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 (283 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 31, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want you to help us shape the game. From its Kickstarter days to the basic design elements Shadowrun Chronicles is about shaping the game together with the community. And we need the nuyen to feed our habits.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until we launch on April 28th 2015”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have the full features, obviously, and a lot more content. See out "What will be" section for more details.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version is mostly bug-free. We focus on making each feature as polished as we can before adding more.
The current version contains parts of the campaign highlighting elements like combat, security systems and combat-hacking and has limited features (such as no Multiplayer Hub).”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, you will save about 30% on Early Access vs. release pricing.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We do regular live Q&As and actively engage the community about features and what they would like to see in the Steam Forums and on www.shadowrun.com”
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April 14

The new Shadowrun Chronicles Update is out!

Welcome to the last major Early Access Update 10 of Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown. This update adds several features and gets the game close to the state it will launch in, but does NOT contain the final balancing!

New Features

  • Team up! Coop has been extensively reworked and now allows up to four players to go on a run together. Please take note that now everyone on your team can take action at the same time, so no more waiting for your turn!
  • Meet up! Other players will join you now in the hub, even if they are not in your group. Meet up, swap tales of your deeds or tactical advice and roleplay to your heart's content.
  • Cyber up! Improve your body with Cyberware. Keep in mind though that augmenting your meatbody reduces your essence and thus affects your spellcasting!
  • Going deeper: A lot of new missions take you deeper into the story of the Boston Lockdown than ever before! The 3rd Act of our game and several side missions have been added for you to explore.
  • Talk to me! Partial Voice overs have been added to the game, bringing our main characters to life! Hear Smedley, Jane, Payday, Sarah and others talk!
  • New Map: The Map of Boston has been extensively reworked and now shows districts and sights, but also signals the state the districts are in.
  • Skin Color: It is now possible to change the skin tone of your character during Character Creation.
  • Paint and Needles: Facepaint and Tattoos are now available in stores to customize your character further.
  • Checking in: The Matrix Hub now lets you check back with Johnsons and other characters in situations when you cannot return to the normal hub.
  • Starting up: Shadowrun Chronicles now features a proper launcher that allows you to set the language, screen resolutions and to redeem coupons. Please note: While it is already possible to redeem coupons (i.e. weapon or promotion codes), you will NOT receive these items in game till launch.
  • Sprechen Sie Deutsch? German text is now available in the game.

Fixes, Changes and Improvements

  • The ragdoll animations have been adjusted, so graphical issues when a character dies should now occur less often.
  • When starting a new career you will now start the first mission automatically before you get to enter the hub. Please note that it is now also impossible to return to character creation once you’ve made your choices there and entered the game!
  • Dialogues in the hub will now be presented with a new camera angle, giving you a proper view of who you are talking to.
  • Items in the gear and shop screens can now be filtered by category.
  • Female characters can now have beards.
  • Some parts of the levels are now destructible (i.e. glass panes).
  • New Outfits have been added.
  • From now on only one item will be taken into the run per consumable slot, even if you have a whole stack available.
  • Beards and hairstyles cannot be sold anymore.
  • It is now possible to log out of your current career and return to the selection screen from the options menu.
  • In the friends list you will now also see the account name of your friends, not just the name of their current character.
  • Characters in the hub now have idle animations.
  • The loot notification has been improved.
  • The player character should not become available as a henchman anymore.
  • Autopicker, Remote Det, Portable Bodyscan and Hacking Autosoft have been removed from the game.
  • Some issues with the chat have been fixed.
  • Backgrounds, effects, missions. Skills and skilltrees have been iterated, improved and polished.
  • Lots of other small fixes, corrections, clarifications and improvements

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March 12

Shadowrun Chronicles gets new update and Q&A session on March 17th!

On March 17th we will release the first update using the new name Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown. Expect (among under things) the new Body & Mind skill trees, levelling henchmen, new missions and the career system, which allows you to create multiple runners.

On the same day, we will also host the 9th LIVE Q&A with the Devs. Join us at 7pm CET (2pm EDT / 11am PDT) on http://www.twitch.tv/cliffhangerproductions as we play the new version and answer YOUR questions LIVE!

