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Strider is a modern reinterpretation of Capcom's arcade classic Strider, with some gameplay elements borrowed from the NES version. The player takes control of Strider Hiryû, a ninja-like warrior sent to the technologically advanced Kazakh City. Kazakh has been taken over by a ruthless dictator, Grandmaster Meio, and his armies of robots. Many other Striders were sent before Hiryû, never to be seen again. It's now up to Hiryu to succeed where his predecessors have failed and free the people of Kazakh City from Meio and his henchmen.

As the original, Strider is mostly an action/platform game where Hiryû must hack and slash his way through hordes of enemies. The player must use Hiryû's climbing abilities to explore the 2.5D environments, uncovering bonuses and upgrades in the process. By progressing through the story and defeating the many bosses, Hiryû unlocks new weapons and powers, allowing him to reach new areas of Kazakh City. Contrary to his predecessors, this version of Strider is not linear and adopts a semi-open structure in the vein of the Metroid games, although a map and navigation system always indicate in which direction is the next objective.


Strider Windows The mecha-dragon Ourobouros passes in the background.
Strider Windows Assault against Meio's flying fortress, the Balrog.
Strider Windows A boss appears!
Strider Windows The environments are often pretty.

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Alternate Titles

  • "ストライダー飛竜" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Strider Hiryu" -- Japanese title
  • "Strider HD" -- Informal name

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Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Windows Feb 18, 2014 8.75 out of 10 88
Worth Playing Windows Mar 03, 2014 8.6 out of 10 86
Softpedia Windows Feb 21, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85 PlayStation 3 Mar 08, 2014 8.2 out of 10 82 Xbox 360 Feb 19, 2014 81 out of 100 81 Xbox One Feb 19, 2014 81 out of 100 81
Oldies Rising Xbox One Mar 05, 2014 16 out of 20 80
Mouse n Joypad Xbox One Feb 21, 2014 76 out of 100 76
IGN Windows Feb 18, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75
DarkZero Windows Mar 03, 2014 7 out of 10 70


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