author: Krzysiek Kalwasinski
Best Short Games of 2022 - Under 10 Hours-long
In recent years, the top-of-the-line AAA games have grown a lot in size. The shorter ones, which can be completed in a few evenings, are fortunately not yet lost. At least a dozen have appeared this year – and they're all here!
Shadow Warrior 3
- Developer: Flying Wild Hog
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XOne, XSX/S
- Length according to How Long to Beat: 5.5 hours
Ancient dragons, demons, messed up humor, a katana, firearms, metal and galons of blood – all this can be found in Shadow Warrior 3, another production by Flying Wild Hog. Again, we play the role of the outspoken Lo Wang, who contributed to a badlam that could lead the world to destruction. Now he has to fix it. It sounds quite dramatic, especially when you consider the nature of the threat – an ancient dragon is no joke – but the whole thing is kept in a light, humorous tone, which has already become iconic for the series.
As for the gameplay, the creators decided to return to the roots and provide a dynamic, corridor shooter, which, unlike its predecessor, is much shorter and devoid of side activities and any RPG elements. It's supposed to be fast, no-nonsense, bloody and unceremonious. And you have to love such games, because they seem to fade away very quickly. It's actually kind of surprising that the creators decided to go in this direction. And praised may there be for it, because we've already had enough of artificially extended productions.
- Shadow Warrior 3 – our review