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Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. Dec 7, 2022
    good stuff, takes itself a little more seriously than it's predecessor but still very funny. lots of dialogue options and very likable characters. the combat, equipment, and stats are very simple and stays enjoyable throughout the game. great western rpg even if not as literally as west of loathing
  2. Mar 15, 2023
    Shadows over Loathing is a perfect sequel to West of Loathing, it improves in ever aspect the original game was good at without giving up the comical art and humour of the game.

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. Dec 14, 2022
    In all, Shadows Over Loathing is a treat to play and is incredibly witty - the simple designs and graphics add to the game's charm rather than do damage to it, and with the exception of audio mixing the game is very well built. For anyone that likes rather wacky RPGs- the Roaring 20s and its hoards of jazz, hobos, and fishermen are waiting in Shadows Over Loathing.
  2. Dec 5, 2022
    Shadows Over Loathing may be part of the Loathing franchise and reflect that silly yet deep gameplay we’ve come to know and love, but there’s something deeper to this world that we’ve yet to uncover. Although there’s plenty of laughs to be had here, there’s a bit more of a serious vibe to the third installment with some Lovecraftian overtones; it’s best to go into this one with a sense of curiosity instead of just waiting to be entertained.
  3. 80
    The team is pacing Loathing releases out nicely, too. Four years between Loathing games is a good rate, to ensure that the jokes don’t become stale to the player. See, more than anything else, playing Shadows Over Loathing has reminded me, yet again, just how much I enjoy the zany antics of these silly stick figures, and apparently this humour remains relevant no matter how old and jaded you become. The video game industry is better for having developers like Asymmetric in it.