Intriguing mystery about your death with disturbing twists.
Common Sense Media
2 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that while Shadow of Destiny is an intriguing adventure tale, it is an incredibly dark story. It is hard to think of another game in which the hero is murdered again and again. The deaths are never too graphic (though there is some blood on occasion), but they can be quite shocking and often catch you by surprise.
Summary: Shadow of Destiny is a tale of choices and their effect on others, a mix of puzzle-solving and exploration. You play as Eike, who is murdered and awakens in limbo, somewhere between life and what lies beyond. Eike will visit 1980, 1902 and medieval times, and the methods he uses to avert his death will have a domino effect on those he meets.
Conclusion: Shadow of Destiny will always have a special place in my heart and remain a standout on the PS2, but when it’s judged against the current PSP library, it falls short. The story is still interesting and adventure fans will want to see the different endings play out, but the deserted streets, simple quest structure, and limited audio probably won’t win newcomers over. It’s not a bad game, but it’s an old one that isn’t timeless or worth $30.