See you there, Chummers!

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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

Founder's Edition

The Founder's Edition will provide you with the complete Boston Lockdown campaign for Shadowrun Chronicles on release of the full game as well as a set of extra items, weapons and armour which help you get an edge on the streets. You will also contribute to our development effort and help us make the game that much better. Also features an extra soundtrack of Shadowrun music and the Pen and Paper game Quick start rules plus an exclusive Boston setting tabletop adventure to play!

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition will provide you with the complete Boston Lockdown campaign for Shadowrun Chronicles on release of the full game as well as a set of extra items, weapons and armour which help you get an edge on the streets PLUS the first campaign update for Shadowrun Online for free on release of the update AND an extra soundtrack of Shadowrun music and the Pen and Paper game Quick start rules plus an exclusive Boston setting tabletop adventure to play!
You will also contribute to our development effort and help us make the game that much better.

WHAT IT IS

This version is an early version of the game and contains a part of the full campaign and a limited set of skills and equipment. This means that while you can get a good impression of what the core gameplay will be like, there is only a limited set of characters and no items or rewards in the game yet. It is mostly bug free, but it is not feature complete. We built it this way because it allows us to get feedback and work on the core gameplay before we move on to the next features of the game. We have fighting, magic and combat-hacking and a good cast of enemies in.

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!

We will add new elements, tweaks and content every 4-6 weeks. We hope that this will allow growing and maturing the game together with you, our players and give us the information we need to stay on the right track.

WHAT IT WILL BE

We have a lot of neat ideas for the game and of course we will add more elements. Things that will be added as development continues:

  • Items: Weapons, armour and cyberware, magic talismans and cyberdecks: Loot them, buy them or do runs for them. Our item system separates the visual aspects from the item ability, so no need to wear a silly hat just for the bonus it grants!
  • 4 Player co-op - play with your group of runner friends live!
  • Large Hub with live players and loads of NPCs
  • Evolving world campaign: New content will be released based on the collective actions of the players. This is your world!
  • Tough missions: Because life in the shadows is never easy!

Basic Edition

The Basic Edition will provide you with the complete Boston Lockdown Campaign content for Shadowrun Chronicles on release of the full game. This is the complete Shadowrun Chronicles game!

You will also contribute to our development effort and help us make the game that much better!

Linux

With this update we introduce Linux support. Please keep in mind that this is currently in alpha and the game has ONLY been tested on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Please help us to get the game to as many distros as possible by providing your feedback at http://steamcommunity.com/app/267750/discussions/0/616189742733978848/

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

  • 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 your friend's characters with you into a mission even when they are not online.
  • 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!

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
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    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
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    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
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    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
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    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
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    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
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
37 of 46 people (80%) found this review helpful
95.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Early Access Review
As a fan of turn-based strategy games, and a fan of Shadowrun tabletop since 1st edition, I was absolutely delighted when I heard about the Kickstarter for a turn-based strategy MMO designed in the world of Shadowrun.

A little background before I begin (skip past the line if you just want the review):

I have been a consistent member on their forums since donating to the Kickstarter. Through that I have found Cliffhanger to be a small independent studio, and true to their name at the start, asked for a very modest ammount for such an ambitious project. However, they got the funding to do it, and through a number of pitfalls (like losing their artist... like literally, disappeared!) and some setbacks in the initial development (realizing they needed a stronger game engine to do everything they wanted- and had to design a new one to accomodate!) they finally launched the Early Access Alpha. I have also consistently participated in this process since it launched.

The Alpha launched smooth, and for the most part each update has been tight and bug-free. When bugs have come up, they quickly take care of them. They care very much about the project, and are as passionate as the fans they're making the game for, and it shows in every update.

Now that they're about a month away from officially launching, I feel comfortable giving as complete a review as I can. I have to say I still look very forward to each and every update as it has gotten better and better! They have ALWAYS listened and responded to feedback, and extra development time was taken to make the game 'right' based on that feedback.
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Shadowrun is a game set in our world's future. Magic has once again awakened, including dragons and creatures of myth, which both blend and clash regularly with Megacorporations and high-tech advancements like cyberware and AI's. Magic returning to the world was not a smooth process, and led to reshaping the landscape of politics, society, and even warfare. That's where you come in. As a shadowrunner, you exist in the shadows of those giants (politics, society, and warfare) to work for often unknown employers with even more ineffable agendas... Whatever pays the bills, right Chummer?

