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Average Player Score Based on 1943 ratings
8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 1943 ratings
  1. 10 (413)
  2. 9 (762)
  3. 8 (595)
  4. 7 (127)
  5. 6 (24)
  6. 5 (10)
  7. 4 (3)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (5)

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  • Rating:8

    There are lots of RPGs that are more polished than Shadow Hearts, but few with such a unique atmosphere and personality.

    Although I love JRPGs, I do have to admit that they don't take the path less treaded very often. That is one reason that Shadow Hearts clicked with me from the get go. Sure, the developer made a few baffling design decis... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A decade later this solid game is still worth playing

    I just got this game after almost a decade of having a ps2. One of my holy grail JRPG's, I bought this game for about $38USD. If you've played shadow hearts covenant first, you'll be surprised to see all the story/pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    It stands apart from other RPGs in so many good ways.

    My Shadow Hearts review is finally here. After raving about this game for nearly a decade, I've finally decided to sit down and put together a real review. It is one of my favorites. It stands apart from other RPGs in so... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Don't go in expecting much, and you may be surprised.

    Story "Shadow Hearts follows the adventures of Yuri Hyuga, a Harmonixer guided by a mysterious voice in his head. He finds himself thrown into the conflicts prior to World War I where he must save the woman he loves an... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Shadow Hearts kicks @ss

    Shadow Hearts and a dark JRPG that is a low budget game but works with what it's got and the end result is one of the best RPG's I've ever played. The story is very in depth leaving you wanting to know what's happened a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Gamer since 1981 trust my reviews

    Shadow hearts is one different game but it's a good thing for this series Positives -Fun battle system -Dark and entertaining storyline thru out -Decent length -Dark great graphics Negatives -Not as good as th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    I was pleasantly surprised

    My original goal was simple: play Shadow Hearts 2. The game was praised on many levels, and I decided it was finally time to give it a whirl. I ran into a slight problem, however. Apparently, one had to play Shadow Heart... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Totally new experience in RPG playing.

    Graphic:(for it's time)7.5 Sound:8.0 Game play:8.5 Duration of playing:7.5 Overall:7.8 There is one thing about this game what is really interesting is combat style. It's totally original. Combat in this game does... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    It's dark, creepy, mysterious, violent... Sounds good? Yeah, but doesn't look that good...

    First of all, graphics suck big time. It looks like a Ps1 game and I really think it would run nicely on that console. When I started to play I thought maybe it came out in 1998 or something, but when I see it came out a... Read Full Review

    0 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Dark, Creepy and absolutely Amazing

    Shadow Hearts, what can I say. I've never been one to play occult type games, but this game rocks. A solid story with great characters, a unique battle system and hours of gameplay. This game was dark but gripping, A ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful