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  • Summary: Shadowrun is a multiplayer first-person shooter based on the much beloved RPG franchise. Shadowrun propels team-based combat into a new dimension with a revolutionary blend of modern weaponry and ancient magic. Up to 16 players battle for control of this new world through Windows Vista'sShadowrun is a multiplayer first-person shooter based on the much beloved RPG franchise. Shadowrun propels team-based combat into a new dimension with a revolutionary blend of modern weaponry and ancient magic. Up to 16 players battle for control of this new world through Windows Vista's Xbox 360-to-Windows Vista online compatibility. In Shadowrun, vie for supremacy in a constantly evolving battlefield where advanced technology and ancient magic provide an unprecedented and high-velocity tactical action experience. After a 5,000 year absence magic has returned to the world of 2021, and global corporate might battles a relentless ancient order to harness this reawakened power. Be a part of the RNA global megacorp and bring order (and profit) into a world of chaos, or join the Lineage to keep magic wild and free at all costs. Choose a side and wage war for the future of magic in the new world of Shadowrun. Dive into a universe where ancient magic co-exists with deadly weaponry, and experience a revolution in multiplayer FPS gaming. Purchase advanced technology and magic each round in an extraordinary arms race to improve your abilities and open up new tactics for your team. Use your cybernetic eye to spot your enemy through walls, teleport behind your opponents in the blink of an eye, trigger a hologram as a distraction then cut them down with a burst from your rifle to clear the room before they even know you're there. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
  1. In sum, don’t let the pricepoint keep you away from this game. This is one of those rare games you encounter where the gameplay is addicting, refreshing, refined, and innovative - making this highly recommended as a purchase. It really is worth the cost.
  2. There's no denying that I love Shadowrun to bits - it's almost like World of Warcraft meets Counter-Strike. I love RPGs and I adore FPS games, so Shadowrun seems as if it was made just for me!
  3. At the end of the day, Shadowrun is meant for the dedicated shooter fans on the Xbox 360, and for those people the experience will satisfy.
  4. 68
    Shadowrun has no visible persistent statistics, no way to modify character models, nothing, outside of Achievements, to serve as reward. As gamers, it's rewards we crave, be it of the narrative variety, in-game items, new options or modes, or something entirely different.
  5. If you don't mind spending full price on a game you'll have to subscribe to Xbox Live to get full enjoyment from, and if you don't mind a game with repetitive and limited gameplay modes and weapons, then there's nothing stopping you from getting Shadowrun, as the game is fantastic.
  6. In terms of graphics, in terms of variety, in terms of accessibility, it’s a failure on both 360 and PC. Overall, we’re coming down on the side of foolhardy over brave.
  7. Rent it for a bit if you're particularly interested, but what could have really been a solid game turns out as almost half of one with an obvious focus on the unorthodox abilities that is just not going to cut it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 90
  2. Negative: 7 out of 90
  1. SamShepherd
    Jan 17, 2009
    10
    Cannot put the game down! One of the best games in the world and my second favourite only beaten by Halo 3, if this game did have a campaignCannot put the game down! One of the best games in the world and my second favourite only beaten by Halo 3, if this game did have a campaign it would make it even more better than it already is! And it's absolutely brilliant already! 5 out of 5 stars. Expand
  2. GlynneF.
    Jun 5, 2007
    10
    Once again the critics should be slapped, this game is amazing it changes the way fps is played, think css with wallhacks, which of course Once again the critics should be slapped, this game is amazing it changes the way fps is played, think css with wallhacks, which of course are allowed to be used and much more, the reviewers are all stuck up sons of bitch3s. If you planned on buying this game buy it because the reviewers clearly don't have a clue. Expand
  3. lucas38
    May 31, 2007
    9
    I was part of the beta test for "Shadowrun" and I am very impressed with the final product!!! I know, I know, there are those out there who I was part of the beta test for "Shadowrun" and I am very impressed with the final product!!! I know, I know, there are those out there who simply aren't happy with the fact that the game doesn't resemble it's PRG roots (this game is BASED on the original RPG...BASED), for what it is (a great strategic shooter) it's awesome; a thinking man's shooter, Imagine that! Frankly, as much as I love Halo, I am more of a "Phantom Dust" kinda guy, and "Shadowrun" will sit poudly beside that very title, because for me this is good gaming! Expand
  4. Kyrandos
    Jun 3, 2007
    9
    I'm an old school fan of ShadowRun. I admit it. I loved the pen and paper game, and I loved the SNES version. They were my first real I'm an old school fan of ShadowRun. I admit it. I loved the pen and paper game, and I loved the SNES version. They were my first real taste of steampunk, well before I ever read William Gibson. Ever since, I have longed for another ShadowRun. It's nothing like the old school games. Ok, alright. I expected that, because they advertised it as an Unreal Tournament style game. And as such? It's EXCELLENT! Highly polished gameplay and well laid maps make this just an incredibly fun and surprisingly addictive shooter, with a couple twists that just make the whole thing that much better. All sorts of combinations of skills and magic offer you numerous methods of play, and it's a lot of fun finding out what's best for you. There's a strong sense that the game just wasn't finished, however, in that it is curiously missing so many standard features that have frankly BEEN standards for half a decade.... or more. No clan system, no leaderboards, no ladders, no single player, only 3 game modes... It leaves a consumer frustrated.... As far as remaining loyal to the old school Shadowrun, It's close, but dumbed down,which sucks in many ways. However, if this is what it takes to revive the shadowrun name - and possibly result in a future single player campaign? OK by me. Expand
  5. RobG
    Nov 16, 2008
    9
    I don't, have never,worked for MS or fasa like some reviewers have suggested. Yes this game lacked a single player campain. I would have I don't, have never,worked for MS or fasa like some reviewers have suggested. Yes this game lacked a single player campain. I would have liked to see what they could have done with that. but dont really care. What was there was a stunning team based mutiplayer game that I spent weeks and weeks on enjoying it more the more I played. There are a few things like this on PC mainly mods for quake 3 or Cs but nothing as well thought out as this and nothing like this on consoles. I really do wish do an update perhaps without the shadowrun tag that upset so many. This could have been massive if they had marketed it right, hosted some tounements, this is the sort of game that could have been continually updated, and people would have paid for map packs etc never mind. FASA I would like to thank you for , in my humble opinion, my most memorable and most favourite game on the 360 so far nov 2008 as i speak. Expand
  6. JamesH.
    Jun 4, 2007
    8
    The 'official' critc ratings are more than a tad harsh. Ok... there's no single-player (unless you count the 3hrs or so of The 'official' critc ratings are more than a tad harsh. Ok... there's no single-player (unless you count the 3hrs or so of training missions) but what a game! The depth and variety allows the formation of multiple tactics and strategies to a degree not seen before on a console shooter. The graphics are certainly passable, if not stellar but its the gameplay that brings it home here. Certainly worth picking up and learning to play... once you've understood how the game mechanics work, you'll be hooked. Expand
  7. TraceA.
    Jun 1, 2007
    0
    Wow this game feels so uninpsired and bad. No wonder its FASA's last game.

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