Shadowgrounds Survivor (Windows)

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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 These monsters sound like an old modem creaking.
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows Most of the story is told between the missions with text like this.
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows One of the few dialogs in game.
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows They want take me alive easily!

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GamingTrend 2007 89 out of 100 89
Worth Playing Jan 18, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
HonestGamers Jul 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Feb 07, 2008 78 out of 100 78
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
GameStar (Germany) Jan 30, 2008 62 out of 100 62
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 04, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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 (2228) added Shadowgrounds Survivor (Windows) on Nov 20, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (360860) and MichaelPalin (1225)