Ryo, a respected Japanese student sees his father killed in front of his own eyes. He sets out to find the man in charge of his fathers death and the mystery of who and why?

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Hiroshi Fujioka ...
Iwao Hazuki (voice)
Massaya Matsuzake Ono ...
Ryo Hazuki (voice)
Corey Marshall ...
Ryo Hazuki (voice)
Robert Jefferson ...
Iwao Hazuki (voice)
Ruth Hollyman ...
Paul Lucas ...
Lan Di / Chai (voice)
Terry Osada ...
Ine Hayata / Megumi Mishima (voice)
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Masaya Fukuhara / Gui Zhang Chen (voice)
Dennis Falt ...
Chen Yao Wen / Keizo Oishi (voice)
Ryan Drees ...
Tom Johnson (voice)
Jerry Ledbetter ...
Mark Kimberly (voice)
Alex Hayns ...
Smith Bradley (voice)
Eric Jacobsen ...
Charlie (voice) (as Eric Jacobson)
Rob Croker ...
Terry (voice)
Ann Slater ...
Xia Xiu Yu (voice)
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Ryo, a respected Japanese student sees his father killed in front of his own eyes. He sets out to find the man in charge of his fathers death and the mystery of who and why?

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6 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Shenmue  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)
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Yu Suzuki originally wrote Shenmue with 16 chapters and originally intended to have the series span 4-5 games. However, with only moderate success achieved with Shenmue (Chapter 1), Shenmue 2 contained chapters 3-5 in one game and some parts of the intended game were cut out. The time Ryo spends on the ship traveling from Japan to Hong Kong was meant to be part of the game (Chapter 2). See more »

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Master Chen: You should NOT waste your life on revenge.
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Probably the best game ever
1 May 2003 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews



Probably the best game ever. I first played it on Segas DreamCast. I was stunned. The game was on every way perfect. If you like realistic and games you don't finish the same day you got it, Shenmue is for you.


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