|Shadow the Hedgehog|
|Developer(s)||Sega Studio USA|
|Platform(s)||GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox|
|Release date||NA November 8, 2005|
EU November 18, 2005
JP December 15, 2005
|Genre(s)||Action-adventure, platformer, Third-person shooter|
|Mode(s)||Single player/two player|
|Rating(s)||ESRB: Everyone 10+ (E10+)|
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The game's most well-known tagline is; "Hero or villain? You decide. " Others include "Who do you fight when you don't know what you're fighting for?"; "Will he be good? Or evil? No one knows but you - Shadow the Hedgehog. . . "; and "This time. . . Evil will face Evil!".
Shadow the Hedgehog was the first Sonic game to have an E10+ rating (For fantasy violence and mild language. Video Games See also [[List of games featuring Sonic the Hedgehog]] Nearly all games in the series feature a teenage hedgehog named "Sonic the Hedgehog" Violence is the exertion of force so as to injure or abuse The word is used broadly to describe the destructive action of natural phenomena like Storms and Earthquakes The original meaning of the adjective profane (from the Latin for "in front of or outside the Temple " was to refer to items not belonging to the church ) by the ESRB. It is also the first post-Sonic Adventure Sonic series game to not feature Sonic's name in the title.
50 years ago, deep in a Military Research Space Station, Prof. Gerald Robotnik forged an experiment known as "Project Shadow" while trying to unlock the secrets of eternal life at the request of the Government. is a character from the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' series, an artificially created life form The experiment culminated in "The Ultimate Life-Form"; Shadow the Hedgehog, a hedgehog with the ability to harness the mysterious power of the Chaos Emeralds in ways not thought possible. In scientific inquiry an experiment ( Latin: Ex- periri, "to try out" is a method of investigating particular types of research questions or After being thought dead in Sonic Adventure 2, Shadow returned in Sonic Heroes with amnesia, a condition which still exists in this game. Sonic Adventure 2 is a Platform game developed by Sonic Team USA and published by Sega in 2001 as a part of the Sonic the Sonic Heroes is a Video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series developed by Sonic Team USA and released in 2003 and 2004 for Amnesia (from Greek) is a condition in which Memory is disturbed In the beginning of the game, Shadow is still without any clue about his past, his only two memories are of his attempt to escape the ARK with Maria, and his name. He does not understand who he is or where he's from, but he's determined to find out, be it from Black Doom, the leader of an alien race who claims he and Shadow made a pact involving the Chaos Emeralds; G.U.N., the militaries that murdered Maria; or Dr. Eggman, the evil scientist. The Guardian Units of Nations, often abbreviated to GUN or GU also known by his alias, is a video game character and main Antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series
Shadow gathered all seven Chaos Emeralds and Black Doom appears demanding for them. Then, Sonic, his friends, and Dr. Eggman appear and tell Shadow not to give the emeralds to him, and they say that the Black Arms wish the destruction of Earth. Black Doom reveals a startling plan, in that they wish not to destroy Earth and humans, but keep them as a source of energy, claiming its the only way to save the human race from its own path of self-destruction. He then steals the Chaos Emeralds from Shadow (who is apparently too shocked to move) to perform Chaos Control, warping the Black Comet to Earth. Black Doom then uses a paralyzing gas to freeze them in place, then sends larvae to devour them. Shadow, apparently unaffected by the gas, (possibly due to the Black Arms DNA in his body), then decides to discard his past, and pursues Black Doom.
Upon catching up to Black Doom, Shadow confronts him for the emeralds, but he forces Shadow down with his mind-control, revealing to Shadow that "the same blood runs through our veins". While this is happening, the Chaotix manage to hack into the ARK's database after Charmy rams the keyboard with his bee behind, (it should be noted that the Screen being used, along with the room, are directly from Sonic Adventure 2's diary scene), and the Professor appears on a screen behind Black Doom. He then tells Shadow of his past through a recording. The heroes hear the echo of it, and it appears on the monitors in the GUN headquarters. They learn that the Professor knew that the Black Arms would return, and the only way he could defeat them was to use their power against them, along with the Chaos Emeralds to power the Eclipse Cannon to destroy their comet. Therefore, he created Shadow to get the Chaos Emeralds, as he is the only one who could fight Black Doom. Then Maria appears on screen saying that she and Shadow would protect the planet, which is the promise he made to her.
