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:
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Mixed (876 reviews) - 69% of the 876 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 28, 2015

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March 29

Last Call for Shadowrun Merchandise!

Hi all!
We are locking down the backer kit orders and merchandise pre-orders on the 4th of April 2016.

If you haven’t taken the chance to grab some cool Shadowrun Merchandise, please do so asap!

After the 4th, no further orders can be placed as we will be sending the final numbers to the manufacturers.

Cheers!

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February 24

"Missions" DLC for Shadowrun Chronicles released

Today we released the new Missions DLC, which offers players randomized missions to play against various enemy factions.
We are also releasing a webshop soon with cool Shadowrun merchandise, so keep checking back for announcements.

We also have patched the game and changed balancing for Shaman summons as well as pre-infected campaign weapon flavours.

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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

Deluxe Edition

  • Includes the INFECTED Add-On campaign!
  • An additional character slot
  • A useful extra set of items from grenades to DocWagon cards, consumables and armor and zero Essence cybeware to get you an edge on the street! (see below for full list)
  • Three pets for use in the hub (they are very tame, so they won't follow you into missions) and exclusive clothing items from skull bandanas to stained Soykaf Shirts for the true Runner look!
  • Listen to the music inspired by Shadowrun Chronicles on the bonus soundtrack!
  • Did you always want to try the Shadowrun Tabletop game? The Quick Start Rules give you an introduction to the world and the ruleset of the game. Gather your friends around the table and slip into the Shadows with them!
  • The Boston Adventures bring the Boston Lockdown scenario to your Shadowrun Tabletop group! Get intel on the Boston setting and play a run inspired by the Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown Campaign!

Deluxe RPG Edition

  • A whopping 240+ pages of roleplaying goodness with the Pen and Paper RPG Campaign Book Boston Lockdown as a pdf! Heaps of background intel, stories and adventures. Run your Boston Shadowrun campaign or just find out much more about the background of our game and the tragedy and machinations of the Boston Lockdown.
  • The complete 480 pages strong official Shadowrun 5th edition rulebook as a pdf

    PLUS ALL THE DELUXE GOODNESS:
  • The INFECTED! Add On Missions
  • An additional character slot
  • A useful extra set of items from grenades to DocWagon cards, consumables and armor as well as zero Essence cybeware to get you an edge on the street!
  • Three pets for use in the hub (they are very tame, so they won't follow you into missions) and exclusive clothing items from skull bandanas to stained Soykaf Shirts for the true Runner look!
  • Listen to the music inspired by Shadowrun Chronicles on the bonus soundtrack!
  • Did you always want to try the Shadowrun Tabletop game? The Quick Start Rules give you an introduction to the world and the ruleset of the game. Gather your friends around the table and slip into the Shadows with them!
  • The Boston Adventures bring the Boston Lockdown scenario to your Shadowrun Tabletop group! Get intel on the Boston setting and play a run inspired by the Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown Campaign!

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
71 of 87 people (82%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Shadowrun Chronicles is essentially just a cyberpunk MMO someone slapped a Shadowrun sticker on. Truth be told I got it on sale for a mere $12 or so, and honestly I feel that's probably a fair price for what I did get. It's playable, I can see myself sinking some time into it just to get a turn-based squad combat fix.

The game itself is extremely linear, you have no dialogue options which kills immersion. Playing a Summoning character, it baffles me that any time an NPC mentions something magic related my character responds like he's never summoned a spirit in his life.

On top of that skill trees are treated less like Shadowrun build options and more like shoe-horned generic MMO. For example, my character is a summoner. I can summon a bear... that's my only option. In a true shadowrun game i'd be summoning all manner of spirits. I'd also not be a 'Summoner' I'd be either a mage or shaman who also summon spirits, not so much here.

Basically everything that the Shadowrun Returns series has done absolutely correct the team behind Shadowrun Chronicles has decided to not do at all.

My suggesiton? If you haven't purchased Shadowrun Returns, Dragonfall, or Hong Kong, use your money for those. They'll give you a more genuine Shadowrun experience.

If you want a game where the developers clearly didn't know anything about the Shadowrun universe... go with this game and you too can own an Ares Predator pistol with an ammo capacity of 4...
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42 of 60 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
362.4 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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73 of 116 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
I've got to be honest... Shadowrun Returns and it's sequels are a lot better.

Lets go over what this game does well:

The character customization is good, you get a lot of options for how your runner looks.

The voice acting is a nice addition and I do like the graphical quality.


Now... lets go over the bad:

1. No dialogue options. For a game like Shadowrun this is a fatal mistake right off the bat. After Harebrained Schemes came up with their Shadowrun Returns series (the series that got me into CRPGs to begin with I might add) you kind of expect them. It adds immersion and makes the game more enjoyable as it makes you feel like your guy is an actual person in the world rather than just an avatar for you to move around in it with.

2. The combat is just... eh, kinda there. It doesn't feel as intuitive or engaging as it does in Shadowrun Returns.

3. Why is this an MMO? No really, why? It really takes me out of the game when I'm trying to get into my epic cyberpunk adventure and in the lower left corner are the words 'LFG Daily PST' over and over. If I wanted that I'd turn my WoW account back on.

Overall, you're probably better off spending your money on Shadowrun Returns, Dragonfall, and Hong Kong. I only got this because it was part of a Humble Bundle and I'm finding I'm rather glad I didn't spend full price for it.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
This is pretty lame. Everything is so bare bones and simplistic.
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