Parents' Guide to

Shadow Guardian HD

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

So-so Uncharted clone with violence but no blood.

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As it does with so many of its titles, SHADOW GUARDIAN HD is Gameloft's attempt to clone Uncharted, a hit PlayStation 3 franchise, for iDevices. And while on some technical levels, this app succeeds -- the graphics are gorgeous for the iPad platform, and it has the requisite blend of jumping, action, and puzzles -- it ultimately falls short. What holds the Uncharted series together is a nuanced story with characters you care about. That's not present here, and the game's flaws are enhanced because of it. The pacing is fine, and the combat is not bad, but without anything tying them together, Shadow Guardian HD ultimately is a mere shadow of a much better title.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: December 16, 2010
  • Category: Adventure Games
  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: OS 3.2
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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