Steam’s Midweek Madness sale has put up the Shadowgrounds pack for the deeply discounted price of $4.99 only until 4PM PST today (Thursday, 18th February, 2010). What is this Shadowgrounds thing, you ask? Well, it is the spiritual successor to Crusader: No Remorse and Alien Syndicate, top-down shooters that featured amazing environments, powerful weapons and blood, blood, goo and a little more blood. The Shadowgrounds pack consisting of the original Shadowgrounds and its sequel Shadowgrounds Survivor breathes new life into this action-packed genre and aims to waste hours of your time!
The first game offered only a glimpse of gory madness with an innovative weapon upgrade system, a realistic lighting system that ensured that the aliens you battled came out sneakily from the shadows in a haunting Alien-alien manner. Sure to shock you while making your eyes pop! There are little tidbits here and there that will maintain the atmosphere and influence the behavior of the aliens and your character very well!
The second game added on to the atmosphere and lighting of the first with realistic physics (thanks to AGEIA PhysX technology) featuring breakable objects as well. But as the Steam page says, surviving is only half the game. This game comes bundled with modding and editing tools that will have definitely piqued the interest of the community.
Well, what are you waiting for? This great top-down shooter collection is available for five dollars at the Steam store. Get it now!