reviews) - 86% of the 1,669 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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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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Retron
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
I'm sure this game is great if it works for you. The bits I have managed to play are quite good and show promise. Unfortunately, it constantly crashes no matter how I change my settings. Buyer beware.
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dunaway5
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
A short but fun semi-metroidvania with frenetic combat that flows quite nicely. You'll probably beat it in 5 hours and it doesn't have as much replay value as true Metroid games, but it's a fun distraction.
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SC-Oberführer
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Product received for free
This game was on my wishlist since the beginning of time, and was forgotten as many of them. Now become alive, and is striking harder!

STRIDER is a great side-scroller, not fantastic, but well made. I have to be honest : the very first minutes were kinda boring. Simple smashing button and jumping frenetic to evade attacks from enemies, cuz you dont have a parry(block button), but..."hey!...this is what these games are made of... so keep playing!"

After the intro, and 1st stage, i realize that some potential was painted into horizon, with unlocks, upgrades, and new challenges. And i wasn't wrong. The customization is minimal, but the progression is massive. You can have at least 20 upgrades, from classical -double jump- to aerial strikes, slides, charges and why not?
"ultra-MO-power-THA-des-FA-tru-KA-ction kills" XD

Basic enemies are easy, and a bit repetitive. Same soldiers over here and there; with some improvements over the journey. The Bosses are a little harder but not frustrating. Overall you can defeat 'em all in two tries after analize its weak points.

Health Regeneration is not allowed, but you can gain some from destroying enemies and crashing "boxes".

Checkpoints are way too far from your objective, but is the only way to advance from point to point.

About the graphics, i must add that they are nice, some old vibe (robot anime series) here.

The sound is quite simple but satisfying, not intrusive.

Menus are classic, you can feel as you were playing some Super NES game, which made "nostalgia" grows.

You can beat the game in 10 hours. (my real gametime isnt showed, cuz i lost internet connectivity all weekend, so i had to play offline)

All in all, is a good game. I recommend to fans of the genre and alike.

Received a free copy for testing/reviewing purposes. This review is part of the Steamified Community Review program. For similar reviews and fantastic giveaways please visit http://www.steamified.com/
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ebonweaver
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
This game is beautifully done and plays very well, as long as you have a controller! Maybe some people are good at this on keyboard, but I'm not. I wish I was because man, this is exactly how this kind of game should be, it doesn't take long to see that. Graphics, responsiveness, moves, style, everything about it just pulls you in and gets you pumping. I'm just not a console person or good with fighting games, but this is the kind of game I'd blow a day playing at a friends house who was. My point being, that's how good this is, not my kind of game and I still highly recommend it after only a few minutes!
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Hayes
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
10/10 would ranarok again....oh wait wrong game
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[BEP]Blazur
( 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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2 of 2 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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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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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