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Average Player Score Based on 420 ratings
6.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 420 ratings
  1. 10 (48)
  2. 9 (49)
  3. 8 (73)
  4. 7 (66)
  5. 6 (46)
  6. 5 (41)
  7. 4 (33)
  8. 3 (18)
  9. 2 (10)
  10. 1 (36)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:7

    No carebears...

    I stopped playing SB about the time the Wrath Server started to die. Before that I played for over a year and a half, so obviously I found the game enjoyable. However, I was lucky and managed to get in with good guild... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • User Rating:7

    No carebears...

    I stopped playing SB about the time the Wrath Server started to die. Before that I played for over a year and a half, so obviously I found the game enjoyable. However, I was lucky and managed to get in with good guild... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Shadowbane

  • User Rating:8.2

    If you're looking for a Player-vs-Player game with a political twist that gives players the freedom to set the rules, then Shadowbane is the game you've been looking for. A game over five years in the making, Shadowba... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.7

    Almost every aspect of Shadowbane is done better by other games in its genre.

    With so many MMORPG's currently vying for gamers' attentions, it is all the more important to learn from the mistakes of other developers' efforts, as well as their successes. Having a unique game world is a must, and re... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    I played Ultima Online and EverQuest - Shadowbane reminds me more of Ultima Online (when Ultima used to be a free-for-all). I think the review really overlooks the fact that once past level 20 - anything goes! There is n... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5

    When I first heard of Shadowbane I thought the idea sounded fairly uninteresting, and I only got it because my interest in AC2 had worn out, Star Wars Galaxies was delayed, and I wanted something to keep me occupied unti... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4

    Shadowbane has a few strong points and a few weak points. The weak point everyone focuses on is the graphics. Yes, they aren't up the likes of Asheron's Call 2 but they are better than the original Everquest. The spel... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1

    I WAS A BETA FOR THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE,,,,,WHAT A WASTE OF TIME THAT WAS. THIS GAME PUT THE CAPITOL "L" IN LAG, EVEN WITH A 1.5 ADSL LINE WASNT ENOUGH TO COMPENSATE WITH SHADOWBANE. IT GOT SO BAD AT TIMES I THOUGHT I WAS... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1

    It's difficult to judge a game like this because so much of it is dependent on the player community--much moreso than a game like Everquest. This is because, at its core, Shadowbane allows the player community to shape ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.4

    Never has the sayings "nice guys finish last" been more true than in Shadowbane. You may start out trying to be a niceguy, but eventually you realize only the evil and treacherous will succeed in this world. This game w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2

    Shadowbane is the latest raindrop in a vast sea of massively-multiplayer online RPGs. Developed by Texas-based Wolfpack Studios, the game has spent quite a long time in coming. Touted by Wolfpack to be a player-versus-pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.3

    Shadowbane was believed to be the end-all, be-all of Massively Multiplayer role playing games, capitalizing, according to its designers at Wolfpack Studios, on a truly dynamic world. Having played the game for over 40 ho... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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