Shadowrun Returns is a tactical role-playing game set in a fantasy cyberpunk world. In this rich environment where magic has returned to a world of technology you’ll find all manner of creatures including elves, orks, dwarves and trolls. First choose your race and as you progress with the game the unique open-ended levelling system will allow you to explore whatever paths you choose.
Shadowrun Returns is set in the Seattle Metroplex where you take on the role of a Shadowrunner searching for a notorious killer. The search will take you through many beautiful hand-painted scenes from the vile slums to the powerful corporations ruling the city.
The game is mostly linear with small amounts of exploration available in each area. From time to time you’ll have the opportunity to hire other Shadowrunners to help you complete certain missions. The full walkthrough to Shadowrun Returns will be given below.
Shadowrun Returns Walkthrough
Shadowrun Returns was designed by Jordan Weisman, who is the creature of the tabletop role-playing game Shadowrun. He wanted to give this game an “authentic tone”, making it true to the original RPG game.
Weisman for released the idea for the game as a Kickstarter campaign. The funding goal of $400,000 was met within just 28 hours. In total Shadowrun Returns received close to $2 million. When Shadowrun Returns was released in July of 2013 it received positive reviews and still has a ‘very positive’ rating on Steam with 90% of gamers giving it the thumbs up.
An expansion for Shadowrun Returns was released in 2014 called Shadowrun: Dragonfall. It’s now available as a standalone release. The next game in the series, Shadowrun: Hong Kong, was released by Hairbrained Schemes in 2015 using an upgraded version of the engine used for Shadowrun Returns.