Strap on your combat sandals...Lo Wang is coming to the Land of the Rising Sun to turn out the lights. Experience total blood immersion. If you can't touch, kill or drive something...then blow it away! Whether you're wielding shurikens, an Uzi, or a freshly plundered Guardian head...you've got your work cut out for you.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (29 reviews) - 93% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (690 reviews) - 96% of the 690 user reviews for this game are positive.

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Play Shadow Warrior Classic (1997)

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About This Game

Strap on your combat sandals...Lo Wang is coming to the Land of the Rising Sun to turn out the lights. Experience total blood immersion. If you can't touch, kill or drive something...then blow it away! Whether you're wielding shurikens, an Uzi, or a freshly plundered Guardian head...you've got your work cut out for you. Enter the world's most interactive 3D environment...and cut yourself some sushi!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor:1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 7 Compatible 3D Graphics Card
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor:1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 7 Compatible 3D Graphics Card
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2GHz+
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:64MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:OS X 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2GHz+
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:64MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
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Very Positive (29 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (690 reviews)
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GamingKick
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Example #420: Games that made my childhood awesome!!!
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Cyber(Smite4Ever)
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Launched game
Heard an loud ♥♥♥ intro
Became Deaf
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Darth Maul
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Super boring, do not download.
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hl3comfirmed
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
incredible retro fps it is awesome in 1997 people needed to play this it's a great shooter
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✌Stoned Duck™✌
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
It's pretty fun. 10/10
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Drakel
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
swgimme 10/10
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NyghtWolf2
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
This game is awesome. Plz do The Original Strife.
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BLANKFACEム
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Great game which is actually hard to play when you do play it on harder difficulties.
The game has pretty nice levels and has nice details in my opinion for a game from 1997.
To sum up this review i can say that this game is great to play casually and i can even see people speedrunning this game.
Also the game being for free gives it an extra + for me.

Thats my review.
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coatstain
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I literally have only played this game for a few minutes, BUT WHO CARES? It's completely unfair, unforgiving, and un-freaking-believable! Fantastic retro throwback for the cost of nothing.
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SuppahLeetKillah
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
If you want a fine mix of doom, quake and unreal tournament (does dark souls count too? this game is hard af) then you should get this! it ain't a stupid modern fps with generic assault rifles and boring predictable stuff.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
310 of 344 people (90%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
A classic for free? thanks steam
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202 of 234 people (86%) found this review helpful
282 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2015
Sometimes it is just fun to play with your Wang.
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94 of 100 people (94%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
If you are fan of Duke Nukem 3D, then this game is for you!
Shadow Warrior is the same as DN3D, but with better graphics and other stuff.
AND ITS FREE!
NO PAY TO WIN!
NO DLC!
CHILDREN PROTECTION!
DUAL UZIS!
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146 of 173 people (84%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
When Duke Nukem isn't kicking ♥♥♥ and chewin' bubblegum - he's a Chinese dude.
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160 of 194 people (82%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
Let his Wang always hang Lo.
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71 of 78 people (91%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
This game was real fun back in 1997 when I bought it.
I loved the animation when you slice enemies in 3 parts.

Fun Fact: There were 2 versions of the game.
Since Shurikens were forbidden in the UK, the UK version had Darts instead! lmao!

Give the game a try, it*s real fun!
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189 of 253 people (75%) found this review helpful
193 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
I Lag On A Game Made In 1997
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105 of 130 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2013
A classic game, with a look and feel that'll bring you back through time, prepare for nostalgia
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82 of 97 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2013
It's free. It's classic. Go play it.
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60 of 65 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
Meet Shadow Warrior, the overlooked FPS game from creators of Duke Nukem 3D, Asian style. Just like Duke Nukem 3D, player will find themselves exploring the "real" levels, that are filled with ancient chinese secrets, as you are mowing down mutant ninjas with explosive weapons and interacting with level themselves.

