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  • Summary: The story begins in 1980s Yokosuka, Japan.

    The main character, Ryo Hazuki has his father murdered before him by Lan Di, the boss of the underground organization, Chi You Men. Ryo learns of the existence of a mysterious pair of mirrors, and makes his way to Hong Kong to unravel the mystery
    The story begins in 1980s Yokosuka, Japan.

    The main character, Ryo Hazuki has his father murdered before him by Lan Di, the boss of the underground organization, Chi You Men. Ryo learns of the existence of a mysterious pair of mirrors, and makes his way to Hong Kong to unravel the mystery and avenge his father. A stranger in a new land, Ryo gains the help of Ren Wuying, and together they make contact with Yuanda Zhu, only to see Lan Di make his escape. Continuing to pursue his father's Killer, Ryo travels to Bailu Village in Guilin. Along the way, he meets a new companion, Shenhua Ling who will forever change his destiny. The story of Shenmue was originally scripted for a total of eleven chapters.

    Shenmue II brought the story up to chapter six, with Shenmue III continuing from there at Bailu Village. What secrets are held within the twin mirrors? Will Ryo face his arch nemesis, Lan Di in a final showdown? What does fate hold in store for Ryo and Shenhua?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Feb 17, 2020
    84
    If the original dilogy is Iliad, Shenmue 3 is Odyssey, a sequel that even exceeds expectations in some regards.
  2. Nov 26, 2019
    83
    A seamless continuation of the series that makes up for its limitations with pure heart. It's like Ryo never left us.
  3. Dec 6, 2019
    80
    Shenmue III is a love letter to its fans, showing an uncompromising commitment to Yu Suzuki’s original vision and giving Ryo new life 18 years on. Though its old-school gameplay may prove off-putting to new players, Ys Net has brought us a fun adventure with an engaging story that’ll hold your attention. Whilst there are some rough edges in need of polishing, Shenmue III is a great experience overall and comes recommended.
  4. Nov 21, 2019
    70
    As a Kickstarter project, backed by players who knew exactly what they wanted, Shenmue III delivers in such a specifically correct way exactly what long-time fans of the series had been asking for that it's hard to know whether some more advancements made in the last 20 years, besides the elimination of loading screens around every corner, were considered but ultimately scrapped in the name of keeping the series pure.
  5. Dec 5, 2019
    67
    I’m disappointed with this game, it has perfectly kept the spirit of the original Shenmue but in doing so has not brought any of the new innovations of the industry.
  6. Nov 22, 2019
    59
    Rejoining Ryo Hazuki’s quest to avenge his father is exciting, but Shenmue 3 feels like a game that has ignored the innovation and progress of the last 20 years of video game development.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jan 14, 2020
    44
    Despite all Suzuki’s claims that this series is his life’s work, Shenmue 3 feels more like a quick cash-in. [Issue#242, p.62]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 132
  2. Negative: 32 out of 132
  1. Dec 26, 2019
    10
    I have been waiting for this sequel since 2002 when I first beat Shenmue II on the original Xbox. It is everything I wanted and then some.I have been waiting for this sequel since 2002 when I first beat Shenmue II on the original Xbox. It is everything I wanted and then some. Thank you to everyone involved and on to #SaveShenmueIV! Definitely recommend this game as well as Shenmue I (Dreamcast) and Shenmue II (Dreamcast, Xbox, Xbox 360 backwards compatible), or the rerelease collection on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4! Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    Superb game. A true sequel to 2 of the best games ever made the quality holders despite the budget and the story is class.
  3. Nov 21, 2019
    10
    Another masterpiece from Yu Suzuki. Allow yourself the time to fully immerse yourself in the game. It may move slowly for some but there’s aAnother masterpiece from Yu Suzuki. Allow yourself the time to fully immerse yourself in the game. It may move slowly for some but there’s a reason for that. It’s to get truly involved in the life and story of the game Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    Feels good to be back in the amazing world of Shenmue! I’ll buy every Shenmue game that releases. It’s just that good of a series.
  5. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    What a brilliant and well made this game this is. Especially when you consider the budget this game was built on. Absolutely stunning. FeelWhat a brilliant and well made this game this is. Especially when you consider the budget this game was built on. Absolutely stunning. Feel massively lucky to be able to continue with Ryo on this amazing adventure. Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2019
    6
    6 - это дейтствительно честная оценка. Игра очень короткая, с кучей однообразного гриндящего геймплея. И это по прежнему не финал серии,6 - это дейтствительно честная оценка. Игра очень короткая, с кучей однообразного гриндящего геймплея. И это по прежнему не финал серии, который фанаты ждали 20 лет. А жаль. Я уверен что Shenmue IV не выйдет никогда. Expand
  7. Mar 1, 2020
    0
    Это не игра, а просто жесть. Ю Сузуки, видимо пора завязывать с тяжелыми наркотиками и переосмыслить в каком году он живет, скучная,Это не игра, а просто жесть. Ю Сузуки, видимо пора завязывать с тяжелыми наркотиками и переосмыслить в каком году он живет, скучная, однообразная, тягомотина с отвратительной графикой. А ведь так надеялся, что будет интересно... Expand

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