(GCN / GameCube)

Shadow The Hedgehog (GCN / GameCube)

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From his first appearance in Sonic Adventure 2TM to his most recent role in Sonic HeroesTM, Shadow has emerged as one of the most popular characters in the Sonic The Hedgehog universe. And now, he is headlining his own game. Shadow The Hedgehog boldly redefines the intense, high-speed action that fans have come to love in the Sonic The Hedgehog series.

Created as the Ultimate Life Form, Shadow is a rebel tormented by a dark past, and he is struggling to unveil his true identity. Was he created to save humankind or to do the evil bidding of the dark side? His only clues are his own forgotten memories, and those secrets can only be unlocked through the powers of seven Chaos Emeralds.

Now, Shadow's once peaceful planet is under siege by a malevolent force. The government must take whatever means necessary to stop this deadly attack. Timing is critical and the Chaos Emeralds are at the heart of it all. In order to secure the Emeralds, Shadow must play both sides...but the path he takes will ultimately be up to you!


  • Shadow can use special skills, like Chaos Control to manipulate time and space, or Chaos Blast, for unbelievable destruction.
  • Heavy-duty weapons are on hand, such as bazookas, blasters and worm shooters.
  • There is a wide assortment of vehicles for Shadow to use, including motorcycles, alien crafts, and SUV's.
  • Shadow is able to pick up and use environmental objects like poles, sticks and debris to plow his way through a mission.
  • Players can decide to stay on a path of good or veer onto a path of evil; choices that the player makes will determine the progression of the story.

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User Comments (7)



Sean007s said:

Just cuz shadow has a gun and so the critics manipulate people to hate this game.
pathetic. i thought this game was brillant IMO!
lots of levels and its fun.



alvieao said:

Compared to Sonic 2006, Shadow the Hedgehog isn't really that bad. Actually, I find the game enjoyable on the most part. There are many stages and branching paths to go through. And while there are plenty of weapons in each stage, you don't really have to use them. It's still a Sonic spinoff game, albeit with the titular blue blur taking a backseat this time. On one hand, Sonic Team USA tried to further expand the Hero and Dark concept from Sonic Adventure 2. However, the execution was poorly implemented and they still didn't fix the camera problems that plagued past 3D Sonic titles. I never actually hated this game, but I do hate how this Sonic spinoff was misblamed by mainstream reviewers (who didn't play the game long enough). Just give this game a chance if you decide to play it, or if you can put your angst towards Shadow the Hedgehog himself...



EarthboundBenjy said:

One of my favourite Sonic games. It's probably one of the easiest games in the series though. A single playthrough takes one to two hours, so if you play once it's a short game...but that's missing the point. There are ten endings, and you unlock the true final level when you see them all... so, as a minimum you're gonna have to play the game ten times. Plus A-ranking each level and finding the hidden keys can add some more reply value. And then you unlock Expert mode after A-ranking everything...which is still super easy.
I'd rather have easy and well-designed (Shadow) than challenging but impossible to control (Heroes).

Everyone who thinks this game is bad because it doesn't "fit" with the sonic atmosphere... is not looking at what this game is. All the existing Sonic characters act perfectly in-character, as you would expect. The general atmosphere never gets moodier than Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, and everyone who hates this game seems to love that one.
My verdict: Just try it, it's a great game.
That's my mini-review/summary in the comments here.

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