A Gamer's Journey: The Definitive History of Shenmue



IMDb Rating 9.3/10 10 22 22

Plot summary

This documentary film is about the video game Shenmue. It tells the story of the games history, its fans, and how it impacted the gaming industry.

September 27, 2023 at 10:30 PM


Randall Lobb

Top cast

720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
790.3 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 25 min
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1.43 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 25 min
P/S ...

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dogeymon 9 / 10

Enjoyable even for the Shenmue fan who feels like they know it all

The Shenmue games were revolutionary for the time and were so fascinating and touching to gamers everywhere that it's hard to not want to know more about their history. All Shenmue fans knows what it's like to Google this game for decades. Mostly just wondering when the third game was going to come out.

During that time, many fans have seen every promotional video, every interview with Yu Suzuki, every behind the scenes video, and since Shenmue 3's announcement, interest in researching has only skyrocketed.

I went into this film expecting to learn nothing new but I was wrong. In fact, this is a film that gives the most intimate look into not only the facts but the hearts of those in development of these games. This is truly their story as much as it's the story of the fans. This film is a must own for a true Shenmue fan.

Reviewed by mattoliverwork 10 / 10

More than a Shenmue Documentary

While this is a fantastic documentary about Shenmue what it offers goes beyond the Shenmue series.

A musical score that is breathtaking and a gaming history lesson that no gamer should miss. You are taken on a trip behind one of the most ground-breaking titles ever made and it is told wonderfully.

Some of the shots using the old CRT and arcade machines are personal favorites with the opening scene striking particularly strong emotions with me as it was a replica of my life in the 90's. Gaming, music and Shenmue!

If this doesn't inspire you to play Shenmue or help get Shenmue 4 nothing will!

Reviewed by giiiftshop 10 / 10

There's no better journey then the SHENMUE journey!

What an absolute incredible journey it's been! Amazing documentary about the greatest video-game series ever made! Relived my childhood and brought back so many wonderful, heartwarming memories. Loved all the cast & fan interviews and being able to visit and see the real life locations from the game was awesome! The game was truly way ahead of its time in 1999 and led the way to how we play video-games today! A massive thank you to Yu Suzuki and the Shenmue community for saving Shenmue 3 and now #LetsGetShenmue4! Let's keep the dream alive and most importantly Keep friends... those you love... close to you...

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