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Shadows of the Damned (Xbox 360)

We have collected and analysed 24 expert reviews and 1 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is 20-06-2011. We have compared these reviews to 93000 reviews from other Xbox 360 Games. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Expert review by : Daniel Cairns (darkzero.co.uk)

Shadows of the Damned (Xbox 360) review

 

Once upon a time there was a game called Resident Evil 4. It was a good game. No, it was the best game. It was magical. As beautiful as a sunset and as bonkers as a trigger-happy music producer. Everyone in the land loved Resident Evil 4.

Dead Space 2 probably still has the edge, but Shadows of the Damned has cult hit written all over it, and will likely go the way of other criminally overlooked curios like God Hand and Beyond Good and Evil. It's too colourful, too out there, too damned...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : David Jenkins (metro.co.uk)

Shadows Of The Damned review - Once Upon a Time in Hell

 

The creators of Resident Evil 4 and No More Heroes pool their resources, and their DVD collections, to bring you the most profanity-filled shooter of the year.

Solid, visceral combat and some impressively horrible enemy and set designs. The darkness adds some interesting puzzles and some jokes hit their targets

Often feels like a poor man's Resident Evil 4 and the game begins to run out if its own ideas far too quickly. Some of the dialogue is so bad it's embarrassing

A low-brow mix of Resident Evil 4 and No More Heroes, that is far from the best from either creator but still a fun and subversive shooter.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by (x360magazine.com)

Shadows Of The Damned

 

The most interesting rental of the summer?

Fresh and rammed with style, although the repetition may cause some gamers to lose interest.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : OXM.co.uk (oxm.co.uk)

Shadows of the Damned

 

A little bit half-cocked

Gloriously mad ; Visually stylish ; Satisfying gunplay

Occasionally repetitive ; Not much meat on its bones

Unique, entertaining but over all too quickly

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Wugga (buttonmasher.co.nz)

Shadows Of The Damned Review (Xbox 360)

 

Whenever I see the name “Shadows Of The Damned”, the hit single “Shadows Of The Night” by the immortal Pat Benetar starts playing in my head. This doesn't really say anything about the game except that it has perhaps a rather generic name. It's a game...

When it comes time to think about what I didn’t like about SotD, I can only think of a couple of irritating chase sequences that bugged me at the time. Shadows Of The Damned didn’t exactly cause a brainsplosion, but it's all around good fun. I have no...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Morgan (dignews.com)

Shadows of the Damned

 

Shadows of the Damned follows the quest of demon hunter Garcia Hotspur as he travels Hell, attempting to save his love, Paula. Paula was killed and kidnapped by the lord of Hell, Flemming in a flurry of sexual innuendo. This all happens before you even...

Graphics are good ; Characters are over the top and they grow on you fairly easily ; Music is very nice ; It takes a minute, but it gets fun

So many penis jokes... One eyed willy? SERIOUSLY

Shadows of the Damned is not for the li'l ones or even a good number of the big ones. If you do give it a chance though you will probably enjoy it.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Peter Skerritt (gamingnexus.com)

Shadows of the Damned

 

Shadows of the Damned is a story about a demon hunter who battles to save his beloved from a fate of never-ending death at the hands of the most powerful demon in the Underworld. Garcia Hotspur, the protagonist in Shadows of the Damned, is a likable...

Shadows of the Damned, despite some interesting ideas and intense action, falls victim to poor game design in the second half of the experience. Frustrating turret levels, going back to the 2D well one too many times, and puzzles that literally halt...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Gus Mastrapa (origin.avclub.com)

Shadows Of The Damned

 

Taking an absinthe-fueled trip to hell.

Last year, Mikami fired a blank with Vanquish—a highly polished shooter wrapped in a dopey, unambitious science-fiction world. Shadows Of The Damned brings out the best of both creators. Suda 51’s warped, pop-culture-obsessed vision and Mikami’s...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Robert Workman (planetxbox360.com)

Shadows of the Damned Review

 

You can bitch and moan about Electronic Arts' business practices all you like (really, Battlefield 3 will be worth it, kids), but once in a while, the company does make a genuinely good business decision. Case in point – it immediately leaped on board...

As for the gameplay itself, it’s very much inspired by Resident Evil. You can roam around freely using Johnson as a torch, trying to keep the darkness at bay (if you’re surrounded by it, it can easily kill you). At any time, you can switch to your gun,...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Tyler Chancey (aag.webnode.com)

Shadows of the Damned Xbox- Xbox 360

 

Goichi Suda, aka Suda51, has always had a special place in my heart. With past titles such as Killer 7 and the No More Heroes series under his belt, the man's name has become connected to colorful, quirky games with a satirical, tongue-in-cheek...

Great Presentation ; Clever sense of humor ; Gameplay is varied, if a bit repetitive ; Truly Unique ; Good musical score

Level design and boss fights feel dated ; Lip sync and graphical hiccups

Jun, 2011
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