Harebrained Schemes' biggest Shadowrun game to date, and the definitive Shadowrun RPG experience available on PC. Now a standalone title with tons of new content & improvements!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (60 reviews) - 85% of the 60 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,388 reviews) - 92% of the 2,388 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut

Packages that include this game

Buy Shadowrun Triple Pack

Includes 3 items: Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut, Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition

 

Reviews

“As it stands, it’s the definitive Shadowrun experience, and is easily one of the best, if not the best, tactical-RPGs of 2014. Do yourself a favor and buy the game. Director’s Cut is clearly worth every penny.”
4.5/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“One of the most memorable and complex RPG stories of the decade.”
81 – PC Gamer

“Dragonfall’s a big improvement on Shadowrun Returns [...] and it pulls off the smart trick of being both a superior starting point and a more satisfying follow-up.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut is a standalone release of Harebrained Schemes' critically-acclaimed Dragonfall campaign, which first premiered as a major expansion for Shadowrun Returns. The Director's Cut adds a host of new content and enhancements to the original game: 5 all-new missions, alternate endings, new music, a redesigned interface, team customization options, a revamped combat system, and more - making it the definitive version of this one-of-a-kind cyberpunk RPG experience.

NOTE: The Director’s Cut is free to existing owners of the Dragonfall expansion for Shadowrun Returns. It will be automatically added to your Steam Library when the game is released.

Man Meets Magic & Machine

In 2012, magic returned to our world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Among them was the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge, who emerged without warning from the mountains of Germany, unleashing fire, death, and untold destruction across the countryside. It took German forces nearly four months to finally shoot her down - and when they did, their victory became known as The Dragonfall.


It’s 42 years later - 2054 - and the world has changed. Unchecked advances in technology have blurred the line between man and machine. Elves and trolls walk among us, ruthless corporations bleed the world dry, and Feuerschwinge’s reign of terror is just a distant memory. Germany is splintered - a stable anarchy known as the “Flux State” controls the city of Berlin. It’s a place where power is ephemeral, almost anything goes, and the right connections can be the difference between success and starvation. For you and your team of battle-scarred shadowrunners, there’s no better place to earn a quick payday.

Now, a new threat is rising, one that could mean untold chaos and devastation. One that soon has you and your team caught on the wrong side of a deadly conspiracy. The only clue: whispers of the Dragonfall. Rumors that the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge may still be alive, waiting for the right moment to return…

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut Features

A Classic, Story-Driven cRPG: See why PC Gamer hailed Dragonfall as “one of the most memorable and complex RPG stories of the decade.” Dragonfall hearkens back to the golden age of computer RPG’s with a novel-like branching narrative full of sharp prose and deep character development. Immerse yourself in a smart, 20+ hour campaign with a diverse cast of all-too-human characters.

A One-of-a-Kind Cyberpunk Setting: Experience the unique “Tech meets Magic” dystopian future of Shadowrun, a fan-favorite game setting now celebrating it’s 25th anniversary. Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut is the perfect entry point to the setting for those with no prior Shadowrun experience, while providing plenty of classic Shadowrun characters and tech for veteran players to sink their teeth into.

Command Your Team: Lead a small team of shadowrunners - each with their own outlook, motivations, and backstory. The members of your team are designed to play contrasting roles during missions, and each has a distinct set of skills, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. But it’s not all about the mission - each team member also has challenges to face in their own lives, which you can choose to brush aside or play an important part in.

Gripping, Turn-Based Tactical Combat: When you’re running the shadows, every turn matters. Choose your actions wisely - move to better cover, charge into melee, or lob a fireball into a crowd of enemies. With over 200 weapons and spells at your disposal, every turn is filled with meaningful choices.

Skill-Based Character Progression: Choose a starting character archetype and build from there! Street Samurai and Physical Adepts use advanced combat skills to dominate the battlefield, Shamans and Mages summon powerful allies and cast deadly spells, while Riggers and Deckers provide critical technological support, projecting their consciousness directly into drones and computer systems. Shadowrun: Dragonfall’s classless skill system allows you to grow your character in any direction you choose.

New in the Director’s Cut

Standalone: Due to popular demand, Dragonfall is now a completely standalone title!

Five All-New Missions: The Director’s Cut features five all-new original missions, including three related directly to the personal stories of your team members. These missions take you to previously-unseen locales - both within the Flux State and beyond - where you’ll have to face challenging enemies and make tough choices in order to help your team members prevail.

