A great deal here for anyone who loves a bit of good old online first person shooter action. TheGameCollection.net are offering Shadowrun on the Xbox 360 for the very worthwhile price of £3.95. This is a massive drop down from the next best price which is offered by ShopTo.net at £12.99!
Although Shadow run evolved from a few very popular role play games on the SNES and MegaDrive, it has now been reformatted (regardless of the howls from old gits who loved the old editions) into a really original online first person shooter.
Even though first impressions of the game might not be great, as the graphics are nothing to get particularly excited about, in terms of gameplay it is superb. Taking a very untraditional approach for a first person shooter, Shadowrun combines both a fantasy element - with magical gadgets etc – and the usual weapons technology you would expect.
So while you can still run around with some pretty big guns, you also get to play with all sorts of cool gadgets like x – ray goggles, hand gliders, teleporters, and can even gain access to certain powers. These range from resurrecting your dead comrades to draining the life energy from other online players.
But be warned the game is quite difficult to master and does require a fairly large commitment from the player to get good at. The levels are, even though small in number, complex, and in order to utilize the technology you need a pretty good idea of their general layout.
But overall this an investment which will keep you occupied for a good long while. And you can have all that for £3.95 – that’s less than the price of a Big Mac Meal!