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Styx: Master of Shadows






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Styx: Master of Shadows is an infiltration game with RPG elements taking place in a dark fantasy universe, where you sneak, steal and assassinate your way through as Styx, a Goblin two-centuries of age.

Deep inside the vertiginous and multi-layered forsaken Tower of Akenash, where Humans and Elves protect the World-Tree, source of the Amber – a powerful and magical golden sap – is hidden Styx’ chance to understand his true origin... and to make a fortune at the same time.

Prowl through the huge, miles-high Tower of Akenash, completing various missions (assassination, information recovery, etc.) and avoiding detection. Progress in the shadows, assassinate your targets in close combat, or orchestrate «accidents». RPG mechanics let you unlock new powerful skills, impressive special moves, and an optimized equipment. Amber will grant you spectacular powers such as invisibility, «amber vision», and the ability to clone yourself. Explore the levels to discover every bit of information about your past, and steal prized treasures to acquire equipment upgrades. Embrace the shadows!


  • Mission areas featuring truly organic player path-finding
  • A strong focus on hardcore stealth and infiltration: progress through the shadows with a sense of verticality, and explore to find hidden treasures
  • Upgrade your skills along six unique skill-trees to improve your stealth, assassination, and technique.
  • Distract, solve, smother and prowl with your clone
  • An intricate story full of twists and revelations
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Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements
  • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.4 GHZ
  • Memory: 3072 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Recommended Requirements

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Reviews for Styx: Master of Shadows

Unforgiving stealth

Probably one of the biggest stealth games ive ever played. the maps ae huge offering lots of different ways to get around. tho not much replayability unless your trying to do everything perfect. but damn so far i love this game. the sneaking mechanics are spot on. the only thing i dont like are the ledge mechanics. it just feels like your guy jumps kinda weird. like he seems way to light. youll understand if you buy this and try jumping onto ledges. but other than that i gotta say this is one of my favorite stealth games so far. its like a cross between dishonored and thief

Graphics are bad, controls are bad, game is boring

Really found it tedious and boring. It is old-school stealth, which I knew going in, but I guess I just enjoy modern action-stealth far more - like Shadow of Mordor and Dishonored. My god are the graphics bad, even for a "half price" game. The textures look like they are a decade old and there is SO much darkness and lack of color in the game it is just pretty ugly to look at. The controls are not great and it is difficult to get him to do what you want every time, which is paramount in a game where you can get insta-killed.

Button Masher Hack and Slashers need not apply.

I have always enjoyed stealth games and I am really enjoying Styx. I agree with the other positive reviews that if you like stealth games then get Styx Master of Shadows. Don't expect to be going around fighting all the time, that's not what the game is about. You are a 3 foot tall goblin with a dagger not a big, unstoppable warrior. It's a stealth game not an action game. That doesn't mean Styx isn't deadly. He is skilled at killing enemy after enemy from the shadows. Sneaking up on your enemies for a kill or avoiding them all together is the best way to play the game. Styx is a great character with a lot of personality. It's fun being Styx. The stealth works well and the abilities you earn add to the choices you have when making your way to the next objective.. The problems people had with ledge detection and climbing when the game was released have been patched so that is not a problem any more. I think the graphics are good, not the best ever but they get the job done for sure. The environments and characters are detailed, the lighting is pretty good. I lowered the brightness to make the dark feel dark. The world you traverse is big and there are lots of different paths to discover as you explore the environment. The background music fits the mood and the voice over is good. If I had to fault the game at all I would say they should add an animation of Styx crawling over the edge of ledges and make it so you can move to the next section of the ledge at a corner. Also, they could improve some of the character animations for Styx and the NPC's to look and feel more natural. Overall Styx is one of my new favorite games. It reminds me of another favorite of mine, tenchu stealth assassin's on the PS1. No guns or fancy gadgets. Just you, your blade and your stealth skills. I'm so glad I bought Styx and I really hope they make Styx 2.

No words

I think this game really deserves to be at least looked at cause when i first saw it, it really caught my eyes on and it is a really money well spent game. You are playing as Styx in really big placed maps which allow you to have different approaches to every situation. The main aspect is stealth. This game is very challenging and it really stands up to it's name * master of shadows* because it really wants you to be like the shadow itself. You need to plan your approach to the main or secondary objective, because it doesn't simply allow you to go trough the story like a hack&slash game. The enemies are hard to kill and it requires skill to dodge or parry their attacks cause if you don't and choose to fight them head on they will one hit kill you, that is if you choose to play on the hardest difficulty. This game has some really well done graphics with not so many bugs in it, the music and sound effects are really just outrageous and really unique. It is placed in third person but really gives that feeling of fear that sometimes there might be a guard just around the corner coming to kill you. If you are an assassin's creed fan or the legendary mark of the ninja game, this should be a game for you.

Feels like Thief and AC

This game is great, and very tactical. If you like games like Assassin's creed and Thief, this game feels MUCH (and LOOKS much) like those games. The gameplay is nice and smooth, and the moves you can do are quick and easy to learn. The Game is very fun, and allows you choice of stealing, killing, hiding, or climbing around to complete your mission. There are so many intractable objects that add to the changing system of the game, and it feels like you're above everybody else in the castle. It's a very solid game, and a great deal for the low price if you like sneaking games.

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