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Shadowgrounds PC

In Shadowgrounds, Finland's debut project by Finnish company Frozenbyte, the player will play the role of colonists who have to face a horde of strangers attacking an outpost in Ganimedes.

Action | FPP | science fiction | Isometric view | shooters

Shadowgrounds Release Date PC

04November2005

developer: Frozenbyte publisher: dtp AG / Anaconda Official website

English language game language: English

Shadowgrounds brings fresh air to the action genre with its unique perspective, explosive action sequences, innovative weapon upgrade system and a well-developed story. Addictive gameplay and audiovisual fireworks set the scene for a near-future tale of epic heights.

Be prey to the vicious aliens - or prepare to strike back before it's too late!

Upgradeable weaponry

Use a devastating arsenal of high-tech weaponry to dispose of the alien threat. Each weapon has multiple upgrades that maximize the carnage. Examples include a pinpoint laser that cuts the aliens in half and and a railgun that fires wall-bouncing bullets - kill several aliens with only one shot! Check out more examples in Weapons & Upgrades.

Destructible environment

What good are weapons and special effects if you can't wreak havoc on the environment? Shadowgrounds lets you go all-out - glass shatters, ground shakes, trees fall, barrels explode and furniture blows to smithereens. Use the environment to your advantage.

Stunning visuals and intensive atmosphere

Shadowgrounds uses cutting-edge realistic lighting and glow technology to light up the battlefield. Procedural texturing system enables virtually unlimited number of animatable effects such as water and lava. Lightmaps and dynamic lighting bring even more intensity to the environment. Together these technologies create an amazing atmosphere for the game.

Realistic lighting with gameplay effects

Realistic lighting looks great - but it is an important gameplay feature, too. Aliens react to light, which allows for unique combat movements. Point your flashlight straight into the eyes of the monsters and see what happens... Some aliens try to stay in the shadows right until they attack you and the great variation in alien species means you must not let your guard down at any time. Field reports have even indicated that there might be species that are only identified by their shadow - you can't see them in normal light. Watch out...

Bossfights!

Big, brutal monsters await you. Prepare to face many different bosses who will do anything to stop your journey. They are nasty, blood-thirsty beasts but don't give in to fear - remember to use the environment and the lighting to your advantage!

Epic storyline & interesting characters

Shadowgrounds has an intriguing and deep storyline. The player is not alone - many allies fight alongside him. Mission highlights include investigating alien origins, helping in rescue evacuation and setting up defense perimeters.

Thrilling sound environment

Shadowgrounds' breath-taking atmosphere is further enhanced by a thrilling soundtrack and realistic sound environment. The soundtrack has been designed to support the game's atmosphere perfectly. Frozenbyte has an in-house musician working full-time on the game's sound and music environment - the soundtrack has been in development for almost a year and features a diverse collection of music scores from many different genres.

Game mode: single player  

Media type: 2 CD

User score: 7,6 / 10 based on 245 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 7.2 / 10 based on 2 votes.

PEGI rating Shadowgrounds

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Shadowgrounds System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 4 2 GHz
  • 512 MB RAM
  • graphic card 64MB (Geforce FX5900 or better)
  • 1 GB HDD
  • Win 2000/XP
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