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 Most of the story is told between the missions with text like this.
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows A boss fight
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows Alien pods.
Shadowgrounds Survivor Windows Who wants some grilled bugs?

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Jan 18, 2008 8.9 out of 10 89
GamingTrend 2007 89 out of 100 89
Game Revolution Jan 22, 2008 B+ 83
Armchair Empire, The Mar 31, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GamerDad Feb 01, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Jan 31, 2008 78 out of 100 78
PC Zone Jan 24, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
GameZone Dec 03, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 28, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Retrogaming History Mar 13, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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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 (6649) added Shadowgrounds Survivor (Windows) on Nov 20, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (401578) and MichaelPalin (1279)