Review

Review: Shenmue 3 is the sequel fans have been waiting for

An unabashedly old-school experience designed to be savoured

Game director
Yu Suzuki
Key Credits
Keiji Okayasu (Second director), Kenji Miyawaki (Character designer)
4 / 5
Review: Shenmue 3 is the sequel fans have been waiting for

Light in story yet heavy on atmosphere, basic in function yet more cohesive than previous entries, Shenmue 3 is a worthy sequel and exactly what fans have been waiting for.

  • As atmospheric and detailed as the original Dreamcast classics
  • Side activities and rewards feel more cohesive
  • Simplified combat system and levelling up with training feels more like an RPG
  • Slow pace won’t be to everyone’s taste
  • Little character development
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 4