Shadowrun Returns Deluxe is currently free on Humble

Shadowrun Returns Deluxe is currently free on Humble

Shadowrun Returns Deluxe is currently free on Humble

For the next two days, Shadowrun Returns will be available for free on the Humble Store, giving PC gamers an opportunity to play this Kickstarter funded sequel to the SEGA/SNES classic. 

The version that is being given away on Humble will be the title’s Steam version, which supports Windows, MacOS and Linux, making the game compatible with every major PC operating system. Steam’s Summer sale started earlier today, so it may be worth waiting a few hours before you try redeeming your free game code from Humble. 

Shadowrun Returns is a turn-based tactical role-playing game where players can play as a custom character as any of the title’s six classes. As the game’s story progresses, players can upgrade their character’s abilities and stats. Non-player characters can also be hired to assist players throughout the game. 


MAN MEETS MAGIC & MACHINE. The year is 2054. Magic has returned to the world, awakening powerful creatures of myth and legend. Technology merges with flesh and consciousness. Elves, trolls, orks and dwarves walk among us, while ruthless corporations bleed the world dry. You are a shadowrunner – a mercenary living on the fringes of society, in the shadows of massive corporate arcologies, surviving day-by-day on skill and instinct alone. When the powerful or the desperate need a job done, you get it done… by any means necessary.

In the urban sprawl of the Seattle metroplex, the search for a mysterious killer sets you on a trail that leads from the darkest slums to the city’s most powerful megacorps. You will need to tread carefully, enlist the aid of other runners, and master powerful forces of technology and magic in order to emerge from the shadows of Seattle unscathed.

The unique cyberpunk-meets-fantasy world of Shadowrun has gained a huge cult following since its creation nearly 25 years ago. Now, creator Jordan Weisman returns to the world of Shadowrun, modernizing this classic game setting as a single player, turn-based tactical RPG.

Key Features

– Gripping Tactical Combat: When you’re running the shadows, every turn matters. Choose your actions wisely – move to better cover, charge into melee, or lob a fireball into a crowd of enemies. With the variety of weapons and spells at your disposal, every turn is filled with meaningful choices. A successful run requires commanding a team of runners with the right balance of combat, tech, and magical abilities.

– Skill-Based Character Progression: Choose a starting character archetype and build from there! Street Samurai and Physical Adepts use advanced combat skills to dominate the battlefield, Shamans and Mages summon powerful allies and cast deadly spells, while Riggers and Deckers provide critical technological support, projecting their consciousness directly into drones and computer systems. Shadowrun Returns’ classless skill system allows you to grow your character in any direction you choose. Want to start summoning spirits as an ork Shaman and evolve into a cybered-up weapon specialist? Do it!

– Engaging 2D/3D Art Style: Shadowrun Returns mixes dynamic 3D characters and lighting with a vibrant, hand-painted environment. Illustrated character portraits bring every conversation to life. Explore a world filled with detail, from the slums of the Redmond Barrens to the extravagant offices of powerful corporations.


Below are Shadowrun Returns’ PC system requirements for Windows users. Hardware requirements for Linux and MacOX are mostly identical. The game supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian languages. 


OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX compatible 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory
DirectX: 9.0
Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space

Redeem your free copy of Shadowrun Returns on the Humble Store. 

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