Revamped Combat System: The Dragonfall combat system has received a major overhaul. An all-new armor system adds another tactical layer to the experience, while refined cover and damage mechanics emphasize the importance of battlefield positioning. Complementing these improvements is an upgraded AI system which reacts more intelligently and accurately to your actions.

Redesigned Interface: The Dragonfall in-game interface has also been rebuilt. Spells, items and abilities are now much easier to access, while improved combat feedback allows you to fully understand the tactical situation in any given encounter.

Customize Your Team: Guide your team members as they progress in each of their unique roles, choosing between different focus options to grant them new items and abilities. In addition, if you don’t like a team member’s default spell, item or weapon loadout, you can now customize what they bring on each mission.

Ten New Pieces of Original Music: Fan-favorite composer Jon Everist brings ten new tracks of moody cyberpunk music to the Dragonfall experience, including compositions based on the stories of individual members of your team.

The Complete Dragonfall Soundtrack: As a free bonus, the Director’s Cut includes the entire soundtracks from both Dragonfall AND our previous title, Shadowrun Returns. This also includes the brand new tracks exclusive to the Director’s Cut. Featuring music from the composers of the classic Shadowrun SEGA and SNES games, this exciting cyberpunk soundtrack pays homage to the past with a modern sentiment.

And Much More:
  • Steam Achievements!
  • Steam Trading Cards - collect your favorite Dragonfall characters
  • All-new alternate endings to the main campaign
  • Enhanced visual effects including splatter and dismemberment, improved animations, and optional post-processing effects
  • New bioware augmentations provide an extra edge on the battlefield… if you’ve got the nuyen
  • A variety of new items, cyberware & spells
  • Additional player customization options
  • Expanded character development for several side characters
  • Writing and design tweaks and polish throughout!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: Intel-based Macs only (x86-compatible, 1.4GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Modern 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Modern 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Recent:
Very Positive (60 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,388 reviews)
Recently Posted
gromveka
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
80's punk train ride!

Get ready for a heavily scripted and instanced game with glass walls all around you. The game quickly becomes a screen clicking game in between the scripted combat scenes. If you can only click on people/items, etc that affect the story, then why make holding "alt" the way to show the options. Just make them always on since it's the only thing you can do.

The story may be interesting, but when the only option is to click on the 1 person in the entire club you're alowed to talk to, it doesn't feel very immersive or compelling. You can only move from one small scene to the next with clearly defined boundaries of who you can talk to and where you can go. And come on, it's not like there's voice acting, so it would only take a few lines of text for a random npc to add atmosphere instead of only giving conversation options to people who can advance the story.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
ρоѕιтяои_
( 44.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Shadowrun: DragonFall is a cyberpunk themed turn based strategy game/R.P.G. developed by Harebrained Schemes and published by Harebrained Holdings. In 2012, magic returned to our world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Among them was the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge, who emerged without warning from the mountains of Germany, unleashing fire, death, and untold destruction across the countryside. It took German forces nearly four months to finally shoot her down and when they did, their victory became known as The Dragonfall. 42 years later in 2054 a new threat is rising, one that soon has you and your team on the wrong side of a deadly conspiracy just as whispers of the Dragonfall hint that the great dragon Feuerschwinge may still be alive and waiting for the right moment to return. Dragonfall is the next chapter in the Shadowrun series featuring a new story, a new location and a revamped combat system as well as a host of other significant changes. Harebrained Schemes has taken everything that made the first game, Shadowrun Returns, so great and improved on it in every way which should be the goal of a worthwhile sequel. Featuring a unique cast of playable characters and highly memorable NPC's, I really enjoyed Dragonfall's intriguing storyline even more so than Shadowrun Returns.

Like any terrific R.P.G., there are a number of available classes, attributes and skill sets to choose from which allow you to build the type of character that you want to have. For example, the Street Samurai uses combat skills to dominate the battlefield while Shamans and Mages summon powerful allies and cast deadly spells. If hacking is your bailiwick then a Rigger or Decker would be your character of choice. As your player levels up, you earn experience points that you can then use to upgrade a number of abilities for not only you but your team as well. When it comes to the customization of your character Shadowrun: Dragonfall does not dissapoint and this deep level of customization also immensely adds to the replayability of the game.

