- Take on friends or work with them via System Link, Splitscreen, LAN, or Xbox Live
- Ancient magic co-exists with deadly high-tech weaponry – Purchase advanced technology and magic each round in an extraordinary arms race
- Train offline with the robust A.I. or play coop through online mini-games with your friends, as you master magic and technology
- Balance your teams by using the talents of humans, elves, dwarves and trolls in your battles for supremacy among soaring corporate towers
List Price: $14.99
Balance your teams by using the talents of humans, elves, dwarves and trolls in your battles for supremacy among soaring corporate towers..
Reviews By Jem : Date November 19, 2007
The regular game has no overarching storyline and quickly becomes boring – however, it is a lot of fun on xbox live. Great graphics and fun weapons & spells make this a good first person shooter alternative to Halo3.
Reviews By Bishop Bowie : Date June 4, 2007
Most of what folks are posting here is true… There is not single player mode (other than playing “Solo” matches against bots and the training “missions”). There are 9 maps and 3 game types.
I don’t quite understand the frustration people are having over getting the game home to realize there is not single player mode, though. It has been widely reported for months (since the game was announced) that this would be a multiplayer only game. You should always research a game prior to purchasing it.
I find the game quite fun, and entertaining. I am a huge fan of the original pen and paper version of Shadowrun, and while this game does not stick terribly close to some of the “rules” of that version, it does an admirable job of presenting what I think of as a small slice of the Shadowrun world and mythos.
I am a FPS junkie, and this game does a lot to keep me interested. I really like the options I have on how to equip my character with the different spells, tech, and weapons. It is amazingly cool to be able to glide into the air teleport through a wall, take perch on top of a statue, and snipe the opposing team. Then I glide off my perch, back through the wall, and escape before they can retaliate. Or, even better, when under fire summon a minion to attack my foe as a distraction while I teleport in behind them to take them out from behind.
I like the ability to purchase new items between rounds. To me this seems fresh and new, but apparently that is because I did not play Counterstrike. Also, this serves to heighten the intensity from round to round, since each character is buying and employing new/stronger abilities each round.
Because the game is round and objective based it does require teamwork. The teamwork isn’t as essential as it is in a game like Gears Of War, but it does help to work together. This is not a Halo clone, where you just run, shoot, die, respawn, repeat. Shadowrun requires much more strategy and teamwork. I feel as though this (along with games like Gears Of War) is one of the early steps we are seeing to the next evolution of FPS gaming.
Reviews By T. Evans : Date January 17, 2008
OK Alot of people say this game sucks because of the multiplayer…Well you should research something before you buy it! Online play is so addictive I cant wait to go home and turn it on! Its the most balanced shooter I ve ever seen! And playing as a team brings a tear to my eye! LOL
Especially when I can resurrect someone, I love the commradary this game evokes! And did I metion its VERY ADDICTIVE and a hell of alot of fun! Love the magic bits too! And how you can choose what type of character you can play online.