Shadow Complex Remastered now available for Windows 10 in the Store!

For those looking for some exciting side-action adventure akin to Metroid, you will want to grab Shadow Complex Remastered now available for Windows 10 on PC.

The game runs for $14.99 and is a 1.1GB download from the Store.

From the game description:

Powered by Unreal Engine technology, the "modern and masterful side-scroller" Shadow Complex became an instant classic when initially released exclusively for Xbox 360 in 2009. The fan favorite won more than 50 Game of the Year and Editor's Choice Awards and was one of the most popular console games of the year.ChAIR's fresh twist on classic side-scrolling design with modern, cutting-edge gameplay is amplified in Shadow Complex Remastered, featuring all of the content from the award-winning original game, updated with graphical enhancements, all-new dynamic melee take-downs, and additional Achievements and Master Challenges.Through 10+ hours of exploration and fast-paced combat, players discover game-altering power-ups to overcome obstacles, thwart legions of enemies, and delve further into a mysterious and challenging, non-linear game world.

Being an Xbox Live title, you get those Achievements and cloud saves along with friends lists. As to what is new about the "remastered" part, here is what you can look forward to:

  • High definition characters, enemies, environments, and interface.
  • Updated lighting, post-processing, and visual effects.
  • New contextual melee take-downs.
  • New Achievements and Master Challenges.

You can watch the announcement trailer above to get an idea of what to expect. Shadow Complex is one of those legendary games and it looks fantastic for a more casual and classic gaming experience.

Download Shadow Complex Remastered from the Store (opens in new tab)

Daniel Rubino

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  • This was a free download when the remaster first launched
  • Yes for a limited time only. It's past that date and I have it. It's a great game for this price and I might pick it up again just to get the achievements.
  • Also add the fact that UWP versions of PC games tend to have issues that should never happen on a PC game (Quantum Break is a particularly egregious offender here though other UWP games like Killer Instinct have their own issues too).
  • Killer Instinct is flawless and glorious in 4K. Never had an issue with it.
  • The game at launch was running way too fast because the framerate was tied to a monitor's refresh rate. I'm not sure if that's been patched yet.
  • Killer Instinct runs great on Windows 10. I can even run it on my Surface Pro 4, which surprised me. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition also runs great. Now if only Microsoft would start pushing cross-buy, cross-save, cross-play more.
  • Yeah the issue I linked only appears if running a high refresh rate (greater than 60Hz) on your monitor. Looks like it's since been patched.
  • Is this a coop game?
  • Any word on cross buy with the Xbox One version?
  • I didn't realise there was an xbox one release. I need to decide which to get then.
  • Apparently there is but I don't see it on the Australian Xbox store.
  • Ideally you would not have to choose. Ideally you would get both versions with one purchase. That's the way it should be.
  • Hoping for that in the future if the publishers can get onboard with the idea. I'm not going to buy on two platforms separately so they really aren't losing a sale by giving me access to the other version. Hope they see that.
  • Exactly! In fact, in my opinion, the number of people who would buy the exact game twice on different platforms is likely to be far lower than the number of people who would buy a game who otherwise would not buy a game if said game was available to them on multiple platforms, particularly if you're one of the few titles to offer such a feature. For instance, personally, I'm not interested in Shadow Complex Remastered, and I likely won't be purchasing it on either Xbox One or Windows 10. However, if it was cross-buy and cross-save and I knew I could then have access to it on both my Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, I'd probably buy it.
  • Why? If you wouldn't play it on either the One or your PC, why would you play it on both?
  • GO KNIGHTS!!! >High Five<
  • The 360 version is on sale too for 4.94 in US
  • Is it backwards compatible?
  • So oooo, why does the store have a 'mobile' listing with HoloLens too..? Is that just a convenient thing they forgot to edit or whatever? =s Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10 on my Lumia 950! Step off, haters! U-U
  • The store listing shows HoloLens and mobile lol.
  • This game is priced 50% more than the steam version. So no buy in windows store
  • Does the Steam version have XBL Achievements?
  • It has Steam achievements.
  • The Steam version is priced higher than the Xbox 360 version. So no buy in Steam store.
  • They should give a free copy to the ones who already own a free version when the remastered version launched. Epic Games Launcher is a pain to use and update.
  • I got the free version when it launched. I don't have any problems with the Epic Launcher... I keep it installed for the Unreal Tournament thing. Works great for me!
  • I finished this game on the 360 years ago.  I highly recommend it.
  • Is it compatible with X360 controller on Windows 10?