Shenmue I & II HD Collection – Worth Playing in 2018? | RGT 85

Shenmue I & II HD Collection – Worth Playing in 2018? | RGT 85

The Shenmue 1 and 2 HD Collection is finally here. As we wait for Shenmue 3 to release in 2019, is it worth revisiting these nearly 20 year old games in 2018? Let’s take a look at the Shenmue HD Collection in this review and find out!

Twitter: @ShawnLong85


  1. El Hardo on March 11, 2023 at 6:04 am

    Can you play all three games on PS 5?

  2. supernova582 on March 11, 2023 at 6:05 am

    I just got it for 5 dollers

  3. dogeymon83 on March 11, 2023 at 6:07 am

    Shenmue HD on ps4 is confirmed fixed. I tested the latest patch extensively and finally nothing crashes and the cutscenes all work right

  4. Fuad Habjouqa on March 11, 2023 at 6:09 am

    still love it way much more than gta

  5. WhiteFox92 on March 11, 2023 at 6:11 am

    I played them both on the Dreamcast. I hated myself for selling all my dreamcast and games, but I have purchased everything back from ebay. 😉 I am wanting to finish the story by playing the 3rd installment.

  6. Oof Yeet on March 11, 2023 at 6:11 am

    I have l and Il on my Xbox

  7. JRSparks on March 11, 2023 at 6:12 am


  8. The Art School Rejects on March 11, 2023 at 6:14 am

    00:02:30 long intro…just sayin

  9. Dr. Loomis on March 11, 2023 at 6:15 am

    I remember being blown away by the graphics and bored to tears by the gameplay.

  10. Incompetently Playing Games on March 11, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Originally picked this game up back in December 1999 working at Electronics Boutique and back then when Shenmue 2 released and didn’t get a US release EB actually did a preorder for the European version in stores and all my co-workers, a couple regulars and I all pre-ordered it. What amazing and genre defining games they were and going back and playing them know I really enjoy them. Just finished playing Shenmue again absolutely loved it now I am getting ready to go through Shenmue 2 and 3 again.

  11. Mike Woods on March 11, 2023 at 6:18 am

    This game was gay, cut scenes gay, story gay

  12. Marco Zúñiga on March 11, 2023 at 6:18 am

    Always knew of this game and felt curious to play it but never did as I never owned a Dreamcast, well, $30 say that’s gonna change now.

  13. Zepo7 on March 11, 2023 at 6:18 am

    I will play these games over for the rest of my life.

  14. Only1E.K on March 11, 2023 at 6:18 am

    Just bought shenmue for the xbox one …couldn’t resist it…never played through it …now I’m on a mission 💪

  15. Agahnim01 on March 11, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Actually…. Shenmue makes me care about money and work…. looking at you forklifts…

  16. Ichabod Crane on March 11, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Bro, please holler at everyone when Shenmue III comes out. Let the world know they should all participate in the release of Shenmue III. I just beat I & II again and we’re so lucky to get a follow up after all these years. Hope you enjoy the next chapter.

  17. Shenaya Gray on March 11, 2023 at 6:20 am

    That Game put a milestone. Unic for its Time. I Hope really they make some new parts more. ❤

  18. Reggie Royster on March 11, 2023 at 6:20 am

    I first played shenmue back in 04 on my Dreamcast I was 7. My and my best friend at the time played it all the time. Then once we finished it my friend got shenmue2 on the xbox. that’s was an awesome summer.

  19. Keith Reid on March 11, 2023 at 6:20 am

    Putting shenmue up there with Mario or Zelda is pushing it, but I agree they were great and underappreciated for their time. They just don’t appeal to everyone

  20. Luke Triton on March 11, 2023 at 6:21 am

    I hope in the 3rd one you can find sailors.

  21. Dennis Jones on March 11, 2023 at 6:23 am

    A fantastic franchise, for sure!

  22. Danny Cartagena on March 11, 2023 at 6:26 am

    2019 and im here (WHO’S WITH ME?) just bought it for my xbox one x!! And im soooo glad i did… HYPEEEEEE !!!!!!

  23. Sanel S on March 11, 2023 at 6:30 am

    Game was ahead of its time and is still impressive compare to new titles

  24. Mexicano 213 on March 11, 2023 at 6:30 am

    I paid 20 for my ps4 shenmue

  25. Lost Lost on March 11, 2023 at 6:31 am

    Thanx bro ..terrific presentation

  26. Ronald Lapaz on March 11, 2023 at 6:31 am

    i played this game during the dreamcast days and its really outstanding. no other game comes close to it. I just bought shenmue 1 and 2 for ps4 and definitely will play both game before playing the 3rd installment which will be release nov 19, 2019. almost 20 of years of waiting…..finally…..Yu Suzuki thank you and to all fans who made the kickstarter possible.

  27. AmazingAJ on March 11, 2023 at 6:31 am

    Just bought this on clearance for $9.49

  28. caylee on March 11, 2023 at 6:31 am


  29. Riki Sikisu on March 11, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Shenmue games are like gta as far as the gameplay however somewhat better In gta Isn’t possible to walk Into many stores while shenmue games Is possible and In gta Isn’t possible to speak with anyone In shenmue games many people to speak with..and are like god of war as far as button mashing QTE and like a story game mixed sims real world activities such as walking Inside pawnshops,bars,stores,job,gambling let’s buy many shenmue copies and share the copies while handing over copies for other people also.

  30. Cloud Zerofivedeuce on March 11, 2023 at 6:34 am

    Answer is YES! I didnt even have to watch the video to know hehe!

  31. Ian Mitchell on March 11, 2023 at 6:35 am

    About an hour in and still not used to not constantly using the right stick to look so a bit motion sick. Sure I’ll get used to it eventually lol

  32. Chuy Garcia on March 11, 2023 at 6:35 am

    I had a dreamcast when i was younger i had crazy taxi, tony hawk pro skater, power stone, tokyo extreme racer, and 18 wheeler i picked up shenmue at a flea market but it only had two disc instead of the 3 like it was supposed to i didn’t know how crucial that was till i played it since age 14 i never knew what happened after disc 2 until now i’m so glad it was remade it i play it every chance i get i have an emotional bond with this game…

  33. A Prodigal Son on March 11, 2023 at 6:36 am


  34. Carlos Hernandez on March 11, 2023 at 6:37 am

    Not even joking, I am playing Shenmue right now. I’m watching this video to kill time at the harbor.

  35. Just Another Youtube Channel on March 11, 2023 at 6:38 am

    One bit of misinformation in this video: the textures aren’t HD. They are the original, low-resolution Dreamcast textures. Same with the models. The HD Collection doesn’t even use the improved textures and models from Shenmue II on Xbox. However, the resolution is now HD, and the antialiasing is far superior to the Xbox antialiasing and the complete lack of anti-aliasing on Dreamcast, which makes the textures look much better.

    *EDIT:* Shenmue II uses the superior Xbox models, but Shenmue I doesn’t.

  36. Just Another Youtube Channel on March 11, 2023 at 6:43 am

    I think Shenmue covered the first chapter, the second chapter was written as a comic strip which was included with the Xbox release of Shenmue II, and Shenmue II covered chapters 3, 4, and maybe 5? So there’s still another couple of games to come I’d say.

  37. Motivation by Blackie Chan on March 11, 2023 at 6:44 am

    Man, this is my favorite game series ever made.

  38. TheEarthRealm 🏳️‍🌈 #DontCallMeQueer on March 11, 2023 at 6:47 am

    Hm… Georgia, you say?
    Are you sure it wasn’t me? 😄

  39. Fritz The Cat on March 11, 2023 at 6:48 am

    Shenmue is the best game ever made. Fight me

  40. Baconator Rodriguez on March 11, 2023 at 6:49 am

    Hung out with Joe and his libt**d beard? Thumb’s down.

  41. Canon Games on March 11, 2023 at 6:50 am

    Shenmue 1 and 2 are so awesome! Shame about Shenmue 3

  42. Κώστας Κ on March 11, 2023 at 6:52 am

    Best game ever!

  43. Nostalgia Rabbit Hole FM on March 11, 2023 at 6:53 am

    One of the best Sega Dreamcast games, The details, The gameplay, The Story, So ahead of its time

  44. Nirvana One on March 11, 2023 at 6:55 am

    And the amazing voice acting
    I’m buying it lol 👍
    I didn’t mind part 3 whatever the reviews

  45. Ron Bert Lomarda on March 11, 2023 at 6:56 am

    I am currently playing the first Shenmue, but I don’t think it is for me. I will just go through one playthrough and that is it.

  46. Daniel Alejandro on March 11, 2023 at 6:58 am

    Shenmue the best 👍👍👍

  47. Aldo Araujo on March 11, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Revisiting this vid, and agree with all your points, Shawn. Shenmue is a game–changer, hands-down. Mind you, I am completely and utterly biased with Shenmue, but that’s because the game literally changed my life. Back when I was 15, I was a socially awkward kid with no social skills whatsoever. By seeing how Ryo interacted with people in both Yokosuka and Hong Kong, and the interpersonal relationships he had, as well as all the disciplines he learned along he way, they instilled in me things that I carry to this day.

    For that….I can never thank Shenmue enough. Thank you, Suzuki-san.

  48. J.U on March 11, 2023 at 6:59 am

    I really wished I played these types of games instead of crash or twisted metal when I was younger. Still had fun with my ps1

  49. Edward Enrique Chamorro de Sousa on March 11, 2023 at 7:01 am

    I’m having a blast playing both games. I finished the first one a month ago and now I’m playing the second one

  50. Seals3051 on March 11, 2023 at 7:02 am

    Correction it did come out 20 years ago 1999

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