Prepare to get your behind kicked: Shadow Fight 3 is out, smooth as ever, less shadowy

Prepare to get your behind kicked: Shadow Fight 3 is out, smooth as ever, less shadowy

When it comes to fighting games for mobile devices, you really don't have a lot of options. One title that definitely sticks out due to its quality and control scheme has been Shadow Fight 2. It was developed exclusively for mobile, it had super-smooth animations, and controls which didn't work terribly bad, considering all you have is a touchscreen.

Well, just yesterday, a new game in the series was released — Shadow Fight 3. Is it a better game or more of the same?

It is most certainly a noteworthy upgrade. The game is bigger, better, with entirely new items and a new PvP mode. Fighters are no longer shadowy figures but fully-drawn models that change with every piece of gear you attach.

It's not an easy game to master, too. We found that even the tutorial levels pulled no punches. And, as soon as we were out of the training, we were faced by an enemy who pretty much destroyed us repeatedly.

Of course, this all feeds into the lootboxes and the item system. In order to progress in the story, you will need to equip better weapons and skills for your character. And to do that, you will either have to grind PvP duels or "side quests" (PvE duels). But that's all kind of fine, since the game is a free download to begin with — there's nothing wrong with dropping a few bucks on loot crates if you enjoy the title, but we do hope the later levels of the game don't become unbeatable unless you spend tons of money on gear.

As far as the PvP goes — we've encountered no problems thus far. Connection is stable and controls are responsive. Right now, it's pretty easy to find an opponent and battles are short and sweet.

Check it out for yourself – links are below.

Shadow Fight 3: Android | iOS

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5 Comments

1. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Shadow Fight 3? sounds like water is dry.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Shadow... what?

3. hpspectrex360

Posts: 56; Member since: May 10, 2017

Uh, this game's been out for months now, what are you guys talking about? I already installed it, got bored of it, and uninstalled it months ago. And no, I'm not mixing up Shadow fight 2 and 3.

4. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Cool! SF2 is one of my all-time favorites.

5. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Looks good, but something is lost. Can't put my finger on it, but I still much prefer Shadow Fight 2.

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