Shadows of the Damned is now Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Grasshopper Manufacturer’s underrated Shadows of the Damned has a semi-second lease on life. Today it has become available for play on Xbox One via a backwards compatibility update. Never played this silly gem? You should!

Shadows of the Damned brought Suda 51 (No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) together for a Resident Evil 4-styled shooter with neon-visuals, silly humor (big boner!), and lots of gore. The game felt a little neutered to what we saw in early concept art — which bares some similarities to The Evil Within‘s release look — but it was a fun game that I’d gladly take more of. Sadly the game never got ported to PC or current-gen platforms. It’s in dire need of a New Game+ mode as well.

Check the game out if you can. EA probably won’t commission a sequel, but you’re in for a fun time.


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  • jacobia

    Awesome game, and Akira Yamoaka’s brilliant soundtrack too!

  • Dan Shiveley

    Thanks for posting, CJ! I had no idea this game existed, but it sounds amazing and it’s a great deal. Definitely getting it. Thanks for linking Jorge’s review, too.

  • AriesSiren

    This game is freaking brilliant

  • EvilResident

    One of my absolute favorite games in recent years. Evil Dead meets Resident Evil meets maybe Nightbreed? And yes the soundtrack is amazing. I managed to snag a copy signed by Yamaoka before they skyrocketed. I’d love to see more of this game.


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