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Okage: Shadow King is an RPG with a slight twist: it's humorous.

The game's premise is that a boy (nameable by the player with the default name of Ari) makes a deal with an evil spirit to cure his sister of a curse that's caused her to speak entirely in pig Latin. The spirit, Evil King Stanley Hihat Trinidad XIV (or Stan for short), assumes the role of your shadow and orders you to track down the lost remnants of his power, which have been siphoned away by impostor Evil Kings over the last few thousand years while he was trapped in a bottle. And, while you're at it, Stan would also like you to help him take over the world.

The game plays similarly to most JRPGs. Ari will visit towns and fight (turn based) battles against monsters - which in this game happen to be things like wild cows and man eating onions. Party members level up and gain new skills as they gain experience. Ari can respond to the story and other characters with a number of different dialogue options, such as a nice response, a rude response, or a silly response, and how he acts will affect how different party members feel about him.


Okage: Shadow King PlayStation 2 Main menu
Okage: Shadow King PlayStation 2 Inventory screen
Okage: Shadow King PlayStation 2 Starting cut-scene
Okage: Shadow King PlayStation 2 Shopping.

Promo Images

Okage: Shadow King Screenshot
Okage: Shadow King Screenshot
Okage: Shadow King Screenshot
Okage: Shadow King Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Boku no Maou" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Shadow madness PlayStation 2 Alaka (94136)
Deeper Than You Think PlayStation 2 Leanne Williams (6)
Recommended if you can get it. PlayStation 2 powerstone05 (348)

Critic Reviews

Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Oct 15, 2001 9.6 out of 10 96
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation 2 Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Jan 22, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Netjak PlayStation 2 Jun 01, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Oct 02, 2001 3.5 out of 5 70
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70
PSM PlayStation 2 Dec, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 C 50
Digital Entertainment News (den) PlayStation 2 Jul 21, 2003 4.4 out of 10 44


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