Character Creation is easy to grasp, You choose a gender and a race (Ork, Dwarf, Troll, Elf, or Human) each of which have their own advantages and disadvantages. You may select from a variety of backgrounds to help round out your character with other qualities as well, and help set a tone for how you want them to develop.

The list is ever-expanding with them adding to it all the time. Backgrounds examples are: Bouncer, Ex-Cop, Gutter Rat, Ganger, Spirit Talker (magic, remember), Engineer, Tribal Youth, Lucky, and even "Boring" if you don't want any of the other options (it has neither bonuses or penalties). And you'll have a place to put in your own text to expand on that and tell your character's unique story.

The most fun part of character creation is (of course) designing the character! You get to choose from a wide selection of fashions, gear, and hairstyles to build your character with. One of the best parts is THERE IS NO GENDER SEPERATION IN FASHION, giving you the widest selection to choose from! You want to make a male Ork in a mini-skirt? Go for it chummer, we don't judge! You don't want to be all girly-girl as a female Elf character? Put on a road-warrior stop sign top with some camo pants to go with your cigar and automatic rifle!

The next update before the official launch will also include a variety of skin tones to choose from as well!

You have a number of Skills to choose and build up, but you can only use two Skill-sets at a time during any given run (Pistols, Automatics, Shotguns, Conjuring, Spellcraft, Hacking, Rigging (drone combat), Blades, and Blunt Weapons). Find the combination that works best for you and build them up with the XP you earn, increasing the 'Skill Tree' system which opens up more options and manevuers for your character to use during combat. You can buy into as many Skill sets as you want, but be careful not to spread yourself too thin by doing so! Better to aim for a couple specialties, especially early on. There's a lot of really good, tough choices to be made there!

Your "Attributes" are represented by a Body Tree, and a Mind Tree that you can build up as well. Are you fast and limber, adept at dodging things, or big, tough, and built like a brick? Maybe a little bit of both? Are you knowledgeable about lockpicking, and data manipulation, or observant and quick-witted? Again, little bit of both? This should be completely nailed down in the next update, so I don't know the particulars, but we have tested a number of the systems that will be going into it. These Trees will help 'fine tune' your character with little bonuses to health or dodge, make you more adept at skills and feats you can perform (lockpicking, hacking, breaking objects, etc).

Gameplay is solid as a turn-based tactial game. The tutorial eases you into it, but it can get deadly quick as you progress further into the plot. Gangers, corporate security forces (as well-armed as any paramiliatary force), armored drones, cyber-security dogs, and spirit guardians all stand in the way of your goals, and armor only goes so far against a chainsaw-weilding ganger maniac, or a security captain with a flame thrower!

One thing. It's not 'open world' like a lot of MMO's. There are social hubs you gather in, and a map of the city that you travel through with various zoned instances, that open up more and more areas for you to explore as you progress in the game. It's easy to forget that though once you're in and playing.

The main story has mostly been hidden from us until launch, so I can't give an honest review to that. The only things we know for sure is a dragon went on a rampage, everyone's getting infected with some sort of insanity, the city's gone on lockdown, and if we want to survive we need to get a supply route going for one of our contacts, and there's a lone officer stuck in the middle of this without backup that needs our help (and can pay well enough).

Another BIG thing we've known since the Kickstarter, our combined actions will affect the world in a MAJOR way. Cliffhanger has teamed with Catalyst (the current producers of the tabletop game) to co-create this story. The combined actions of our characters will bring down one of the biggest Megacorporations in the world!!

Which one? Well that's for us to decide!

There will be OPTIONAL PvP in the game as well! They have already outlined a few modes for us. One is a run team (their characters) vs another team playing the role of NPC security forces or gangers. The other is a "Running Man" style of team vs team in a Sport style environment with leaderboards and such, and another is 'objective based' which pits two teams against an environment and an objective that doesn't mean they have to fight each other... just keep the other from it.


