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Shadowgrounds

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: dtp
Developer: Frozenbyte

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'Shadowgrounds' Coming To the UK

by Rainier on March 1, 2006 @ 8:56 a.m. PST

Set in the near future, Shadowgrounds pits the player against oncoming alien hordes who are invading a colony base. The intriguing storyline takes on epic heights and mission highlights include investigating alien origins, helping in rescue evacuation and setting up defense perimeters. The player gets help from many allies who play an essential part in the overall story. In Shadowgrounds, players get a devastating arsenal of high-tech weaponry with which to dispose of the alien threat. Weapons can be customized with multiple upgrades, maximizing the carnage. Examples include a pinpoint laser that cuts aliens in half and a railgun that fires wall-bouncing bullets - several aliens can be killed with only one shot. Destructible environment allows players to wreak havoc in full scale.

‘I’m really excited by this title’, said, Peter Rezon, MD Reef Entertainment. ‘The game has already been shipped in Germany and Finland to incredible response from the gaming public and received fantastic praise by press’.

‘We couldn’t be happier right now’, said Lauri Hyvarinen, MD Frozenbyte. ‘We believe Reef has what it takes to make Shadowgrounds successful in the UK and other countries’.

Shadowgrounds is an epic scifi game that blends addictive oldschool gameplay and modern technology into one big, nasty alien-battling carnage festival. The game is played from a top-down perspective that gives you a better view of the battlefield and allows tactical use of weapons.

Shadowgrounds has an impressive weapon arsenal that lets you kick alien ass in many cool, satisfying ways. But in addition, each weapon can be upgraded three times with powerful modifications. Unleash the flames of the Flamethrower's Fuel Trap, cause mayhem with the Grenade Launcher's Poison Grenades, slash and dice the monsters with the Laser Rifle's Pinpoint Laser, freeze enemies with Pulse Rifle's tazer - and much more!

You’ll need all the weapons and upgrades to overcome the outnumbering aliens lurking in the shadows - including the massive Brutes, cautious Arachnoids and many more! Field reports even indicate that there's a shrieking creature that seems to pop out of thin air... but that's nothing compared to the enormous boss battles! So keep your cool and enjoy the thrilling atmosphere - and watch closely for those detailed shadows cast by realistic lighting!

Your missions take place on diverse battlegrounds, such as the secret military outpost, the colony base New Atlantis, crashed-down spaceship, alien-infested mines and an experimental research facility... and the ultimate show-down is aboard a gigantic alien mothership!

Game Features

  • Exterminate thousands of hideous aliens
  • Face enormous monsters in boss battles
  • Use a wide range of high-octane, destructive weaponry
  • Customize your weapons with dozens of powerful upgrades
  • Take advantage of realistic lighting and scare the aliens away with light
  • Destroy the environment and wreak havoc with your arsenal
  • Check security cameras and computer logs to investigate alien origins
  • Enjoy horrifying sound effects and a thrilling music soundtrack made exclusively for Shadowgrounds
  • Visit many exciting locations, including a secret military base and the alien-infested colony New Atlantis
  • Fight side-by-side with your NPC allies against the massive alien hordes
  • 2-4-player co-operative play on the same computer
  • Powered by Frozenbyte's incredible 3D engine


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