Shadow takes away the hassle of updating your system periodically to keep playing the latest games at high or ultra settings.
Service does require a reliable internet connection and I find hardwired to work the best.
I personally find the service runs best using the Shadow Ghost.
Review by AJinPA3 weeks ago
Convenient and offers the full windows 10 experience
Review by DYork Gustrafson1 month ago
What can i say about Shadow, what an amazing find! My work laptop is no games machine and Shadow has changed all that. With more powerful hardware on the way there is no better time to join! Having a powerful Windows 10 gaming machine that you can install and play all the games you own on and have access to it where ever you have internet access is just mind blowing!
Review by Alontee1 month ago
My 2k gaming computer (HP Omen for the record) is in for repairs.
I have comcast internet, which blows in my area, but Shadow is doing everything they can to make my gaming work. I am incredibly impressed. I am running beautiful games off my macbook air - in fact I'm emulating windows almost flawlessly. Full settings. Ultra settings for all my favorite games. I can't even run these settings on my (it's four years old) gaming laptop. (Highly recommened HP gaming laptops).
If my internet wasn't such crap, I'd heavily consider investing in Shadow instead - 35 a month for a gaming pc on a crapbox computer - 25 a month for the annual plan. It's literally cheaper in the long run than buying a hardcore gaming computer (I game about 20ish hours a week - I've always heavily invested in nice computers, I am a computer technician for work).
The only issue I have (and it's not Shadow's fault, its comcast's fault) is latency. I am still playing heroes of the storm (realtime competive online game) effectively, running it on my own computer would be a bit faster, but I'm only off a few beats (again, it's not Shadow's fault, its my internet service provider's fault).
They are patching things DAILY - not in the sense that Shadow is defective, but that they are doing everything they can to make it better. I have had little issue with their service. It is clear they are making a great effort to make their game streaming platform the best in the industry. The only limit is your internet connection. (This is a bit complex). Their servers are actually running games on CAD cards (not gaming cards like the GTX or Titan) but still, things are smooth, very smooth.
A great buy. Thanks for keeping me gaming Shadow!
Review by Sobeira1 month ago
What Is Shadow:
Shadow is a Cloud Gaming Service, Where you gain access to a extremely powerful Windows PC always available on any and all devices. You don't need to upgrade your hardware, You just need a screen.
it's awesome quality
Amazing customer service
Low storage space
I recommend Shadow to anyone who cannot afford a expensive $2000 computer. It works on nearly any device and with even more devices coming into support. Shadow will always be my preferred streaming service. I love shadow, And i think anyone who wants to give it a try should definitely try it out...
What is there to lose?!
Review by Basil1 month ago
Shadow offers a complete virtual pc, and timing is unlimited. I have been using it since Christmas and have been ever so happy with it.
Review by Calzo Shuhara1 month ago
Excellent performance with good latency to gaming servers. Super handy to have a cloud pc at your fingertips should you require it.
Review by Ekendra1 month ago
I love the service as it's almost as close as you can get to a full desktop experience without buying one. It does require ~70Mbs currently to get 100% performance out of this service even though it can run degraded with lower bandwidth but this should not be a problem if at all for much longer as the US moves to fiber and 5g over the next few years. My biggest complaint is the lack of Shadow Ghost in stock in America. I understand they have them in France but in the US we have to go to eBay to find them if any are even listed. I do understand they are a small start up company and trying to expand first which totally makes sense, but I wish their supply chain with the shadow ghost was quicker to offer more units or at the very least able to provide us with an estimated date when they will come in again. They have had numerous hardware upgrades since I got the service last Christmas time (2018). We need a hdd capacity upgrade bad, followed by a ram upgrade and then a cpu upgrade as well as the current specs are lacking slightly in that area. All in all great service, great devs, just work on the shadow ghost availability and possible hdd, ram, cpu upgrades and this service will stay #1 for a long time. I work in IT and I believe this is the future of computing to some decent degree. Good job
Review by Zhufa Snowies1 month ago
Great service and fast easy to use
Review by Uumode1 month ago
If you are like me and already have a gaming computer i recommend this as your mobile gaming option as it allows you to simply your games on your phone i mean i was playing skyrim on my iPad
Review by Shifaat1 month ago
Shadow is awesome. When it is working anywhere near its full potential but due to a myriad of issues both server side in Shadow DC and with other things like my local device and internet connection Shadow does not work best it can all the time.
On a good day Shadow is five star service. On a bad day it zero star.
Shadow is not a gaming PC ootb.
After choosing "Game ready" option when creating Shadow VM or resetting Shadow VM the very old windows image used is not game ready. It takes about three hours to get Shadow game ready by fully updating windows and updating Quadro GPU drivers. And then it takes more time to install PC gaming platforms and games.
Due to server side issues and all the other bugs like with windows or games or my local device, Shadow is more like a box of chocolates, I just do not know what I am going to get each time I click on that "Start" button.
Review by Madmalc Apriandi1 month ago
Loving my Shadow ❤️
Try IT and U Will understand ❤️❤️❤️
Thomas from Norway
Review by Ikeal2 months ago
First lets start with the good. The cloud platform is fast and it handles most games at a decent resolution. It also works well as a work server if you don't want to bog down your main machine with compiles and renders. However, there are a few problems that need to be addressed before I can give it a better rating.
