Shadow Warrior

Lo Wang.  Master ninja assassin for 20 years.  A Shadow Warrior.  Shadow warriors are the best of the best, and Lo Wang was the best of the Shadow warriors.  Every top company in Japan had a shadow warrior... a protector, a negotiator, a cleaner.

Lo Wang worked for Zilla Enterprises, a conglomerate with control in every major industry.  Too much control.  Power corrupts, and Master Zilla's corporation was corrupted to the core.

Lo Wang discovered Master Zilla's demonic scheme to rule Japan, using creatures summoned from the dark side.  A man of honor, Lo Wang quit.  But one as powerful as Wang either must be on your side, or on no one's side.  Master Zilla unleashes his creations for their first test: to kill a single man, a shadow warrior..  Lo Wang!

It's Here!: Shadow Warrior is an internal 3D Realms game using many of the same team members that brought you Duke Nukem 3D as well as long time staffers Frank Maddin & Jim Norwood.

Technology: Shadow Warrior is built upon the successful Build engine, that brought you Duke Nukem 3D. We have added some interesting things like:

  • True room over room situations where you can have beams running over a room and be above, below, or stand on the beam. Ledges, true bridges and more are all possible, adding to the realism of the environment.
  • 8 player network and 2 player modem supported, featuring deathmatch and co-operative play.
  • Fog effects 
  • Colored lighting
  • SVGA mode support. 
  • Transparent water that you can see into and out of, as well as swim in.

Game Play: Practically every cool feature you saw in Duke Nukem 3D is in Shadow Warrior, plus more!

  • Use huge 3D rotating gun turrets to mow down opponents. Some turrets are on things like battleships, while some are simply set into a wall, or other structure.
  • Swim, duck, jump, drive vehicles, climb ladders and more in this intense action game.
  • Visit realistic places and settings in the game like an airport where a plane has crashed, construction sites and more, not just dark, dreary, faceless dungeons.
  • Intense interaction with your environment in which you can blow up nearly every object, or interact with it in some way. 
  • Use vehicles to smash down some game walls, or destroy a section of a map.
  • Drive vehicles which have weapons from machine guns to lasers, or rockets. Get into some vehicles and go under others. You will drive things like boats, tanks, personnel carriers, forklifts, bulldozers and more. You can run over enemies, or shoot them. The choice is up to you!

Originally released May 13, 1997.

3dFX Image Gallery

The shots in this section are from the 3DFX version of Shadow Warrior.  You can click on any of these screenshot thumbnails for a larger image.



Image Gallery

The shots in this section are from the regular version of Shadow Warrior.  You can click on any of these screenshot thumbnails for a larger image.




PC Files

  1. - v1.2 Shareware Episode (12987k)
  2. - v1.0 to v1.1 Shareware Patch (3499k)
  3. sw12swpt.exe - v1.1 to v1.2 Shareware Patch (1100k)
  4. - v1.2 Registered Parental Lock Patch (331k)
  5. - v1.2 Registered UK "Darts" Patch (378k)
  6. swsndfxp.exe - Patch for Shadow Warrior 1.2 to correct PCI sound card crash (35k)  - Please check readme.txt before downloading!
  7. - 3Dfx patch for v1.2 Registered CD (1764k)
  8. - 3Dfx patch for v1.2 Registered Parental Lock (Wal-Mart) CD (1765k)
  9. - 3Dfx patch for v1.2 Registered UK (No Shuriken) CD (1766k)
  10. - 3Dfx patch for v1.2 Shareware Episode (1758k)
  11. lowangrap.mp3 - "Lo Wang's Rap" audio track from registered CD in MP3 format (4780k)
  12. wdteaser.exe - Wanton Destruction add-on demo. (405k)
  13. Wieder3DR_Maps - Lost Levels from Wanton Destruction add-on (134k)
  14. - Source code to Shadow Warrior v1.2 (4652k)

PC Files from Others

  1. Wanton Destruction expansion pack freeware
    [ 3D Gamers | Fileshack | Fileplanet | Worthplaying ]

Macintosh Files

  1. swdemo.sit - Mac Shareware Episode (12946k)
  2. sw_u_101_sit.hqx - v1.0 to v1.01 Mac Shareware Patch (421k)
  3. sw_u_3dfx_sit.hqx - 3Dfx patch for v1.01 Registered Mac CD (992k)

Please note we do not sell the Macintosh version of this game - we are offering these files only as a convenience to our Mac visitors.


System Requirements


  • Pentium 66Mhz or better
  • 16Mb of memory
  • 60MB available HD space
  • CD-ROM drive (for registered version)
  • 100% Sound Blaster compatible sound card
  • VGA 256 color or better
  • Optional: Keyboard, Mouse, Joystick
  • DOS v6.2 or higher

Cool Stuff


Special thanks to Rob Brown for the Walkthroughs & Secrets!


Team Shadow Warrior


Game Design
3D Realms, Frank Maddin, Jim Norwood
Project Leader
George Broussard
Game Programming
Frank Maddin, Jim Norwood
"Build" Engine & Tools
Ken Silverman
Map Designers
Primary: Stephen Cole, Keith Schuler
Secondary: George Broussard, Jim Norwood, Randy Pitchford, Eric Reuter
Stephen Hornback, Brian Martel, Jim Norwood, Michael Wallin
Music & SFX
Lee Jackson
Voice Talent
John Galt as "Lo Wang", Lani Minella & Rose Schuler as "Anime Girls"
Print Manual
George Broussard & Joe Siegler
Install, Technical Help
Joe Siegler
Special Thanks
Chuck Jones & Doug Wood for supplemental art.


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Registered Download Information

Format: Registered Download - File size: 33.2 Mb

Estimated Download Times:
28.8 Modem - 2 Hours, 11 Minutes, 44 Seconds
56k Modem - 1 Hour, 19 Minutes, 2 Seconds
128K ISDN - 34 Minutes, 35 Seconds
T1 - 2 Minutes, 52 Seconds