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Description

Shadowgrounds Survivor is a sequel to the 2006 top-down shooter Shadowgrounds. Some time has passed after gruesome alien attack on human colony on Ganymede and only three man has survived.

SS is still a shoot'em up game in traditions of Alien Breed and more recent Crimsonland. You will control three different characters, each has their own set of available weapons(three of them) and skills. On couple of levels you also can mount in a turret and mech suit.

Player now has access to more weapon and character upgrades, like automatic healing and several special attacks. Upgrade parts are still being collected from severed enemies and supply boxes, scattered around the level.

One of the most important additions to Shadowgrounds is the AGEIA physics engine, which making sequel levels much more interactive with hundreds things you can crush. However this enhancement has a price - to play on "high" physics settings developers suggesting Dual Core CPU and AGEIA PhysX card.

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Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows The overview map.
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows A boss fight
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows Finally, some other survivors.
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows Who wants some grilled bugs?

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Worth Playing Windows Jan 18, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
GamingTrend Windows 2007 89 out of 100 89
AceGamez Windows 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Windows Feb 07, 2008 78 out of 100 78
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jan, 2008 78 out of 100 78
GameZone Windows Dec 03, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jan 28, 2008 14 out of 20 70
gameZine (UK) Windows Jun 25, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Jan 04, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Extras

The German release of the game includes the official soundtrack by Ari Pulkkinen and an exclusive level for the survival mode.
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