Shadow Warrior (Ninja Master) / Shadow Warrior Classic 3DRealms / GT Interactive 1997

Another Duke 3D Build engine game which is a rather difficult 3D-shooter. There are diverse missions, and incredibly a lot of splashing blood and body parts, as well as some puzzles. One plays as Lo Wang, a master ninja assassin, whose master is murdered and whom you might avenge. There are many cool sayings and numerous gags let you know that Duke Nukem 3D not only provided the engine but counted as a model too. Your foes are drawn in the Manga style such as mostly quite naked but well armed women. The Build engine's improvements included introduction of true room-over-room situations, the use of voxels instead of sprites for weapons and usable inventory items, transparent water, climbable ladders, and assorted vehicles to drive (some armed with weapons). The arsenal of weaponry includes Japanese-themed weapons such as Shurikens and a Katana. It also includes guns such as Uzis and the Eraser-inspired railgun. In addition, the head and heart of certain enemies can be used. It does not approach the greatness for me of Duke, however it is still a lot of fun. Disappointingly the game was not a commercial success and official planned mission packs ended up being cancelled. However, years later, the work that was done on these extra levels was released as freeware. On May/2013, the main game was released for free on Steam. On July/2013, Shadow Warrior Classic Redux was released including both expansion packs with improved, OpenGL graphics and visuals, remastered audio and modern PC compatibility.

See also: #LevelPack 14: Additions for Shadow Warrior, #PC Gamer: The Extended Play Collection Volume 2, #Twin Dragon, #Wanton Destruction

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Shareware v1.2 Demo 13MB ( @ FileFront)
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Beta Demo ~17MB ( @
Fan Levels
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Meltdown multiplayer utility ~8MB ( @ Official Site) *supports EDuke32, xDuke, hDuke, Blood, Shadow Warrior (DOS), Shadow Warrior (SWP), and Redneck Rampage
Total Conversions & Source Port
How to run on WinXP
Shadow Warrior Classic Complete - GOG Free Game (uploaded by Good Old Games)
Video Reviews
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Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
Full Demo ~21MB (uploaded by keropi)
Full Demo XP Ultimate Edition with addons (swXP.rar) ~91MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
UK ISO Demo with CDA tracks 388MB (upped by Egon68)
US uncensored ISO Demo with CDA tracks (upped by Old_Schooler)
Included in: Shadow Warrior Complete Good Old Games Version ISO Demo 230MB (uploaded by Molitor) plus Wanton Destruction & Twin Dragon
Steam Free Game (uploaded by Steam)
2013 Shadow Warrior Classic Redux - ISO Demo 191MB (uploaded by scaryfun)

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