Lead your team of Runners to survive a corrupt megacorporation’s intrigue threatening thousands of lives in this new action-strategy game set in the most popular cyberpunk universe of all times – Shadowrun.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (797 reviews) - 70% of the 797 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 28, 2015

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October 29, 2015

SHADOWRUN CHRONICLES HALLOWEEN PATCH IS LIVE!

Happy pumpkin time with the Halloweeners!

And these great fixes:

A brand new Halloween-flavored pet
One free re-skill for every character after a few skill adjustments (Tough)
Pricing of Bioware without properties lowered

Bugfixes:

Add-on is now correctly unlocked for all respective Kickstarter backers
Users don't have to log in twice to unlock add-on content
Various text and localization fixes
Passive skill "Tough" in Automatics and Shotgun now actially gives 5HP
Takshak now has a correct dissolve effect
Vision magnification cyberware now drops in add-on missions
Drones in "The Cure" is now immune to magic
Drones in "The Cure" now correctly stop activating after dispenser is disabled

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October 28, 2015

Halloween patch for INFECTED! coming this week

Check out https://www.facebook.com/ShadowrunChronicles to see it in action!

Features / Improvements:

A brand new Halloween-flavored pet
One free re-skill for every character after a few skill adjustments
Pricing of Bioware without properties lowered

Bugfixes:

Add-on is now correctly unlocked for all respective Kickstarter backers
Users don't have to log in twice to unlock add-on content
Various text and localization fixes
Passive skill "Tough" in Automatics and Shotgun now actially gives 5HP
Takshak now has a correct dissolve effect
Vision magnification cyberware now drops in add-on missions
Drones in "The Cure" is now immune to magic
Drones in "The Cure" now correctly stop activating after dispenser is disabled


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Reviews

“After spending many, many years playing the pen-and-paper version of the game, I've found that even in Early Access, Cliffhanger Productions' multiplayer-enabled, tactics-focused take on the tech fantasy universe is the purest Shadowrun videogame experience on offer today.”
Destructoid

“The addition of co-operative gameplay could be exactly the kind of addition that the Shadowrun franchise needs.”
Leviathyn

“Shadowrun Chronicles is XCOM with magic”
HardcoreGamer

About This Game

Lead your team of Runners to survive a corrupt megacorporation’s intrigue threatening thousands of lives in this new action-strategy game set in the most popular cyberpunk universe of all times – Shadowrun. Blending X-Com style gameplay with RPG elements in the unique Shadowrun setting and adding an extensive single- and co-op campaign, Shadowrun Chronicles offers the next generation of tactical turn based action games.

Entrapped in a city plagued by a deadly virus, assaulted by the minions of a megacorporation, attacked by infected and with a dragon on a rampage through the city you have to unearth the secret conspiracy that connects it all.

As the leader of your team of Shadowrunners, you will have to use magic, technology and every weapon available to you, to save the lives of thousands in a city at the brink of extinction. Grow you character, plan your missions and control your team in combat or play live co-op with other players to overcome the challenges ahead of you. Meet your fellow runners in the Back Alley or hire henchmen to help you succeed.

Set in the dystopian near future of our world, where magic has awakened and blends with technology, creatures of myth and legend have returned. Elves, Dwarves, Orks and Trolls walk among the neon-lit streets, while the matrix connects everyone and everything as the corporate towers cast their long shadows across the globe. You are a Shadowrunner - a secret operative on the edge of society, hired for the jobs no one wants to be connected with. A cyberpunk rebel surviving by skill and instinct in the shadows of the corporate towers!


Welcome to the dark side of the future, chummer. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.


Featuring

Word of warning: The game is tough - it's designed that way. Running the shadows is never easy and going in guns blazing will certainly get you in trouble!

  • Run and Gun! Gripping and deadly tactical turn-based combat in true Shadowrun style: Choose from a wide array of skills groups, magic, technology and weapons to survive!

  • Teamwork! Build up your team of runners or join with other players in live co-op to find the best combination of skill, magic and technology for survival.
  • You'll never run alone! Team up with friends for your next run or swap stories with other runners in the hangout. Take other player's characters with you into a mission as henchmen
  • Every move counts! Dive behind cover, find alternate routes with clever use of your skills, send your drones or spirits into battle and use any weapon at your disposal to make it out alive.
  • Be who YOU want to be! Create your individual Shadowrunner in a completely level-free character system from over 60 different combat and non-combat skills, unique backgrounds and five metahuman races. Start a muscle-packed former Troll bouncer and become an expert Rigger, sending your drones into combat or complement your spell slinging mage with the abilities of a skillful sniper. The choice is yours!
  • Gear up! Employ a variety of armor, augmentations, cyberware, magic and of course tons of weapons! Lob a grenade at your enemies, blast them with a mana ball or pass them unnoticed by hacking their security systems. Over 50 different enemies from vicious gangers to combat drones and corporate wagemages await!
  • Shape the future! Developed jointly with the tabletop RPG books your actions in the game will shape the future of the whole Shadowrun universe!