Graphically, this title is very pleasing to the eye as it's filled with beautiful colors and smooth animation. I've always been a big fan of the isometric turn based role playing games. I like to pick apart the backgrounds and see how many details the developers can squeeze into them and this game has some superb environments and set pieces. For example, with this being a cyberpunk themed game, I can almost guarantee that I spotted an homage to Kaneda's bike from "Akira" and that's just one of the many awesome items to keep an eye out for.

My favorite thing about Shadowrun has always been the strategic turn based combat and Dragonfall definitely takes what made the previous title Shadowrun Returns combat so great and polishes it to a beautiful shine. The battles are just as fun and even more challenging while the user interface is now much more refined and easier to use.

While not quite as cinematic as XCOM: Enemy Unknown, another fantastic title in this same genre, Shadowrun: Dragonfall does rank among the top tier of turn based strategy games in my opinion. If you're looking for a title with a compelling story, thrilling combat, high replayability and who doesn't love cyberpunk then you can't miss with this game...highly recommended!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
westtrot
( 28.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Great game!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
gr0gg
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Any and all issues I have with Dragonfall (few as there are) went out the window when the game let me blow what was essentially the head of a Neo-Nazi organization away with an M79 after storming his compound.

If you're at all remotely interested in cyberpunk or rpgs, give this game a go.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Mordeth Kai
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Reported the game crashing in full screen mode. 6 months later, no replies and no fixes, still crashes.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
karnisov
( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
best writing in the series + Glory's side quest is excellent.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Make Penguin Great Again
( 25.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
If you like Dragons, Cyber Hell, Magic, guns! This game is amazing.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Lord General Yavuz
( 28.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Best game ever.
11/10
Helpful? Yes No Funny
мιѕтєя вσиєѕ
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
If you're a fan of oldschool, top down RPGs with turn based mechanics and heavily nuanced story elements
and many forking paths to go down, you'll enjoy that aspect of this game.
Much of the game looks lovely thanks to the illustrated, static backgrounds, and the character models get the job done if you don't look too close, but once you do, it looks kind of like you're playing with old WoW characters with a cyberpunk sheen.
If you find yourself sympathetic to the storywriter's worldview and you enjoy this genre, you won't be disappointed by much but some of it's visuals and relatively short length compared to other similar games and other entries in the series.
If you're apolitical or centrist, however, and new to the genre, I couldn't possibly recommend this to you in good faith, as the game loves to preach to you - not all the time, but often enough to make one feel alienated, frustrated, and dissatisfied.


Extended:


The story and setting themselves are great, and really fleshed out. Your character can develop in many different ways, with a myriad of different skill sets that all feel powerful, and most importantly, useful. It feels awesome and dynamic, and that's what
gave me incentive to try this game out. The game works- doesn't reinvent the wheel though as far as isometric turn/tile based strategy games go though, so I won't go on about it.
My one gripe with this game, and I'll be blunt, is it's politics. I don't have a problem with the theme and setting catering more to far left or right sensitivities, people are entitled to their own opinions, and matters of ethics and
morals are entirely subjective, up to the interpretation of the individual but the writer apparently doesn't think so.
It takes me out of the whole experience- anyone who's a fan of this genre wants to play the game and experience it through their own eyes, draw their own conclusions- it's meant to be a role playing game, but the game seems confused over who is ultimately in control, the author or the player.
Moral nuance simply doesn't exist in this universe, at least when we're dealing with issues of intersectionality and identity politics (which the game does A LOT) and I find it above all, childish and irksome.
There are many other RPGs out there that handle such things much better- I won't name them, but many games come to mind where you are given factions to choose to ally with that may seem good or evil at first, but in the end, they all end up having their reasons, real and tangible reasons that make the characters feel like actual human beings with depth and personality. But this game doesn't really seem to have that in any consistent manner- the good guys more often than not are good because they're good, and the bad guys more often than not are bad because they're bad (or worse, brainwashed by the REAL bad guys), and to add onto the whole absurd affair, your dialogue options pigeonhole you into the same false dichotomies.
NPCs range from the well-made and sympathetic, to the typical two dimensional moustache twirling jerkoffs, and it makes the game feel less like a proper RPG and more like some subversive, half baked propaganda piece half the time. It might fly in Mass Effect, but the Paragon/Renegade ♥♥♥♥ here feels so
phoned in and preachy, and I feel like I wouldn't have so much of an issue with this aspect of the game of the rest of it wasn't so well executed and balanced by comparison. And then in the next mission everything is fine again- you're called in to do some work for a shady organization, with a team they cobbled together
seeming at random, and you have to choose to support one or the other, and it feels great, it feels dynamic and real and multifaceted again, just as an RPG in the modern era ought to be.

