- Sega Genesis
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You must go to Seattle of the middle of the next century and interact with dozen of unique characters.
You are a Shadowrunner.
In all honesty, Shadowrun is an console RPG that is as unique as they come. It is fairly non-linear, since you can accomplish sub-plots in no particular order. You select one of three classes: a samurai brute, an agile mage, and the hacker. Instead of increasing in level, you can (and must!) tweak your atributes and the pre-equipped skills with Mana points, which accumulate slowly over time (preventing overkill). You can hire partner Shadowrunners to cancel out your failings (hire a mage if you are a warrior, or hire a proficient hacker-class character if you are a mage who doesn't want to get "equipped"). If you have the equipment, you can even go into the 3D virtual reality and hack private files for some extra funds (that is, if you can avoid the traps!). You can ally with gangs and hunt hellhounds for pelts. Since Seattle and its surroundings are the "overworld", the game places an added emphasys on plot. There are literally dozens of unique character throghout the game: innkeepers, "contractors", gang members, everyone you could think of in a megacorporation-run, dark-future Seattle.
You can equip yourself with a variety of realistic firearms and bullet-proof jackets. Spells are purchased and upgrades are available. You can even purchase cybernetic upgrades. Combat is in real time directly in the field. Money is usually earned by taking on certain jobs (ranging from simple deliveries to complex VR heists) from "Mr. Johnsons", some of whom pay particularly well.
The best part of Shadowrun is the ambience.Read more ›
The Shadowrun setting is essentially a mix between Blade Runner and Lord of the Rings. You have major corporations controlling a dystopic metropolis (Seattle) while at the same time elves, ghouls, trolls, dragons and other fantasy creatures are seen in everyday life. With you get magic spells along with guns and cybernetic implants. In this game you are an operative for hire. A shadowrunner. This entails you getting assignments ranging from being a bodyguard, courier, corporate thief and more. Along the way you also have a personal mission to take care of. The way this all is put together makes for some great gameplay.
First off Shadowrun is completely open ended. You pick what kind of runner you want to be (cybered up mercenary called a street samurai, mage for fire, or futuristic computer hacker) and you decide what jobs you will do. You're not even that limited by the character you pick. You can give your mage some cybernetic implants or build up your samurai's computer skills. I think you can even get both to start casting spells. The trick is as you gain experience in the game you only have so much resources to use in increasing your skills so technically it's best to pick one and roll with it. Personally I recommend being a Decker (futuristic hacker) as it gives you more levels of gameplay.
Not only is character generation open ended, but the game world is as well. You can travel all over Seattle and the outskirts without being stuck in some linear path.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good condition, seems to work fine. Best genesis game I've ever played.Published 14 days ago by Cody Thomsen
Wow, I missed something good 21 years ago. By far the best version of Shadowrun I have ever played on a gaming console. Read morePublished 5 months ago by mark mcdonough
This game was amazing , the dam music for the bar , what you like .... Rat shaman and Mage and decker in cool trench coats .... Read morePublished 6 months ago by john c.
Shadowrun is a special game to me. I first got this in about 1994 or 1995 as a gift from my parents. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alan C. Logan
Item arrived as described, box was excellent condition, manual was looking good, game cart played fine, but the battery was depleted and arrived dead, so no saves could be... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Christophe Zant
I hated it, and I'm an rpg fan. Maybe I should of gave it more of a chance but the controls felt clunky and whilst trying to get to the next locale I would get shot down in... Read morePublished on December 9, 2013 by JoJoBear
Simply put, this is a top 5 game of all time on any system. From building a character, going on shadowruns and running the matrix, each aspect was as fun as the other. Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Jim
Really is one of the best RPG's of all time. Loved playing it as a kid and love it even more as an adult.Published on November 1, 2011 by Matthew R. Heinlein