Shadow Warrior 2
Developer Flying Wild Hog Publisher Devolver Digital Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release 2016
More than any other aspect, Shadow Warrior 2’ s dev team seem most proud of the number of dick jokes they’ve crammed into the game. There’s the suspiciously shaped Demonic Rod artefact we find during our mission, and the Dickus Major constellation in the sky above us, while the lead character is still called Lo Wang. But Flying Wild Hog’s phallic fixation hides a profound overhauling of the original game. Shadow Warrior 2 now randomly generates its levels and bolsters that potential for replayability with a procedural loot system. The first game’s fiddly controls have been simplified, and new dash and climbing moves make getting around a pleasure. Now you can do it with three friends too, in drop-in/out fourplayer co-op, dismembering enemies with an expanded selection of guns and melee weapons.