Mixed or average reviews - based on 57 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
  1. 40
    Beyond its shameful lack of a single-player component, which its gameplay attributes are absolutely screaming out for, Shadowrun feels somewhat unfinished, like a beta trial for better things to come - only it is a finished offering and it is never going to deliver.
  2. 40
    Fans of shooters will find, quickly enough, that the absolute reliance on purchased abilities over skill makes this a poor Counterstrike-style title. RPG fans will, likewise, find that there aren't enough RPG elements to make a whole game out of. And both sides should have the common sense to realize that when a company sneaks out a test game disguised as a full retail product, you don't reward it by buying it.
  3. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 89
  2. Negative: 7 out of 89
  1. May 10, 2011
    This is a SOLID shooter. I can't play this without being reminded of Counter Strike, and anyone who has played Counter Strike knows that it isn't about the Quantity of the content, but the Quality of it. This game is still a bit light on content, but in the gameplay department it absolutely dominates most shooters. Fun, balanced, and innovative, this is a shooter that deserves a try by anyone who's a fan of the FPS genre. Full Review »
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    If you do not have xbox live do not buy this game. If you do have xbox live you have to buy this game. Shadowrun has no campaign other then short tutorials and an option to play against bots. However, Shadowrun's online play makes up for the lack of campaign. Online play allows you to choose between 4 different races; troll, elf, human, and dwarf. At the start of each online match you can choose to build your character any way with the money given. More money can be obtained throughout each match by scoring kills or capturing an artifact. The online game play is addictive, and even with the dwindling online the community Shadowrun is still worth the play. Full Review »
  3. Jun 16, 2013
    This feels like a low budget production but it does bring some very interesting twists to the shooter genre. Teleporting, gliders, growing trees that heal you and your allies, resurrections, and katanas. The graphics are dated but the game is surprisingly fun. Full Review »