Published on September 26th, 2013 | by James Maxwell


Highly Anticipated Kickstarter RPG Shadowrun Returns Finally Arrives on Google Play

In all likelihood the majority of Android gamers have probably heard about Shadowrun Returns in one way, shape, or form. Shadowrun Returns has been highly anticipated by a huge number of people ever since being successful with its Kickstarter campaign where it raised a whopping $1,836,447 (and it’s initial goal was just $400,000!). Shadowrun Returns has gained a huge following for sure, but gamers were starting to wonder when it was actually going to be released. After being hampered by several delays this gorgeous RPG has finally made it’s way onto Google Play for all to enjoy… assuming your device can handle it.


Shadowrun Returns takes place in the year 2054 – the year that magic has returned to the world. This magic has awakened power mythical creatures, and elves, trolls, orks, and dwarves walk the planet once again. You are a mercenary (or shadowrunner, if you prefer) that has been hiding in the shadows of the corporate arcologies and fighting hard to survive each and every day. Luckily you have the right skills to stay alive, and luckily these skills are also useful for gaining money through the mercenary work you do for others.


Shadowrun Returns is a follow-up to the initial Shadowrun game that was released almost 25 years ago. The game continues to be set in the unique “cyberpunk-meets-fantasy” world, but with obvious graphical improvements and modernized gameplay elements. For those unfamiliar with the original game it’s important to note that the gameplay in Shadowrun Returns is a single player game that plays out as a turn-based tactical RPG. For fans of RPG’s Shadowrun Returns is an absolute no brainer. The gorgeous graphics, the in-depth story, and the modernized gameplay make this a game that you can’t pass up for any reason.

  • The complete Shadowrun Returns campaign (12+ hours of gameplay!) optimized for touchscreen input
  • Explore a grim cyberpunk future where magic and technology rule the streets
  • Make every action count in gripping, turn-based tactical combat
  • Create and customize your character from one of six unique archetypes
  • Over 350 different weapons, spells and abilities: sling fireballs, kneecap enemies with your shotgun, or roundhouse kick them in the face!


It is great to see that this highly anticipated Kickstarter project has finally made it’s way onto Android devices. It was certainly a long time coming, but it’s better late than never, right? Some gamers may find it’s $10 price tag to be a bit steep, but keep in mind that you’re getting a campaign that lasts over 12 hours, and it is pretty much guaranteed to be one of (if not) the best RPG’s on mobiles devices. Head over to Google Play right now and download this amazing game!


An important note from the developer:

Shadowrun Returns requires a tablet device with at least 1GB of RAM and Android Version 4.0 (ICS) or better. A WiFi connection is required for download. Please ensure you have approximately 1.7 GB of storage space. To OPTIMIZE your playing experience, you may also want to close other apps before playing

Developer Website: Harebrained Schemes

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is both co-founder and co-editor of SGD. I am a university student in Edmonton Canada, and I'm a huge fan of all things Android; especially the hottest new indie games.

  • Moto

    The price would would fit if it was a pc game, some developers don’t realize they need to adapt their price.

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