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Shadow the Hedgehog is a Sonic the Hedgehog series spin off title. Players take the role of Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic's Nemesis from Sonic Adventure 2. Shadow must fight his way through many levels to unveil the secrets of his past. Will he choose to join Dr. Eggman or the Black Arms? Or will Shadow decide to fight only for himself and nobody else to discover the true meaning of Shadow's past? The choice is yours and only you can make it.

Playing as Shadow, you have many new abilities that Sonic does not have. For one, you can use a gun and punch people. You also have hover shoes instead of Sonic's plain old running shoes. You can follow whichever path you choose to follow to discover Shadow's true identity. You can collect the Chaos Emeralds or you can help Robotnik or the Black Arms. Depending on what path you choose, you will have a different ending.


There are no GameCube user screenshots for this game.

There are 4 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "刺猬阴影" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "シャドウ・ザ・ヘッジホッグ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The Assistant of James Bond Rouge (7) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Great platform/shooter game; critics are liars! Austin Bruner (5) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Highly criticised, but very little of it deserving. Bob the Stickman (299) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
an enhanced sonic game sonicteamUSA (49) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

HonestGamers Dec 23, 2005 7 out of 10 70
64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2005 64 out of 100 64
Cheat Code Central 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
GameSpot Nov 21, 2005 4.8 out of 10 48
Game Freaks 365 Nov, 2005 4.4 out of 10 44 Dec 23, 2005 2 out of 5 40
GameSpy Nov 16, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40 Nov 24, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2006 2 out of 10 20
Lawrence Jan 05, 2006 F 0


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James Bond's Assistant 4 Katara (2)
Aug 17, 2007



This was the first Sonic game to get an E 10+ rating.

Voice cast

The entire voice cast was done by 4Kids Entertainment, who did the dub of the anime Sonic X. At first, the original cast was to do the voices, but when Deem Bristow, the voice actor for Doctor Eggman, died in January 2005, Mike Pollock, from 4Kids Entertainment, stepped forward, and SEGA decided to dismiss the existing cast and brought everyone from 4Kids aboard.


  • Game Informer Magazine
    • January 2006 (Issue #153) - #6 of the Top 10 Worst Games of 2005.
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WildKard (12983) added Shadow the Hedgehog (GameCube) on Feb 13, 2006
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