Shank is the cult-classic revival of the sidescrolling beat-em-up. Play as Shank in an over-the-top grindhouse game, packed to the rim with enemies, bosses, combos, and more by the award-winning team at Klei Entertainment.
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Very Positive (2,422) - 90% of the 2,422 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 25, 2010
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1Up

...Shank is the freshest, most unequivocally rewarding beat-em-up game to come along in almost a decade.

http://www.1up.com/reviews/shank-review

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G4/X-Play

Wildly addictive action and smooth controls complemented by a pulpy grind house style, make Shank a must-play for fans of the classic genre.

http://www.g4tv.com/games/xbox-360/62766/shank/review/

5 out of 5


Joystiq

Shank is a lot of fun because it lets you murder a lot of different people in a lot of different ways, and I think you should buy it.

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/24/shank-review/

4.5 out of 5

About This Game

Shank is the cult-classic revival of the sidescrolling beat-em-up. Play as Shank in an over-the-top grindhouse game, packed to the rim with enemies, bosses, combos, and more by the award-winning team at Klei Entertainment. The 2D sidescroller beat-em-up is finally on Steamplay, now with improved controls and tuning updates based on popular feedback! Shank will have you shooting and slashing your way through hordes of enemies in a stylized slaughter fest. Embark on a brutal path of blood soaked revenge as Shank battles his way through the criminal underground in his quest for retribution. Boasting fast-paced bloody action, silky smooth controls and a signature pulpy grindhouse art style, Shank is a must-play for action fans.

Key Features:

  • Violent graphic novel art style:

    Beautiful and fluid graphic novel art and animation styled by veteran director Jeff Agala.
  • Weapon-based combo system:

    String together endless combos of mayhem and destruction on the fly and pummel your opponents to the ground using an exhaustive arsenal of weapons.
  • Gorgeous, fully animated story cinematics:

    Watch Shanks brutal story unfold through beautiful fully animated cut scenes.
  • Brutal Boss Battles:

    Over 8 different massive and unique bloody boss battles.
  • Two-Player Local Co-Op:

    Murder with a friend. Play in a separate backstory in the two-player co-op mode and face a legion of well-armed enemies in the prequel to the single player experience.

System Requirements

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macOS
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    Minimum:
    • OS *:Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Pentium 4 running at 1.7 GHz or Greater; Athlon 64 running at 1.7GHz or greater with support for SSE2 instructions
    • Memory:1 GB of ram, 1.5 GB (Vista and Windows 7) GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon X1800 GTO 256MB and the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB cards
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.6.6 or later
    • Hard Drive:1.5 GB HD space
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 running at 1.7 GHz or Greater; Athlon 64 running at 1.7GHz or greater with support for SSE2 instructions
    • Memory: 1.5 GB or more
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1800 GTO 256MB and the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB cards, or better
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space

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