Sure thing since this is old game, you probably want to know how this release works... Well, this one is the original FULL registered version (No expansion packs included), provided for free for your enjoyment, as it was back then. Even meaning that it still adverisates you to go and have some dojo multiplayer fun at Ten website (Which sure is non-fuctional now and just contains the history of the project). From what I heard, this one went free after some hacker managed to leak/abuse keys that were being given away on Twitter in one way or another... So you should enjoy a F2P game that doesn't have hats and microtransactions.
The second Expansion Pack (Wanton Destruction) is also available for free, just not on Steam, so you will have to do some stuff with your own hands.

Sure thing since it's a DOS game, developers had to do something about it. Developers went in a simple way - use DosBox. It uses the latest 1.74 version of DosBox, thankfully, and the CD music is still there, so there are no problems there. The launcher allows you to choose whetever you want to go and configure game (Launching Setup in DosBox) or launch game itself.
Your average player will not be able to play multiplayer in this one, as it isn't really supported (no configurations for that for average Steam player) and that it will require some serapate configurations of DosBox, so I didn't try this one. I would recommend you running one of modern source port if you want that that (Or even Shadow Warrior Redux once it gets multiplayer, some day). Another thing, is that controls are already configred by default to fit modern WASD configuration, as well as use mouse for mouselook, with only having to press square brackets buttons to choose items being uncomfortable.
And yes, it's a Software version of the game, not 3DFX one.

Now, game itself. In short, it's Duke Nukem 3D with style of the East. Heh, the only thing it's lacking are rainbowly colored human ninjas, like in Western movies... But randomly colored mutant ninjas will do. Shadow Warrior provides the players with two episodes. Shareware 4-level episode and Registered episode made for full version. And let me say this: When I played Shareware episode, I was amazed by level design. It was big, varied, had something interesting going on, as you travel city to the village in the forest. Worth playing for that. Now, the Registered episode felt like a let-down after that. The levels were just much less interesting, more of generic. I played only half of it, in all honesty, but from what I seen you spend first half of episode travelling through ancient Asian temples and villages, wihle only the second half lets you out to more interesting city levels.
Another thing to note, it the humor of the game... The main character is Lo Wang, the old bald Asian pervert with love for personal, automated and nuclear weapons. With his tongue-in-cheek comments, I found myself often chuckling during playthrough. It also inludes some more of offensive things, that puppies nowadays can't handle which is why we got none in new Shadow Warrior reboot game. Be ready to meet some out-of-place anime girls. Fun easter eggs and the ever wise Fortune Cookies included.
Weapons are varied as well... Well, there are some more or less underpowered ones, but you will find use to most of them. Some have few modes. One of more interesting things would be a Grenade Launcher... It has same blast power as the rocket launcher, but the radius of explosion is simply huge. As a result, you will use it often to lob grenades around corners into rooms you suspect an enemy to be in, instead of using it for direct combat. Sticky bombs that are abe to stick to walls, as well as bodies. ("Oho, sticky bomb likey you!"). (Strangely enough, Railgun shoots a bit to the left of crosshair.)

Graphics are of high-quality pixel art, and levels have a lot of details, usually, utilizing the latest improvements of Build engines. Prepare to see some floor-over-floor, reflections and other nice features, if you are familiar with previous Build games. As for music, it mostly plays a role of ambient, being CD quiality. mostly just enchanting the atmosphere of the game. But no worries, Boss and Title music are kicking and rocking.

And final note, the game is insanely hard. It's even more hard than Duke Nukem 3D, mostly in cheap ways. It either pits you againts monster with hitscan weapon (some of them even able to take cover) or it casually makes you face the enemies that can insta-blow-up your face off the Earth. Traps are no less nasty. As a result, I would highly recommend you to play the game on the lowest difficulty settings, like Tiny Grasshopers, if you wish to have some fun, without having to quickload OFTEN. Not that you still will not be blown off the face of Earth, mind that.

P.S. http://www.3drealms.com/sw/ This link will provide you with anything you need, including some Lo Wang rap.
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