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7.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 245 ratings
  1. 10 (24)
  2. 9 (59)
  3. 8 (85)
  4. 7 (50)
  5. 6 (15)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (3)

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  • User Rating 7.8

    Rated on November 22, 2003 by Erebus

    Shining in the Darkness is a RPG that is played in the first-person perspective. The majority of the game takes place within the confines of a single, mammoth dungeon. While traversing through the cla...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    The grandfather, solid and unshakable in his day, who now shakes his head at what kids these days have become.

    Rated on September 24, 2009 by 3KindgomsRandy

    Shining in the Darkness is a first person dungeon crawler RPG released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis/Megadrive. At the time of its release, dungeon crawling was still a fairly common mechanism in RPG ...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.7

    Only a classic because of the Shining name, this game is too simple and tedious to be called a true classic.

    Rated on February 17, 2005 by Dalton2K5

    The Sega Genesis had few good, actually, just few RPG's in general. This was one of the first RPG's for Sega's only success in the console market, and the only thing it is really known for is the fact...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.4

    Decent early Genesis RPG

    Rated on February 11, 2006 by canyoudigit07

    As for the actual game itself, Shining in the Darkness doesn't quite live up to it's illustrious name. The graphics are less than stellar, and if you think about it the storyline itself is very cli...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2

    A good labyrinthic rehearsal

    Rated on August 24, 2005 by MasterMarcus

    This is an overlooked classical RPG which can be remembered as one of the first true 3D RPGs on consoles, first person perspective, though laggy and repetitive. At least the controls are fluid to coun...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    The Game That Started RPG's for Me

    Rated on July 30, 2010 by DtheRed

    My older brother the D&D and role playing man was always refusing to let me play D&D(the 1st edition) and as he moved to video games he played rpg and strategy games watching them suck refused the ide...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    A good dungeon crawler, decent for mindless playing.

    Rated on January 12, 2009 by gingefails

    Sweet, colourful graphics and an easy battle system (turn-based, booyah!). It has to be one of my favourite fantasy RPG's on the Genesis, that allows for both concentration and a mindless grind of exp...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Shining in the Darkness could still teach modern RPGs a thing or two.

    Rated on November 25, 2010 by AzelKosMos

    Your character has made it through over a dozen battles to get as far as he has. Getting more and more confused at every turn in this similar looking labyrinth, he is wounded, down to his last medical...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9

    One of the Best RPG's for Sega PERIOD!

    Rated on June 02, 2006 by jacobs1282

    This has got to be one of the best RPG's ever created for the Sega system. I know I am one of the few who feel this way; with that said my review will not do the game justice. Gameplay: The gamepl...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4

    Best Old-School RPG!

    Rated on June 26, 2006 by theguardian524

    I love games like this, that give you several aspects of play that are stimulating to the brain rather then killing your brain cells. Memory, because the map is esentially a huge maze you have to r...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.