Wanton Destruction (2004)

by Christopher
5 minutes read


Wanton Destruction: A Shadow Warrior Story

Wanton Destruction is a free expansion pack for the 2004 first-person shooter Shadow Warrior. It was developed by Flying Wild Hog and published by Devolver Digital. The expansion was released on September 9, 2005, and continues the story of Lo Wang, the protagonist of the original game.


Wanton Destruction is a first-person shooter that retains the fast-paced, over-the-top gameplay of the original Shadow Warrior. Players control Lo Wang as he battles his way through hordes of enemies, using a variety of weapons and abilities.

The expansion introduces several new features to the Shadow Warrior formula, including:

  • New weapons: Lo Wang now has access to a variety of new weapons, including the Shuriken Cannon, the Rocket Launcher, and the Plasma Rifle.
  • New abilities: Lo Wang can now use new abilities, such as the Shadow Strike and the Shadow Fury.
  • New enemies: The expansion features a variety of new enemies, including the Shadow Ninjas, the Shadow Demons, and the Shadow Bosses.


Wanton Destruction continues the story of Lo Wang after the end of the original game. Lo Wang has defeated the evil sorcerer Zilla, but he is still haunted by the memories of his past.

One day, Lo Wang is visited by the spirit of a young woman named Mei Ling. Mei Ling tells Lo Wang that her village has been attacked by a group of Shadow Ninjas. Lo Wang agrees to help Mei Ling, and sets out to investigate the attack.

Lo Wang soon discovers that the Shadow Ninjas are led by a powerful sorcerer named Orochi. Orochi is planning to use the power of the Shadow Stone to conquer the world.

Lo Wang must stop Orochi and his Shadow Ninjas before it’s too late. He travels to a variety of locations, including a forest, a temple, and a castle, as he fights his way to Orochi’s lair.


Wanton Destruction received positive reviews from critics. IGN praised the expansion’s “fast-paced, over-the-top gameplay” and “great new weapons and abilities.” GameSpot called the expansion “a solid addition to Shadow Warrior” and “a must-play for fans of the original game.”


Wanton Destruction is considered to be one of the best expansion packs ever released. It is a faithful expansion to the original Shadow Warrior, and it adds a lot of new content to the game. The expansion is also notable for its innovative use of the Shadow Warrior engine, which allowed the developers to create a variety of new and exciting gameplay experiences.

Wanton Destruction has been praised for its fast-paced, over-the-top gameplay, its great new weapons and abilities, and its solid story. The expansion is a must-play for fans of the original Shadow Warrior, and it is also a great introduction to the series for new players.


Wanton Destruction is a great expansion pack that adds a lot of new content to Shadow Warrior. The expansion is a must-play for fans of the original game, and it is also a great introduction to the series for new players.

Review Score



Cover Art


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More