So if you're a fan of Shadowrun, you'll want in on the action and see what both Cliffhanger and Catalyst have in store for us!

If you don't know Shadowrun, but are a fan of tactical turn-based strategy games, this is definitely worth a look!

If you're a fan of interactive roleplaying with other players in a dystopian cyberpunk futureistic setting? Well it's still worth a look! I can already tell you from the forums there's the opportunity for a thriving roleplaying community in this game, and the Dev's are already working on possible things to encourage it (private 'hang out' areas for groups to talk away from the main social hubs, etc.)

Hope you enjoyed the review, and with any luck I'll see you in the shadows!

Crunch~
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Early Access Review
Great game. Good ambiance and good system. I recommand it for cyberpunk and RPG fans.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Early Access Review
İt is a pretty good scaled game for an early access game. Graphics and sound effects are good. Game mechanics and character progress are in good shape but character customization still need some work. You play with your main character and at beginning of each mission u can choose some company that will go on mission with you. I hope devs continue their good work up. Some X-Com game was needed at market at the moment and this game seems satisfactional for people who await for such a game.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
Awesome Cyberpunk RPG game with solid Co-Op and Online features. Really enjoyed it playing with my friends. The setting and atmosphere are fantastic. Liked the idea of mixing cyberpunk and fantasy worlds together, especially how it is done in this game. Gameplay is good, its turn-based but its still fast-paced in coop so you wont get bored while waiting for friends and opponents turns.

In the sea of multiplayer games today, this little gem stands out on its own. Really unique game that you can enjoy yourself, or with friends, or with people online. Community and players are good and friendly!
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Early Access Review
Turn based games are Oldschool and Oldschool is cool! :)
Played Shadowrun in the 80's and 90's and I have to admit, yes, Shadowrun Chronicles has of course a little bit of Jagged Alliance and Xcom but it feels good.
In my opinion it feels like Shadowrun and this is the most important thing.
I think, many people do not really know what kind of game they buy here and they expect a "World of Warcraft"

Story is cool and interesting so far and I'm looking very forward to go deeper and deeper into the sprawl of Boston with my character.

More options with the camera view would be very nice. In my opinion in some scenarios it's a little bit tricky to keep track in general.
A mini map would be also a great help in larger maps.

I really like the skill tree where players have to choose wisely the right set for their character. The skill tree gives you enough freedom and the option
for various characters with a big band width of skills.

Character creation menu is nice and absolutely adequate. Lots of different clothings and other nice gimmicks.

For new players and players who are not that familiar with the law of Shadowrun should the devs install a more detailed tutorial.
Sometimes I miss some help and a better description for things I have, I can buy or find.

Overall I can say it's a good game with an interestng story and a must have for fans of turn based games and of course a must have for all Shadowrun fans as well.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
Finally a Shadowrun game that you can play with your friends in CO-OP or Online with other people! Now, you dont need to go on Runs with generic NPCs when you can team-up with friends or people online which can be very interesting. Coop is fluid and fast even for turn-based game like this. Combining different classes and skills on the field (from melee to ranged weapons and magic) leads to pretty interesting tactics and options when approaching different missions which you can complete in variety of ways. Add real people in this mix and you can have a Run-To-Remember and a lot of Fun in the process :)

Visually it looks pretty good and art style is interesting. It has the atmosphere of the original Shadowrun games (Returns and Dragonfall). Comparing to previous games, this one is fully 3D so that you can rotate the view in the game, which gives you a better view of the level and opponents. This can be really helpful when you plan your next move. Also, I liked the RPG elements and customizations that game offers to a player and its character in game.

Story is interesting and keeps you invested to want to uncover more and go deeper with it. This is especially interesting when playing with friends where you can discuss story on the go, and have your own theories about events that occurs in the game.

I would really recommend this game to old fans of Shadowrun and new players eager to try new and interesting gameplay and new aproach to online coop story-based games.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Early Access Review
DISCLAIMER: I have worked with the devs before (and will work again in the future).

