The Shadow Sun

The Shadow Sun

The ultimate Western action RPG has arrived on Android!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.10
  • Updated: August 29, 2015
  • Requires Android: 4.0 and up
  • Installs: 10,000 - 50,000



* Happy Canada’s 150th! *

The ultimate Western action RPG has arrived on Android! Embark on an epic dark fantasy in the grand tradition of great, story-driven RPGs from PC and console, created by veterans of the Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate, and The Witcher franchises.

With The Shadow Sun, Ossian Studios brings together all its expertise from working with Dungeons & Dragons and The Witcher in order to create a deep, story-driven RPG experience for Android. Prepare yourself for visceral real-time combat, a gorgeously detailed world to adventure in, complex characters to interact with, and an epic tale of an ancient city held within the grip of a mysterious plague.

Enter a world that has felt an alien touch upon its sun. An ever-increasing shadow that creeps across the sun's brilliant face, with consequences that are only now becoming horrifically apparent...

• A 10-hour adventure where you explore the decadent imperial city of Shar and the exotic desert lands around it, delving into a story filled with intrigue, danger, and shocking surprises.
• Explore over 70 unique areas and uncover 200+ unique items, hidden secrets, and ancient treasures.
• A handy journal tracks your quests and a detailed codex notes new characters, places, and creatures you encounter.
• An original orchestral soundtrack and amazing soundscape will immerse you into this dark fantasy world.

• Create your own male or female character and customize their attributes and appearance.
• Choose from among 30 attacks, spells, and skills to suit your favourite play style, and develop those abilities exactly how you want as the game progresses.
• Solve quests in multiple ways and have new NPC dialogue options open up depending on your skills.
• Ally with one of four companions to adventure alongside you, each with their own personality and abilities, and win their friendship or suffer their disapproval depending on your choices.
• Adopt a faithful dog companion to fight by your side.

* In-app purchases are purely optional! *
The 3 starter packs are optional DLC that have extra content and quests, none of which are required to enjoy the game. The in-depth hint guide also provides a full walkthrough and gameplay tips, along with details on companions, secrets, monsters, and other helpful information.

(Note: Mali400 GPUs and Intel Z2520/Z2560 CPUs are currently not supported)

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  • The Shadow Sun
    Marat Makmudov Published date: October 24, 2015

    Enable cloud saves The game is great and huge with lots of things to do and interesting conversations. It is definitely worth the price. However, having just changed phones, I realised it does not have cloud saves. As I had progressed quite far, I would have loved to start where I was on the previous phone. Yet I have start all over again. So please give the players an option to save their progress online. It will be more than welcome. :) Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Stephen Giller Published date: October 29, 2015

    Nice game but no controller support. Looks nice, has decent if generic RPG elements and makes for a good mobile game. However it desperately needs controller support for people who use Android consoles or controller attachments. Most big games support controllers (GTA series, Ravensword, Quake etc.) so this is an oversight on the developers' part and the reason I rated it only 3 stars. What's the point in making a good game if you're going to gimp it with touch controls? Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    J Pat Published date: March 7, 2017

    This is a mobile game? It was such a blast that it got me away from my computer. Excellent pacing, balanced character development, story, originality. It's hard to believe this game isn't for the pc (coming from a die hard pc fanboy). The only flaw is that there's no controller support. Excluding the lack of controller support the Shadow Sun is a perfect game, better than KOTOR, and I highly recommend it. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    John Larson Published date: December 19, 2015

    Wears its influences proudly A very good born-mobile game in the tradition of Neverwinter Nights or Knights of the Old Republic, but with a unique (Dark-Sun-inflected) fantasy setting. The score is fantastic, the writing fine, and the character customization a nice balance of old-school detail with few enough options to make most skills seem distinct and worthwhile. Combat is passable but not too annoying. Very enjoyable overall package. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Josh Lawson Published date: January 28, 2016

    Really fun, immersive RPG Easily one of the best RPGs I've played on Android to date. Lots of enemies, locations, loot, npcs... if you're like me and take your time to see and do everything, there's much more than 10 hrs of gameplay here. Ive got 5 hrs in now, and I've barely scratched the surface. Plus it runs without a hitch, no hiccups or crashes yet, with all settings maxed on a Galaxy S4. Definitely worth the price, and the DLC is a great deal too. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    swiss cheese Published date: November 18, 2017

    I LOVE this game, can you pls and more stuff to the warrior starter pack because theirs no exclusive weapon to start out with. Took me about 11 hours to complete almost all quests, all secrets, and 20 out of 30 achievements, not including the long starter pack quests. I liked the game more without the starter packs to be honest. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Amirul Naim Published date: November 8, 2017

    runs really smooth for a quite demanding game. one of the best rpg I've played for Android platform. well done developers. should add more customizations options. *edit: would have given 5/5 but currently stuck in the sewer because keep dying of poison and not having antidote. Everytime the game loads the poison stats still there. can't progress Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Sander Virki Published date: August 29, 2016

