A remaster of Shenmue - the legendary adventure from Virtua Fighter and OutRun creator Yu Suzuki - and its sequel have finally arrived on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Whichever platform you're playing on - even if it's on the Dreamcast - our Shenmue walkthrough can help you solve every clue and find every location as Ryo Hazuki finds his father's killer in 80s Yokosuka.
We also have a series of Shenmue guides to help with the many side-activities, and a Shenmue tips page to help understand its many quirks.
Though there are multiple ways to complete a given objective - whether it's the search for a person, a strange object or a location - the game's story unfolds in a linear way and in the following order:
Yamanose and Sakuragaoka
- Shenmue - exploring the Hazuki Residence, dojo location
- Shenmue - Yamamoto House and Yamagishi locations and searching for the Black Car
- Shenmue - Three Blades explained, Ajilchi Chinese restaurant and Liu Barber locations
- Shenmue - Where to find sailors and win the pool shot mini-game
- Shenmue - Finding Charlie, the tattoo parlour and the Okoyama Heights location
- Shenmue - Chinese letter, Gao Wen location, where to find a phone and the Father's Heaven puzzle solution
New Yokosuka Harbour
- Shenmue - Warehouse No 8 location and where to find the Old Warehouse District
- Shenmue - Finding the Phoenix Mirror, Mysterious Key and exploring the basement
- Shenmue - Ticket to Hong Kong and travel agency locations
- Shenmue - How to get a harbour job, and how to find Mad Angels each day
- Shenmue - Motorcycle rescue and beating the 70 Man Battle
- Shenmue - Learning Swallow Flip and how to beat the final battle
Other Shenmue guides
There's so much more to Shenmue than hunting down who killed Ryo's father:
What's featured in the Shenmue I and II remaster?
The Shenmue I and II remaster is a pretty slight but well executed port, and what has been added is particularly welcome. Features include:
- The ability to save at any time
- English and Japanese voice options, which can be changed at any time in the menu
- The camera movement mapped to the right analogue stick
- PC controller support, and customisable mouse and keyboard support
- Shenmue Trophies and Achievements
- 1080p and 30 frames per second visuals, with widescreen support during gameplay
- Shenmue II can accept the saves from the first game - carrying over items and move training progress - and features Xbox enhancements including the camera mode
If you want a more detailed assessment, it's worth reading Digital Foundry's analysis of each remaster, describing it as a "superb rendition":
We also have a list of Shenmue tips to help if you want some aid without specific spoilers.