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8.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 1820 ratings
  1. 10 (469)
  2. 9 (1025)
  3. 8 (250)
  4. 7 (37)
  5. 6 (12)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (15)

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  • User Rating 9

    Gets better and better the more you play it! Well worth the money spent to get it.

    Rated on August 19, 2009 by ksussan1

    Shadow Complex is probably the best arcade game to come out this year. While $15 is a bit pricy for an arcade title, this game gives you value through gameplay and has lasting appeal. While the stor...

    9 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    This Metroid inspired game will leave you wanting more even when the end credits start rolling

    Rated on March 05, 2012 by TheManofTin

    Shadow Complex is fun. Simple. It is hard to describe. It definitely takes notes from the Metroid games and we need more games like Shadow Complex. This game is basically what a 3D Metroid game would ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Not only is this one of the most fun 2D games ever made, it's simply one of the most fun games I have ever played.

    Rated on August 19, 2009 by LegendofYaslint

    I Can't say enough about how much I love this game. Everything from the shooting mechanic to the exploration to the platforming just all feels amazingly polished and perfected. The weapons are all ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Completely out of left field, Shadow Complex gives rabid Metroid and Castlevania fans something new to devour. Finally.

    Rated on August 19, 2009 by Draylorn

    Long time fans of Super Metroid, Castlevania: Symphony of The Night, and their Nintendo DS successors should be very happy right now. Their beloved "metroidvania" genre has finally gone hi-def. Th...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Shadow Complex shows us how an old dog can be taught new tricks...and cheap!!!

    Rated on August 20, 2009 by HeyMaa

    I can remember the day when I first walked into FuncoLand (yes, I'm that old) and traded in my NES along with the hundreds of titles I had. I bought a game a week the entire time I owned my NES. Needl...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Great game- tight controls, amazing graphics and plays just like Metroid IN ITS PRIME

    Rated on August 20, 2009 by heywowlookitsme

    At first, the game looked like just another sidescroller during E3 coverage. But, when I looked at the demos and the videos, i realized that the game was going to be more than it appeared at first. So...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    An instant classic taking the Metroidvania type games into a new setting. If you liked any Metroid game, this is a buy!

    Rated on August 20, 2009 by calevenice

    Shadow Complex is just like the games from the Metroid Series and Castlevania series for any gameboy, with the exception that it is rendered in 3D. While it feels similar to metroid due to your chara...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Great game, brings life to 2D side scrolling games and leaves you wanting more after all it only lasts 8hrs.

    Rated on August 21, 2009 by Cubano7649

    This game is everything I expected it to be everything feels extrememly fluid and easy controls only make the experience better. The graphics are the best I have seen even for a downloadable game and ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    If you're remotely interested in action games with a healthy dose of exploration, Shadow Complex is for you.

    Rated on August 21, 2009 by PAJ89

    In the last year, titles like Braid, Bionic Commando Rearmed, and 'Splosion Man have really propelled the Xbox Live Arcade forward in terms of quality and value. Cynics that claim the best of the arca...

    10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    This game will make you forget about the real world and just suck you into this fantastic 2d universe

    Rated on August 21, 2009 by mlenskjold

    Epic games are the people behind the massive success series Gears of war and Unreal tournament, and Shadow Complex is, as the other titles from Epic Games, highly addictive. In the game you play has ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.