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  • Summary: The world is in peril as forces, both good and evil, make a play for the powerful Chaos Emeralds. In Shadow the Hedgehog, you can control Shadow and choose which side to fight for. This 3D platformer lets you use weapons, vehicles, environmental objects, and time and space manipulation toThe world is in peril as forces, both good and evil, make a play for the powerful Chaos Emeralds. In Shadow the Hedgehog, you can control Shadow and choose which side to fight for. This 3D platformer lets you use weapons, vehicles, environmental objects, and time and space manipulation to combat your foes. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
  1. Nintendo Power
    80
    An enjoyable, high-octane adventure. Naysayers be damned. [Jan 2006, p.111]
  2. At its worst, Shadow is a solid platformer with enough fun to keep hardcore Sonic fans in one place for a few days. At its best, it's an engaging gameplay experience that isn't jaded by its otherwise glaring storyline-related setbacks.
  3. The choice of speed and rehashed gameplay are what drag the game down. Shadow the Hedgehog is still a fun game for Sonic fans, but is too average to be really interesting to casual gamers.
  4. The action is also largely mindless, with a poor targeting system and a game camera that never quite follows the action the way you want it to.
  5. Shadow the Hedgehog fails to live up to its pedigree due to terrible controls, an uncooperative camera, and an overall lack of effort.
  6. AceGamez
    40
    The poor controls, tricky camera and an irritation-filled gaming experience is unfortunately what Shadow the Hedgehog is presented as, and this doesn't deserve to be found under too many Christmas tree's this year.
  7. Combine the relatively poor visuals with monotonous level designs, and you'll find yourself in the middle of a level with no real visual cues of where you are within the level.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 76
  2. Negative: 15 out of 76
  1. PhillipM.
    Nov 23, 2005
    10
    Of couse i'm a sega fan. But the game actually shows shadows true personality. It really gets the gamers thinking hard.
  2. Jun 28, 2020
    10
    I find the general review very unfair, the truth is that it is a great game, the best spin-off of Sonic. It is a Sonic Heroes with moreI find the general review very unfair, the truth is that it is a great game, the best spin-off of Sonic. It is a Sonic Heroes with more Mechanics, More graphics, more Action, and a better gameplay sincerely ... The truth is that it is excellent in history, and the design of the levels, enemies and bosses is, wow, impress ... Better Spin-Off. This is how dark the new Sonic games should be, LOL. Very very enjoyable, I recommend it! Expand
  3. Dec 31, 2011
    10
    I played this game when it first came and, and I was astounded by the stunning gameplay, and overall feel of the game. It allowed you to feelI played this game when it first came and, and I was astounded by the stunning gameplay, and overall feel of the game. It allowed you to feel the power that Shadow the Hedgehog had under his control, and it shifted the camera from Sonic, to the darker Shadow. As you can see, this is a very new review, and I just played it again for Nostalgia. It has held up to everything I remembered. Giving you a choice for each level, along with so many endings, and final levels. Shadow the Hedgehog, back when it first came out, left me longing for another game centered on Shadow, and when I replayed it, it gave me the same feeling. Why wasn't a sequel made for this game? Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2016
    7
    The game is not BAD, but the history that you need to get the Last Mode is boring ! The guns has a good function on battle moment, but theThe game is not BAD, but the history that you need to get the Last Mode is boring ! The guns has a good function on battle moment, but the fighting moviment don't help and in the most part of the game you are going to use the Homing Attack. Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2018
    6
    This game coming after the wonderful but flawed Sonic heroes had a lot to live up too, but it was quite the disappointment. the story isThis game coming after the wonderful but flawed Sonic heroes had a lot to live up too, but it was quite the disappointment. the story is hilariously edgy and feels like the design team just fished watching the matrix movies! the presentation while less colorful than previous titles looks great (mostly) and the soundtrack is pretty good but a bit generic sometimes. the gameplay is pretty good with lots of enemys to fight and stages to platform through. the controls are kinda slippery but are quite easy to get used to and aren't as bad as some say they are. the alternate endings aren't that great so I just recommend doing a standard neutral playthrough unless you want 100%. there is also some local multiplayer that is pretty fun but nothing to special.Overall this game is OK but very flawed and I recommend if you're a hardcore sonic fan or wanna get into the series. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2015
    5
    My Sonic collection comes full circle with "Shadow the Hedgehog".
    This game sucks, but it was technically the first Sonic game I ever
    My Sonic collection comes full circle with "Shadow the Hedgehog".
    This game sucks, but it was technically the first Sonic game I ever actually played (back in 2006 on my Xbox Original). I figured I'd buy it some time in the future and play it again. It's story is the worst part and the gameplay is kinda a mix of decent and boring...
    I don't regret this purchase, just like I don't regret buying Sonic '06.
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  7. Oct 6, 2018
    0
    I wonder how is this getting good revierws. Its a big PIECE OF **** The grafics are bad the gameplay is terrible and the story isntI wonder how is this getting good revierws. Its a big PIECE OF **** The grafics are bad the gameplay is terrible and the story isnt interesting or good. Its a big disapointment Expand

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