Shadow Complex 100% guide

Here it is, our totally complete 100% guide to every item and powerup in Shadow Complex. We have a collection of lovely detail maps for you to download, as well as an online guide with screenshots and video for those hard-to-find items.

First, grab these maps and the key. You may want to print them out and keep them on hand while you play. Then consult our items and upgrades compendium for screens and video.

Full Map


Section A - Gennesseret 

Section B - Junction

Section C - Power Core

Section D - Shipping Hub

Section E - Factory Operations

Section F - Lower Mines

Section G - Omega Vault 

Section H - Barracks

The Vault

Items and Upgrades

Armor Upgrades 


Foam Packs 

Gold Bars 

Grenade Packs 

Health Upgrades 

Missile Packs 

Passkey Components 

This guide is meant to be used in conjunction with the in-game directives and the maps we've created. Items are numbered in the order we found them; by cross-referencing with the map you should be able to collect them more efficiently. We’ve included video for the most difficult items. 

Armor Upgrades - A [1-10]

A1: Requires double jump, up and to the right then drop down to it

A2: Requires double jump, grenades. From front door jump up and to the right, then use grenades 

A3: Requires foam to open vent

A4: Crawl left into the tunnel, then shoot up to clear the rocks

A5: Requires double-jump, look for small cave on ridge

A6: On the left, hidden behind a fallen beam

A7: Requires missiles. Shoot out red panel from elevator, then crawl right and up

A8: Requires triple jump, hook shot. See video

A9: Requires missiles. Save room in barracks area, center of floor

A10: Requires foam. Vent on left side, halfway up elevator shaft. See video


  • Spybreak8 - September 12, 2009 11:37 p.m.

    Wow I can't do P5, I always stop running when I hit the wall?!
  • bar1scorpio - September 12, 2009 8:31 a.m.

    Had to play through it twice, but I managed to beat it with 100%! This on a game I got for free, from the Talk Radar podcast? Thanks, Brett & Joe!
  • lovinmyps3 - August 31, 2009 9:27 p.m.

    I just beat it first playthrough with 50% of the items. I thought I had got a lot more than that. I got a long way to go. lol
  • stuffy85 - August 30, 2009 8:52 p.m.

    woo hoo! thanks guys
  • Tomsta666 - August 30, 2009 6:41 a.m.

    Coool Guide, but... I was Hardcore enough not to need one!!
  • Dexsus - August 29, 2009 3:56 p.m.

    @ xXAntibodyXx Its called the fusion helmet and its in the vault that requires the 12 passkeys.
  • lnksmartt - August 29, 2009 2:19 p.m.

    I really want to play this game
  • purpleshirt - August 29, 2009 12:08 a.m.

    The game already tells where all the stuff is, but I guess it could be helpful for a couple of the tricky ones... still though, I don't think its entirely necessary
  • jar-head - August 28, 2009 11:51 p.m.

    new comers like myslef, as now im jujst about to upload this game. Thnaks Gr!
  • GoldenMe - August 28, 2009 10:57 p.m.

    GR is getting all "guide-y"... Good job, guys. First
  • bar1scorpio - September 12, 2009 8:32 a.m.

    Just completed it at 100%! (Had to play through it twice, but hey...) This on a game that I also got FREE from Games, courtesy of the Talk Radar podcast! Thanks for the game Brett, and thanks for teh guide, Joe!
  • Spybreak8 - September 7, 2009 11:19 p.m.

    This game is a blast even after you beat it, must explore and find everything!
  • xXAntibodyXx - August 29, 2009 7:52 p.m.

    Thanks, Dexsus
  • xXAntibodyXx - August 29, 2009 8:23 a.m.

    Does anybody know the name of the armor/helmet that is shown in the main picture for this article (the picture next to the article name on the features page)?
  • FrozenImplosion - August 29, 2009 3:06 a.m.

    Yay! I'm so glad SC is getting the attention it deserves, I would definitely use this guide if I hadn't already beaten the game twice and gotten all achievements haha
  • garnsr - August 29, 2009 12:06 a.m.

    The only thing I had a hard time finding was a passkey that you had to jump over the rack, into the water, and swim right. The map said I already had something in that room, I don't know if it was wrong or not.
  • Dexsus - August 28, 2009 11:02 p.m.

    Well done, If not a bit late. I've already gotten everything in SC. This'll be extremely useful for new comers though.

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