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Shadowrun Returns returns to the world of Shadowrun, modernizing this classic game setting as a single player, turn-based tactical RPG.
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About Shadowrun Returns

About this game

MAN MEETS MAGIC & MACHINE. The year is 2054. Magic has returned to the world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Technology merges with flesh and consciousness. Elves, trolls, orks and dwarves walk among us, while ruthless corporations bleed the world dry. You are a shadowrunner - a mercenary living on the fringes of society, in the shadows of massive corporate arcologies, surviving day-by-day on skill and instinct alone. When the powerful or the desperate need a job done, you get it done... by any means necessary.

In the urban sprawl of the Seattle metroplex, the search for a mysterious killer sets you on a trail that leads from the darkest slums to the city’s most powerful megacorps. You will need to tread carefully, enlist the aid of other runners, and master powerful forces of technology and magic in order to emerge from the shadows of Seattle unscathed.

The unique cyberpunk-meets-fantasy world of Shadowrun has gained a huge cult following since its creation nearly 25 years ago. Now, creator Jordan Weisman returns to the world of Shadowrun, modernizing this classic game setting as a single player, turn-based tactical RPG.

Key Features

  • Gripping Tactical Combat: When you’re running the shadows, every turn matters. Choose your actions wisely - move to better cover, charge into melee, or lob a fireball into a crowd of enemies. With the variety of weapons and spells at your disposal, every turn is filled with meaningful choices. A successful run requires commanding a team of runners with the right balance of combat, tech, and magical abilities.
  • Skill-Based Character Progression: Choose a starting character archetype and build from there! Street Samurai and Physical Adepts use advanced combat skills to dominate the battlefield, Shamans and Mages summon powerful allies and cast deadly spells, while Riggers and Deckers provide critical technological support, projecting their consciousness directly into drones and computer systems. Shadowrun Returns’ classless skill system allows you to grow your character in any direction you choose. Want to start summoning spirits as an ork Shaman and evolve into a cybered-up weapon specialist? Do it!
  • Engaging 2D/3D Art Style: Shadowrun Returns mixes dynamic 3D characters and lighting with a vibrant, hand-painted environment. Illustrated character portraits bring every conversation to life. Explore a world filled with detail, from the slums of the Redmond Barrens to the extravagant offices of powerful corporations.

Game Details

Release Date:
July 24, 2013
Developer:
Harebrained Schemes
Publisher:
Paradox Interactive
Rating:
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Shadowrun

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:DirectX compatible 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
DirectX®:9.0
Hard Drive:2 GB HD space

Mac System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: OSX 10.6
Processor: Intel-based Macs only (x86-compatible, 1.4GHz or better)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard disk space: 2 GB HD space

Linux System Requirements
MINIMUM:
Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:Modern 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
Hard Drive:2 GB HD space

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:DirectX compatible 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
DirectX®:9.0
Hard Drive:2 GB HD space

Mac System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: OSX 10.6
Processor: Intel-based Macs only (x86-compatible, 1.4GHz or better)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard disk space: 2 GB HD space

Linux System Requirements
MINIMUM:
Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:Modern 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
Hard Drive:2 GB HD space

Critic Reviews

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Eurogamer

80 / 100
"Judged purely as a standalone game, it's an unambiguous success."

GamingTrend

87 / 100
"The fact that this game costs less than a night at the movies (Steam price is $19.99, though you can pick it up for 10% off for a very short span after you read this) and...

Game Informer

85 / 100
"Even if you never played the tabletop game or the original Shadowrun console games, Harebrained Schemes has crafted a potent argument for joining in on the fun. Here’s hoping...
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>= 80 Hours
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1.55% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
1.34%
Easy
13.42%
Just Right
77.18%
Tough
6.94%
Unforgiving
1.12%
Relax & enjoy! 77.18%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
8.07%
Played It
14.31%
Halfway
10.64%
Beat It
49.54%
Conquered It
17.43%
Completionist! 17.43%  of players have Conquered It

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 editions. They are Returns, Dragonfall Director’s Cut, and Returns Deluxe
Somewhere in the middle. 15% of GameFAQs users said Shadowrun Returns is Simple or Easy. 77% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 8% of GameFAQs users said Shadowrun Returns is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Shadowrun Returns is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
Yes, Shadowrun Returns is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:DirectX compatible 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
DirectX®:9.0
Hard Drive:2 GB HD space

Mac System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: OSX 10.6
Processor: Intel-based Macs only (x86-compatible, 1.4GHz or better)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard disk space: 2 GB HD space

Linux System Requirements
MINIMUM:
Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:Modern 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
Hard Drive:2 GB HD space

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 19 hours. 93% of users played Shadowrun Returns for over 12 hours.
57% of critics on Metacritic recommend Shadowrun Returns. The Metascore is 76 out of 100.
Shadowrun Returns was released on July 24, 2013
Yes, Shadowrun Returns supports MacOS.
Yes, Shadowrun Returns supports Linux.
Shadowrun Returns is published by Paradox Interactive
Shadowrun Returns was developed by Harebrained Schemes
Fanatical users tagged Shadowrun Returns as RPG, Strategy, Adventure, and CRPG
Fanatical users tagged Shadowrun Returns as Cyberpunk, Isometric, Sci-fi, and Tactical
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Shadowrun Returns as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shadowrun Returns as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shadowrun Returns as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shadowrun Returns as Adventure

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© 2013-2018 Harebrained Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Shadowrun is a trademark of Microsoft. Published by Paradox Interactive AB.

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