Editor's Note:

This game will be released in chapters. (separate GD-ROMs) A great deal of Internet support backs Shenmue. The "Shenmue Passport" will use your saved data to provide this support, whether it be online help, ranking, guides to the Shenmue universe, etc.


Winner of GameSpot.com's 'Best graphics, Technical' of 2000.

Added on: September 28, 2000

[edit] Background

Ryo Hazuki witnesses the murder of his father in Japan and is now determined to find out the reason. His journey will introduce players to a world so real time and weather are used like never before. Choose where to go and who to meet (and battle).

[edit] Features

Two Disc Special Edition:

  • Commentary by writer/director Frank Darabont
  • Two Making-of documentaries, "Hope Springs Eternal" and "The Redeeming Feature"
  • The Charlie Rose Show segment with filmmaker Frank Darabont, and actors Tim Robbins & Morgan Freeman
  • Comic spoof "The Sharktank Redemption"
  • Stills Gallery: Photos from director Frank Darabont's collection
  • Storyboards
  • Trailers

This game is also known as シェンムー, in Japan.

Official URL

Official Site

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Sep 18, 15 4:25pm
added Shenmue FAQ/Walkthrough
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Best Game ever! Shenmue
Oct 26, 09 2:57pm
Trying to collect those toy capsules... I should try again. Shenmue
Jul 12, 09 3:27pm
I like the feel of this game, though it has its weaknesses, yet for all that, I am not far at all in the game. Maybe I need to check out... Shenmue
Feb 12, 08 8:47pm
The greatest game ! Shenmue
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Best Dreamcast Game Ever! Shenmue
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  • Publisher: Sega
  • Developer: AM 2
  • Genre: Fantasy RPG (DC)
  • Theme(s): Asiatic
  • Perspective(s): First Person,Third Person
Release Dates
  • North America: Nov 7, 2000
  • Japan: Dec 29, 1999
  • Europe: Dec 1, 2000
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