Freebie Feelers is a series where we download the free monthly console-specific or newly released free-to-play games to test their worth.This series will contain some useful information as well as plenty of personal opinion. While these articles may not be reviews, we hope that you will be able to use them to help decide whether that free download is worth it.
What is it?
This is not a game, it’s an experience. The protagonist, Lo Wang, is a treasure trove of puns, quips, jokes, and (mostly) references. As Wang, the player will slice, shoot, explode, mangle, dismember, and otherwise simply kill the crap out of a cubic load of demons. Presented from a first-person point of view, Shadow Warrior puts the player in the front row as a high-octane action title plays out before them. The best way to describe Shadow Warrior is to say that it’s a satirical and rather depraved version of DOOM.
What did you think?
I love this game to bits. From the swordplay to the gunplay, the biting quips to the goofy fortune cookies, the over the top gore to the countless ways to cause it, I just adore every part of Shadow Warrior. The gameplay is tight, responsive, and fun while the characters are funny, the enemies are interesting, and the upgrades make exploration worth it. Whether you’re looking for a single playthrough on one of the lower difficulty settings or you plan on taking on the ultimate challenge this title has to offer, it’s simple to find a way to enjoy this hack and slash romp.
Is it worth downloading?
This is another “Definitely!” from me. I enjoyed this game far too much not to recommend it at the low, low price of free. So long as you’ve got an Xbox One and a Gold subscription, you can grab up one of my favorite action titles throughout the whole month of February. I’m sure Wang would make some joke about how upside down hearts look like butts here, but I’ll leave that to the master.