Shadow the Hedgehog is a 2005 platform game developed by Sega Studios USA, the former United States division of Sonic Team, and published by Sega. The game was revealed at the March 2005 Walk of Game event, and it was released for the GameCube in Europe and North America in November 2005 and in Japan in January 2006.
It is a spin-off from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and follows Shadow the Hedgehog, a creation of Doctor Eggman's grandfather, Prof. Gerald Robotnik, as he attempts to learn about his past while suffering from amnesia. Shadow the Hedgehog introduces third-person shooter elements and nonlinear gameplay to the Sonic franchise. To defeat enemies, Shadow can use various weapons and special attacks, and most levels have three possible missions that the player may choose to complete. The missions completed determine the game's plot and subsequently playable levels.
Reviews for Shadow the Hedgehog
Repetitive and dated gameplay
The novelty of shooting a gun with a Sonic character is about all that this game really has going for it. Shadow the Hedgehog doesn't do anything new for the 3D Sonic formula and the gameplay over all...