Tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun Lo Wang as he is ordered to acquire a legendary blade of limitless power by his deceitful employer. Betrayed and left for dead, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm preparing to push our world to the brink of destruction. Now the reluctant hero must become legend through a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to uncover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish evil back into the darkness.

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After intense negotiations between developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Devolver Digital’s shadowy Future Profits Division, the katana-filled and blood-soaked Shadow Warrior has been updated with an all-new and absolutely free Survival Mode. Budding katana masters will be able to slice, shoot, and crash through an incredible onslaught of raging enemies in three custom-built battle arenas in the game’s latest update.

Not content with just one super sweet update, Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital have partnered with Interceptor Entertainment and Apogee Software to bring some crossover magic to both Shadow Warrior and Rise of the Triad. Starting today, gamers will be able to use Rise of the Triad’s Excalibat as an alternative katana in Shadow Warrior and in turn step in to the shoes of Shadow Warrior’s Lo Wang in Rise of the Triad’s insane multiplayer modes.

And don't forget that Viscera Cleanup detail: Shadow Warrior map comes free with any purchase of Shadow Warrior.

Full change log here:
To check your game version: enable console (by pressing ctrl+~),(now write) _version and press Enter.

Shadow Warrior Patch Notes:

Shadow Warrior 1.1.0
- Survival Mode added (to launch te survival mode - select 'New Game' and then 'Survival'):
+ 3 new maps for survival added: Cemetary, Old Town and Fortress.
+ 3 new Survival Mode leaderboards added.
- Japanese localisation added.
- Hungarian fan-translation added (thanks to Brechler 'lostprophet' Zsolt).
- Fixed a bug that caused some of the Steam leaderboards avatars never to show.
- Loading and saving the game now works faster.
- Additonal code optimization.
- Troll's shield crash fixed.
- Shop lighting fixed.
- Several random crashes fixed.
- Fixed more places throughout the game where players could get stuck or fall below level geometry.
- 'Rise of the Triad' Excalibat melee weapon added.

Shadow Warrior 1.0.9
- Fixed a bug that caused player to crouch sometimes for a moment after loading a save.
- Fixed some old saves causing the game to crash.
- Particles - physics optimized.
- FPS limiter (r_max_fps, 120 by default).
- Fixed video bugs in the menus.
- 'The Walking Dead' Ice Axe melee weapon added.

Shadow Warrior 1.0.8
- Fixed crash when loading a boss fight save.
- Fixed more places throughout the game where players could get stuck or fall below level geometry.
- Fixed a bug that caused one of the seals in chapter 7 to be not visible.
- DRM type (Steam/NoSteam) shown in _version.

Shadow Warrior 1.0.7
- Fixed an animation bug at low fps.
- Fixed a problem with fonts when setting active profile with another language.
- Fixed more places throughout the game where players could get stuck or fall below level geometry.
- Fixed a bug causing dead bodies after a fight to remain on the level forever after loading a save.
- Ammo/Medkits on all boss arenas now can be picked up by walking through them.

Shadow Warrior 1.0.6
- Saving is now disabled when player is dying.
- Fixed a rare crash when a level ends.
- Fixed more crashes while saving.
- Fixed a crash when using 'Wing of Crane' skill.
- Changing language in the main menu does not require restarting the game anymore.
- SSAO Ultra mode optimization.
- Fixed checkpoint freezes in 'Heroic mode'.
- Fixed audio in some movies.
- PDW damage slightly increased.

Shadow Warrior 1.0.5
- 'Heroic mode' is now more difficult than 'Insane' difficulty.
- 'Mr. Jones' achievement for finding all the secrets in the game now unlocks correctly.
- Fixed a bug causing Gozu's and Xing's immortality in the last phase of the fight.
- Fixed crossbow bolts saving.
- Fixed upgrades menu crash.
- Fixed crash after dismounting the mini-gun.
- Fixed 'Drain Soul' remaining fullscreen blood fx.
- Fixed more places throughout the game where players could get stuck or fall below level geometry.
- Fixed incorrect menu button positions in menu prompts @1600x1200 and higher resoltuions.
- Fixed the incorrect way money was displayed in different laguage versions.
- Italian language pack added.
- Some fixes in language packs.
- Scripts md5 shown in _version.

Shadow Warrior 1.0.4b
- 'Shadow Warrior' achievement for finishing the game now unlocks correctly on all difficulty levels.

Shadow Warrior 1.0.4
- Some random crashes fixed.
- Fixed more places throughout the game where players could get stuck or fall below level geometry.
- Fixed Berserker's hit zone.
- Fixed crashes on troll shields break.
- Fixed enemy death lock.
- Fixed troll remains.
- Fixed a bug causing Mezu to fall off the arena after his death.

Shadow Warrior 1.0.3
- Fixed crashes while saving.
- Fixed the error when restarting the game would reset custom fov settings.
- Chapter 7 crash fixed.
- Fixed more places throughout the game where players could get stuck or fall below level geometry.
- Medipacks no longer spawn in containers after Lo Wang's pact with Hoji.
- Multi-screen setup fixed.
- Missing spanish texts fixed.

Shadow Warrior 1.0.2
- Fixed many crashes.
- Gozu freeze bug fixed.
- Troll shield now always breaks after troll's death.
- Custom katana selection hack blocked.
- Fixed several places through the game where players could get stuck or fall below level geometry.
- Safe mode added.
- Language packs added.

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no mods? o_O

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I really wish there was a retail box version of this game without steam as a requirement, my internet availability is already quite poor, I'm so tired of just about every game forcing steam.

The only game I can look forward to now is The Witcher 3 which thank god wont be using DRM/Steam in it's retail box version, only when bought from steam it requires it.

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I agree. Steam really holds a monopoly on PC gaming, for the worst in my opinion. DRM is bad, no matter how people are trying to justify it. I got the version of the game, but as a preservationist I also want a extra (sealed) retail version, containing the FULL, directly accessible game. People may remember the days when an internet connection wasn't even required. You just bought the game from a shop, installed it and played it. It's absolutely outrageous that you cannot even get retail packages without online requirements. People like us need to raise their voice because the mindless crowd doesn't seem to bother.

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An update on my review, since I wrote it after going through like 2 levels. The game actually has a legitimately good story and it is interesting. Now I will not spoil anything.
But if you play for the first time, do not skip the cutscenes. If you do not, you might as well skip them since you know the story. This is not any other modern game that keeps your hands tied every time you start a new game.
And the cutscenes are drawn beautifully. I really loved the art style and the narration.
And yeah I know I missed a lot in the review... This game offers a lot!

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I hope there will be some mods for this great game.

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Ah this is so refreshing!

an average of 74 metacritic, and 8/10 user score. I'm so glad to see a oldschool shooter not only be fun and innovative, but also do well critically. It like Painkiller.. its like what DNF should have been. Take some good ideas from the previous title and expand upon it, while at the same time giving us new features and a fresh take on characters/humor. And of course, be made in the spirit of fun rather than taking forcing realism on us.

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Beautifully done redo of the original game. It's a blast to play with great humor and tons of action.

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