Genre: Action-adventure, Role Playing
Release Year: 1999
Developer: Sega AM2
Publisher: Sega
Age Rating: 12+
Playability Status: Excellent
Tested On: ,
Availability: ,

The biggest budget game on the Dreamcast and for a time the most expensive videogame ever produced. Shenmue is an action RPG an life simulator. In the game, you will play the role of Ryo as you investigate your fathers murder.

Emulators tested

Demul (DirectX 10) – Sound emulation is not completely accurate and this can make some music (e.g the music on the title screen) sound wrong.

There are graphical glitches on shadows if you select the “disable auto sort” option. Unusually, turning the option off cures the shadow glitches but causes glitches on the characters instead.

Demul (DirectX11) – Audio glitches as above, but visual quality is excellent. Running in this mode is particularly demanding on your PC. Make sure it is configured for optimal performance and reduce visual quality options if necessary.

Makaron T12.7 – Untested.

Special configuration options

None required. Use DirectX 11 mode for best results.

Percentage of game played

Opening scenes only.

Videos and screenshots

Coming soon.

Reviews and other information


Other versions

Shenmue is a Dreamcast exclusive.

Did we get anything wrong?

Let us know in the comments if we missed anything or got anything wrong when testing this game.

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