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Shadows of Doubt

4.4 out of 5
40 User Ratings
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A procedurally-generated sandbox stealth game with a whole city of secrets at your fingertips!
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About Shadows of Doubt

About this game

A procedurally-generated sandbox stealth game with a whole city of secrets at your fingertips!

Shadows of Doubt is set in an alternate reality in the hyper-industrialized 1980s. Think like a detective and use a variety of gadgets as a private intelligence investigator, gathering evidence and making money by solving cases, finding and selling information and more.

Play your way in a fully simulated world with hundreds of citizens. Discover, meet and tail individual citizens, each with their name, job, apartment and daily routine, in unique, procedurally-generated cities. Each case has different culprits, clues and experiences for you to test your investigative skills.

TOTAL FREEDOM

Explore anywhere in the city! Every nook of every trashy bar, every place of work, every seedy hotel room… This dystopia is your oyster. Break into apartments, rifle through secret documents or hack security systems - even a discarded receipt can be the key to cracking a case. Trace the receipt back to an individual location, scour CCTV footage and match the time to the receipt to find out who it belonged to!

THE WORLD LIVES ON, WITH, OR WITHOUT YOU

The entire world is fully simulated. Each citizen has an apartment, job, daily routine, favourite things to do, places to go, and people to interact with. They live their lives independently, in a world that moves on with or without you— uncover this knowledge and use it to your advantage!

STEP INTO THE BOOTS OF A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

Become a private investigator in a truly unique detective experience. Think like a detective to solve the cases around you: check call histories, find passwords, read private emails, speak to persons of interest, watch CCTV footage and more to retrieve evidence and build your case. Store information on your investigation board and link evidence together as you piece together the full picture.

Features

  • Become a private investigator and track down a serial killer in a fully-simulated sci-fi city. Think like a detective and use a variety of gadgets to gather evidence and solve cases in this truly unique detective experience.
  • Meet individual citizens, each with their own name, job, apartment and daily routine, in unique, procedurally-generated cities.
  • Take on new cases to earn cash, purchase new gadgets and equipment, and customise your apartment.
  • Gather evidence to build your case - scan fingerprints, check call histories, read private emails, watch CCTV, and find key pieces of evidence to gather information and accuse your suspect.
  • Play your way - pick locks, break down doors, sabotage security systems and bribe citizens for information, or stick to the law and play by the book. There are multiple ways to approach each case.
  • Explore every room in every building, and talk to every citizen. Lose yourself in a detailed sci-fi noir world.

MATURE CONTENT DESCRIPTION

The developers describe the content like this:

Depictions of graphic violence are displayed in a low-fidelity fashion. References and depictions of fictional drug use and alcohol.

Game Details

Release Date:
April 24, 2023
Developer:
ColePowered Games
Publisher:
Fireshine Games
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i3
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i5
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

Shadows of Doubt User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 40 ratings
88% of users would recommend this.
4.4

User Ratings Breakdown

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1 - 8 of 25 Reviews

Don't get it during early access. Get it after 6 months when it's out.

blackTIE
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Still very barebone at the time of purchase but the concept is interesting. A very freeform detective immersive sim which is also surprisingly addictive given the lack of content and glaring polish issue. Definitely recommended when the game is fully released
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8.5/10; needs optimization, bugfixing + tweaks, but has limitless potential & well worth the price

Skyler
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it is a brilliantly-crafted and impressive detective sim with voxel-style graphics and procedurally-generated murders to be solved + jobs to be undertaken between said cases. the potential of the game is practically infinite and the systems involved are very intricate and developed for a title of this magnitude, although there are plenty of improvements that can be made. the two biggest issues of the game right now are the bugs (varies from person to person; some are only mildly annoying while others can be gamebreaking), and the lack of optimization and resource management. the game is a resource hog on even the lowest settings and is poorly optimized even for higher-end systems. thankfully because of the graphic style and the fact that the focus of the game is much more on narrative and detective work than graphics, putting everything on the lowest settings doesn't really impact much and it looks just fine. the fact that a game like this was made entirely by one person (with exception of the music and audio which was contracted out), it is exceptionally impressive and I'm excited to see further development.
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Recommended