IF you can ignore all that, have at it- it's a great game in every other aspect, from the visuals to the world building to the core mechanics and character progression, well worth the measly fifteen dollars.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Manos
( 49.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Amazing game.
Big improvement of Returns.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
InVader
( 37.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Maaaaaaan.... decisions, decisions.

I am not sure, but after reading up a bit, I may or may not have enslaved all of (meta)humanity to dragons. Either that, or as a result of my actions, all sapient life in the 6th world died.

So yeah, this game is LIT!

Don't buy it if you don't like reading.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Seph
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
An incredible classic RPG set in the Shadowrun Universe. I wish it didn't take me this long to discover this gem.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Valerie Kier
( 36.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Possibly the best Shadowrun virtual experience you'll ever get to play.
Characters that you will care about, awesomely written story, atmospheric soundtrack, little, nice and funny references and details - it has it all.
After you finish the story you'll wish it never ended.

Simply put: one of the RPG (I can't stress enough the "role-playing" part).
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Daigotsu
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Excellent sequel that gives you a story that really exemplifies the Shadowrun universe.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
timothyhale
( 25.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Went directly from the first Shadowrun game to this game. Spent an entire weekend devouring this title. The graphics are minimal, which works well. If you're coming in from XCOM to this, you'll notice the lack of eye candy. The simplicity feels retro without being forced.
Overall game was fun. Here's hoping to many more titles from Harebrained Schemes!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
TDime420
( 161.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
I swear, it only feels like 16 hours
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Blackdrive
( 39.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Skeptical at first, I decided to try it at a reduced cost. I was not disappointed. While it's not flashy like many new games, it has wonderful character art, and the writing is great. I *did* find myself occasional skimming some of the readable content on files I came across, but I always paid careful attention to dialogue. There, every choice I made mattered, in a way I haven't felt in a long time.

I was able to advance quite far in the game, so character development was satisfying, but I wasn't a good in the end. I'd say it can be quite the challenging game, but not *too* challenging. For this game, I was interested in a relaxing "dungeon explorer" game with a good story to fill my time between table-top roleplaying games that were in a lull. I got what I wanted out of the "normal mode." Even then I still failed and had to reload on occasion, although my character was far from optimized. Generally I play such games (all games really) on the hardest mode possible, and this game would no doubt be quite vicious on that. It would require optimizing the character. FYI - I played a face character with amazing charisma who acted as a decent shaman. Mid-game I picked up conjuring, which eventually got quite high. I threw a variety of points into other things to round myself out for roleplaying purposes (Int, Willpower, Rifle). I'd definitely recommend picking up a high Charisma still, as it gives etiquettes which in turn allow special dialogue options that both helped and increased the richness of the story.

The stories were classic Shadowrun stories, full of grit and backstabbing, secret organizations and fairly mature content done in a suitably mature way. An all-round pleasure. While short, the game oozes flavor out of its isometric rpg self. Wasteland 2 was not quite so flavorful (while longer and very good in dialogue).
Helpful? Yes No Funny
MadamPrezident
( 56.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Awesome game. Great for people that like to read plus enjoy tactical strategy games.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Fex
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Quite possibly the best of the Shadowrun games.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
44.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Shadowrun: DragonFall is a cyberpunk themed turn based strategy game/R.P.G. developed by Harebrained Schemes and published by Harebrained Holdings. In 2012, magic returned to our world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Among them was the Great Dragon Feuerschwinge, who emerged without warning from the mountains of Germany, unleashing fire, death, and untold destruction across the countryside. It took German forces nearly four months to finally shoot her down and when they did, their victory became known as The Dragonfall. 42 years later in 2054 a new threat is rising, one that soon has you and your team on the wrong side of a deadly conspiracy just as whispers of the Dragonfall hint that the great dragon Feuerschwinge may still be alive and waiting for the right moment to return. Dragonfall is the next chapter in the Shadowrun series featuring a new story, a new location and a revamped combat system as well as a host of other significant changes. Harebrained Schemes has taken everything that made the first game, Shadowrun Returns, so great and improved on it in every way which should be the goal of a worthwhile sequel. Featuring a unique cast of playable characters and highly memorable NPC's, I really enjoyed Dragonfall's intriguing storyline even more so than Shadowrun Returns.

