Shadowrun Xbox 360

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 57 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
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  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. 85
    I have found myself playing this a lot more than the Halo 3 beta, which a lot of my friends are angry about but Shadowrun is very addictive.
  3. The game shows that they spent a fair amount of time looking at the user interface and game balance. Now it is down to how Microsoft and FASA choose to support the title in the coming months and years will really see how well it is adopted.
  4. Overall, Shadowrun successfully put an inspiring twist on the popular FPS genre, but this game isn’t meant for everyone.
  5. This is a great game. If you’re willing to abandon your preconceived notions as to what a Shadowrun game should be and simply accept it for what it is, you’ll find a deep and complex first-person shooter that is tons of fun and packed with variety.
  6. Shadowrun is far from perfect and the things that are missing will definitely be missed by many, but it is a very fun take on an old FPS formula and offers addictive gameplay that will make you overlook otherwise major flaws in game design.
  7. 80
    The vaunted cross-platform play works mostly as advertised (including Achievements associated with killing/resurrecting users from the alternate platform), but we still have to question whether it's worth the hassle and cost for PC users.
  8. AceGamez
    80
    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!
  9. If you look past the tenuous link to the license and the admittedly dodgy art design, you may just find a game that is quite unlike any other, and is excellent to boot.
  10. Overall, the actual game itself is pretty fun. The magic and tech abilities are good fun and, while the weapons don't have much variety, they are at least balanced. However, the lack of variety when it comes to game modes and maps is what makes this game a mere shadow of what it could have possibly been.
  11. On the whole, Shadowrun could’ve been packaged at about $20 cheaper rather than leave gamers wondering where the majority of their paycheck went.
  12. Shadowrun is a magnificent multiplayer adventure that is sure to keep you entertained for as long as you wish to play.
  13. If there was ever an example of a new game that should have been released as a downloadable game, Shadowrun is a top candidate.
  14. The basic elements are all there and, as long as you go into the game with your eyes wide open as to what to expect, Shadowrun offers a very solid experience.
  15. 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.
  16. 75
    Shadowrun is a good online FPS.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 156 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 90
  2. Negative: 7 out of 90
  1. May 10, 2011
    9
    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 itThis 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. grantg
    Sep 21, 2009
    6
    The multiplayer is great, and there are so many ways to set up your character in the matches, and all the sets are fairly equal, so no one The multiplayer is great, and there are so many ways to set up your character in the matches, and all the sets are fairly equal, so no one becomes incredibly dominant in multiplayer. the unique abilities and tech items give this game so much potential, but the developers completely fail to do anything with this game outside of the inventive abilities and the few maps. there are a very few maps, many of which are just smaller versions of larger maps. and since there is no story mode to this game there should be more maps. shame on you microsoft and FASA for taking a game that could have easily been one of the most acclaimed games of the year and selling the idea short. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »