The year is 2054 and your old friend Sam has been murdered in Seattle. You’ve been hired to find the killers and bring them to justice, one way or another. Soon you’ll be embroiled in a mystery that expands from missing organs, an antagonistic detective and biker gangs all the way up to the dynastic control of one of the largest Megacorps.

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19 comments by Henley on Jun 17th, 2013

Based on the venerable Shadowrun tabletop roleplaying game of the 80s and a spiritual successor to the console games of the 90s, Shadowrun Returns brings back one of our most original & cherished game settings as a single player, turn-based tactical RPG.

The year is 2054 and your old friend Sam has been murdered in Seattle. You’ve been hired to find the killers and bring them to justice, one way or another. Soon you’ll be embroiled in a mystery that expands from missing organs, an antagonistic detective and biker gangs all the way up to the dynastic control of one of the largest Megacorps.


  • Man, magic, and machine: In the dark underworld of Shadowrun's dystopian cyberpunk future, magic has returned and awakened the creatures of myth. Advanced technology fights side by side with powerful magic, while elves and trolls fight in the shadows cast by powerful corporations.
  • Skill-Based Character Progression: Choose from a variety of career archetypes such as spell-slinging Mages, combat-focused Street Samurai, spirit-summoning Shamans, computer hackers known as Deckers, drone-piloting Riggers and the monk-like Physical Adepts. Then grow your character in any direction you wish. Want to play an ork shaman who became a cybered-up street samurai? You can do it!
  • Shadowrun Returns Editor: Design your own stories and share them with the entire Shadowrun community. This is the same powerful tool the Harebrained level designers used to create the game. With it, you can construct new locations, characters, stories and elaborate tactical scenarios.

Join the dark underworld of Shadowrun’s dystopian cyberpunk reality where Man meets Magic meets Machine.

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The Hard Drive - Short mission

The Hard Drive - Short mission

Mar 12, 2014 Singleplayer Map 0 comments

A quick mission from a corp offers you a large sum for what they are calling "a simple job". Clearly it can't be that simple, right?

Weapon Shop Prop Pack by Mr.MIDI

Weapon Shop Prop Pack by Mr.MIDI

Aug 31, 2013 Prop Model 0 comments

Five Props to supplement your local weapons dealer

Training Room and Testing Arena v1.9

Training Room and Testing Arena v1.9

Jul 31, 2013 Singleplayer Map 3 comments

In this mod, your character (either newly generated or imported) can receive the specific amount of Karma and Nuyen you desire, access your stash, eliminate...

Shadowrun Returns - new human male portrait

Shadowrun Returns - new human male portrait

Jul 26, 2013 Textures 0 comments

I'm sure there will be a big list of portraits via DLC and mods. But until then, this is my contribution. Check the description for more details.

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CastorVega Apr 14 2014, 6:28pm replied:

You can grab Shadowrun Returns PC/Mac/Linux on GOG as well as Humble Store both DRM-FREE. There is also a Android and IOS version that can be purchased through their digital stores.

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null. Jan 4 2014, 3:49am says:

Too bad that all the community addons are either on Steam, where I can't download without an account, or nexusmods, where I can't download without an account, and no one uploads anything to Mod DB.
Ah well, just gonna wait for Dragonfall on Humble Store then.

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gkmn Jul 31 2013, 9:57am says:

this game is open world?

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Guest Jul 31 2013, 8:49pm replied:

No, but it does a good job of feeling like it. You're mostly just escorted from quest to quest. There's a nice amount of exploration too, so it's not an issue imo. It's a great game.

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Zombiestubble Aug 8 2013, 6:18pm replied:

I can't remember, did they ever say it was going to be open-world, or at least semi-open?

Or was I just misinterpreting the news reports on their site?

If not, there's always this one, to which I must admit, seems a lot like Shadowrun Returns:

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b5cully Jul 28 2013, 7:48pm says:

wow, seen this game on youtube a good while ago and was pretty impressed... glad to see it again on indieDB, cos now I can actually stalk you guys >:D

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moddlord1 Jul 27 2013, 4:23pm says:

waz up! is it released great i will be checking this game for sure.great job guys.

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InvalidSpacebar Jul 24 2013, 2:07pm says:

Less than 24 hours!

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neronix17 Jul 23 2013, 3:26pm says:

Sweet, release in 2 days.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

It is a brilliant indie game, at almost every angle.

Has two huge downsides though:
- a horrible save system (neither proper autosaving/checkpoint saving nor actual manual saving - you copy "autosaves" to do that) - you cannot save at any point only the start of an area
- a lack of voiceovers/voiceacting which would spice dialogues up greatly

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