Like any terrific R.P.G., there are a number of available classes, attributes and skill sets to choose from which allow you to build the type of character that you want to have. For example, the Street Samurai uses combat skills to dominate the battlefield while Shamans and Mages summon powerful allies and cast deadly spells. If hacking is your bailiwick then a Rigger or Decker would be your character of choice. As your player levels up, you earn experience points that you can then use to upgrade a number of abilities for not only you but your team as well. When it comes to the customization of your character Shadowrun: Dragonfall does not dissapoint and this deep level of customization also immensely adds to the replayability of the game.

Graphically, this title is very pleasing to the eye as it's filled with beautiful colors and smooth animation. I've always been a big fan of the isometric turn based role playing games. I like to pick apart the backgrounds and see how many details the developers can squeeze into them and this game has some superb environments and set pieces. For example, with this being a cyberpunk themed game, I can almost guarantee that I spotted an homage to Kaneda's bike from "Akira" and that's just one of the many awesome items to keep an eye out for.

My favorite thing about Shadowrun has always been the strategic turn based combat and Dragonfall definitely takes what made the previous title Shadowrun Returns combat so great and polishes it to a beautiful shine. The battles are just as fun and even more challenging while the user interface is now much more refined and easier to use.

While not quite as cinematic as XCOM: Enemy Unknown, another fantastic title in this same genre, Shadowrun: Dragonfall does rank among the top tier of turn based strategy games in my opinion. If you're looking for a title with a compelling story, thrilling combat, high replayability and who doesn't love cyberpunk then you can't miss with this game...highly recommended!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
For a "mini-campaign" this game turned out to be much bigger and better than the original in every way. Approachable, yet fun and engaging cyber punk adventure.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
The story and writing are excellent. Gameplay is great too. The interface can be a little quirky but not in a way that impacts too harshly on the whole experience. Definitely worth playing!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
An AMAZING rpg. Story is so captivating!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
116.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
if you like story-driven games this one has good writing & engaging companion characters. no voice acting but it's fine because sometimes it can be awkward if only the npcs have voices, or if the playable character gets one it doesn't feel very personal. character customization is also great, lots of options for skills so you aren't forced to pick specific 'classes'. no skill reset though so either save before you spend your skill points or use a save game editor.

gameplay & mechanics seem pretty standard, nothing incredible but not bad either.

also most importantly you get a dog companion. what more could you want?
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Beautiful storyline, beautiful scenery, thought-compelling dialogue, and pretty cool upgrading. If you read everything, you will feel.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
great story, great game
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Great characters, great storyline and a very polished turn based combat, where you can still incorporate tactics and strategy. Very true to the intended atmosphere of Shadowrun.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Awesome game. Great for people that like to read plus enjoy tactical strategy games.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
54.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Girlfriend says i've been "distant" since I bought this game yesterday.
This should change as I've just completed it, hopefully.
7.5/10

If you enjoy Wasteland2, or any of the isometric fallouts, this ones for you.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
If you're a fan of oldschool, top down RPGs with turn based mechanics and heavily nuanced story elements
and many forking paths to go down, you'll enjoy that aspect of this game.
Much of the game looks lovely thanks to the illustrated, static backgrounds, and the character models get the job done if you don't look too close, but once you do, it looks kind of like you're playing with old WoW characters with a cyberpunk sheen.
If you find yourself sympathetic to the storywriter's worldview and you enjoy this genre, you won't be disappointed by much but some of it's visuals and relatively short length compared to other similar games and other entries in the series.
If you're apolitical or centrist, however, and new to the genre, I couldn't possibly recommend this to you in good faith, as the game loves to preach to you - not all the time, but often enough to make one feel alienated, frustrated, and dissatisfied.


