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Cyber Shadow (2021) is a retro running and jumping game where you defeat enemies and dodge obstacles. It combines classic 90's platforming games with modern controls and checkpoints that make it more enjoyable and approachable. Dodge and attack midair to progress through the difficult, but not punishing, levels filled with checkpoints and power-ups in a game that combines the best of classic and modern gaming.

You play Cyber-Shadow, a cyborg ninja who awakens to find his clan and the citizens of Mekacity at the mercy of malignant, synthetic aliens harvesting them for power. You must defeat them, and meet the master of the clan, who you discover unleashed the terror on the city to save his dying daughter. Defeat him to free his daughter of her dying body and reunite with her on the spiritual plane of existence.

Play involves jumping over spikes and other treacherous traps and using your sword and powerups to defeat enemies. While there are many quite difficult sections, there are checkpoints, which you can upgrade to give you useful abilities, such as a flying attack disk that is controlled by Cyber-Shadow's momentum. It's this combination of the tried and tested platforming with the constant introduction of new mechanics that allows Cyber Shadow to truly differentiate itself.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Cyber Shadow 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Fighting elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 14 hours to complete. With checkpoints occasionally spaced quite far apart and several difficult areas, the time to beat will vary depending on your skill and experience with other games in the genre.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Implied Violence and Mild Violence.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Cyber Shadow usually costs £15.99 to £17.99. 

Cyber Shadow

Switch StoreSALE Switch £17.99 £8.99 until 27/06/2024
Steam StoreSALE PC £17.99 £8.99 until 24/06/2024
Steam StoreSALE Mac £17.99 £8.99 until 24/06/2024
PlayStation Store PS5 £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99

Cyber Shadow

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
XBox Store PC £16.74
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/01/2021

Price: 50% off

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform and Fighting

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Meka Skull (@MekaSkull)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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