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Shadow Guardian HD (Kindle Tablet Edition)

by Gameloft
Rated: Mature
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Price: $5.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.0.7
  • Fixed a rare crash issue during the initial tutorial.
  • Fixed an issue where the character would get stuck moving in one particular direction after dying

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0068A132U
  • Release Date: November 15, 2011
  • Rated: Mature This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,635 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Play a gorgeous action-adventure game with an epic story
  • Take on the role of Jason Call, a former soldier now working as an investigative journalist
  • Enjoy thrilling and varied gameplay made up of intriguing exploration and fast-paced action
  • Admire very detailed animations that immerse you in the game
  • Explore rich levels and fight off dozens of enemies

Product Description
Shadow Guardian HD

The mysterious Prima Materia, a powerful and precious relic that has been at the center of occult legends for millennia, has become a real threat. Hidden in a remote temple, it is sought after by a group of dangerous mercenaries that want to acquire its power to enslave the rest of the mankind.

You are Jason Call, a former soldier now working as an investigative journalist, and your mission is to stop them. Race through ancient Egyptian ruins, abandoned temples in India, sunken sanctuaries, and the frozen plains of Antarctica as you fight armies of enemies to bring peace to the world.

• The most gorgeous action-adventure game ever released on Android phones!

• Thrilling and varied gameplay made up of fast-paced action and intriguing exploration

• An epic story that will lead you from the narrow streets of Alexandria to ancient temples in India and the frozen Antarctic plains

• Very detailed animations add to the immersion as you explore rich levels or fight off dozens of enemies


Technical Details

Size: 1.2MB
Version: 1.0.7
Developed By: Gameloft ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Allows an app to hide softkeys on Kindle devices
  • Write to external storage
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Allows termination of background processes
  • Modify global audio settings
  • Read only access to device state
  • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
  • Open network sockets
  • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
  • Discover and pair bluetooth devices
  • Change network connectivity state
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about networks
  • One or more permissions that have no effect because they are no longer supported in Android.
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty awesome!! November 25, 2011
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I just got kindle fire from as my first tablet and let me tell you I had no idea that they had games this cool for touch screen devices. Before I say anything let me say this is certainly worth the six bucks I paid for it.

Graphics for this game are pretty good, I'd put them in the ps2 range. Gameplay is fast and decently fluid, but like others have said the controls can be a bit clunky especially when turning. Storywise it's pretty "meh" but it's more than good enough for the price. It's also pretty satisfying to shoot people in game, nothing like CoD but good nonetheless.

Lastly, the game freezes now and again but the autosave frequency is pretty reasonable so it's no biggie just to restart the kindle.

Great game all in all though. Hope to see more like it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun Uncharted knockoff... September 6, 2012
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If you have read this far then you are probably aware that Shadow Guardian is "inspired" by Sony's Uncharted series. As far as the platforming goes, Shadow Guardian is surprisingly close. When I first played this game I had recently played a LOT of Uncharted: Golden Abyss and climbing around ancient ruins in both games felt very similar to each other. The key differences between Shadow Guardian are in the story and production values.

I played this on my Kindle Fire and didn't have any problems with running the game. You control your character with a virtual joystick on the lower left corner of the screen and it works well enough. It may not be quite as good as having an actual joystick but I never felt hampered by having to use a touchscreen. Your right thumb controls aiming and combat. I did have some problems aiming here and there but nothing too bad. For a game that uses touchscreens, Shadow Guardian controls surprisingly well. It may be a bit of a learning curve for players new to tablet gaming but you should get the hang of it pretty quickly.

My biggest complaint with the game is the enemy AI. The bad guys do some stupid things every now and then. For example, in a part of the game where a group of soldiers ambushed my character I saw one soldier running in place against a stone block on the ground. I was able to leisurely pull out my character's gun, reload it, aim at the enemy and fire while he was still running in place. This game is easy for the first few chapters and the difficulty picks up around Chapter 5.

