User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Macintosh release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall User Score (6 votes) 4.2

Critic Reviews

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Dragon (Dec, 1987)
Shadowgate is a great adventure game in that you must continually be aware of what's already been accomplished to complete subsequent puzzles.
Techtite (2000)
This game was so popular --and so cool-- it was ported to every game system under the sun, even to this very day. There's a version of the game for the Gameboy, and even Windows CE! However, it's the original 1987 Macintosh version that was the most fun, and, like many of Techtite's choices for Top 50 Multimedia Classics, it was years ahead of its time.
Your quest in Shadowgate isn't toweringly original - stop the baddy from unleashing the Behemoth on the unsuspecting world by grabbing a few magical artefacts. There is limited magicial interaction in the game (using the SPEAK command) otherwise it's all search, solve, and SAVE as often as possible. But with a game system like this to build on, expect some impressive stuff in future.
Shadowgate is an excellent product. It is a welcome addition to any Mac owner's game library. ICOM has done a great service by designing icon-based adventure games and it is to be hoped that icon-based games will catch on with other computer systems. They belong on every computer screen because they speed up the flow of the game and make the experience so much more pleasurable.