That being said, I actually had fun with this game. I rarely have fun in MMOs, due to grinding or just lack of sustainability, but something kept me coming back to this game. True, Ive played mostly solo, but the missions on offer are a lot of fun due to the XCOM like aproach to turn based tactics. If anything, its more traditional since theres no such thing as overwatch, but definitely many ways to customise your tactical experience. (also, the missions are littered with possibilities to gain extras, not like Mass Effect where it was essentially "Press E to Gather Extra ♥♥♥♥" but you need to have team members with those qualities (Lockpicking, destruction, organharvesting, hacking).

Now, the provided weaker NPCs teammembers are enough for the simpler missions, but it gradually becomes more challenging, to the point where you need to start relying on other players.

As to the progression system for players, there are a bunch of skill trees where you can modify your player from, they range from the standard weapon types (pistol, SMG, shotgun, melee) to the fantasy & cyberpunky (Enchanting, hacking & rigging (drone warfare)) and they branch a bit, and you can generally upgrade after almost every mission for the first ten or more, keeping it fresh and giving you a good motivation for continuing on.

The story is better than average, the mission design is varied.

But I think enough has been said about how the game works and so on; I had fun. It definitely had that "Just One More Turn!!!111" quality for me. Admittedly, Ive only played less than 10 hours, but I think those hours I did have time to, it was worth it. And with a bit more polish and hopefully enough content to last a lifetime, its a nobrainer if you like TB combat in a technofantasy setting.

Now excuse me while I play some more.

Edit 24.04.2015: Grammar & forgot a line.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Early Access Review
As a fan of the franchise and a huge fan of XCOM I just had to support them on Kickstarter.
With the failure of Jagged Alliance: Flashback I grew suspicios if the team could manage to deliver the quality needed.
And hell yeah, they did!

They went through development hell but in the final product nothing of this is to be seen.
The gameplay is smooth, graphic is fitting (even if I personally (!) don't like the artistics, but they nonetheless did well in the given art-style,

The freedom of the character-creation (which will be expanded through the coming updates) is even for the small team a great task and really fun to experience.
The story is quite rewarding, with some nice twists and turns, which include some nice hints at the shadowrun-universe in whole, it keeps you motivated to go along.
The gameplay is also smooth and well calculated, motivating you, keeping you on the edge without beeing unfair.

All in all I would absolutely recommend the game. All who are looking at it sure as hell have the Shadowrun-game by Harebraid games in their library, and yes, you also need this one, these are two different games, both with their own greatness, so to speak.
Get it, support your indie-dev and have a blast playing this game, there's not much reason not to!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
i have to say that i was quite surprised by shadowrun chronicles. i am usually not a big fan of this kind of game (roleplaying/turnbased) but i got bored of fps and thought i give it a try. to put it simply - i hate and love it and thats when you realise that the developers did a great job of balancing. difficult as hell and at the same time motivating, every kill feels great and eventough i usually despise this kind of crap - the character-customisation features really add up and this helps the cause of falling in love with your funny/morbid/brutal troopers - everything comes with a wink and there is a whole lot of love in the dialogues - i guess if you like the humor in GTA you will also enjoy this game in this matter - if you like battlefield this thing might be a bit to advanced for you. if you like gfx-porn go and play crisis. if you tend to start crying because you failed a mission play ORI, if you like challenges, tactical fiddling and morbidity try this one.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
232.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
It's been an interesting journey as an early access player. The game continues to get better with each polish and update.
I'm very happy with the build thus far, the devs have gone above and beyond to listen to the SR community. They lend us an ear, when something is a bit wonky in game play. And have a real winner here so far.. It will be a very fun addition for old fans and new!! Buy it, play it!!
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
The SC books have been a big part of my life. I just love this messed up, dark world (Don´t ask me why…) SR Chronicles is really making me feel the spirit! Want to play a fast run in the shadows – this game is for you! Hope I´m meeting “Haesslich” one day… to kick his ♥♥♥!
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
The game is shaping up so well!

There is a lot of options for one to build his character. Proceeding through multiple skill trees at once can feel overwhelming, but adds a lot of variety to the game. I tried every skilltree available for some time and enjoyed every one of them.

The tactical combat offered by this game paired with those nice details like destructible environment and awesome animations really seal the deal. Fighting in this game is actual fun!

