Shadowrun (2007)

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Shadowrun (2007)
Who thought turning an Action RPG into an Online FPS was a good idea?
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
Release Date: NA: May 29, 2007
EU: June 1, 2007
JP: June 21, 2007
Developer: FASA Interactive
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Franchise: Shadowrun
Previous Game: Shadowrun (Sega CD/Mega CD)
Next Game: Shadowrun Returns (release date)

Shadowrun is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by FASA Studio and published by Microsoft Game Studios for PC and Xbox 360. The game is a reboot of the eponymous series of cyberpunk role-playing games and is the first cross-compatible video game on Xbox Live and Games for Windows – Live. It was released in summer 2007.

Why It Sucks

  1. The game betrays the franchise's roots; the series consisted of role-playing games, but this iteration is a first-person shooter game.
  2. There is no campaign mode.
  3. For a multiplayer-focused game, there aren't any real incentives to play online since there is no stat-tracking or leaderboards of any kind.
  4. The actual gameplay is a poor man's Counter-Strike.
  5. Dull gunplay.
  6. Too few modes and maps, yet Microsoft charged $60 for this game at release.
  7. Disappointing weapons.
  8. Little things such as the fact there are no climbing animations give the feeling the game wasn't polished before being released.
  9. The PC version forces you to use Windows Vista, which was a bad operating system at launch.
  10. Cross-platform multiplayer was a mess. Due to this game being a shooter, PC players dominated almost effortlessly against Xbox players.
  11. The full game is not available for some regions, and only the demo version is available to play.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. It is still a very addicting and fun shooter game.


The game was met with mixed reviews, with critics citing a dire lack of content for a multiplayer only game and the fact the game costed full-price. The game was reported to sell terribly.





23 months ago
Score 1
I love this game, its very addicting. But for my region, I cant buy the full game because its delisted but only the demo version is available to download from Xbox 360 Marketplace.


7 months ago
Score 0
I played and enjoyed the demo to death, but never actually bought the game when it came out. Maybe I'm a part of the problem ..


9 months ago
Score 0
This game predicted Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere Initative and proved why it's a bad idea.


7 months ago
Score 0
At least for shooters.

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