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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 Hiryu sure knows how to strike a pose.
Strider Windows Fighting the first of the Winds.
Strider Windows Battle against the first Gravitron core.
Strider Windows It's too calm...

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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 Watcher Feb 28, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Feb 18, 2014 8.75 out of 10 88
Worth Playing Mar 03, 2014 8.6 out of 10 86
Softpedia Feb 21, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Feb 26, 2014 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Feb 24, 2014 80 out of 100 80
IGN Feb 18, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75
DarkZero Mar 03, 2014 7 out of 10 70
PC Gamer Feb 28, 2014 70 out of 100 70
Games Arena Feb 24, 2014 7 out of 10 70


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Pirou Julien (2985) added Strider (Windows) on Feb 22, 2014
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