A tale of revenge. In 1986, teenage jujitsu artist Ryo Hazuki returns to the dojo of his father, Iwao Hazuki, only to witness his murder by a Chinese man, Lan Di. Lan Di steals a mysterious artifact known as the Dragon Mirror.
Ryo vows to avenge his father's death and sets out tracing Lan Di's path. The first game in the series, Shenmue begins the tale as Ryo travels around Yokosuka, Japan, gathering clues about his father's murder and dealing with nefarious gangsters along the way. The sequel Shenmue II continues Ryo's quest, this time crossing the sea to Hong Kong, China.
Ryo ventures deeper into the criminal underworld, meeting martial arts masters who aid him on his journey and offer insight into his father's death, and unravels the mysteries of the Dragon Mirror that his father kept hidden. Gameplay:* Take the role of Ryo Hazuki. * Explore a 3D open world searching for clues, examining objects, and talking to NPCs.
* Battle enemies and bosses making full use of the moves of Hazuki-style jujitsu. * Beat quick-time events (QTEs) and mini-games. Key features:The best Shenmue experiencePioneering Dreamcast classics available for the first time on PC Updated user interface Choice of modern or classic controls Japanese audio available for the first time for a global audience Fully scalable screen resolutionsAn epic legend A tale of revenge on a grand scale Solve the mystery of your father's murder An experience never to be forgottenThe world feels alive Talk to anyone, scour the world for clues NPCs live independent lives on their own schedule Faithful recreations of 1980s Japan and Hong Kong, China Distract yourself with arcade games, collectibles, duck racing, and more.
These are epic adventures and can now be enjoyed on modern-day hardware for the first time. Anyone who loved them before should get them as soon as possible to prepare for Shenmue III, while newcomers to the series have a fantastic starting point to get fully caught up on Ryo and his adventures.
A weird, beautiful, melancholy martial arts adventure. Flawed, but an unforgettable, singular experience.
Shenmue and Shenmue II are both very ambitious games jam-packed with many ideas and concepts that were considered groundbreaking at the time of their release, but do not relegate them to the ash heap of history yet — they’re still just as relevant and fun to play today.
Shenmue is incredible- All open world games should be this good. Players hoping for a little more action and less Forklift Operating should check out the Yakuza series.
We're back to the epic and unique saga that defined modern gaming. The saga and Shenmue Legend begin…again. Shenmue's open world is still unrivaled in depth and detail.
A carefully preserved milestone of this medium, inviting to start a fascinating journey through time to the beginnings of modern game design.
If looking for a simple port, as well as a bundle of the Shenmue duology, you are in for a treat, despite the fact that the enhancements of this version are underwhelming. Those expecting an action-adventure that is as good as it is popular, though, get ready for a rude awakening, because, nostalgia, and pioneering innovations aside, this just isn't fun anymore.
February 17, 2020
Shenmue 3's getting a story expansion on February 18.
February 8, 2019
A new Shenmue 3 trailer will be showed at MAGIC Monaco, the 3rd March 2019. Read more
October 17, 2018
Shenmue I & II: Sega reacts officially to the cancelled remake. Read more
August 28, 2018
Fans are already improving Shenmue I & II with Mods for PC. Read more