I am really looking forward to the final release!
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Early Access Review
In short: A good game getting better.

I wanted to play in the shadowrun universe again. I'm looking forward to the story but the real perk is the multiplayer.

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Early Access Review
+ Nice atmosphere
+ Cool round based combat
+ Awesome coop
+ I like the style

- some minor pre-release bugs, nothing gamebreaking

Even though I'm more the d&d guy when it comes to pen and paper, I'm really enjoying this :)
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Early Access Review
Great potential, already looks promising to me after the first few hours. I'm really looking forward to the final game. If you are a fan of turn based games in a cyberpunk universe, you should definitely give it a try!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Early Access Review
I really like the game and how it developed since the first launch almost a year ago.

It makes a lot of fun but the difficulty is still damn hard!! (especially for me because I'm not that type of guy that plays a lot of turn based games). But anyways I guess most of the people enjoy the difficulty level of the current version;)

I also like the art style and the new voice set. From my point of view they boost the atmosphere so much that the game remembers me a bit of Army of Two. And they add more personality to your characters which is really important for me!

But I also have to criticise some of the controls. Don't get me wrong they work fine for me but they could have been made better... especially the shop or even the gear menu (feels like the gear selection of a 1st person shooter). Or even the character customization: I want detailed previous of the item when I hover over its name.... not select it, then press equip and only then I see what kind of item I get! That is not very innovative! It feels like the developers were a bit in a hurry or did not have that much time to polish those menus!

Maybe we see some further great changes in an upcoming DLC? I hope so because there's so much potential in that current build and it would be a pity to release it without any future support or new patches/DLCs. So pls keep up the good work!

At least I can recommend that game to anybody that likes Xcom or similar games of that genre, but seriously I can't say if it is the perfect Shadowrun experience for the true PnP Shadowrun fans.

What matters most is that it's fun to play and you guys should definitely give it a try!

THX
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Early Access Review
Like many others I was like "Wow, a Shadowrun game you can play online and with friends and / or in groups"
So of course I joined the early access and I do not regret it a second.
I am totally hooked already.
The setting is fantastic and there definitely is the Shadowrun feeling I know so well from years ago during countless PnP hours.
I had some difficulties with the controls, especially the camare, but as soon as you get used to it, it is really good to handle.
It is not an open world, but the hub allows a lot of interaction and in a game like this an open world is not really something to be missed.
From the first beginning I was totally in love with the characters; I mean a cigare smoking elf or trolls in a suit, how cool are those options? Well, it is Shadowrun, isn't it? :)
I read that some people are moaning about this game being too simalar to for example X-Com, but in my opionion that does not matter a single bit.
The devs knew what to do and are experienced in that kind of gameplay and so I am totally fine with building something on a base you are experienced with and deliver high quality results instead of trying to reinvent the wheel and have some jolty results together with probably competely dropping the ball as it happened too often in the past when a great brand was the base for some devs with high dreams.
This studio made the right choice: They built something really solid on existing experience.
Sure, there is still a way to go in some parts, but I am sure, it will all turn out great in the end.
To make a long story short:
Thumbs up for this exciting and entertaining game.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Early Access Review
Cool cyberpunk RPG game with very good coop and online features. Visuals and atmosphere is good and it has the feel of the original Shadowrun Returns which I liked very much. Interesting story that you can discover together with you friends.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
This is a good turn based action game. Having followed the early access progress for a while I can say it has come a long way and while I'm looking forward to the final release I do hope the developers will continue adding content and fixing bugs, Porting it to mobile would be awesome.

Pros:
- Coop is a lot of fun, it's what really makes the game unique
- Good turn based action
- Lots of different skill trees and character customization

Cons:
- Story and missions are too linear for my taste, would love a bit of randomization in terms of enemy types and positioning
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Early Access Review
Hoy chummers, I have been following this game since it's very beginnings and I must say they have come a long way! The most recent version offers a nice taste of things to come. Good gameplay, interesting missions and very true to what I'd call a Cyberpunk spirit in the artwork and dialogue style. Looking forward to further features and additions!
See ya in the shadows!
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