"All of this just works." —Todd Howard
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
- The game betrays the franchise's roots; the series consisted of role-playing games, but this iteration is a first-person shooter game.
- There is no campaign mode.
- 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.
- The actual gameplay is a poor man's Counter-Strike.
- Dull gunplay.
- Too few modes and maps, yet Microsoft charged $60 for this game at release.
- Disappointing weapons.
- Little things such as the fact there are no climbing animations give the feeling the game wasn't polished before being released.
- The PC version forces you to use Windows Vista, which was a bad operating system at launch.
- Cross-platform multiplayer was a mess. Due to this game being a shooter, PC players dominated almost effortlessly against Xbox players.
- The full game is not available for some regions, and only the demo version is available to play.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- 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.