Shadow finds the strength to struggle to his feet, and as he attempts to attack, Black Doom disappears and changes into Devil Doom. Using the Chaos Emeralds, Shadow transforms into Super Shadow and battles with Devil Doom. During this battle, Dr. Eggman informs Shadow that he is in fact the original Shadow, rescued after the battle at the ARK by one of Eggman's robots.  Eventually, Shadow wins and Devil Doom falls to Earth. To finally rid the world of the Black Arms and do away with his past, Shadow used Chaos Control to teleport the Black Comet in front of the Eclipse Cannon, then went in the ARK, fired the Eclipse Cannon at full power and destroyed the Black Comet.
Shadow was last seen aboard the ARK, looking out the window and holding an old greyscale photo of the Professor and Maria, whispering "Goodbye forever, Shadow the Hedgehog. . . ". He then drops the old photo as he makes his way out of the room. It should be noted though that in the Japanese version, Shadow mutters "Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog". These were Maria's last words to Shadow before he was ejected from the ARK, and Sonic's last words in Sonic Adventure 2 as he leaves the ARK after Shadow's supposed death. However, in Sonic Adventure 2, the Japanese language selection originally said "Adios, Shadow the Hedgehog".
Note: In the GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions, all partner characters (except the flying ones, namely Charmy, Doom's Eye, and Dr. Eggman) can be controlled with the second controller.
Shadow the Hedgehog is a platform game that plays similarly to previous Sonic 3-D titles (Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes) requiring you to get from the start of the level to the end, as has traditionally been the case for the regular Sonic titles. is a Video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast and is the first game in the Sonic Adventure 2 is a Platform game developed by Sonic Team USA and published by Sega in 2001 as a part of the Sonic the Sonic Heroes is a Video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series developed by Sonic Team USA and released in 2003 and 2004 for The 'end' of a level, however, is not necessarily the 'Goal Ring'. Levels can also be finished by completing a given task known as Missions, either 'Hero' and 'Dark'. The way in which levels are completed affects how the game progresses, what levels you play, and, ultimately, which of the 10 possible endings you will see. As each level features cutscenes and boss battles, there are a total of 326 different paths in which to complete the game, and each one has a name. Upon the completion of each path, all the cutscenes from that path are played in order.
The game uses a Gunplay/weapon element, which has become synonymous with the title. Shadow can wield a number of weapons (not all guns), as well as parts of the scenery. Shadow can still use all his moves from the previous games, like the Homing Attack. A new feature in Shadow the Hedgehog is the ability to use weapons left behind by defeated foes. They can be swapped for other weapons, but only one weapon can be carried at a time. Shadow can use 5 powerful special weapons. If a player finishes the whole story, a special weapon will be unlocked, depending on what ending was taken. The weapons can be found inside a black crate with Shadow's spines on the sides. Shadow can also use debris, or broken parts as weapons, like fallen street signs. Weapons vary from 6 different type of weapons. They are close combat, gun, lock-on, cannon, laser and vacuum. Close combat weapons are melee weapons. Gun weapons are ranged weapons that give more damage than (most) close combat weapons. Gun weapons can come in semi- or fully-automatic variants. Lock-on weapons usually take the form of missile launchers in which several targets would be locked onto before firing. The missiles would automatically home in on these targets. Laser weapons are similar to gun weapons except that they cause greater damage. Vacuum weapons are weapons that involve a gun "inhaling" enemies and firing them back at other enemies, and can also pull out some walls in Final Haunt, and the special weapon gives the player either 1 or 3 extra lives, depending on if you got both endings on Lava Shelter or not. . .
Shadow has three missions in almost every level since some levels have just 2 missions (these being Hero, Dark, and Neutral), and he can choose one to accomplish at any point in the level. These missions allow players to 'choose Shadow's future. ' However, none of the endings except the final ending are canon. The level Shadow goes to changes depending on which mission was played on the previous level. Also, Shadow now has at least two abilities, Chaos Control (blue) and Chaos Blast (red), and gains these by killing certain targets: killing aliens the Blue Gauge, and killing humans and destroying nature or architecture (trees, plants, etc. ) increases the Red Gauge.
Besides wielding weapons, Shadow can use vehicles; 4x4's, motorbikes, G. Four-wheel drive, 4WD, or 4x4 ("four by four" is a four-wheeled Vehicle with a drivetrain that allows all four Wheels to MotorCycle is the title of a 1993 album by Rock band Daniel Amos, released on BAI Records. U. N. mechs, alien crafts, etc. As with the weapons, which have spawned complaints from fans, who point out that Shadow is similar to Sonic, and thus would be able to run faster than most vehicles; additionally, most of the vehicles are optional. trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is a Video game character and the Protagonist of the video game series released by Sega, as well as in numerous
Although Shadow can run faster than the game's vehicles, the vehicles have some capabilities that Shadow does not have (e. g. the trailer from a pre-rendered movie from the game which shows Shadow use a motorcycle as a rolling missile. Shadow can also use vehicles to run over enemies or hit them) or go through an inpassable area surrounded with acid. As in most Sonic games, the Chaos Emeralds play a big part in this game, as Shadow needs them to regain his memory and to use his ultimate Powers.
