Shadow the Hedgehog (video game)
Shadow the Hedgehog (NA)
Shadow the Hedgehog's North American box art
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube platform icon
Genre(s) Shooter, Platformer

04ESRB - E 10+  03PEGI 12  01CERO A 

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Shadow the Hedgehog is a Nintendo GameCube video game released by SEGA.


The game begins with Shadow, who was thinking about his past when a alien race known as The Black Arms invades Westoplis. Black Doom appears and asks Shadow to bring the seven Chaos Emeralds as promised. Shadow now has three choices: to help The Black Arms invade the earth. If Shadow helps Black Doom, (1) he will become a servant of Black Doom or (2) claim the universe as his own, or (3) Shadow destroyed the planet earth with the Chaos Emeralds.  Remain neutral and help no one: If shadow remains neutral, he will think he is a shadow android and kill Doctor Eggman. In the hero path, he will help Sonic and G.U.N stop the Black Arms, protect the Ark and gets convinced that he is nothing more then a experiment gone wrong, and defeat The Black Arms and their leader, Black Doom.


  • Worm laser
  • Bazooka
  • Egg pawn hand gun
  • Pistol
  • Sniper riffle
  • Rocket launcher
  • Egg pawn lance
  • Classic sword
  • Black arms sword
  • Tree branch
  • Stop sign
  • Pole
  • Torch
  • Exploading Barrels
  • Revolver
  • Blackarms Pistol
  • GUN Handgun
  • GUN Turret
  • Black Barrel
  • Blackarms Turrent
  • Boluder
  • Egg Pawn Homing Launcher
  • GUN FrenzyExploding giant bomb thing
  • Egg Pawn Bazooka
  • Machine Gun
  • GUN/Eggman Box


  • Motorcycle
  • Air Soucer
  • SUV
  • Black Hawk
  • Gun Mech
  • Red Crosser
  • Parachute
  • Gun Recon Vehicle
  • Sports Car


In this game, the player can only play as shadow much like how he plays in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. In addition to the homing attack, the player uses a variety of guns. The player can ride on different types of vehicles. Shadow also has the spindash back as well as the ability to perform punches and kicks. The player has three paths to choose from; good, evil, and neutral. The evil missions have the player help Black Arm. The good missions have the player help Sonic & friends and GUN. The neutral path has the player just go to the goal ring. There is a last story in this game. 


The players can play as shadow vs a shadow android in a variety of stages usually in a deathmatch.


The game had gotten mixed to negative reviews. While it was praised for its replay value, the game was criticised for it's level design, poor controls of the homing attack, bad mechanics of the weapons and vehicles, and the overall dark and mature theme (with the addition of guns and other weapons).


  • The game was the first to be rated E10+. Most likely because of the frequent use of the curse words.