Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior 2

Considering its mid-tier price point, Shadow Warrior 2 is a pretty astounding value, with a lengthy, breathless, and goofy campaign -- also playable in coop -- that provides an incredible amount of fun for less money than some of its full-priced shooter brethren. Though some of the characters could use a few more pixels and some may take offense at the incessantly jokey dialogue, Shadow Warrior 2 is a pure, old-school FPS that doesn't feel remotely retro.

Shadow Warrior 2

Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior won't win any awards for complexity. It's a shamelessly self-confident return to the whiplash, blood'n'guts symphony of 90s-era shooters, but it salvages the low concept, and it's own checkered legacy, with ironclad mechanics and the likable, if oafish, story it tells. Players eager to treat themselves to some meaty nostalgia will find Shadow Warrior '13 just as nutritive as Shadow Warrior '97 was unhealthy. It's a refashioning that even Ebert would have a hard time disparaging.

Shadow Warrior