    I am going to be honest Okay imma be honest. I pirated this game once. After playing it few hours i got into it so bad. Graphics are amazing, storyline is interesting, quests and areas are cool and really feels like a goddamn rpg. I felt so shamed of pirating this wonderful game so ai bought it couple of times just to support devs. Shadow of the sun is definetly TOP 3 RPG GAMES FOR ANDROID. Thanks Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Q Published date: February 10, 2016

    Great game Great graphics and it runs smoothly it truly is a great game and well worth the dollar. The developers are are helpful and attentive and the game is really impressive.. If you're a fan of this genre buy this and if your device can handle maxed out graphic setting you will be even more amazed at what they squeezed into this 480mb app. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Morad Hajaliloo Published date: August 20, 2016

    Classic RPG on Android I am really enjoying this game. So far this is the best RPG experience I've had on Android. I wish you guys would release more games like this. This is a true bargain for such an excellent game. Great graphics, a wonderful story, and controls have been well adapted for mobile. Only thing missing is cloud save. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Brian Newhouse Published date: October 20, 2015

    Awesome game 🎮 This is an amazing game. I opened to play it not expecting much despite the reviews, but found myself an hour and half in and not wanting to put it down. What a gem of a game. The only gripe I have is that the controls are a bit on the finicky side, but not a game killer - that is they just take a bit to get used to. Well worth the 2.99 asking price. I purchased it through the Google opinion rewards, so not a big deal and once again, well worth it. Good job developer! Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    DJ Girard Published date: January 2, 2016

    The Best This is, by far, the best RPG I have found on Android. It's a REAL PC-Style RPG. Be wary. You'll start playing and won't stop. I hope you guys make more games like this. I absolutely loved it! I didn't want it to end! I need more! Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Alice Edwardson Published date: September 28, 2015

    A few bugs but great This is a great game & one of those rare console experiences on a mobile device; great for when you're on the go & get a random craving for some console style RPG fun. Want to give it 5* & really is better than most, but the controls can be weird (to be expected on mobile) & more importantly sometimes the world map screens either misregister taps or don't at all. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Lillie C Nation Published date: July 20, 2016

    Need Help! I have to say this is one of the most satisfying purchases I've made for android. Great story and gameplay. Each step is a chore free reward. However, one the map extends i get kicked out and now can not play. Also the mission were you help this woman try to cure the disease i can not finish because i get kicked out of the game. I really need help please ! Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    John Calulo Published date: May 1, 2016

    Controls Issue Could you allow us to place the controls/portraits on the screento our preferences? If so, I'll change my review because this is a great game, the combat reminds me of Dark Souls. Which is why I set the difficulty all the way up. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Ian Hodge Published date: July 5, 2016

    Play Store needs more like this. There are far too many cookie cutter cash-grabs out there. Mobile platform needs more titles like this. I do have two gripes, tho: I would like to see continuable gameplay after the main story is complete. I beat it in a little over 6 hours and when I realized I couldnt go back and finish some side quests, I was quite disappointed. Also, the game seemed linear. Yes, we could bounce around from spot to spot, but once an area was cleared theres no respawn. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Nathan Konda Published date: February 14, 2016

    A++ Still playing, but so far it is a great game. Care went into the story. For me, it puts Ravensword to shame. Ravensword is pretty, yes. However, it remains s hollow game that is devoid of any real character or feeling. Big thumbs up. It is fantastic. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Shy Crystal Explosion Published date: January 17, 2018

    Can't believe I paid for this. Its Not good. Attacks feel terrible and are delayed, loading screens and fade to blacks are tedious, story is not interesting in the slightest and visuals are unimpressive.sound effects somtines are straight up missing. It's a Nice effort but a poor execution. I won't be able to get my money back for this and that's upsetting this game had promise but it falls extremely flat. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Michael Daaboul Published date: March 18, 2017

    No controller support. Can't see dialogue options on the Nexus 7, it doesn't fit the window. Performance issues such as lag. Seems like a great game, but can't play it on my device. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Zabath D'Inferi Published date: April 18, 2016

    Classic Done Almost Right!!! The game's pretty good. It's simple, and nicely done. It's a pretty good game...however, I'm bummed as to how short the game is. The final product feels rushed and underdeveloped. I really hope a good remake or sequel of this comes along soon, because other than that, it was awesome. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Zachary Zborovsky Published date: October 8, 2016

    Amazing but reset skills? Just get it. The only game on android I can even play. I am that picky and it is that good. Hey, developers. Is there a way to resent skills? Could someone get back to me and let me know? Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Travely Gaming Published date: July 13, 2016

    Doesnt work Why, i want refund because when i play iit the game crash...... i play it on zenfone 5.... Please answer why !!! If u wanna screenshoot give me ur email and i give u Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Kathy Chambers Published date: September 6, 2015