The three Chaos Powers in the game are the heroic "Chaos Control" (lets Shadow manipulate time and space. In stages it lets him teleport through the stage, but in boss battles it lets him slow down time), and the evil "Chaos Blast" (creates an explosive 20 yd radius blast of energy damaging enemies), "Chaos Spear", a move previously used in Sonic Adventure 2' is only available with Super Shadow. Instead of having a linear storyline, you have the ability to choose your path, which is touted as the game's major selling point. You can even change sides when you please.
There are a total of 23 levels including the last story stage, and each time, the player only plays six levels.
The ranking system is the same as Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes, with rankings from E (lowest) to A (highest), and each level ranks you for all the available missions of that level.
The enemies change depending on which side the player chooses, though all non-partner characters will indiscriminantly attack Shadow regardless of the chosen mission. If Shadow chooses to commit acts of heroism, then the Black Arms will be the main enemies. If Shadow chooses to commit acts of evil, then the GUN Troops will be the enemy. If Shadow decides to be neutral, then everyone is an enemy. Whether Eggman's robots are a Hero enemy or a Dark enemy depends on whether the opposite group of enemies are the Black Arms or GUN. Shadow is free to attack any free-roaming enemy/ally present (exempting Shadow's 'partner character'), regardless of which faction Shadow chooses to ally himself with. Attacking an ally provokes a scold from Shadow's partner and a score penalty at the end of the level.
Reviews from professionals were mixed.  On Game Rankings, the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox versions have an average ratio of 53%, 49%, and 52%, respectively,  with similar results at Metacritic with 45 (PS2), 49 (Xbox), and 51 (GC) . Game Rankings is a Website which keeps track of Video game reviews from other sites and combines them to present an average rating for each game Metacritic is a Website that collates reviews of music Albums games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Books. G4's X-Play, saying that "this Shadow leaves us completely in the dark," gave the game a 1 out of 5. X-Play (previously GameSpot TV and Extended Play) is a TV program about Video games known for its reviews and Arguably the harshest criticism came from EGM, who included it on its list of the "Worst Games of 2005", claiming it was the year's biggest sellout. Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is an American Video game magazine. Game Trailers, however, gave the game an 8. GameTrailers ( GT) is a media website that specializes in video game related content 3, favoring the game's sense of speed and replay value. Nintendo Power gave it praise as well, calling the weapon usage "just plain fun". Nintendo Power magazine is a monthly news and strategy magazine formerly published in-house by Nintendo.
On the other hand, the special effects and replay value were praised. Many reviewers noted that, because the player only goes through six of the 23 levels on any given run, replay value was high.
The concept and usage of Shadow's guns and vehicles was criticized. Grege Mueller from GameSpot complained that the guns were nearly useless because of a lack of an aiming function (despite the presence of auto-aim) . GameSpot is a video gaming Website that provides News, Reviews Previews Downloads and other information Matt Casamassina also noted the guns, writing that process was overly cumbersome and complex and that killing an enemy was a game of chance. Matt Casamassina (born December 22, 1975 in California) is a Video game Journalist working for IGN. 
Shadow's overuse of the word "damn" and occasional use of "hell" and some use of "heck" was also criticized, which was made worse by the fact that four other characters: Sonic, Knuckles, Espio, and the GUN Commander also swore, hence "Mild Language" being put in the content list on the back cover. Dammit redirects here to see the Opeth album see Damnation (album. Hell, according to many Religious beliefs, is a location in the Afterlife, which may be described as a place of suffering There was a considerable cutdown on the swearing and violence before the game was released however.
The PlayStation 2 version was further criticized by GameSpot for having a huge amount of slowdown (framerate drops). The Xbox version had similar problems, messier controls, and lack of co-op multi-player. These problems were fixed in the Gamecube version. 
