Respectful resurrection of classic franchise by the original creator.
Editor extends this game indefinitely.
Soundtrack is worth paying extra.
Dead Manís Switch takes about 12 hours to complete.
Few real choices.
Editor requires no coding skills, but is still pretty daunting for a casual.
A few gameplay systems lack depth.
Game ends too abruptly.
By PC Authority on October 10, 2013
Shadowrun is one of the classic pen and paper RPG settings, a wonderful mash-up of classic cyberpunk tropes with the idea that the Mayan Calendar was right, and when the ‘end of the world' ticked over, it was not the end of everything, but...83
By AsiaOne on August 31, 2013
For those who love classic turn-based role-playing elements set in a fantasy cyberpunk universe, Shadowrun Returns is certainly one game you have to...80
By technologytell.com on August 30, 2013
Shadowrun Returns is a Kickstarter funded game. Games funded this way are becoming ever more common, although they have pitfalls. First, the developers of the game are constrained by whatever they said they were going to make in the Kickstarter. If it...-
By New Game Network on August 10, 2013
Not a particularly remarkable or lengthy game, but still worth picking up if you're a Shadowrun fan or just looking for a good narrative to fill the...68
By PCGamer on August 02, 2013
Between the varied, challenging combat encounters and the somewhat above par (if barely interactive) plot, it’s worth the 20ish hours it will take to complete. Like the life of a Shadowrunner, it drags in places and shines in others.74
By GameSpot on August 01, 2013
Intrepid imagineers will see beyond the included content and into a future of cyberpunk tales galore. But at present, Shadowrun Returns is an enjoyable role-playing game with the scent of a classic, if not the essence.70
By GameSpot on July 31, 2013
Shadowrun Returns is a pleasant role-playing game with a potent...70
By Strategy Informer on July 29, 2013
Disclaimer: I don’t know if it matters to anyone, but I want to get it out in the open at the start that I am a backer of Shadowrun Returns. I don’t think it compromises my critical ability regarding the game, at least no more than any other...80
By PCAdvisor on July 27, 2013
Shadowrun Returns is a beautiful and flexible roleplaying game in an excellent, grungey setting, though it does feel on the slight side and is perhaps too choreographed. A few baffling design decisions - particularly the awful save system - also keep this comeback kid from being quite as triumphant as it deserved to be.70
By PC Advisor on July 27, 2013
A fan-funded reboot of a SNES game based on a cyberpunk-themed pen and paper RPG sounds like a recipe for inaccessibility, but Shadowrun Returns winds up being as immediate and fresh-feeling as it is reverent to its past. An isometric...70