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In the world of Shadowrun magic has returned to the world. Elves, trolls, orks and dwarves walk among humans in a cyberpunk world. You are a shadowrunner, a specialist who undertakes difficult missions for people who want to keep their identities secret. Shadowrun Returns takes place in Seattle (USA) where you are trailing a mysterious killer on a chase that takes you from the slums to the halls of the most powerful megacorporations. In order to get through your mission you need to master technology and magic, while seeking aid from other runners.

Shadowrun Returns is a turn-based role-playing game with a skill based character progression system. You create your basic character and build the character based on your own needs during the game play, adding in the skills fit the most in your gamestyle. Combat is done with tactical, turn-based style, allowing you to take an advantage of your team skills as well as the surroundings of the battle. The game is played from an isometric view. The game world is created in a hand-painted style while the characters are in 3D.


Shadowrun Returns Windows Sometimes companions will join you for a run. Here you might recognize Jake Armitage, from the SNES Shadowrun game!
Shadowrun Returns Windows Main Menu.
Shadowrun Returns Windows Several characters from the Shadowrun novels appear during the game.
Shadowrun Returns Windows My character's sheet.

Promo Images

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Shadowrun Returns Screenshot
Shadowrun Returns Screenshot
Shadowrun Returns Screenshot


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User Reviews

A bump on the road to the expansion Windows Alex Z (1909)

Critic Reviews

Hardcore Gamer Magazine Windows Jul 24, 2013 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jul 25, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
Thunderbolt Games Windows Jul 30, 2013 8 out of 10 80 Windows Jan 07, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Giant Bomb Windows Aug 05, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Windows Jul 25, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Chip Power Play Windows Aug, 2013 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Retroguiden Windows Sep 01, 2013 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Jul 31, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Diehard GameFan Windows Aug 01, 2013 Unscored Unscored


Topic # Posts Last Post
Credits 6 Indra was here (20921)
Jan 09, 2014
Credits 20 Patrick Bregger (224912)
Sep 19, 2013


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