Despite these criticisms, the game was popular enough to be released as a Greatest Hit for the PS2 and a Player's Choice for the GameCube, making the game a moderate success (the Xbox version was the least well-received version due to problems and didn't receive the Platinum Hits treatment). For the PAL region and Japanese equivalents see Platinum Range and The Best range, respectively This article is about the series of video games for the retail chain see Player's Choice Video Games. Platinum Hits is a term used to refer to a line of select Xbox games that have sold over 400000 units on the platform in the nine months after release and have dropped in price
|Role||English Voice Actor||Japanese Voice Actor|
|Shadow the Hedgehog||Jason Anthony Griffith||Kōji Yusa|
|Sonic the Hedgehog||Jason Anthony Griffith||Junichi Kanemaru|
|Black Doom||Sean Schemmel||Ryūzaburō Ōtomo|
|Dr. Eggman||Mike Pollock||Chikao Ōtsuka|
|Gerald Robotnik||Mike Pollock||Chikao Ōtsuka|
|G.U.N. Commander||Marc Thompson||Banjō Ginga|
|Maria Robotnik, Secretary||Bella Hudson||Yuri Shiratori|
|Miles "Tails" Prower||Amy Palant||Ryo Hirohashi|
|Knuckles the Echidna||Dan Green||Nobutoshi Canna|
|Amy Rose||Lisa Ortiz||Taeko Kawata|
|Rouge the Bat||Caren Manuel||Rumi Ochiai|
|E-123 Omega||Andrew Rannells||Taiten Kusunoki|
|G.U.N Soldiers||Andrew Rannells|
|Vector the Crocodile||Carter Cathcart||Kenta Miyake|
|Espio the Chameleon||David Willis||Yūki Masuda|
|Charmy Bee||Amy Birnbaum||Yōko Teppōzuka|
|The President||Maddie Blaustein||Yutaka Nakano|
|Cream the Rabbit||Rebecca Handler||Sayaka Aoki|
After the voice actor for Doctor Eggman, Deem Bristow, passed away in January 2005, Sega was faced with the problem of having to re-cast the English voice actor for this character. is a character from the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' series, an artificially created life form Jason Anthony Griffith (Born November 26, 1980) is an American Voice actor who has worked on several animated TV series and is currently the ( August 12, 1968 -) is a male Seiyū born in Osaka Prefecture and raised in Kyoto Prefecture. trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is a Video game character and the Protagonist of the video game series released by Sega, as well as in numerous Jason Anthony Griffith (Born November 26, 1980) is an American Voice actor who has worked on several animated TV series and is currently the Sean Schemmel (born 21 November 1968 in Waterloo Iowa) is an American Voice actor who works for considerably distributing companies 4Kids Entertainment ( May 18, 1952 -) is a male Seiyū from Tokyo currently affiliated with Aoni Production, and formerly affiliated with 81 Produce. also known by his alias, is a video game character and main Antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series Michael B "Mike" Pollock (Born March 9, 1965) sometimes credited as Herb Lawrence, is an American actor famous for playing is an actor and Seiyū from Tokyo currently represented by Aoni Production. 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A secretary is either an administrative assistant in business office administration, or a certain type of mid- or high-level governmental position such as a Bella Hudson (real name Erica Schroeder) is an American voice actress who lives in New York and has voice acted in several 4Kids cartoons and video games such as ( August 20, 1968) is a female Seiyū and J-pop singer from Kanagawa Prefecture who has released various solo CD albums better known by his alias, is a character in the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' series of Video games comics, and animated series released Amy Palant (born 1979 is an American Voice actress and singer is a Seiyū represented by Aoni Production talent agency She originates from Nagaoka Niigata and is a graduate of Ryukoku University. link title is a video game character and a protagonist of the Sonic The Hedgehog game series Dan Green (born February 7, 1975, San Rafael California, US) also credited as Tom Wilson Jack Bean and Jay Snyder, is an American is a Seiyū who was born on June 10, 1968 in Tokyo. Canna is currently affiliated with Aoni Production. once known as Rosy the rascal, is a Video game character who appears in many of Lisa Ortiz (born December 11, 1974) is an American Theatre and voice actress, best known for her roles in English née, is a Seiyū who was born in Tokyo. She is employed by 81 Produce. is a character in the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' video game series, who is a determined treasure hunter Caren Manuel, also credited as Kathleen Delaney, Caren Lyn Manuel, or Alyson Johnson is an American Voice actress who works on the ( March 6, 1973 -) is a Japanese Seiyū. Notable voice roles Shaman King (Sharona Andrew "Andy" Rannells is an American Voice actor, who has worked on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment and DiC. ( March 18, 1967 -) is a Male Seiyū and Actor from Machida Tokyo. The Guardian Units of Nations, often abbreviated to GUN or GU Andrew "Andy" Rannells is an American Voice actor, who has worked on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment and DiC. The Chaotix are a group of Fictional characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog ( August 23, 1977 -) is a male Seiyū from Okinawa Prefecture who is affiliated with 81 Produce. The Chaotix are a group of Fictional characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog David Wills (sometimes credited as David Willis or Dave Wills) is an American Voice actor, who works on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment ( September 12, 1979 -) is