Requires internet connection to play!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires internet connection to play
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 2.5+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2048 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires internet connection to play
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 +
    • Processor: 2.0+ GH or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires internet connection to play
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 +
    • Processor: 2.5+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2048 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires internet connection to play
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card with dedicated drivers
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires internet connection to play
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 2.5+ GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2048 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card with dedicated drivers
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires internet connection to play
Helpful customer reviews
62 of 77 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
59.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2015
While this is by far the best co-op turn based game I've ever played (in terms of making turn based and co-op not suck when put together). But it suffers from some extreme problems, and is ultimately not very fun. The devs are having trouble with fixing some of these issues due to the way the game is coded, and it's creating some various serious problems for a small portion of their player base (like me).

All in all, it's a great idea that's ruined by poor planning and it's just not very fun. You'll see all this game has to offer in the first 10-15 hours, and then you'll repeat that same 1-trick poney 100 more times over the next 100-200 hours needed to get a character that is actually capable of doing the end game content.

If you do decide to buy this game, do your homework before you make a character. Certain aspects of character creation can permenently make your character garbage at end game AND some of the weapon skills are DRASTICALLY underpowered (with no proper balance changes in sight, due mostly to technical limitations). So don't end up sinking 50-60 hours into the game like I did only to find out that your character is completely worthless at end game and if you want to be useful/have fun, you need to start over again from scratch.
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47 of 59 people (80%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
I did not enjoy this game, and the reasons are as plentiful as they are egrigious;

1) Despite shifting from a zoomed out out more-or-less "flat" aesthedic to a 3D one, the execution was poor. The charaters are kind of blocky and the effect is like the shift Command & Conquer made with Generals.
2) The voice acting was halfassed and oddly implemented; only in the second half of the game to the actors seem to to try. Additionally, only a handful of characters have a voice, and not even all of the main dialouge NPC's.
3) The story is blunt, dry, and plays through like a poor imitation of previous Shadowrun stories, but written by someone with only as shallow understanding of the shadowrun universe. In short, I was bored before I got halfway through.
4) The upgrade tree and combat mechanics are really watered down compared to previous Shadowrun titles. It feels very limiting and removes a large degree of tactical planning.
5)The missions are extreamly repetative, going so far as to frequently recycle stages.
6)The "minions" that are avalible seem to be completely random and have zero basis in wherther they die or not or what mission you are playing.

This game feels like a hack job looking to exploit the Shadowrun reputation for profit. Don't buy this game. I regret every cent.
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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
Game does not play like the actual Shadowrun games. This is an MMO with no ability to revive yourself in the game. Only so many turns to complete a quest if your main character dies and your team members survive.

I did not like this game what so ever. I enjoyed the actual Shadowrun games on here but this... this game sucks. I got a refund on this.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
83.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
TLDR: I want to like this game. I want to recommend it, but I can't. Too many problems despite great promise.

I have played the hell out of this game, wanting to figure out what it was I was screwing up that kept me from "gettink gud". Unfortunately overall it's a screwed up design all around.

The Big Problems (Many others have given much more in depth reviews on this)
1. Really watered down skill system, no attributes, detailed stats, no meaningful multiclassing.
2. They tried to design this MMOish thing that didn't quite take. Short version? Henchmen are weak, but there's no LFG function in the game. Just have to go through chat ala Warcraft 2003 Ironforge/Org. That's assuming the game doesn't break your mission and everyone has to restart.
3. Armor system is seriously screwed. Every attack eats away your armor. Ok, so, build an evasion defense, right? One hit will blow through both your armor and your hps at higher levels. GG. Also, no overwatch, so yeah... Flanked=dead.
4. There is no Adept tree, a classic of Shadowrun. Why does that matter? Crap armor design + no other mitigation options = a dead street samurai. Also, you only get two consumable slots. Need a heal? Too bad. Also, no mage healing...really? No regen... really? Don't even bother with melee.
5. There are one or two builds that basically destroy everything. There's OP and then there's DAAAAMMMMNNNN... they got fudged up!

I want to like this game, but, damn it... they just messed with the basic design of the Shadowrun IP so much that's it's just an exercise in frustration.

It's turn based combat, on a Shadowrun IP, and they screwed it up. #fail
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
303.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
So, a caustious recommendation.
Here it is:
Pros:
This is an MPO shadowrun.
The game captures the feel of shadowrun in the single player experience, or when running the content with friends with level appropriate characters.
It is fun, and a good TBS-RPG hybrid.
The community is mostly very good and fun.
Good value for money for a pay-once, play till it dies MMO.

Cons:
It is not massively multiplayer.
There is no real endgame content at this point. Once you finish the plot, you have 2 repeatable challenges. The infected DLC is some help, but this still puts it at ~25 hours per character to solo if you know the game well.
It is not extremely dynamic, and the short development cycle and lowish budget are definately felt in comparison to more polished and funded MMOs.
Matchmaking consists of yelling in global.
In end-game, it is an RNG grind for loot at present.
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