GameTrailers: "If you're yearning for an old-school shooter Shadow Warrior will scratch that itch. It's an irreverent, low-brow, celebration of unnecessary carnage. If judged by the same standards used for Duke Nuke'm 3D, it would be awesome. But games have changed in sixteen years. The game is fun, at least it starts out fun, but repetition eventually morphs into boredom and killing demons changes from a guilty pleasure to a chore. By the game's mid-point the joy of combat has faded, the humor has worn thin and the characters and storyline aren't strong enough to carry the game. Shadow Warrior does stay true to its 1990s roots, but never truly moves past them."