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  • Summary: Shade: Wrath of Angels is a 3rd person perspective action, horror, adventure game where intrigue grips the player as our hero begins to unravel the mystery surrounding his brothers? disappearance. Our hero receives a strange and ominous letter from his brother asking him to travel to a small mountain town. Together with the letter the envelope contains a strange item, roughly resembling some type of key. Puzzled, our hero surmises that his brother is in serious trouble and without hesitation hurries to rescue him. As the story unfolds, our Hero embarks an intrepid adventure across 4 alternative words; the Present Day, Middle Ages, Ancient Egypt and The Shadow Land where nothing is what it seems as you solve puzzles and battle Demons, Angels, Zombies, Mummies, Rats, Shadows and much, much worse. The aim is like no other: Find an Angel and collect their Torn Souls at the end of each world experience. Failure is not an option, if you want to see your brother alive. [Cenega Publishing] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. This game rocks from the opening tutorial to the final credits. Visually, it’s more stunning than nearly anything that released last year and the spooky sounds and kickin’ soundtrack are second to none.
  2. While there’s something to be said for giving value for money, I’d have preferred a more tightly paced story; a good handful of levels are just making up the numbers, and Shade would have been so much better for a bit of trim.
  3. This game is so boring and annoying that I can’t force myself to play it anymore. Now I’m not going to say this is one of the worst games of the year (I think "Lords of the Realm III" deserves that honor), but as soon as this review is over I’m not going to play it anymore.
  4. 50
    Shade: Wrath of Angels, is not a good game. It's not a game that I would recommend to anyone. I would recommend Blade of Darkness or even the lackluster Rune, both of which are years old, over Shade in an instant.
  5. Its generic plot and presentation are so bland, the game's few inventive features are very likely to be lost on most who play it. [Holiday 2004, p.94]
  6. If Shade was scrapped and given yet another redesign, the to-do list would be endless - wishy-washy combat, braindead AI, insipid level design, soul-crushing puzzles, a towering stack of bugs.
  7. 30
    Lack of inspiration and sloppiness are the hallmarks of Shade: Wrath of Angels. Clunky controls, tedious combat, frustrating difficulty, a forgettable hero, a lame story, silly dialogue, monotonous levels, typos, and bugs all add up to a big mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jun 8, 2014
    Really a superb game I loved it so much that I completed it in 1 day in my 5th try. It is the best horror and adventure game I have ever played. I would recommend it to everyone. I have an advice "if you use cheats you will not be able to finish this game and start from the respective level(eg: Scales of maat, fields of piece etc). I used cheats once and the rest of the time I never used Expand
  2. BenH.
    Oct 9, 2004
    Ive only played the demo and found it immensly fun. Will be buying it soon. Never listen to the critics they dried up old hasbeans who have never made a game and are just jealous.. thats why they always give bad reviews to good games. Expand
  3. Alan
    Oct 23, 2004
    Very nice game. You cant really say this is bad, I agree. Everything is smashing, graphics, puzzles, sound fx, music and even the voices that are usually a big laugh in mior games - the guy's voice is much better than Max Payne's. Really good for a small publisher and if it's not from a big one it doesnt mean its crap! Expand
  4. JamesH.
    Oct 21, 2004
    This game is pretty cool. Very good graphics, great environments, huge details, nice music, excellent voiceover. The storyline may be not so convincing, also there could have been more weapons, but still the game is good and keeps you playing and playing. Why do they review it so badly? I have really no clue. Politics, I guess... Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2014
    Man you gotta try this game if you like adventure thinking games
    has very awesome stages and different from each other i never though it
    would have this low score you will feel like an adventurer through historical stages fighting ...(the only thing is that the game actually has pretty the same monsters with different shape)
  6. EstherN.
    Feb 1, 2005
    Although not as dreadful as the professional reviews say, it isn't nearly as good as my fellow posters are claiming (don't let game developers rate their own products). It's disappointing and tends to be boring. The combat system is very crappy. The enemy AI is silly (Are you injured? Just walk out that door! Enemies don't leave rooms, they just run around inside while you shoot them from the doorway). Has some pretty environments, pretty simple puzzles, very, very little tension and _no scares_. For a game that advertises itself as an adventure horror, it's not. Oh, and the voice acting is crappy, the plot is obvious, and the character is compelled to narrate the obvious. "This is a SECRET ROOM." This game has allowed me to more easily moderate my computer use. Collapse
  7. Darryl
    Aug 18, 2005
    Dreadfull voice acting, horrible story, meaningless & frustrating gameplay most of the time with key-hunt after key-hunt, a bad bad game. Nice music though, graphics above par. Expand

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