Paddington Q. Bear
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Shadow of a Doubt is a fascinatingly ambitious attempt to procedurally generate an open-ended detective thriller. Most interestingly of all, it actually kind of works. Generally, I'm ambivalent on the industry's enthusiasm for procedural generation. It's a useful tool when mixed into a carefully crafted game - see Hades or Dead Cells, for instance - but too often it seems to conflate play time with value. Being able to play an infinite amount of a shoddy game is still a shoddy game. Fortunately, Shadow of Doubt is not shoddy. It's a delightfully dense interactive sim where you get to play a hobo detective solving crimes through improvised means. You can break into the crime scene to scan for prints, rifle through files, inspect the body, and nab some of the victim's valuables as your compensation. You can use vents, bribes, lockpicking, etc. But most importantly, you need to think of ways to piece together the evidence you're collecting into some viable leads. And this is where the game shines, as you draw your own inferences from the mess of clues you've assembled. It does have the hallmarks of early access - occasionally a cuffed suspect will forget you're in their apartment, and once or twice I've ended up in hospital after falling through the pavement to my untimely demise. But the bones are more solid than these occasional janky episodes would lead you to believe. The big advantage of Shadow of Doubt is that it allows you to mess up. Sometimes I simply can't get enough out of a crime scene, so I have no choice but to wait for the killer to strike again. Other times, a side quest is so unfathomably difficult you simply abandon it (e.g. the target is a skinny secretary who makes $15K a year). However, these are made up for by the many other instances where you're allowed to devise clever solutions to seemingly inscrutable problems. Or where you're caught by the cops poking a dead body with a stick and need to flee for your life. Hopefully early access provides the developers with the opportunity to both iron out the bugs and expand on this already promising concept.
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Recommended

.dot
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Still rough around the edges because of its early access nature, but it nails the feeling of being in a living city that exists without your input and the meticulousness of detective work. There are many ways to approach an investigation and Shadows of Doubt doesn't hold your hand in how it wants you to approach things, it just lets you; it's up to you to connect the dots on a murder case and how you go about to do it: CCTV footage, civilian testimonies, fingerprints, mails, you name it.
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Recommended

LeifMeAlone
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Shadows of Doubt is a fantastic detective/crime solver. The freedom that the game is built around provides a addicting gameplay loop of solving randomly generated crimes. The game keeps you engaged with new murders and happening randomly and smaller side gigs you can accept and solve for money. Definitely one of my favorite games of this year.
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Recommended

Smoo
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Excellent game for early access, can't wait for the full release. Hunting down different leads, questioning different people, it simply begs your mind to fill in the blanks, and acts wonderfully for creating stories out of randomness.
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Recommended

Riifvader
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What a great concept. Procedural generated investigation done right.
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very good with a fair price buy it buy it

GoodGamesGary
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I have about 3 1/2 hours of gameplay so far and even though there is a lack of polish on certain aspects of the game, (such as certain broken animations) the game’s fault are nothing major and have yet to stop me from immersing myself in this gritty, cyber punk detective world of shadows of doubt, and I can’t help but recommend it, for I feel there’s no game like it, so, if you’re looking for an amazing cyber punk detective game that you could have theoretically, hundreds of hours of playtime in, I would recommend shadows of doubt truly yours, GoodGamesGary.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Shadows of Doubt is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i3
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i5
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
88% of Fanatical users recommend Shadows of Doubt. The average review score is 4.4/5
Shadows of Doubt was released on April 24, 2023
Shadows of Doubt is published by Fireshine Games
Shadows of Doubt was developed by ColePowered Games
Fanatical users tagged Shadows of Doubt as Immersive Sim, Sandbox, Puzzle, and RPG
Fanatical users tagged Shadows of Doubt as Detective, Noir, Voxel, and Atmospheric
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Shadows of Doubt as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shadows of Doubt as Immersive Sim
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shadows of Doubt as Sandbox
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shadows of Doubt as Puzzle

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