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Shadow of Destiny (Windows)

70
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
User Score
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Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    A German village, an immense riddle and the urge to try it over and over again - these are the main ingredients of Shadow of Memories. A hero, a mysterious benefactor, a complex plot and several attempted murders - this all has been put into an atmosphere so tense, that it will leave you paralysed. Eike, the protagonist of the game, has just been murdered. He is sent back to life, though, with the simple task to prevent his own death. This turns out to be almost impossible, so it becomes essential to find out more about the cause and the background of his murder. Of great assistance in his quest is a device, which allows him to travel through time. If that is not enough, Eike gets to know more about the mysterious Homunculus, who always sends him back to life. Shadow of Memories is not your average adventure, it is a totally innovative game with an atmosphere never experienced before, one which has been tied closely to a fascinating surrounding. The German village, where the plot takes place, reflects all the different epochs Eike travels to... and changes in the present according to the persons Eike influences in the past. The brilliant idea to solve the riddles of the present by understanding the coherence of the past has an enormous potential and will keep the brains of its players busy for months. The enchanting graphics and soundtrack are also a feast for eye and ear.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15582) on Oct 05, 2010.

Back of Case - Windows (Germany):
    Ihr Name ist Eike Kusch, und alles beginnt damit, daß Sie einem heimtückischen Mord mitten auf der Straße zum Opfer fallen.
    Doch Ihr Tod ist nur der Anfang in dieser abenteuerlichen Reise durch eine Zeitspanne von 450 Jahren! Sie erhalten die Chance, noch einmal zu leben. Aber nicht nur das: Sie können dabei durch die Zeit reisen und Ihr Schicksal ändern! Nur: Wenn Sie nicht den Grund für Ihren frühzeitigen Tod herausfinden, holt Sie das Schicksal wieder ein...
    Wer bietet Ihnen eine solche Chance? Warum will man, daß Sie weiterleben? Können Sie Ihre eigene Zukunft ändern, ohne daß das Schicksal anderer Personen einen anderen Verlauf nimmt? Ihre Rettung ist eine Sache, aber können Sie auch andere von Ihrem Schicksal bewahren?

    FEATURES
    • Mysteriöse Spielfiguren in faszinierendem Design
    • Herausragende 3-D-Grafik
    • Mitreißende, gehaltvolle Story
    • Eine Vielzahl von Erzählsträngen
    • 6 verschiedene Enden
    • Wie sieht die Zukunft (wirklich) aus?
    • Gibt es eine wahre Zukunft?
    • Zeitstränge von mehr als 400 Jahren
    • Nervenzerreißende Zeitreisen voller Mysterien und Rätsel...

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (125306) on Apr 18, 2009.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    Shadow of Memories, begins where other games finish; with the death of the
    hero, Eike. As his life slips away a mysterious voice whispers that destiny
    can be changed. Once given this chance to cheat his fate, Eike must travel back
    into time, collect clues and solve the mystery of his demise. One question
    remains unanswered, in changing Eike's destiny, will he alter the fate of the
    other characters or even re-write history itself?

    In this adventure death is only the beginning...

    Features
    Beautifully designed and developed characters.
    Outstanding Next Generation 3D Graphics.
    Emotionally engaging plot line.
    Deep, existential, multi-branching story line.
    6 VERY different endings. Which is the (real?) future? Is there such a thing?
    Time-lines spanning over 4 centuries of history
    Mind frying time-travel puzzles...!




    Contributed by Mr Almond (2567) on Nov 25, 2006.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (US):

    Destiny Awaits...



    A murder has been commited... your own! Travel back in time to solve thought-provoking puzzles as you unravel the mystery of your death. See how your actions in the past change the course of events in the future. you have the power to prevent your death, identify your killer, and change your own destiny. Use it wisely.

    Features:
  • Solve puzzles in various ways while finding clues to reach the killer

  • Watch a highly detailed European town change as different time periods are visited

  • Numerous endings to the story line

  • New scenarios are unlocked as the games is replayed

  • 10 Massive chapters

  • Full voice-over for all characters

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69642) on Nov 22, 2002.

From uk.playstation.com:
    When Eike is attacked and killed, he wakes up in a strange dark place where he meets a shadowy character named Homunculus.

    Homunculus offers him a tempting invitation to 'change his destiny'. By this he means an offer to travel back in time, thus setting the scene for a voyage that will take Eike through a series of different historical time periods. But first he must go back to the scene of his own death, an immediately familiar coffee shop, which he arrives at precisely 30 minutes before his murder.

    And so he is handed a way to prevent his murder within this limited time span. Can Eike reverse his fate and stay alive?




    Contributed by Grant McLellan (544) on Sep 12, 2001.