Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jan 31, 2011
    85
    Shadow Guardian is a great thrill ride. I had a lot of fun reclaiming Jason's memories, tempting gravity while exploring huge tombs, and flirting with the occult when Shadow Guardian turned itself over to the fantastic. If you have a Retina device, Shadow Guardian is a stunner.
  2. Mar 5, 2011
    80
    Featuring lengthy gameplay and cover-based combat mechanics, Shadow Guardian strives to match Gameloft's most popular shooters but must settle for averageā€¦ which isn't all that bad.
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    75
    Shadow Guardian is like Uncharted, but without the heart.
  4. Jan 31, 2011
    73
    Shadow Guardian is a nice third-person action adventure which does almost everything right: however, the sheer lack of personality makes it much less enjoyable than it could've been.
  5. Mar 17, 2011
    70
    But there is still the element of hand holding and the annoying camera which both prevent the player from ever becoming too attached to our hero Jason.
  6. Jan 31, 2011
    70
    It's easy to pick up and play with a fair spread of checkpoints throughout the levels which works well for the quick bursts required with mobile games.
  7. Jan 31, 2011
    70
    While combat needs fine-tuning, the exploration and platform side of Shadow Guardian make it an enjoyable play.
  8. Jan 31, 2011
    70
    Great graphics, strong platforming mechanics and a mostly flawed (though sometimes smooth) combat system make Shadow Guardian a tough game to rate.
  9. Jan 31, 2011
    60
    Shadow Guardian is a pale reflection of its inspiration, but there are still enough unique and genuinely interesting action moments to keep things afloat despite the poor characterizations and story development.
  10. Jan 31, 2011
    40
    Sure, there's an occasional boss fight thrown in for good measure, but that's about as interesting as things get. The bosses were probably the most enjoyable part of the game, but overall the experiences with them were brief.

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