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  • Summary: The hit crowdfunded RPG of the summer arrives on iPad!“Shadowrun Returns drops players headfirst into this richly realized fiction, combining classic role-playing storytelling with modern tactical battles . . . running the shadows has never been more fun.” - 8.5/10 – GameThe hit crowdfunded RPG of the summer arrives on iPad!“Shadowrun Returns drops players headfirst into this richly realized fiction, combining classic role-playing storytelling with modern tactical battles . . . running the shadows has never been more fun.” - 8.5/10 – Game Informer MAN MEETS MAGIC & MACHINE. The year is 2054. Magic has returned to the world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Technology merges with flesh and consciousness. Elves, trolls, orks, and dwarves walk among us, while ruthless corporations bleed the world dry. You are a shadowrunner - a mercenary living on the fringes of society, in the shadows of massive corporate arcologies, surviving day-by-day on skill and instinct alone. When the powerful or the desperate need a job done, you get it done... by any means necessary. The unique cyberpunk-meets-fantasy world of Shadowrun has gained a huge cult following since its creation nearly 25 years ago. Now, creator Jordan Weisman returns to the world of Shadowrun, modernizing this classic game setting as a single player, turn-based tactical RPG. KEY FEATURES:- The complete Shadowrun Returns campaign (12+ hours of gameplay) now optimized for touchscreen input- Explore a grim cyberpunk future where magic and technology rule the streets- Make every action count in gripping, turn-based tactical combat- Create and customize your character from one of six unique archetypes - Over 350 different weapons, spells and abilities: sling fireballs, kneecap enemies with your shotgun, or roundhouse kick them in the face!***NOTE: Shadowrun Returns requires an iPad2 or newer to run. A WiFi connection is required for download. Please ensure you have approximately 1.6 GB of storage space. To OPTIMIZE your playing experience, you may also want to close other apps before playing.***Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarebrainedSchemesFollow us on Twitter: @WeBeHarebrainedJoin the Shadowrun Community: www.shadowrun.com Expand
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
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  1. Sep 30, 2013
    100
    For lovers of classic, in depth role-playing like they used to make, Shadowrun Returns is a terrific and engaging adventure.
  2. Oct 1, 2013
    90
    My time with Shadowrun Returns has certainly turned me into a fan of this game, despite its current level of glitchiness.
  3. Oct 2, 2013
    90
    Shadowrun is back, and this time it is here to stay!
  4. Sep 30, 2013
    80
    Prepare to lose countless hours playing one of the deepest games on mobile devices.
  5. Oct 3, 2013
    80
    It might not hit the right notes all the time, but Shadowrun Returns has enough going for it to make it an easy recommendation.
  6. Oct 15, 2013
    80
    Shadowrun Returns is a great PC RPG experience that translates well to the iPad. Hopefully it receives more campaigns in the future.
  7. Oct 4, 2013
    80
    Ultimately, Shadowrun Returns is a great game that does an excellent job of not only drawing players into the Shadowrun world, but doing so while delivering an option-laden classic RPG experience.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Dec 17, 2013
    10
    This is well written game with compelling characters. RTS role playing games are one of my favorite genres. If you liked The first FalloutThis is well written game with compelling characters. RTS role playing games are one of my favorite genres. If you liked The first Fallout games or the recent MCOM games, you will love this one. Shadowrun creates a rich universe that keeps you interested and compelled throughout. Expand
  2. Feb 8, 2015
    9
    Glad to see mobile gamers get a real game, and a fabulous one at that. Of course it is better on the computer, but some people might not haveGlad to see mobile gamers get a real game, and a fabulous one at that. Of course it is better on the computer, but some people might not have that option. Turn-based strategy RPG combo is pretty much the greatest thing ever. Expand
  3. Jan 2, 2014
    8
    A really good example of sci-fi RPG mixed with bit of magic which is actually is another option to take fight. Great scenario, great game. IA really good example of sci-fi RPG mixed with bit of magic which is actually is another option to take fight. Great scenario, great game. I missed voiceover sometimes but it's not a big issue. Really worth to spend your time and money esp. if you're a sci-fi RPG fan. Expand
  4. Dec 10, 2013
    6
    This is a pretty good game. I'd have given it 9/10 if not for the crashing trouble playing it on my iPad mini. I wasn't able to complete theThis is a pretty good game. I'd have given it 9/10 if not for the crashing trouble playing it on my iPad mini. I wasn't able to complete the final battle because of it. On the up side, it's got a great story and pretty good adherence to the ShadowRun feel (the rule system has been tweaked for greater simplicity). Expand

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