DOS - 1988
Also released on: Mac - Windows 3.x - Amiga - Atari ST - Apple IIgs
Description of Shadowgate
Shadowgate is a typical fantasy adventure game with a typical defeat-an-evil plot: you have been sent to Castle Shadowgate prevent the resurrection of an evil monster (called the Behemoth). Although most puzzles are logical, Shadowgate is most memorable for the ridiculous amount of time you will die -- just picking up a book or walking into a certain room will kill you instantly. Torch management is also a pain because there's a limited number of them lying around.
Definitely NOT the game for the easily frustrated! Too bad the sequel Beyond Shadowgate was released only on the TurboGrafx 16 system.
After a long hiatus, ICOM is finally back as Ininite Ventures, and has updated the game to Windows 95 version! Go buy it today from Shadowgate website!
Review By HOTUD
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Comments and reviews
sfx 2021-01-06 1 point
game linked on gog is a different game with the same name, please check availability
larry 2019-10-15 2 points
isn't it very funny that this game is for sale through our lovely (!) gog, while other ICOM legends are for free.
is ruining fan collections the main point?
helpdeskdan 2015-01-17 0 point DOS version
Has issues in FreeDos. Seems to run fine in DrDos though. Used to love this game on the mac.
indstr 2014-02-08 -1 point DOS version
@gamelol2: Because this is a site for DOS games
My memories of shadowgate are from the NES version. Definitely a classic.
gamelol2 2013-09-26 1 point DOS version
how come tere isn't a shadowgate for windows (not dos) on this website?
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Shadowgate is available for a small price on the following websites, and is no longer abandonware. GoG.com provides the best release and does not include DRM, please buy from them! You can read our online store guide .
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