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Score Breakdown Based on 2644 ratings
  1. 10 (1328)
  2. 9 (884)
  3. 8 (310)
  4. 7 (62)
  5. 6 (27)
  6. 5 (13)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (8)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.1

    worth buying a dreamcast !

    there's no doubt of that shenmue is a great game and the game itself is a reason to buy the sega dreamcast . the story is very simple you are ryo hazuki ,a japanese young man that saw his life destroyed when his fa... Read Full Review

    15 of 15 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:10

    Chi-You-Mans Shenmue Review

    Shenmue....how would one define this game?stunning?awesome?top notch?well i would define it as 'My best game i've ever played so far'. Shenmue is an epic piece of video-gaming which begins in a small area of japan... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    Games like Shenmue only come so often....

    Shenmue is one of the most interesting and unique games to have been released on the Dreamcast. It's a story about a young man named Ryo who has recently witnessed the death of his father at his family dojo by an assassi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    Shenmue, a masterpiece from AM2, is at the top of my list for best games ever played. The game has an incredible story, it is so good, that as you play throughout the game, you can actualy learn some life lessons, and e... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Buy it if you can!!!

    Shenmue is without questin one of the best games I have ever played. I am a diehard rpg fan and this game has enough rpg elements to keep any fan happy for quite some time. Not only that, it also has many different attri... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7

    When I first heard about Shenmue I was really impressed how ambitious this game could be, plus Yu Suzuki was behind it which is more than enough to have at least an impressive game. Shenmue is already 4,5 years old if yo... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    worth buying a dreamcast !

    there's no doubt of that shenmue is a great game and the game itself is a reason to buy the sega dreamcast . the story is very simple you are ryo hazuki ,a japanese young man that saw his life destroyed when his fa... Read Full Review

    15 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    Shenmue is a classic. For one time, that game really is revolutionnary. A Dreamcast must-own, like many others. The Gameplay is really cool. It's divided in 3: fighting, quick-time events and going on in the adventure... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Shenmue has bad controls and features elements as exciting as waiting for the bus and getting a job. It is still good.

    Shenmue is Yu Suzuki's "Good Vibrations," a game where he attempted to shove everything he knew about game design into one game. Unlike Brian Wilson's magnum opus though, this will probably not prove to be a timeless cla... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    The greatest game for the Dreamcast.

    This is for me, the greatest game on the ill fated Dreamcast console. I must admit however I have yet to play the sequel - so that may change. The graphics within this game where some of the best I have seen and the w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    If you have a Dreamcast, then you need to own Shenmue.

    When I first saw the movies and screenshots for this game I was hell bent on buying it, in fact Shemue is the reason I bought a Dreamcast. I went into the game with high expectations, however in my first hour or so o... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful