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Shadowgrounds

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Description

Shadowgrounds is arcade style top-down shoot 'em up for modern generation. The plot, which involves distant space colony invaded by shadow-loving monsters, develops throughout the game.

There are several different weapons to choose from and each can be upgraded as player sees it fit. Some weapons have more upgrades than others. Explosive barrels and other objects can be used to increase the body-count. And yes, there are big bosses to shoot out as well.

It's not all mindless carnage though, as the real-time lighting has been integrated into the gameplay itself. Most monsters don't like light and rather stay in the shadows, making your portable light important part of the gameplay. Monsters also get blinded for a short time if you point the light straight at their eyes. Together with more or less destructible settings, Shadowgrounds offers one of the most interactive environments in top-down arcade shooters.

Audiovisual department has features, such as the already mentioned real-time lighting, atmospheric sounds and gameplay-supporting soundtrack.

Screenshots

Shadowgrounds Windows The caves.
Shadowgrounds Windows Flamethrower once again...
Shadowgrounds Windows Rocket Launcher.
Shadowgrounds Windows Wesley must evacuate himself or he will be dead.

Alternate Titles

  • "阴影地带" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Preyground" -- Working title

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User Reviews

A top-down shooter? That's so...so 80's! Windows Marko Poutiainen (1148)
Alien Breed lives again and gets an update as well! Windows adam payne (18)

The Press Says

Pelit Windows Dec, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Gamer Within Windows May 17, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
4Players.de Windows Nov 26, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Gamigo Windows Dec 09, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2005 80 out of 100 80
GameZone Windows Apr 27, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 24, 2005 73 out of 100 73
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 07, 2006 12 out of 20 60
G4 TV: X-Play Windows Jul 10, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Factornews Windows Feb 24, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Linux version

Support for NVIDIA's PhysX is only available on the Linux version.

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Contributed to by Sciere (289553), Jouni Lahtinen (325) and MichaelPalin (1194)