In this Insanely Twisted, 2-D action-adventure game, explore unique environments and battle bizarre creatures.
User reviews: Very Positive (454 reviews) - 90% of the 454 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 17, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

"A combination of beautiful art and great metroidvania style explorative gameplay with a smattering of unique puzzles. Highly recommended!"
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“... easily one of 2011's best games.”
95/100– GameCritics
“... a triumph in almost every way possible.”
10/10 – The Sixth Axis

About This Game

In this Insanely Twisted, 2-D action-adventure game, explore unique environments and battle bizarre creatures as you make your way toward the center of the mysterious Shadow Planet! Solve complex puzzles and upgrade your ship with alien technology as you fight to save your home world.

Key Features

  • Striking and appealing visual style by renowned artist
    Michel Gagné.
  • Innovative and intuitive puzzle design mixed with intense
    action sequences.
  • Unique and visually stunning creatures and environments.
  • Rich worlds and captivating back stories.
  • Explore the worlds of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet with
    friends with multiplayer.

System Requirements

    • OS:Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo (1.25ghz) / AMD Athlon XP (1.8ghz)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce FX series+ / Radeon 9500+
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Well-designed metroidvania game with a striking aesthetic and a some unique puzzles. Each area has a distinct feel, and all of the items obtained throughout the game are powerful and have a few different uses. Sound design is very well done, and adds to the feel of the game world immensely. The world is easy to navigate, although I feel there could have been a few more shortcuts to connect the various areas together. Backtracking is mostly optional, and is not tedious since there are doors to open with newfound abilities. Boss design is solid, and the last two bosses especially were a lot of fun. Enemy design is a bit less inspired, but is diverse enough to avoid getting stale.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Such a fantastic game. I first played this co-op at a friend's house and fell in love. I have since spent hours in the campaign. The artistic style is beautiful and the ambient music really draws you in, but what I really love about this game is the challenge! The puzzles and bosses really make you think and require a fair amount of skill. Not to mention both co-op modes that really test patience, skill, and teamwork.

Five stars!!

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Amazing game! I am all about Metroidvania, and this game fits that to a T, IN SPAAAAAACE! Or, at least in a corrupted stellar body full of twists, turns, enemies, puzzles, items, collectibles and a detailed map! I had this first for 360, and when I saw it pop up here three years, why, I just had to have it! And let me tell you; its playability has not diminished in the least. Its dual-stick support works wonderfully with my Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, and production values are incredibly high for a game of this type. The challenges herein are just the right mix of challenging, puzzling and rewarding.

Now, I have not tried the local co-op modes, as I have had no one to play them with locally; but if I do have the opportunity in the future, I'll take it. Other than that, enjoy ripping your way through the Shadow Planet in your very own, increasingly impressive little UFO! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Awesome lil adventure game with a simple story

-Great bosses
-Nice puzzles
-Lantern run and Shadow hunters solo or co op and those mods are amazing and rly fun
-The story might be 2 simple for you/not deep enough but I enjoyed it and never felt a game like this needs a deeper story or anything
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186 of 204 people (91%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
I got this game as part of a bundle and installed it on a whim.

There's something about the graphics, music, little videos, I dunno what, but I was so enthralled and immersed in this game that I completely forgot to go on a date with a girl.

An actual girl.

I could, tentatively, recommend this game over the prospect of meeting a member of the opposite sex.

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