Percentile Rank

Shadowrun: Hong Kong is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Aug 21, 2015
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 20, 2015

If you've been round the neon block a few times already, then Hong Kong's going to feel pretty familiar, despite being perfectly solid and having a few new toys plus a wider, more ostentatious stage than ever before.

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Scored Reviews

Player.One
Aug 20, 2015

Shadowrun: Hong Kong improves upon a nearly-perfect RPG formula to deliver new action to old fans while keeping things accessible for new ones, too.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 20, 2015

This is a game that transcends its name and should be spoken of in the same breath as the genre's best. In years to come people will be comparing the new cRPGs to Hong Kong, because it's easily a benchmark for what developers in the RPG arena should be looking at when designing their games.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 31, 2015

From Is0bel's standoffish demeanour to Kindly Cheng's evil but soothing tone, every conversation felt visceral, grounded in the world

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Game Debate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2015

Just like the previous two games, Shadowrun: Hong Kong has stayed with me when I'm not playing it. The flawed, moody characters and the clever use of Asian magical traditions got into my head, and when it finished, I missed all of the main characters. It takes a pretty cool game to do that. For that intensity and depth to be maintained over a series of three games is pretty remarkable.

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RPG Fan
87%
87%
Sep 19, 2015

If you loved Dragonfall, you're going to really like Hong Kong.

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Wccftech
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2015

A fantastic isometric CRPG that has a very well developed story and great varied combat that just might be a bit on the tedious and boring side for those not wanting walls of text to read through.

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Gameplanet
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2015

Harebrained Schemes has again struck gold within the Shadowrun universe. Refined Decking and brilliant writing as well as some genuine surprises breathe life into the fantastical future Hong Kong setting. Sadly, some pacing and level design issues stop it just short of the heights it was reaching for.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2015

Shadowrun: Hong Kong lives up to the reputation of its predecessors and remains one of the best RPG series in recent years.

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Softpedia
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2015

Shadowrun: Hong Kong is a solid experience both for veteran "chummers" but also for newcomers. Harebrained Schemes has managed to once again impress by adding a few, but only a few, good improvements to the recipe, while delivering a very interesting setting and some imaginative missions. However, it might not feel like a whole new experience, just "more of the same."

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NZGamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2015

Definitely one for newbs and phreaks alike.

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PCWorld
Aug 20, 2015

Shadowrun: Hong Kong isn't the best RPG Harebrained Schemes has put out, but it's still a great game in its own right.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 18, 2015

Players who have already taken this trip with Shadowrun Returns and its expansion may find themselves wanting a bit with the gameplay, and newbies will have quite the learning curve to surmount, but if you see the gameplay as an adequate means to experience the more satisfying narrative end, Shadowrun: Hong Kong more than earns your attention.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2015

Shadowrun: Hong Kong may be a familiar cyberpunk paradise for some and an altogether alien destination for others. However, for tactical RPG fans, it's still home sweet home.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2015

What it lacks in new features it makes up for in improving old ones, such as a better experiences in the Matrix as well as improved interface options.

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High-Def Digest
Aug 25, 2015

'Shadowrun: Hong Kong' is an old-school style strategy experience with one of the most interesting settings in contemporary tabletop gaming. Instead of expecting the license to do all of the heavy lifting, Harebrained has instead created a good game and then set it into the mythos of 'Shadowrun'. With the inclusion of the Unity editor, this platform will only get better as time goes on.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny

Top Critic

Jan 25, 2016

The story and narration is compelling and simply urges you to press on.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
GameGrin

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable, if slightly dated, cyberpunk story that consistently strokes the heartstrings and funny bone.

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Kill Screen
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 8, 2015

These are quibbles. Shadowrun Hong Kong's success boils down to a smart early decision to stay true to Hong Kong, and exaggerate the flaws of the city's bizarre governing philosophy to find a new, urgent relevance in the cyberpunk genre.

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Game Informer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2015

Players hungry for a meaty story should look no further. Players who want strategy will only find it sporadically

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PC Gamer
70 / 100
70 / 100
Aug 28, 2015

The best Shadowrun to date, but the series is starting to go grey.

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Dragnix
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2015
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