    Liked alot But I am too clumsy at moving the character through the streets and the view is too large for my screen on my Samsung. I can't even see the dialogue boxes without moving everything. Sorry was looking forward to playing after all the rave reviews. 😢😢😢 Embarrassing to ask for refund. When can afford bigger tablet will try again. Good luck to these fine developers. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    John James Brennan Published date: June 28, 2016

    Terrific I just bought this game cos it's my kind of genre,lets just say since buying it I haven't stopped playing it. The game is terrific and it doesn't cost a fortune,its great to see a top game amidst all the sub standard game's in the store,anyone checking this out don't be put off by the iap's,you do not have to buy them to proceed with the game ,they are little bonuses if you want them,just pay the low price for a great game and have a blast,great work devs. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Bogdan Bucur Published date: December 3, 2017

    It's exactly the sort of RPG that I was looking for! Nothing to comment on, just loved it! Hopefully they will publish a sequel or another game in the same vein Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Richard Leung Published date: December 8, 2016

    Great rpg This is a really good classic rpg which seems like a rarity in the play store. Really great value, no annoying ads and no Internet connection required. I took off one star because the character customization is lacking. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Sojan Janso Published date: June 15, 2016

    Arguably Better than Aralon sequel, and almost as good as Ravenswood. My only complaints are, some random swear words, and the ten hour claim, (I finished just shy from 6) Other than that, the story is great, and the graphics look nice, while running perfectly smooth (scene load times are also pretty fast). Looking forward to a part 2! O yeah, and not one crash!!!! Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Brad W Published date: November 22, 2015

    Dragon Age for your phone! If I didn't know any better, I would have guessed that this was a Bioware and/or Obsidian game. Even the graphic style is very similar to DA. good story too! Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    D Lepzelter Published date: December 8, 2017

    Excellent game. Fun, well laid out. Minor quibble: I would've liked it if I could have changed the size of the controls. Still not enough to rate below 5 stars. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Luka2810 Published date: November 20, 2017

    It would be a great game, but for whatever reason the characters are showing up almost completely black for me. It works when I put lighting to high, but that's quite laggy on my tablet.(Medion Lifetab S10321) Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Jonathan Hale Published date: December 24, 2016

    Outstanding In the spirit of the Elder Scrolls- I loved that I wasn't limited by a class system; I was able to make my own! That was probably my favorite thing about the game. I could cast spells and still pick locks and focus on my combat skills. Just awesome really. Funniest part-when the lady claims her husband is faking having the plague to get out of work! To funny. 😂. Poor Kevin got locked up in the Oblong. My only criticism is that it was to short!! I didn't want it to end. Thanks and excellent job! Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Andrew Collings Published date: June 5, 2016

    Good but... I find it difficult to do things with the tiny controls. Please put it in the options menu. Another thing is that sometimes, I can't see my characters health bar and other things. Please fix and I'll give it 5 stars Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Ryan Jasinski Published date: August 30, 2015

    GET THIS GAME. Read my review! I was bored one night and had .99cents to spend and decided to get this game...little did I know that I was bout get such a well done, fun, hilarious, somewhat long game. Not only did it supply me hours of great ran perfect on my phone. Never experienced a single crash in over 10 hours of play!! That's unheard of..even games smaller and less in-depth crash more often! GET THIS GAME! You won't regret it..its a dollar well spent! Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Michael Goodman Published date: January 12, 2016

    Come on I made it all the way to the headless statue in the desert. I have your hint guide. Total failure using your run and hit advice. 15 tries, ease up or I'm done, not that you care Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Ashley Norris Published date: November 16, 2017

    LOVED this game! Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because the map was extremely finicky. I would press one destination on the right side of the map and it would scroll to the left side of the map. I had to press my destination numerous times, before it took me to the correct place. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Anna Svitilova Published date: October 24, 2016

    One of the best RPGs you can buy for Android. It's from the company who made Mysteries of Westgame expansion for Neverwinter Nights 2, and The Shadow Sun is a great RPG you should get if you want to get close to PC cRPGs on your phone. The music and story are great, and the combat is fun and refreshing, although hard at times (at least when I played as a mage with most of my points in persuasion skills). Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Steven Marquez Published date: February 8, 2017

    The shadow sun provides a great story that is well written and moves at good pace. There are plenty of side quest as well and decent customization options too. Graphics are solid with good variety in maps. Sound is topnotch and controls work well. Devs did a great job however your character model could be a little more polished but this is a minor flaw. I highly reccomend this game. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Magic Howler Published date: December 3, 2015

    4 stars because at the very end of the game, you can't continue to leave somewhere else to do other tasks. Basically you have to start all over again with nothing. But good game other than that Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Maldek Shadowkyss Published date: June 17, 2017

    This game is WAY too difficult even on the easiest setting right from the beginning. My character constantly dies in like 2 hits. Even using block is useless. Uninstalling and advising friends on facebook not to play this game as well. Full Review

  • The Shadow Sun
    Cody klueber Published date: March 14, 2016

    Great game Very fun, albeit a bit traditional. However something like an auto attack or real time with pause combat would make it a little better, it would allow strategy and make it more tactical. Just my opinion of course Full Review