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Never Deal with a Dragon!

Shadowrun Returns, a classy turn-based RPG set in one of the most iconic Sci-Fi worlds where cyberpunk meets fantasy, sporting excellent character development mechanics and a sleek visual style drawing you right into the dark and dangerous Seattle metroplex, is available 40% off on, for Windows and Mac OS X. That's $11.99 for the first 48 hours.

People will tell you about the word "Shadowrun". They'll explain that it describes the act of falling off the grid to perform some shady doings for a power that prefers to stay anonymous. Like one corporation trying to silently eliminate some key "assets" of another. Or a high-profile magician in need of some fresh virgin blood. Or the law going after someone that would normally be out of their reach, because of that whole corpo-extraterritoriality thing. Get it? That kind of stuff. But I'll tell you this man, I think that's not where the word originates. I've been around for a long time, and I've seen some things no one was ever supposed to see. I know things that you generally wouldn't want to know. Dangerous, that kind of knowledge, a health hazard if you catch my drift. So, believe me when I tell you: it's not actually "shadowrun". It's "shadow-run". A word describing the true hierarchy of power in our good old sixth world. This whole planet is now being run by shadows whose motivation and goals guys like you and me won't ever understand. I don't even mean the dragons. There's something else out there. Something… different.

Shadowrun Returns, a single player, turn-based tactical RPG taking place in a fan-favorite cyberpunk slash fantasy setting. Enter the amazingly depicted futuristic Seattle metroplex, and embark on your mission to uncover the mystery of a series of gruesome killings. Who knows what you'll discover? In the world of Shadowrun nothing is what it seems at first glance. With deep and involving storyline, top-notch turn-based tactical combat mechanics, and deep skill-based character development system, this vibrant imaginative role-playing game just keeps on giving!

Whether you are a die-hard fan of the pen&paper predecessor, or you're just looking for an extensive computer RPG experience, you can't go wrong with Shadowrun Returns, for only 11.99 on The 40% off release discount offer last for 48 hours only, that's until Thursday, December 12, at 10:59AM GMT.
I heard a lot of mixed reactions and feelings about this game
Nice release good game sadly though already got it.
Nice to see SR:R finally here
hah, i could have sworn this was already here...
aluinie: Nice release good game sadly though already got it.
Yeah - same here. Would have definitely waited and got it here if I'd known it was coming.
This game is actually quiet decent, there are some questionable choices like a difficulty spike in one quest that seems kind of silly, but other than that I enjoyed it. At it's current price I may buy a copy on GOG so I have a DRM free version, but I'm not sure yet.
If I didn't already have it on steam...
Ah, this time i don't care about the reviews.
Its a must buy for me......and bought!
Yesterday Theme Park now Shadow Runs Returns......Thanks GOG
Post edited December 10, 2013 by Schnuff
We need some additional info about modding and future content for this version.
Take that, DRM!

But yeah, I heard that it's supposedly not that great. Or has it been improved through updates?

glad to see it DRM free for everyone finally
already got it on steam *sobs*.. wishlisted i guess....
Oohhh, interesting. I know there hasn't been much from SSI/Shadowrun since Microsoft bought them out, but this looks promising.
It's a solid RPG with some nicely designed encounters and a decent story. It's also excessively linear and the save system is less than ideal at this time. Those problems will, however, be solved once the Berlin expansion comes along.

Recommended, especially if you like the scenario.