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Shadowgrounds Survivor (Windows)

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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 Shooting monsters
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows Inside some facility building. Of course, everybody are dead.
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows Character Screen
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows Using the special ability "Brute Slayer" on...well a brute.

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The Press Says

Game Revolution Jan 22, 2008 B+ 83
GamerDad Feb 01, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Dec 03, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
IGN Jan 29, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76
Krawall Gaming Network Feb 12, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Gameswelt Jan 28, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 28, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Jan 30, 2008 62 out of 100 62
Computer Bild Spiele Mar 05, 2008 3.24 out of 6 55

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The German release of the game includes the official soundtrack by Ari Pulkkinen and an exclusive level for the survival mode.
Virgil (1690) added Shadowgrounds Survivor (Windows) on Nov 20, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (289561) and MichaelPalin (1194)