Shadow Warrior 2 follows the adventures of the original game's protagonist, Lo Wang, on a quest to restore the life of a young woman whose soul is trapped in his body. The bickering dual personalities allow plenty of scope for the series' trademark off-color humor, while Lo's mission pits him against demons, robots and other nasties in a series of open-area battles. You can customize Lo by choosing from dozens of different weapons and specializing in a range of different skills.
The nature of the threat
Shadow Warrior 2 is on the fast-paced crazy end of the FPS spectrum; sensible tactics are out the window, replaced by fast reactions and a suite of abilities that let Lo leap around buildings and hack foes to pieces with a surprisingly rich melee system. The main campaign (which can be single-player or co-op) is about twelve hours and features levels much more open than the relatively linear designs of the first game. The level design is visually exciting and pleasantly varied, with minor randomization to keep levels different each time you play them.
Fast, filthy action
If you love fast-paced shooter (and melee) action and don't mind the constant stream of puerile off-color humour, Shadow Warrior 2 offers an exciting action experience that's equally fun in single-player or co-op mode.