Shadow Guardian has more of a B-movie tone than Uncharted. This game's story leans more towards supernatural entities and the cheesy voice acting works in a strange way to add to that B-movie feel. While Shadow Guardian is not a better game than Uncharted, it is quite a good game, especially for the price of a few dollars. If you have a device capable of playing this game, I suggest you check it out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good April 3, 2013
This was the first gameloft game I bought and I was sorta impressed. This Game is basically the memory of the main character who's a modern day version of Indiana Jones. You will be finding statues and treasures and fighting bad guys. This game has pretty good action and graphics. Just one problem. This game is basically 1/3 fighting and 2/3 climbing. It could get pretty boring sometimes just climbing. Plus I'm not sure it was worth 5.99. For .99 sure but the price right now wouldn't fit a game that's just okay.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for KF! December 26, 2011
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Everyone knows why they got a kindle fire, entertainment, and this game gives it. The graphics is great, gameplay is smooth, and the storyline is good enough. The controls are easy to handle as well. The price is a steal for what you're getting out of this game. Get this! (sn: hoping for a sequel)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good December 26, 2011
By sqid
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The best game I found for kindle fire yet. It is just like playing a xbox or ps3. Whould recommend to anyone who like games with action in it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gameloft=Quality games December 23, 2011
By RR1384
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I was surprised at the quality of Shadow Guardian. The storyline is pretty good, graphics are well done and the game runs smoothly on the kindle fire. This game is similar to Uncharted. I have bought several of the games by Gameloft and they create great looking games that run well. I would definitely recommend this game especially now that it is on sale for only 99 cents.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A nifty proof of concept. December 23, 2011
By sethsez
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At first it's pretty impressive to have something like this on a tablet, but after a while you realize that it's a pretty miserable experience without buttons, and the game itself benefits hugely from the lowered expectations of being on a tablet. Once you get over that you realize you're playing a remarkably bland game with mediocre art direction and bad controls. Stick with simpler games.more suited to a tablet and leave the big action games on platforms that can actually do them justice.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun "Uncharted" Clone!! November 21, 2011
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If you've played Uncharted for PS3 then you'll be right at home with this portable wanna be! Controls work fairly well for touch based controls & it runs very smooth on Kindle Fire. It's definitely one of the highlights of the Kindle Fire game choices.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Shadow Guardian HD (Kindle Tablet Edition) not for Kindle HD
Am I missing something here? Shadow Guardian HD (Kindle Tablet Edition) I've got the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and the compatibility bar says it won't work on my tablet! Read more
Published on February 13, 2013 by Pastor Gary
1.0 out of 5 stars It wont work on my kindle fire not hd
I bought this item thinking it would work for my kindle fire since it is called kindle tablet edition but it did not I bought it then it said I had it but it wasn't on the device... Read more
Published on January 28, 2013 by sharie kinney
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but
I have it on my iPod touch but it doesn't work on my kindle fire hd. But it's good in my iPod though 4g
Published on January 10, 2013 by Kfhd
4.0 out of 5 stars SUSPICIAN. -_-
ehhhhhh it seems to be another trilogy of uncherted I think that's were the amazing awsomly awesome awsomness company got the idea if I made uncharted. Read more
Published on August 3, 2012 by awsome
5.0 out of 5 stars portable version of Uncharted; nice!
I was always a fan of the Uncharted series and this is basically it. So of course I would like this game.
Published on May 22, 2012 by C. Hu
3.0 out of 5 stars dissapointing
looks decent, ive played one level I actually liked. controls very insensitive and or jumpy. would not recommend buying, in fact very disappointing for a gameloft game. Read more
Published on May 1, 2012 by D. Chandler
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun -Kindle
This game is very fun. Great graphics. It is like tomb raider or uncharted. Had a few glitches while shooting, gun would snap to the right. But other then that very good game.
Published on April 29, 2012 by steve o
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome
its better then
chicken and terd.
its amazing.
I love it.
make a 2nd one
it super cool I love
Published on April 11, 2012 by trace eatheridge
5.0 out of 5 stars love this game
this game is just like uncharted 3 if your bored play this game to cheer you up and I also got this game free from filecrop
Published on March 30, 2012 by jaydon rachel
2.0 out of 5 stars Gameloft rips off yet another series: This time Uncharted
The Good: Lots of weapons, good variety and pace

The Bad: Bad visuals, animations, controls, camera, story, and pretty much everything else

Gameloft had a... Read more
Published on March 28, 2012 by Richard Baker
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