Extended:


The story and setting themselves are great, and really fleshed out. Your character can develop in many different ways, with a myriad of different skill sets that all feel powerful, and most importantly, useful. It feels awesome and dynamic, and that's what
gave me incentive to try this game out. The game works- doesn't reinvent the wheel though as far as isometric turn/tile based strategy games go though, so I won't go on about it.
My one gripe with this game, and I'll be blunt, is it's politics. I don't have a problem with the theme and setting catering more to far left or right sensitivities, people are entitled to their own opinions, and matters of ethics and
morals are entirely subjective, up to the interpretation of the individual but the writer apparently doesn't think so.
It takes me out of the whole experience- anyone who's a fan of this genre wants to play the game and experience it through their own eyes, draw their own conclusions- it's meant to be a role playing game, but the game seems confused over who is ultimately in control, the author or the player.
Moral nuance simply doesn't exist in this universe, at least when we're dealing with issues of intersectionality and identity politics (which the game does A LOT) and I find it above all, childish and irksome.
There are many other RPGs out there that handle such things much better- I won't name them, but many games come to mind where you are given factions to choose to ally with that may seem good or evil at first, but in the end, they all end up having their reasons, real and tangible reasons that make the characters feel like actual human beings with depth and personality. But this game doesn't really seem to have that in any consistent manner- the good guys more often than not are good because they're good, and the bad guys more often than not are bad because they're bad (or worse, brainwashed by the REAL bad guys), and to add onto the whole absurd affair, your dialogue options pigeonhole you into the same false dichotomies.
NPCs range from the well-made and sympathetic, to the typical two dimensional moustache twirling jerkoffs, and it makes the game feel less like a proper RPG and more like some subversive, half baked propaganda piece half the time. It might fly in Mass Effect, but the Paragon/Renegade ♥♥♥♥ here feels so
phoned in and preachy, and I feel like I wouldn't have so much of an issue with this aspect of the game of the rest of it wasn't so well executed and balanced by comparison. And then in the next mission everything is fine again- you're called in to do some work for a shady organization, with a team they cobbled together
seeming at random, and you have to choose to support one or the other, and it feels great, it feels dynamic and real and multifaceted again, just as an RPG in the modern era ought to be.

IF you can ignore all that, have at it- it's a great game in every other aspect, from the visuals to the world building to the core mechanics and character progression, well worth the measly fifteen dollars.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Maaaaaaan.... decisions, decisions.

I am not sure, but after reading up a bit, I may or may not have enslaved all of (meta)humanity to dragons. Either that, or as a result of my actions, all sapient life in the 6th world died.

So yeah, this game is LIT!

Don't buy it if you don't like reading.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Shadowrun Dragonfall... what a game... what an amazing piece of art!

Shadowrun Dragonfall is an isometric, fantasy, turn-based RPG set in a future Berlin. This is my first ever Shadowrun game I have touched... and finished. And I must say, I have enjoyed every bit of it. The story is quite interesting. There is no voiceacting, the whole stuff is going only by text, so you have to read a lot. Sometimes, you will get some really long paragraphs of conversations you will be almost lazy to read. But its always risky not to, especially when you might miss some important bit of a story.
Overall art is great. It has a very beatifully drawn scenery and some parts will leave you jaw-dropped. (ending is pretty good)

The combat is turn-based. If you are familiar with Xcom, you will definitely like this game! Altho I am never sure how did I miss that attack when it had 99% chane to hit, DAMMIT
The gameplay mechanics are easy to understand, and its suited for beginners as well. Which I really liked.
The game aso offers multiple endings. Based on your chices in the last few missions. There is total of 7 endings you can get!

The characters! You will create your own player character, give it a name, gender, race... and you will join a group of characters you will surely find really hard to forget. You can learn ybout their past, and discover their stories before the game. And there is also a cute dog. Dante <3

There is also number of bugs though. So make sure to check them out on Steam discussions and learn about those.

I recommend this game. Thank you humble bundle <3
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
A nice followup to Shadowrun Returns.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Amazing story, with great characters, set in a beatifully complex world. If you don't mind a lot of reading, you'll probably have a blast like I did.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
I forgot to write a short review about this game.

It's awesome. Great story, great characters especially Glory and also polished turn based mechanics.
Don't forget, if you like this game, Grab Shadowrun Hong Kong too!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
85.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Rise of the Feuerschwinge. Perfect

Incredible and memorable, one of the best RPG in a long, long time. With a very complex history, mechanics, characters, development, an incredible world... The definitive cyberpunk experience. Shadowrun at its finest.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Not only have I helped a charity by buying this game from humble bundle, but I have helped myself find the game I've always waned to play.

If you into Turned-RPG, dig cyber punk and love rich storyline, look no further.

PS: If you look for more experience and you alerady done with this game, the mods are really fun and worth checking out.
P2: Glory is the best girl ♥
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny