• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2003
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. The tilesets offer a little more variety than modifying lighting on older tilesets to accomplish the same visual effects and thank Mordenkainen they improved the system for setting creature waypoints.
  2. To get the most out of this game, start the expansion pack with a brand-new character. We imported a high-level cleric - Beaverskull Bablicious - from NWN and found Undrentide to be too easy. [Sept 2003, p.76]
  3. While you can probably play NWN for the next five years using nothing but user-created mods, there is definitely a level of quality and sophistication about this professional release that makes it worth your hard-earned dollar.
  4. The main fault of this title is that is not long enough.
  5. Possesses the same degree of replay value as the original game. Once gamers have gone through the entire new campaign, they can find a lot of new and interesting things to experiment with the next time around - a characteristic that should define any decent RPG.
  6. If you liked the original, it’s hard to imagine why you wouldn’t like this expansion. It is the same mix of RPG action and puzzle-solving and even has a story that is more compelling than the original game.
  7. 84
    A great single-player adventure that also offers new tools for mod makers. Gamers that prefer non-melee classes better be up for a challenge though.
  8. While this is all well and good, I simply don't like this series as much as the "Baldur's Gate" or "Icewind Dale" epics. [Aug 2003, p.103]
  9. SOU is perhaps the funniest fantasy-RPG I've ever played... One of those expansions that make the original game pale in comparison. [Sept 2003, p.94]
  10. The best game of its genre out right now. A more than acceptable addition to one of the best Diablo-esque games out there today.
  11. 80
    The adventure is a first-class effort all the way and well worth the asking price. The newest additions to the toolset are also top notch.
  12. It's pretty good as a toolkit, but it's only mediocre for professionally made campaigns.
  13. If you're like me and enjoyed Neverwinter Nights then you'll enjoy Shadows of Undrentide. It's a fun romp through a dangerous, magical land.
  14. Ultimately, Shadows of Undrentide isn't the most epic or memorable RPG with BioWare's name on it, but it has plenty of good, new content to satisfy most any Neverwinter Nights fan.
  15. Undrentide’s additions bring new life to a flagging game, and though its story isn’t much to write home about, it’ll certainly tide us over until Bioware’s next magnum opus, "Knights of the Old Republic."
  16. 77
    If you're a Neverwinter modder you'll probably want to get it just for the tilesets, creatures and new scripting wizards and NWN fans will find plenty here to keep them busy, but Shadows of Undrentide isn't a "must-have now" expansion pack for the average gamer.
  17. In the long run, I would have loved to see even more tools and monsters rather than just the ones they made for the single-player campaign. The true life of this franchise lies in its fantastic multiplayer potential - this expansion should have addressed that in greater, more specific detail.
  18. Just keep in mind that this isn’t "Baldur’s Gate," that the focus of play is far removed from the tactical combat mechanics of yore, and that you’re mostly adventuring solo.
  19. Ultimately, while the additions to the core game and Aurora toolset will offer more potential to module-makers, and the new classes do provide replayability options, we'll need a bit more oomph to take notice of the next expansion. [Sept 2003, p.96]
  20. Enough new material to justify the price tag for fans, but not for dilettantes who haven't played Neverwinter Nights since completing it the first time around.
  21. The control system is excellent and the game is challenging but not impossibly difficult making it accessible for beginners while still offering plenty of fun, adventure and depth to the hardcores.
  22. If NWN disappointed you, you'll get, repeat after me: "more of the same." Module designers will probably appreciate the fixes and tweaks to the toolset, which can only benefit everyone in the end.
  23. A better-than-average expansion pack, worth the asking price of thirty greenbacks, but diminished by its lack of real inspiration. [Sept 2003, p.72]
  24. Offers a professional, worthy campaign and is definitely a good buy for the price even if it isn't as satisfying a single-player RPG experience as Bioware's immortal "Baldur's Gate II" series.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 24, 2011
    8
    This expansion is the reason to buy Neverwinter Nights. An intriguing, tight little story dealing with one of the coolest bits of theThis expansion is the reason to buy Neverwinter Nights. An intriguing, tight little story dealing with one of the coolest bits of the Forgotten Realms, and an iconic NPC companion -- Deekin, the kobold bard. Short and sweet. Infinitely better than the original campaign for Neverwinter Nights, which isn't worth bothering with. Full Review »
  2. Aug 3, 2014
    7
    Solid NWN expansion with strong focus on RPG elements, good story, first part in the snow, second in the desert, so enough variation here andSolid NWN expansion with strong focus on RPG elements, good story, first part in the snow, second in the desert, so enough variation here and despite mixed reviews I was actually nicely satisfied with Shadows of Undrentide. Created a new char for that exclusively to spice up things a bit, took me about 30 hours to finish, so good chunk of quality content here, although the next expansion - Hordes of the Underdark is even better! 7/10 Full Review »
  3. Mar 11, 2011
    9
    Quite good. Original campaign was better than SoU, I think. It added a lot of models, however, and the addition of the feats and PrCs is nice.Quite good. Original campaign was better than SoU, I think. It added a lot of models, however, and the addition of the feats and PrCs is nice. Sadly I feel this expansion will be forgotten, but it was good nonetheless. Full Review »