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Average Player Score Based on 421 ratings
6.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 421 ratings
  1. 10 (48)
  2. 9 (50)
  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

  • 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

  • Rating:3.5

    A game worthy of being thrown in a trash can.

    + It's free. + The PvP is pretty good. - Horrible game interface, along with horrible server connections. - It's about as fun as listening to someone else's grandmother tell stories. When I first got this game, I w... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Shadowbane

  • Rating:5

    When an MMO is shot in the head.

    When I first got this game, I was thinking it was going to be like a massively huge world with game play much like Diablo or other action RPGs. If anything, maybe a little like Everquest. Nope, I was wrong. Everything yo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    What to say. . . Shadowbane gets some mixed reactions from me.

    Shadowbane, one of the last "Hard Core PvP" games remaining. Well, now it's totally free forever, all expansion packs included, all the races, areas, and classes open to you. Now, this is a game that your going to h... Read Full Review

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

    For a pure pvp game you cant do better, carebears stay away!

    What is Shadowbane? A simple question, but not so simple to answer. Shadowbane is many things to many people. The game is officially classified as a Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying game (MMORPG or MMO for short)... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3.5

    Heavy Hardcore PvP griefers need apply - pretty much everyone else avoid like the plague

    Theres not that many MMo's out there with I totally hate with a vengance, those are the ones which cater to the hardest minority of hardcore PvP'ers only, those few select people who just love to grief at every possible ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.2

    Short Review

    A short review on Shadowbane. Shadowbane is a commercial MMO and therefor they should perform better then free MMO's so that's what we'll compare it to. Gameplay: 8 Even though I didn't really like this game it's ... Read Full Review

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

    Despite lag and a terrible interface, this is a pretty sweet game (plus, it's free).

    :Good Idea: ·Well, the game is free. You don't get much better than free. ·The Player Vs. Player system is something unseen in MMORPGs. Instead of fighting in an arena, someone can come beat the crap out of you in a fi... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.2

    God I Hope They Don't Shut This Down

    I have to admit I only just started playing this when they made it free. And now that they're shutting down Wolfpack Studios I'm worried they're going to terminate it. In my short game lifetime, I have came to love playi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • 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
  • Rating:1

    Really this game has seen it's days and is ready for the Garbage Can. Get real and get a different game!

    More of the same a really poor game with many many errors in it and many problems that they can not fix or refuse to fix. Please don't waste your time playing this game as really messed up people will just grief you and... Read Full Review

    1 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1.9

    First impressions are important

    Having played many an RPG on the PC, going as far back as the Commedore 64, first impressions are a must for me. I played the 15 day free trial, for a grand total of 20 minutes. The graphics were reminisent of Baldur's G... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful