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Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2)

Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2)
alaScore 88

44 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) the Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) on

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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Hybridial (

Shadow Hearts Covenant


Originating with the relatively unknown game Koudelka on the PS1, the Shadow Hearts series has managed to develop itself a reputation as one of the premier RPG series in the world. Utilizing a highly Westernised artistic design and set in Europe near...

Feb, 2006

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Shadow Hearts Covenant


This sequel emerges from the shadow of Final Fantasy to steal our hearts

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Alexander "12" Tullis (

Shadow Hearts: Covenant


The original Shadow Hearts game was never meant to be popular. What I mean is that it seems as if the developers behind it were just throwing something experimental together and seeing if it worked. That's how the original Devil May Cry was made. In...

Still, even during its best moments, nothing can take away the sense of, "What am I doing here? Why don't I play something else?" that will fall upon you after playing this game. It's a LONG role-playing game, but that's not necessarily a good quality...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Eric Qualls (

Shadow Hearts: Covenant


With no major SquareEnix releases this holiday season for PS2, RPG gamers are free to open their arms and embrace the rest of the genre. Midway's Shadow Hearts: Covenant fills the void between Final Fantasies quite nicely and might make you forget...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Mike Bracken (

Shadow Hearts: Covenant


Back in 2001, Midway and developer Sacnoth (a company comprised of ex-SquareSoft employees) released a little RPG called Shadow Hearts - and hardly anyone noticed, because we were all busy playing Final Fantasy X.

Ultimately, fans of the original Shadow Hearts are gonna love Covenant—it takes everything the first game did and improves upon it in just about every way imaginable. It's been a long time since I've played an RPG this engrossing in terms of story and...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Joe_Dodson (

Shadow Hearts: Covenant Review for the PS2


Shadow masochism.

Super spoof!; Improved ring system; Classic, Japanese RPG style

With evil random battles; Linear, few side-quests; Bad pacing

Covenant also features some good voice talent. All the majorcharacters (except for Princess Anastasia) sound fine. Credit also has to goto the well-written dialogue and excellent comedic timing of director MatsuzoMashida. It's tough to sound like a...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Tom Keller (

Shadow Hearts: Covenant


Midway takes a second stab at the RPG realm to unleash its most compelling fantasy adventure.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Joel (

Shadow Hearts: Covenant


For a developer to get a turn-based RPG noticed on the market today without the Final Fantasy label seems to be one of the most difficult tasks in

Shadow Hearts: Covenant is a game that has all of the making to make a great game. The storyline is there, the gameplay is there, and so are the graphics. Anyone looking for a new turn based RPG for your PS2 should defiantly go give Shadow Hearts...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Steve Steinberg (

Shadow Hearts: Covenant


Midway hopes the second time's a charm for its underappreciated RPG franchise.

Battle system even cooler than before; epic story full of screwed-up characters

Pace can be slow at times; humorless gamers may be turned off by a lot of the absurdity

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Tony Ames (

Shadow Hearts: Covenant


If you've never heard of Shadow Hearts, you're not alone; released with little fanfare weeks before Final Fantasy X it was largely, pardon the pun, overshadowed. However the sequel, Shadow Hearts: Covenant, looks to make a name for itself through sheer...

This isn't a ride that ends quickly, either. A lengthy, two-disc tale with all the sidequesting most people could ever want, Shadow Hearts: Covenant took me nearly 40 hours start to finish. And yet, after all that I still wanted to keep playing, yet...