The first problem is the windows client. It's buggy. I have a 2k monitor and the client can't run at that resolution for some odd reason. The VM can run it just fine (the mac client does this, no problem) but the windows version can't. It makes it a little hard to utilize all of my screen real estate when I can't use the max resolution.
Secondly, the lag. It's not that bad during the slow times of day, but between 4pm and 7pm, don't expect to be gaming and winning. The lag likes to spike up to 200ms during these times.
And now we're on to the killer. DISABLE WINDOWS UPDATE when you get it running in a stable manner, and do it in a way the shadow client won't accidentally turn it back on. About once a month i have to reset the VM because a windows update breaks it. And it wouldn't be bad if it broke it in a way that was easy to fix...but it doesn't. It uninstalls multiple drivers every time it happens.
Review by Yongil Villemoes2 months ago
I think that not only it is an awesome service but as well a future of pc gaming as long as service will keep up with demands. What I would like to be improved first and foremost is morah space especially before Cyberpunk comes out next would be more regional servers so that eventually each country could browse on their own servers in their own language. Am awaiting release and receiving of shadow ghost to see how that works out. The last thing that is my concern atm is recommend a friend program which in itself is great but when it comes to subscription it does not take into account a discount from an nr of friends that joined since not everyone of us can invite 50 to get it free could subscription be more personalized? My referral code PIOQJ6IG
Review by NahidAli2 months ago
Shadow has been a godsend and has allowed me to experience the wonders of PC gaming, a feat which had seemed impossible in the past due to outdated local hardware. The service works flawlessly 99% of the time on my Windows 10 laptop and continues to exceed expectations with every update.
This is the future of gaming - what sets Shadow apart from competitors is that this service offers a full Windows 10 experience, complete with all the customisation and freedom that we have come to expect from our own machines. To put it simply, your Shadow is your machine - it just saves you having to maintain and lug the machine around.
I will never not give Shadow a good review because it has saved my life, in a way. So, to all at Team Shadow, sincerely, thank you.
Review by Jane Deery Choutas2 months ago
Shadow is great and awesome, but that is of course if it works flawlessly, which most of the time it does. All Shadow needs right now is just more development and refinement and it can be a mainstream product.
Review by Ophira Virsiliene2 months ago
I love the shadow gaming service as it allows me to play games I cant on my current pc. I have virtually 0 lag on shadow but that is because I have 5ms ping with 1 gbit up and down fiber
Review by Konn Foruria2 months ago
As the title says shadow is a proper unit so are the staff definitely recommend, if you want to be £10 off you can use code MICMB6AR
Review by Darbbie Mtawali2 months ago
Review by Gamalier Lizy2 months ago
great program but kinda laggy a bit... still would recommend
Review by AbiFares Rachmanto2 months ago
Shadow is a Gaming PC in a browser. I never thought I would be able to access a PC from any browser and decent Internet connection. This technology makes it so I no longer have to invest thousands in new PC equipment every few years to keep up with the latest and greatest technology. The support is fantastic, and I have not had anything but a stellar experience with Shadow. Keep up the Good work Shadow Team! I am looking forward to the next innovation.
Review by Thaar2 months ago
This is exactly what it say, and at a reasonable and affordable price, it would take you over three years of subscribing to this service to pay the same amount as a PC that could have similar componants, and by then you would be looking to spend again to upgrage yet shadow evolves as gaming evolves. at the same price.
Review by Vaqweryu2 months ago
I don't believe the question is why you should get and use shadow. Because for all personal computing needs. It is by far the most powerful PC you can use for that price.
And then imagine being able to access that PC from literally anywhere you have 15 megabits. And acceptable latency. Which in today's world. Is mostly anywhere an internet connection exists. At the beach. On top of a mountain. In traffic. As a passenger of course. And have full command and capabilities of a powerful PC. The power of this device cannot be understated.
There are some issues. But None that cannot be overcome. With some simple adjustment of specific settings. It would literally take 6 years or more in Shadow fees. To equal the performance of Shadow PC's. If you were going to buy a new custom PC outright. So it's value is literally unbeatable. It's 4K 60 FPS on most titles.
It is obviously completely silent operation. As well as emitting only the heat from the device you're using it on. So not much. No power consumption. Except for the device you're using of course. In fact I think that's why they call it Shadow blade. Because like Blade. The half man half vampire hybrid. It has all of their strengths and None of the weaknesses of both. Making it something truly special. In a world of the mundane. Cloud computing is the future. And the future is now.
I hope this review is helpful to anyone to whom it may concern.
Review by Melby3 months ago
I think that not only it is an awesome service but as well a future of pc gaming as long as service will keep up with demands. What I would like to be improved first and foremost is morah space especially before Cyberpunk comes out next would be more regional servers so that eventually each country could browse on their own servers in their own language. Am awaiting release and receiving of shadow ghost to see how that works out. The last thing that is my concern atm is recommend a friend program which in itself is great but when it comes to subscription it does not take into account a discount from an nr of friends that joined since not everyone of us can invite 50 to get it free could subscription be more personalized?
Review by Zoontjens3 months ago
You can access a PC anywhere, from any device, you cannot beat it. Yes there are game streaming products coming to market but the offering is not the same.
The team do need to upgrade the hardware, it's lacking a little especially with the new RTX graphic cards and what they can offer. I use Shadow every day and from the minor occasional bugs the service is excellent and a fraction of the price of a top end PC which with it comes maintenance, upgrades etc.