Shadow the Hedgehog GameCube

Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
Buy On
  1. Nintendo Power
    80
    An enjoyable, high-octane adventure. Naysayers be damned. [Jan 2006, p.111]
  2. Play Magazine
    75
    I narrowly recommend it for series die-hard, unless it keeps you from buying "Rush", in which case you should opt for your DS all the way. [Dec 2005, p.58]
  3. At its worst, Shadow is a solid platformer with enough fun to keep hardcore Sonic fans in one place for a few days. At its best, it's an engaging gameplay experience that isn't jaded by its otherwise glaring storyline-related setbacks.

Awards & Rankings

75
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#2 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
3
#3 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 139 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 57
  2. Negative: 13 out of 57
  1. Sep 16, 2013
    9
    Why is this such a bad game????? The gameplay is fine the graphics are fine and the story is fine and your gonna rant on it just becauseWhy is this such a bad game????? The gameplay is fine the graphics are fine and the story is fine and your gonna rant on it just because shadow has a gun in the game wow people. Sega dont listen to them this game is awesome! Full Review »
  2. Dec 31, 2011
    10
    I played this game when it first came and, and I was astounded by the stunning gameplay, and overall feel of the game. It allowed you to feelI played this game when it first came and, and I was astounded by the stunning gameplay, and overall feel of the game. It allowed you to feel the power that Shadow the Hedgehog had under his control, and it shifted the camera from Sonic, to the darker Shadow. As you can see, this is a very new review, and I just played it again for Nostalgia. It has held up to everything I remembered. Giving you a choice for each level, along with so many endings, and final levels. Shadow the Hedgehog, back when it first came out, left me longing for another game centered on Shadow, and when I replayed it, it gave me the same feeling. Why wasn't a sequel made for this game? Full Review »
  3. Oct 18, 2016
    10
    It makes me kind of sad to see how many people can hate this game. Seriously, this game is great, especially for emos like me. The gameplay isIt makes me kind of sad to see how many people can hate this game. Seriously, this game is great, especially for emos like me. The gameplay is really fun, you get to go really fast and shoot people. I love violence so I had a blast. Shadow is a really well made character, with a very disturbing past that reminded me of myself. I also like how he curses. It shows how mature he is. Overall, great game, especially if you're an emo like me. I hope people learn to stop being so intolerant of emo culture and accept this game for the gem it is. Full Review »