Shadowrun: Street Magic - Catalyst Game Labs | Shadowrun.
Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics What's this?

Waking up in a morgue with amnesia it’s clear that your character, Jake Armitage, is having a bad day. Set in Seattle in the year 2050, Shadowrun is a cyberpunk RPG based on the pen and paper game of the same name. Having been gunned down in the streets you must uncover exactly what’s going on and fast, because people are still after you. What follows is a gripping and atmospheric tale that quickly draws you in. Upon release the game sold about five copies, which is criminal as it means most gamers missed out on an absolute cracker

Having risen from the dead, the first few minutes of play see you freak out the morgue workers and then chat to someone who saw you get shot. He doesn’t say much before he runs off to get shot dead himself. Picking up his gun you kill his assassin, whose jacket you can then swipe for a bit of protection. Oh, and you encounter a mysterious dog, babbling on about controlling destiny. Things aren’t going to get easier for poor Jake anytime soon.

When you begin you may not have much to go on, but a bit of exploring provides items such as clue-giving scraps of paper. The story keeps pushing forward as you find out more about your world, and upon achieving a goal you will find some new name or place mentioned, and you will hurry off to find out more, or you will learn a magic spell and will be keen to test it out. Whether exploring sewers, fighting a vampire or searching for items there is always something to hold your interest. You can’t just rush through the game though: things get harder as you progress and you will need to take some time out to level up.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics What's this?

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