In this uniqueTower Defense you will travel through William’s mind in a colored and dreamlike universe.
User reviews: Mixed (70 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 4, 2012
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Recommended By Curators

"Not recommended to everybody, but if you have already played the top ranked TD games it is worth a look for its surprisingly dark story. Difficult."

Reviews

“Shad’O is a beautiful, inspiring game that stirred my emotions and once raised the hairs on the back of my nec.”
7/10 – IGN

“Beautiful graphics and an interesting plot elevate Shad’O above its tower defense ilk.”
7/10 – Gamespot

“The concept of the game holds up well and it stands on its own as a tower defense title. Okugi Studios did a very good job with this title.”
8.5/10 – Examiner.com

“A tower defense game whose wonderful art style and melancholy story are as effective as its gameplay.”
4.75/5 – Gamers Haven

About This Game

In this unique Tower Defense, you will travel through William’s mind in a colored and dreamlike universe, made of a mix of pieces of memories, emotions and feelings.

Will you be able to drive the fog of oblivion away and help the boy recover his memory?

Your many companions’ light will be your best ally in this world distorted by fear and mystery.

Key Features

  • A unique Tower Defense
  • A captivating reversed narrative
  • Great freedom of action and tactics
  • Gorgeous procedural fog
  • Awesome Boss fights

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Dual-Core processor Intel 2Ghz or AMD 2.8Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.2 GB free space
    • Video Card: 512MB and Shader Model 3.0 (ATI 3870, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS)

    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 sound device

    Recommended
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel double core/quad-core 2.66Ghz or AMD 3.26Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.2 GB free space
    • Video Card: 1GB and Shader Model 3.0
      (ATI 4870, Nvidia GeForce 260)
    • Additional:Quicktime 7 or later
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Sadly the game forces you to install QT, which isn't part of the minimum requirements. I find that in poor taste and can't recommened it.
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64 of 87 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2014
The game installation put freakin' QUICKTIME on my computer :|
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44 of 57 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
Installs Apple products on your PC without asking....
"Apple Application Support" and "QuickTime"
Which are required to run this game.
Of course, it installed it for me, which I did not want. I do not want crapware on my PC.
And the game gave me QuickTime errors anyways at startup.
So, I have never seen what the game looks like.

I would advise you never to install this unless, of course, you love Apple crap.
You already have iTunes or any other Apple products installed on your "PC".
Then maybe you would not mind.
I, and millions and millions of other people do NOT want Apple craps on our PCs.

The game might be great. but I'll never know.

Pros :
I do not know.

Cons:
Apple auto installs on PC without asking.
Min specs required does not state it required QuickTime.
Rec Specs has an additional that says it does.

Game does not ask if you want to install Apple crapware on your PC.
I was wondering why it took some time to install this game.
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36 of 49 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
Game refuses to run, requires Quicktime to be installed. This isn't 1998.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
Shad’O:
+/+ Unique setting and storytelling style.
+/+ Unique use of FOW (fog of war) with towers allowing vision.
+/+ Solid graphics, music, and sound effects for a TD.
+/+ ‘Special battles’ that unlock rewards.
+/+ Fun boss fights.

+/- Very generic & limited tower options.
+/- Upgrade choices are permanent.
+/- Magic system requires you to actively collect mana.
+/- Towers have health and can be killed (they can also be healed).

-/- Lack of stats for levels limits replay value or the desire to perform well.
-/- Only two difficulty options. Shad’O is not hard enough.
-/- Game can be beat using only 3-4 out of the 10 towers (with the last boss requiring only two towers to beat).
-/- Voice Acting.
-/- Requires you to download QuickTime or QT Lite in order to play.

Verdict: 6.5/10. The style is what stands out most in Shad’O as well as the few boss fights. But it’s a very generic TD game and probably only worth a play through for hardcore TD fans desperate for anything new.
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