DescriptionShadow Watch is a turn-based tactical strategy game set in a near future world of international intrigue. The player has access to six characters, each of which has special skills. The game is played in a series of missions with each mission having a different goal, such as the stealthy retrieval of secret documents or the extermination of an enemy force.
Although it is often compared to Jagged Alliance and X-COM, Shadow Watch is only vaguely similar to those games. It has a unique action point system where all actions take the same number of action points but action point may be gained by events such as being shot or seeing an enemy. The game also features a morale system where if a character's action points go above their morale score they go berserk and become controlled by the computer until they can calm down. Also unlike the other games mentioned, Shadow Watch does not allow you to pick up weapons from fallen enemies. Instead, each character has predefined weapons and skills which make you use each character differently.
Part of the Following Groups
|Nice comic-booky introduction to the world of turn-based squad tactics||Zovni (9367)|
|A really fun game with tactical and some RPG elements, with some unique and original ideas||weregamer (157)|
The Press Says
|IGN||Apr 17, 2000||8.4 out of 10||84|
|Da Gameboyz||Jul 09, 2004||7.375 out of 10||74|
|GameSpot||Apr 12, 2000||7 out of 10||70|
|GameStar (Germany)||May, 2000||65 out of 100||65|
|GameSpy||May 04, 2000||54 out of 100||54|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jun, 2000||50|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Mar 25, 2000||50|
|Game Over Online||Apr 10, 2000||48 out of 100||48|
|PC Games (Germany)||Mar 01, 2000||45 out of 100||45|
|PC Player (Germany)||May, 2000||38 out of 100||38|
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Related Web Sites
- Shadow Watch (official website)
- Bill Brown - Music Composer (Listen to streaming and downloadable MP3 music tracks from this title at the composer's official site. )