Running Shadow is a unique mix of both a runner and a fantasy RPG. Prepare yourself for an exciting adventure in a mythical world full of mystery and intrigue. Prove your worth as a skilled thief and assassin by using your rich arsenal of weapons and skills!
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Very Positive (10 reviews) - 80% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (781 reviews) - 67% of the 781 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 20, 2015

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7.75/10 – AppZapp - App Reviews & News

8.5/10 – Girl Gamers Uk

6.5/10 – Kickmygeek

About This Game

Running Shadow is a unique mix of a runner and fantasy RPG. Along with the simple game mechanics typical of this game type, it has a mythical plot full of secrets and intrigue.
You will try on the role of a fortunate thief and assassin in possession of a unique artifact: the Gauntlet of the Celestial Guardian stolen from the adepts of a dark and ancient cult. You will be gifted with wondrous and unique abilities, too. Get ready for an unending adventure full of risk: age-old castles, gloomy dungeons and treacherous enemy ambushes, dozens of most fascinating levels and unique quests. Enter the path full of danger and win the title of Master Shadow!
Features:
- Intriguing locations: noblemen’s castles, bandit layers, sewers, town prison, and many others
- More than 20 unique characters, including elves, goblins, and majestic draconids
- More than 8 outfits for the main hero, including swords, armor, and masks
- Unique battle system: regular foes which you can fight with your sword, and the nefilims which are subdued by magic only
- Secret elven tricks that you can learn to overcome obstacles
- Special magic abilities which will let your character become a shadow, restore his mana, replenish his health and increase his rage while fighting the enemies; and, of course, the powerful Gauntlet you can also use in the battle
- 300 collectible items which you can gather while fulfilling your quests

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 8/7/XP (SP 3)/Vista (SP 2)
    • Processor: Intel Core® 2 Duo 1.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6600GT / AMD ATI Radeon X1200 GTO
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any DirectX 9.0 compliant Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for installation and authentification.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 8/7/XP (SP 3)/Vista (SP 2)
    • Processor: Intel Core® 2 Quad 2.4 Ghz or AMD Athlon II X4 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 8800GT / AMD ATI Radeon HD4830
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any DirectX 9.0 compliant Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for installation and authentification.
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Will Power
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Fact of the matter is it's nice to see a game dev try out the "temple run" formula on a pc game, I liked the feel of the mechanics... and the story in itself wasn't sup-par...

what I object to is the pay2win format which punishes a casual gamer and sentences him/her to grinding just so they can progress in the story.... this shoving dlc shoving down the throat approach is not welcome at all and the company could have tried to take a different stance...

I hope they improve their practices in the future and learn from this mistake
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CAKS
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 16
Good game........ can be challanging..... if u dnt try u can be miss a great experience...... have a try.....
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ℋ𝓪𝒇.𝔇
29.5 hrs
Posted: August 10
nice game i near to finish this game
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PinkytzZa
11.2 hrs
Posted: August 9
I like it, for me is verry relaxing.
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Rozar
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 3
basically a game where they milk you with microtransaction
this is a game where they force you to buy an item in order to finnish the story line, you dont need the item but the game stops you till u get the item.
am at the early levels still where an item cost ♥♥♥♥ing 6000+ coins and after finnishing a level you get like 150 coins and ♥♥♥♥ so you can tell this is going to be ♥♥♥♥ game.
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WilD
56.9 hrs
Posted: August 2
This game is amazing.. one BIG - for developers: you should continue to work on this game or at least finish it.
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Andreas444
7.3 hrs
Posted: July 30
I remeber playing this game when i was boring,this is just like Subway Surf even i dont like ``run like hell`` games.
Is too long.
Also you can get achievements.Not really a good story and last surprise,you a cool costume?Yeah
Is free? No ``Wut``
5/10
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Joshua Eden Whorton
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 19
Found it while searching for the Cross Platform Game, Shadow Run,

BUT... THIS GAME IS AWESOME!

Getting a Temple Run type of feel...
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Predator
1.2 hrs
Posted: July 6
Cool game i like
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Perkious
1.4 hrs
Posted: June 5
i never liked runneing games but i cant stop playing this game it run's really well with my game recorder makeing it good for my youtube videos 1000/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Fact of the matter is it's nice to see a game dev try out the "temple run" formula on a pc game, I liked the feel of the mechanics... and the story in itself wasn't sup-par...

what I object to is the pay2win format which punishes a casual gamer and sentences him/her to grinding just so they can progress in the story.... this shoving dlc shoving down the throat approach is not welcome at all and the company could have tried to take a different stance...

I hope they improve their practices in the future and learn from this mistake
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609 of 802 people (76%) found this review helpful
565 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2015
Oh, look; Temple Run is on Steam now
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240 of 314 people (76%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2015
This is a Temple Run clone, with somewhat interesting RPG and story elements. It starts off easy enough, and gets interesting fairly quickly. However, just after it gets interesting, it starts getting cheap, and pushing you to pay to progress. Mind you, this isn't absoletely necessary, but unless you want to grind out mission after mission to get the coins you need to make it so you don't get one shot but a late springing trap, you'll have to pay money.

On top of that, hit detection is sometimes iffy. even though you can change lanes in mid-jump/slide, it doesn't seem to carry over to other lanes, causing me to take unnecessary damage.

4/10
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326 of 437 people (75%) found this review helpful
99 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2015
If you, don't have mobile device of any sort and you never heard of the "running games", then you might want to check this out and then realize why this game format should stay on mobile.
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187 of 249 people (75%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2015
ok.. it´s a runner game like "temple run", it´s free to install and play the first few missions. BUT then you see the obvious mobile-port-ingame-store... so you might get ingame-gold, but that takes forever and you need it to upgrade your equipement - and better stuff is needed for higher quests/levels...

so, my recommendation is this: install it and have fun, until you get to the point where it would cost money to play more. then deinstall it again.

edit: if you check the achievements, you can see when you need to pay for the game and when it gets pay2win.
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81 of 100 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2015
It's not a bad game. Let's get that right off. The game is quite enjoyable and playable on a mechanic and aesetic level.

Seriously, you could do worse, and it is quite a bargain at 'Free'

That said... yeah the Free2Pay thing starts hitting you really fast. I've already eached the point where the strength of enemies requires a sword that will take me a day to grind the coins for.

So I have to say that this game gets a thumbs down. Not because of the dlc push and what not. Nope, I'm thumbs downing it because the devs should have scaled it a bit better. I mean when you find yourself grinding and slogging the same runs over and over to get the coins so you can buy the item you need to unlock or complete your next run... and your total play time isn't even 3 hours... nope.. sorry.
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148 of 208 people (71%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2015
its a phone game. a clone of every freaking 3 lane runing game

so if you like

A.crappiness

B.boring running

C.having to react to things at the last minite

this is the game for you
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139 of 197 people (71%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2015
A mindless port of a phone game that tries to get you to pay money. Basically garbage.
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80 of 106 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2015
It's a dull runner that is not unique at all. It's boring, repetitive and standard. The only "fantasy rpg" bit about it is buying and equipping extremly expensive armor and weapons. This game belongs on a smart phone, not on Steam. I know I didn't play that much of this game, but it was excruciatingly boring.
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65 of 87 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2015
Running Shadow is a unique mix of a parkour game and a fantasy RPG. Simple game mechanics are enriched with a mythical plot full of secrets and intrigue. Sounds cool huh? You can enjoy only the initial phase of the game until they are just trying to monetize by suggesting you items from the store at every step. Could be better.
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