Shadow Complex Remastered Powered by Unreal Engine technology, the “modern and masterful side-scroller” Shadow Complex became an instant classic when initially released exclusively for Xbox 360 in 2009. The fan favorite won more than 50 Game of the Year and Editor’s Choice Awards and was one of the most popular console games of the year. ChAIR’s fresh twist on classic side-scrolling design with modern, cutting-edge gameplay is amplified in Shadow Complex Remastered, featuring all of the content from the award-winning original game, updated with graphical enhancements, all-new dynamic melee take-downs, and additional Achievements and Master Challenges. Through 10+ hours of exploration and fast-paced combat, players discover game-altering power-ups to overcome obstacles, thwart legions of enemies, and delve further into a mysterious and challenging, non-linear game world. Story Synopsis: Shadow Complex Remastered propels lost hiker Jason Fleming into the hollows of government conspiracy, dark political motives, and military upheaval. When Jason and his girlfriend Claire accidentally stumble upon a rogue paramilitary group called The Restoration, it soon becomes clear that the faction’s intent is to set in motion a chain of events that will cause America to collapse into a new civil war. Along the way, Jason acquires many high-tech “toys” The Restoration is developing, and eventually becomes a super-powered engine of destruction. Core Game Play Elements: Experience the pivotal modern platform adventure inspired by the classic side-scrolling genre. Explore a huge, mysterious game world populated with legions of enemies, challenges, and jaw-dropping boss battles. Discover dozens of unique game-altering power-ups and 100+ additional items and enhancements. Complete all-new achievements and master challenges. Journey through an exciting action-thriller story penned by renowned comic book writer Peter David. Features incredible graphics with robust physics, made possible by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. Updated Features: High definition characters, enemies, environments, and interface. Updated lighting, post-processing, and visual effects. New contextual melee take-downs. New Achievements and Master Challenges. Platform-specific features: Xbox One - Supports Xbox Live achievements, leaderboards, friends lists, cloud saves. Fans can learn more about Shadow Complex Remastered on the official website at:, and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch.

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1.76 GB

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Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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Platform: Xbox

Metroid's Closest Cousin

This is the closest thing to Metroid that isn't Metroid, as far as gameplay goes; you have your familiar map, and various implements of death that usually involve some step retracing to access other collectibles to aid you. There's enough of a difference though to also give it a subtly fresh approach; brief melee action cams are satisfying and vary depending upon positions of all involved, and a levelling system that grants you various slight buffs. I really have a hard time finding anything that I feel should change about Shadow Complex. Graphics are not insane and sound is all-around decent. Just good fun!

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




awesome game

If you are fan of 2d platform games such as Metroid you will like it. It's got the same feel and gameplay. I put 12 hours in playing through/backtracking and trying to find everything. It also has a mode for training and challenges that add some replay value.



PIG 20

Platform: Xbox

One Of The Best Xbox Arcade Games Of All Time!!!

If you loved the old school Metroid games, you should definitely give this game a shot. Tight controls, lots of collectible upgrades, and a ton of replay value to grab some of the new achievements. Speed runners would probably enjoy this game quite a lot.

30 out of 34 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox


So i haven't played a Metroidvania since Symphony of the Night. I heard so many good things about Shadow Complex and finally decided to try it, and let me tell you, it hits on all the right notes. If you are on the fence like I was, get off and buy it already!!!

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Excellent game!

Amazing Remaster. Definitely at the top of my greatest hits.

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.



Skydiver Nehus

Platform: Xbox

Slick and Action + Adventure Packed

Fantastic RM, now all I need is the physical copy.

10 out of 19 people found this helpful.




Platform: Xbox

Just everything good in good lil package

Funnest 6 hour or so Metroidvania like campaign I've played.

28 out of 31 people found this helpful.



Genetic World

Platform: Xbox

Somewhat forgotten gem

It's like Super Metroid in HD, which means you should play it. 🙂

21 out of 23 people found this helpful.



MoJo SpeedDemon

Platform: Xbox


Hopeless stuck for 4 hours no objective on map nothing to do besides restart REFUND Please

9 out of 141 people found this helpful.



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