Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

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8 / 10
Mar 3, 2014

Unfortunately, as DLC, if you didn't buy Shadowrun Returns originally you have to do so now to play Dragonfall - effectively doubling the price. It would be much easier to recommend as a standalone expansion - both as a marked improvement on the original campaign and a refreshing break from the genre's usual fantasy worlds. It still stands as those things if you're willing to take the plunge, though, as well as being an excellent reason to give Shadowrun Returns and its community a second look.

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81 / 100
Mar 1, 2014

Technical shortcomings aside, Dragonfall's story rocks; a well-spent $15 for any RPG fan.

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8 / 10
Mar 11, 2014

An expansion that improves on almost every aspect of the original, fixing obvious flaws and adding a much greater sense of variety to what is now one of the best retro role-players around.

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8.8 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2014

This expansion is a notable step up in character depth and mission design, and the best reason yet to explore this iteration of the fantastic Shadowrun universe

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8 / 10
Mar 10, 2014

Fantastic atmosphere and stellar writing make Shadowrun: Dragonfall a great adaptation of its cyberpunk source material.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2014

Shadowrun: Dragonfall doesn't drastically change the mechanics or systems that were introduced in the main game, which is slightly disappointing as there could have been improvements made but the addition of the new save system is a big relief. The writing and story remains the same high quality from the main game and feels a bit more cohesive from Dead Man's Switch; that story took a lot of twists and turns but Dragonfall feels more focused by giving you a personal connection right from the start. If you enjoyed your first taste of Shadowrun, then Dragonfall should be an immediate purchase.

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85 / 100
Oct 31, 2014

If you're new to Shadowrun Returns, skip the initial release and start with Dragonfall Director's Cut. Nearly every aspect of the Dragonfall campaign is superior to Dead Man's Switch, and there's far more to be excited about than afraid of. When backers were so eager to offer their support for Harebrained Schemes' Kickstarter campaign, Dragonfall Director's Cut is the game that made the investments pay off.

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7.3 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2014

While this game is far from perfect, the thing it does the best is capture the feel of what Shadowrun should be and that is a world I want to play in.

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92%
Oct 26, 2014

A world that demands your attention, Shadowrun endures long after the finale.

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4.5 / 5.0
Mar 2, 2014

In the end, Dragonfall is a more complete and sophisticated version of last year's Shadowrun Returns. The new campaign setting is utterly compelling, the writing is some of the industry's finest with astounding prose and character development and the added content simply equates to an experience that is only rivaled by the genre's best.

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