Shadow Warrior 2 is one of the best PC games of 2016

Flying Wild Hog has done an outstanding job with Shadow Warrior 2 on the PC.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Oct 16 2016 10:22 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Flying Wild Hog has one of the best games on the PC in 2016, with Shadow Warrior 2 an excellent evolution of its reboot of Shadow Warrior from a few years ago. The developer has crafted one of the most customizable, and best-looking games of the year - not only that, but it includes 21:9 aspect ratio support for UltraWide monitors, SLI/CrossFire support for multi-GPU owners, and more.

Shadow Warrior 2 is also the world's first game to utilize NVIDIA's exciting new Multi-Res Shading technology, which is explained in the video above.

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Here's an image showing how Multi-Res Shading works, where the direct center of the screen is rendered at 100% of the screen resolution, while the surrounding border is running at 60% of the resolution.

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This provides an average of around 30% additional performance, which is great - as you are only looking at the center of the screen in most first-person shooters, so why not enjoy higher performance? There are also settings you can apply for MRS, which will adjust the border and the rendered resolution inside. They're detailed as 'conservative' and 'aggressive' options.

Multi-Res Shading Comparisons

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UltraWide @ 3440x1440

AMD were kind enough to send me the Acer XR341CK, the 34-inch UltraWide with a native resolution of 3440x1440, refresh rate of 75Hz and FreeSync technology. I used both their Radeon R9 Fury X and the Radeon RX 480, and had an amazing time playing in the 21:9 aspect ratio, with smooth gaming experiences thanks to AMD's FreeSync technology.

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See what I'm talking about?!

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What about now?! How good does Shadow Warrior 2 look on the PC!

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21:9 really adds a special touch to the game.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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