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Shadows of the Damned
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Release Date (US):
June 21st, 2011
Release Date (UK):
June 21st, 2011
Online Players:
Grasshopper Manufacture
Electronic Arts
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360.

About Shadows of the Damned

With Shadows of the Damned, creative geniuses Suda 51 (No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) present an all-new vision of hell unlike anything seen before! A psychological action thriller, Shadows of the Damned follows a demon hunter deep into a hyper-twisted re-imagining of hell where he must rescue the love of his life by defeating the armies of darkness with the power of the light. Garcia is a hard-as-nails, leather-clad, motorcycle-riding professional demon hunter who finds his true love kidnapped by vengeance-seeking demons. As he explores the farthest reaches of the netherworld, Garcia battles through hell and back, with danger and turmoil around every corner. Throughout Shadows of the Damned gamers will find themselves challenged by demented puzzles and thrust into gruesome battles with vile and deformed creatures that can only come from the darkest recesses of hell.



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Shadows of the Damned plays homage to its film inspirations through an obscure and mature presentation, but the actual game mechanics lack the same sharp punch as the artistic direction.

We like

  • The top notch presentation
  • The terrific soundtrack and audio work
  • The overall road movie-style experience

We dislike

  • The clunky controls and combat
  • The boss battles tend to lack impact
  • The lack of replay value

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A good buddy flick brings life to the mundane. A good road movie is a crazy adventure with obscure outcomes rivalled by too much cough syrup on a hot summer afternoon, or awaking from a nightmare just as the clown sinks its razor-sharp yellow teeth into your ankle. Everything that Shadows of the Damned does well fits well into these two categories—it’s as much a twisted drug trip as it is a voyage of two penis-joke...

Shadows of the Damned News

  • EA would 'probably' back Shadows of the Damned sequel

    Electronic Arts would “probably” be open to a sequel to commercially unappreciated actioner Shadows of the Damned, composer Akira Yamaoka has revealed. Developed by Grasshopper Manufacturer, the horror title was released in June 2011 to a warm reception from critics, though failed to ...

  • Suda51 reflects on Shadows of the Damned failure

    Grasshopper Manufacture head Goichi Suda has expressed his regret over the lacklustre performance of Shadows of the Damned, admitting it can be difficult for a new IP to flourish without massive financial backing. "Of course we always wish to have a big hit, but at the same time - not just in ...

  • Shadows of the Damned launch trailer

    Shadows of the Damned comes out tomorrow, and EA has just released a new launch trailer: I have to say, from that trailer, this demon hunter romp looks pretty appealing. Way more appealing that the boss-bird fight made Goichi Suda and Shinji Mikami's new project look. Game Informer ha...

  • New Shadows of the Damned trailer shows off giant flying boss

    Grasshopper's upcoming survival horror shooter created by Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami, follows the story of protagonist Garcia Hotspur, and his sidekick named Johnson – a skull shaped demon that takes form of many weapons and objects. Check out the new gameplay trailer for SotD below, showcasin...

  • EA details Shadows of the Damned pre-order incentive

    Gamers who pre-order Shadows of the Damned at GameStop, Amazon or the Electronic Arts online store will bag themselves a copy of the game's soundtrack. Get your order in ahead of the Grasshopper horror’s release next month and you’ll take home a digital download of the 12-track audio ...

  • Suda51: Shadows of the Damned to last 'about 10 hours'

    Shadows of the Damned will take around ten hours to complete depending on the difficulty setting gamers pick, executive director Goichi Suda has revealed. Chatting with the folks at MeriStation, Suda also said it’s possible squeeze a little more play time out of the action-horror romp if yo...

  • Shadows of the Damned snags a solid launch date

    Shadows of the Damned today received a brief delay. Originally scheduled for release on July 7, 2011, Grasshopper Manufacture's twisted third-person shooter will now ascend from the depths of hell on July 21, 2011, according to Joystiq. The two-week delay gives Shadows of the Damned some time...

  • All-new Shadows of the Damned screenshots released

    Electronic Arts has shoved a fresh batch of Shadows of the Damned screenshots through our letterbox for your viewing pleasure. Check out a couple of images below, and then pop on over to our Shadows of the Damned gallery to view the full batch. ...

  • BBFC rates Shadows of the Damned, Duke Nukem Forever

    Shadows of the Damned and Duke Nukem Forever have been subjected to the BBFC treatment recently, with both games getting stamped with an 18-rated certificate. Unsurprising news given the fact both titles feature plenty of mature-themed content, though the good news for us gamers is that each game...

  • Shadows of the Damned dated

    Resident Evil mastermind Shinji Mikami’s pinned a June 7 global release date on horror actioner Shadows of the Damned. News comes following Electronic Arts’ GDC event this week, where Mikmai-san took to the stage to slurp whiskey and express both his and co-creator Goichi Suda’s...

Shadows of the Damned Features

  • Shadows of the Damned Video Interview: Hell in a Handbasket

    At Electronic Arts' recent spring showcase event, I spoke with Shadows of the Damned Product Manager Brendan Docherty while he demoed a level of the game. During out conversation, I learned a number of neat factoids about this collaborative effort between Suda51 and Mikami; in Shadows of the Dam...

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