Shadowrun Returns Is Too Good To Be Free, But It Is (For Another Day)

Shadowrun Returns Is Too Good To Be Free, But It Is (For Another Day)

Harebrained’s revival of Shadowrun in Shadowrun Returns is still one of the best early games to come out of the Kickstarter heyday. It’s since been ported to every platform under the sun, but if you haven’t played it yet, you can do so now for free.

Humble Bundle are offering the turn-based cyberpunk RPG for the sweet deal of bugger all until early Sunday morning Australian time. It’s too good an offer to pass up for an RPG that’s even more replayable now, thanks to the range of mods and custom campaigns that hve been released over the years.

While it’s true that Shadowrun: Dragonfall, Harebrained’s follow-up to Shadowrun Returns, is a better take on the pen-and-paper RPG, Returns is still well worth the 12 to 15 hours. It’ll also play great on a Surface Pro or a 2-in-1 laptop if you have one of those, and the game also supports Mac and Linux.

To grab a free Steam key for Shadowrun Returns, head here.


  • I kickstarted this. I paid like $30usd for it and I was satisfied. Get it for free. You’re mad if you don’t.

    • Yep, absolutely. I didn’t kickstart it but I did pay full price when it launched. This much game for free is bonkers good value.

    • Kickstarted it as well. The modding community around the recent shadowrun games is surprisingly good to boot, so there’s another layer there for those who want to replay with some cool changes. The sequels are also on sale on Humble, so grab em all for less than $10 in total, easily worth it.

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