Shadow the Hedgehog Xbox

User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 35
  2. Negative: 14 out of 35
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  1. soundwave
    Dec 1, 2005
    1
    What is this? This game suffers from a huge amount of gameplay issues. The levels are extreamly poorly designed, they deploy every annoying aspect you could think of including the 'defeat x number of guys but you are now stuck in an area where you cant reach that amount' and 'OH MY GOD! Pits all over the freaking place!' mechanics. This makes the levels painful to What is this? This game suffers from a huge amount of gameplay issues. The levels are extreamly poorly designed, they deploy every annoying aspect you could think of including the 'defeat x number of guys but you are now stuck in an area where you cant reach that amount' and 'OH MY GOD! Pits all over the freaking place!' mechanics. This makes the levels painful to play. The camera is probably the worse I have seen in a game in a long time. It never allows you to see enough of the enviroment to know whats going on and it tends to always behind something. The 'center camera' button does nothing but make it jerk around for a second or two. The guns are just weak. You cant aim your self, the game just seems to randomly pick targets for you to fire at. This is a great pain since the game attempts to play a good and evil idea. So you end up shooting everything in a sight ratjer then just the good or bad guys. This game was just a pain to play. It actually felt like I was being punished for playing it. Its a fustrating, slow, story disaster, poorly thought out, unfinished, pile of game poo. Stay away from this... far away. Expand
  2. Jun 20, 2013
    3
    Shadow the Hedgehog is a mess of a game, and I'm surprised why it hasn't gotten a reputation that '06 has.
    - Slippery controls that are extremely hard to get used to
    - A story that has multiple confusing paths that are completely forgotten in the end for the Last Story, making a selling point of the game completely negated - Completely forgettable music, and that's sad for a Sonic game
    Shadow the Hedgehog is a mess of a game, and I'm surprised why it hasn't gotten a reputation that '06 has.
    - Slippery controls that are extremely hard to get used to
    - A story that has multiple confusing paths that are completely forgotten in the end for the Last Story, making a selling point of the game completely negated
    - Completely forgettable music, and that's sad for a Sonic game
    - Okay graphics, with mostly dark colors
    - Gun gameplay that doesn't really add anything
    - Freezing issues when playing on a 360 (it freezes a LOT)
    - Multiple annoying missions (unless you're going neutral)
    - Replay value that's annoying and pointless to do (I'm looking at you, Cutscene Library!)
    If the things I've said don't make a difference, play the game for yourself and see how bad it really is.
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  3. Aug 30, 2013
    0
    sega put a poll on their website to ask their fans what characters deserve their own game and shadow won by a landslide. like with all the creepy sexual fanarts, it's no surprise. but sega gave the shadow fans a big middle fingers up their asses by programming this awful game. i got stuck A LOT in this game wonder what the hell i was suppose to do.
  4. Dec 30, 2014
    3
    This game is garbage. It starts off quick and enjoyable, until you realize that you have several endings to beat. Otherwise you are screwed with an unsatisfying short game. But then you realize that no matter which side you are on EVERY **** PIECE OF **** CPU ATTACKS YOU. Only your ally (who does **** nothing) spares you from constant unfair barrage of attacks you can neither block orThis game is garbage. It starts off quick and enjoyable, until you realize that you have several endings to beat. Otherwise you are screwed with an unsatisfying short game. But then you realize that no matter which side you are on EVERY **** PIECE OF **** CPU ATTACKS YOU. Only your ally (who does **** nothing) spares you from constant unfair barrage of attacks you can neither block or properly counter. At least you have a glitchy homing attack to send you careening off the **** designed platforming. Shadow the hedgehog and its titular character are utter garbage. Sega got away with bringing Amy and the Chaotix in. But they need to stop adding characters to the roster. Sonic already had 2 rivals. Knuckles and Metal Sonic. Shadow is **** generic garbage just like every character introduced after the 2D sonic games. Expand

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#65 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. Shadow the Hedgehog doesn't really do anything new, and doesn't really give the impression anyone's trying particularly hard.
  2. Considering the series' rich history, no gamer should be forced to have such mediocrity tarnishing their childhood memories.
  3. From its stripping down of the series' most successful gameplay elements to its obviously desperate addition of weapons and 'street' cool this is still a product of a development studio with a good imagination. But also, it seems, a lazy one only too happy to jump on the same GTA bandwagon that's currently carrying way too many developers.