Shadows of the Damned is an incredibly streamlined, and totally compelling experience. It’s weird, funny, and most importantly, fun. The shooting is functional, the levels leave you no room to get lost, and the RPG elements (if you can even call them that) are clear and simple. This isn’t a game to play if you are looking for a western style shooter with lots of opportunities to build your character and explore the world. It’s pretty short, too, even if you are going out of your way to track down every red gem. Shadows of the Damned is, however, a game to play if you want to see an incredibly realized world with interesting characters, a fun combat mechanic, and just general strangeness.