a Japanese male Seiyū from the Tokyo Metropolitan area affiliated with Reberuta The Chaotix are a group of Fictional characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog Amy Birnbaum is an American Voice actress, who works on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment. Madeleine Joan Blaustein (commonly credited as Maddie Blaustein, formerly credited as Addie Blaustein and Adam Blaustein, born October 9, Rebecca Handler (mostly known as Rebecca Honig or Rebecca Honig Freeman) is an American / Japanese actress who works on the properties of Sayaka Aoki may refer to Sayaka Aoki (comedian (born 1973 a Japanese comedian Sayaka Aoki (seiyu (born 1972 a Japanese seiyū also known by his alias, is a video game character and main Antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series Deem Reginald Bristow ( April 11, 1947 – January 15, 2005) was an Actor and Voice actor. According to Mike Pollock, the current voice of Dr. Eggman, the problem was solved when Sega decided to hire the 4Kids Entertainment cast from the Sonic X anime, in an attempt to provide more continuity between the video games and the anime's voice cast. is a Japanese Anime that is adapted from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series  The news eventually trickled down to the community, announced by the previous voice actor for Sonic the Hedgehog, Ryan Drummond. Ryan Drummond (born January 10, 1973) is an Actor, Comedian, and Clown, and is best known as the former voice of Drummond claims that these changes were made without notifying the previous voice cast beforehand as does the previous voice for Cream the Rabbit, Sarah Wulfeck. Sarah Wulfeck (born June 26, 1979) is best known as the voice of Cream the Rabbit in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games Sonic Heroes, Sonic The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions contain the original Japanese voiceovers, though the method of enabling them is different for each version. is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities Simon Jeffery, the president of Sega of America, responded to fans' complaints regarding the new voice actors, saying that Sega of America has no control whatsoever over the English voice acting in the Sonic series. Simon Jeffery is the current president of Sega of America He was president of LucasArts between 2000 and 2003 and a director at the company for three years prior 
Due to the more violent nature of the game (compared to previous Sonic titles), the ESRB rating was, for a time, in question. The Entertainment Software Rating Board ( ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, Advertising guidelines and The official ESRB website originally had the game rated as T, but the official site listed E10+. Sega's request for only people 13 years and older to play the game at trade shows seemed to further back the T rating. Eventually, it was decided on the E10+ rating, though some reviews by individual parents have complained about how the violence, language, and dark tone of the game have influenced their younger children.
The dialogue is also edited. One of Shadow's lines is changed from "What the hell was that all about?" to "just what was that all about?" Also, "hell" is changed to "heck". An example is "What the hell is HQ doing?" to "What the heck is HQ doing?" The word "piss" was originally to be used as well in two of Sonic's lines but was changed to "tick". An example: "Hate to piss off GUN," had been changed to "Hate to tick off GUN". Also, every second time Shadow was hit by an enemy, he said the word "damn", especially whenever he falls into a bottomless pit. Despite the changes, some cursing words remained, including in a sentence spoken by Shadow, "Where's that damn fourth Chaos Emerald!"
For the final version of the game, Sega changed the color of the alien blood from reddish-pink to green. A scene in which Maria is shot was also shortened.
In the multiplayer mode, one of the phrases spoken when a player dies in the original version was them kneeling over, complete with intense choking noises. A multiplayer video game is one which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time Since this was deemed inappropriate, Sega took it out of the game wholesale come release. However, under the right circumstances, the sound byte can still be heard if one meets certain conditions in multiplayer.
In February 2006, an album was released entitled Lost and Found: Shadow the Hedgehog Vocal Trax. Several music tracks from the game are featured in this album, while some mixes were made to others. There is also a promotional song in Japan : a remix of m-flo's "TRIPOD BABY" track off of BEAT SPACE NINE, their latest album. m-flo is a Japanese hip hop group consisting of producer and DJ Taku Takahashi and emcee VERBAL BEAT SPACE NINE is the album released August 24, 2005 by the Japanese rap group M-flo.
In this game, two tracks were removed due to copyright and licensing reasons. Paul Shortino (born May 14, 1953) is a singer who has sung for several bands including Rough Cutt /The Cutt Quiet Riot, Bad Boyz and Shortino also known by his alias, is a video game character and main Antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series Crush 40 is a Japanese American Hard rock band originally known as Sons of Angels that was made to create music for the Sega arcade racing game The first song was "Who I Am" by Magna-Fi, who also performed "All Hail Shadow". Another called "Broken" by Sins of a Divine Mother was removed due to licensing reasons.  Instead A2 (which features members from the latter band) tracked the song "Chosen One" in its place.