Excerpt: Normally a summer ship date is music to gamers’ ears, with the new-release doldrums and all, but with a game like Shadows of the Damned, you almost wish EA would’ve waited until Halloween to charge into retail. Shadows, Damned, trips to alternate-universe Hell, zombies … it just feels more natural in October. Unless EA knew that the desperation of summer would make the game seem better than it really is.
Excerpt: Talk about a title that brings Harley Davidson, Tommy Lee, the undead, a little Spawn and some Resident Evil type of action to your screen! With Shadows of the Damned, you have a title that brings a unique energy but forgets fill up its tank before a long journey, which is what you get in this recent title from EA and Shinji Mikami. You play the game as Garcia, a Hispanic demon hunter covered in tats. You love hard liquor, your girlfriend and your guns.
Excerpt: Shadows of the Damned would be the single best downloadable game this year, but unfortunately, it's a retail disc. That, more than anything else, is an objective problem with the game; it's easy, short, has virtually nothing in the way of a post-game or unlockables, and mostly rides on shock value, so a second playthrough has a fraction of the entertainment value of the first. If I'd pulled it off of XBLA for ten bucks, I'd rant and rave to all who'd listen.
Shooter basks in gore, profanity, alcohol use, dirty jokes.
Common Sense Media
6 August 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Shadows of the Damned is a visceral, bloody game filled with sex jokes and intense profanity. The hero, a demon hunter, is on a righteous quest to save an innocent woman from the clutches of Hell, but the nobility of his crusade is at times lost in the game’s excesses. Players eviscerate demons in gory fashion with a variety of guns that fire teeth and bones; and can restore their health by chugging hard liquor.
Summary: " Shadows of the Damned " is an interesting ride through Suda 51’s mind, and unlike his previous games it also has gameplay anyone can appreciate. It comic style and rich fiction (if you are willing to buy in to) proves incredibly entertaining. Unfortunately it is none of the creative talents’ best work.
Excerpt: When two of the industry’s best combine their efforts to create a new IP, like a pack of vultures you’d think a considerable amount of “buzz” would be circling around the ol’ internetz. Yet, Suda 51 and Shinji Makimi’s (of Resident Evil fame) gem of a game, Shadows of the Damned , is a relatively obscure entity to be looked over by the masses.
Excerpt: Horror games are usually dour affairs, though over the last few years we’ve seen the arrival of the Dead Rising series, of which, with its many amusing methods of offing the zombie population, has brought some uncommon brightness to the genre. Shadows of the Damned is a Grasshopper Manufacture game, so it’s hardly a surprise that there’s also an element of humour prevalent throughout.
Conclusion: death at the hands of her demonic possessor, Fleming, she’s doomed to endure. This is the basic storyline of the new third-person action shooter Shadows of the Damned on the Xbox 360 from Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami, the creative minds behind gaming franchises No More Heroes and Resident Evil, respectively.