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Includes: Shadowrun Returns + Anthology + Soundtrack
Upgrade from the Standard to the Deluxe Edition. Only available for owners of the Standard Edition.
Includes 5 items: Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun Returns Upgrade to Deluxe (add Anthology + Soundtrack), Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut, Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition, Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition Upgrade to Deluxe (Add Soundtrack + Art Book PDF)
“Diehard GameFAN: 2013 Game of the Year/Best PC Game/Best Digital-Downloadable Game/Best Tactical RPG, Softpedia: Best RPG 2013, Hardcoregamer: Nominated Best Strategy Game 2013, Gamezebo: Best Games of 2013, Gamasutra: Top Games of the 2013”
Best of 2013 Awards
“Shadowrun Returns drops players headfirst into this richly realized fiction, combining classic role-playing storytelling with modern tactical battles . . . running the shadows has never been more fun.”
8.5/10 – Game Informer
“This is one of the most satisfying and complete tactical roleplaying experiences to come out of 2013 and realistically the last few years.”
4.5/5 – HardcoreGamer
© 2013 Harebrained Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Shadowrun is a trademark of Microsoft.
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|Graphics||7||The game has top down isometric type view, graphics are very well done: the lighting, effects and areas feel very fitting and atmospheric. At points, however, it feels like it would be nice to have a little bit more variety to the areas, some of them feel quite samey. Character creation and portraits are ok but you can't go into the level of detail of some other RGPs.|
|Audio||7||Music and sound effects are good, there is however quite a bit of reading to do in this game, do not expect voice acting for all of the story / dialogue.|
|Gameplay||8||I really enjoyed playing this game, its a nice mixture of adventure / mystery and rpg with turn based strategic combat (think xcom). You control a small team of characters (you collect them as the story progresses) who follow you as you play through the story completing various missions and solving mysteries. There are some good puzzles to solve as the story develops and you can choose to upgrade various skills as your character advances in levels. A really nice feature is the "hacking" that the decker class can perform, this takes a form similar to combat in the game but its you and your constructs against the computer systems defences.|
|Story||8||Shadowrun Returns is set in cyberpunk-esque world where magic meets machine. You can play different stories in the form of campaigns, the official ones are complemented by community created ones via the steam workshop. The campaigns are extremely well done and have a very noir feel to them. There's a lot of background and detail to the world (and a lot of reading to be done) and the story had enough intrigue and action to keep me interested right to the end. The nature of the game (your characters acting out the story) basically means that play feels quite linear and that sometimes the decisions you make don't really have lasting effects but this didn't effect my enjoyment too much.|
|Replayability||5||As much of the main campaign is story based, once you have completed the game there isn't that much to draw you back in. Having said that there is an excellent DLC (dragonfall) and there are community created campaigns and an editor which should add quite a few hours of playability|
|8||Excellent game for anyone who loves this style of gameplay or the setting. The community content really adds a whole new aspect and lease of life to the game, just be prepared to do a lots of reading.|
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