Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 3, 2021
    70
    Cyber Shadow is a solid retro throwback with a few things that drag it down. The feeling of becoming more powerful and being able to take down huge enemy threats with your wits and skills is very rewarding, and the levels when you can use your abilities more freely to overcome challenges are quite fun. It's the trial-and-error areas littered with cheap deaths, demanding exact precision over long and frustrating stretches, that hamper the experience. Still, if you're looking for an old-school-styled ninja game that will test your skills (and sometimes your patience), Cyber Shadow is a worthy contender.
  2. Jan 25, 2021
    55
    Shovel Knight was an example of an indie platformer that did hold up its end of the deal on both ends and that comparison doesn’t work in Cyber Shadow’s favor. Its boss fights and soundtrack can compete with other modern indie greats, but the rest of its gameplay inherits many of the antiquated parts that have been stripped out in other thoughtful throwbacks. This dichotomy makes Cyber Shadow a lot like its protagonist as it is made up of parts both old and new. But unlike Shadow, Cyber Shadow is made up of obsolete pieces, resulting in a rusty, defective cyber ninja that’s stuck in the wrong time period.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Mar 13, 2021
    8
    Great game highly recommended. Please give this game a shot you won't be disappointed.
  2. Feb 9, 2021
    8
    Cyber Shadow is a great game with an awesome soundtrack. It offers much in the variation of levels, character abilities, and bosses. Do keepCyber Shadow is a great game with an awesome soundtrack. It offers much in the variation of levels, character abilities, and bosses. Do keep in mind that this game can be very hard at times-but there is great reward in finally reaching that checkpoint or moving onto the next level. The story itself is relatively basic and there is some replayability in completing trophies or reaching secret levels. I would recommend this game for anyone with an interest in classic platforming games! Full Review »
  3. Jan 29, 2021
    10
    Cyber Shadow is more then just your run of the mill indie-pixel core shovelware game.

    It’s filled with excellent level design, a ton of enemy
    Cyber Shadow is more then just your run of the mill indie-pixel core shovelware game.

    It’s filled with excellent level design, a ton of enemy variety, over a dozen bosses, 7 different powers and has secrets hidden everywhere.

    It takes inspiration from old Ninja Gaiden and Megaman ZX and took what was amazing about those games and made them feel smooth, modern and amazing. It’s definitely difficult but without the cheapness of NES era.

    Mekaskull is an amazinf dev and this game shows that.

    10/10
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