Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 28, 2012
    90
    Stealth Bastard is the platformer beyond compare. Out of its plain mechanics the game is able to offer interesting puzzles along with its extraordinary gameplay full of speedrun.
  2. Dec 4, 2012
    87
    Stealth Bastard combines a clever design with navigation puzzles, traditional platforming and a complete level editor.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 16, 2013
    9
    Wow. Just wow. Sneaky puzzles and murderous traps, platform bouncing action, snarky humour, and a bucketload of brainbending levels. I can't really fault this on any level. If you want a brilliant and beautiful puzzle platformer, go by this now. Even if you don’t, buy it anyway.. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. Full Review »
  2. Oct 29, 2013
    6
    The graphics are excellent, the controls are tight, but this really feel more like an infuriating puzzle game than anything else. If you love solving very hard puzzles and doing so very fast and flawlessly then this game is for you. If you are a meticulous stealther or dislike puzzle games move on.

    I wish the previews had conveyed more of the puzzle element. I'll research more thoroughly next time.
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  3. Sep 4, 2013
    9
    SBD is a clever puzzle game. It reminded me of Portal, but has a lot of stealth elements in it, too.

    The gameplay and level design was
    perfect. Always challenging and rewarding, but never too complex or too hard. A couple of the later levels have a frustrating difficulty. That's how it should be! The final boss was a little too easy, though...

    What's missing is character. A lot of indie games have beautiful artworks, an unusual setting or music so distinct that it would never make it into a AAA title. That's where indie games usually shine. But SBD is a little boring in that respect. The presentation seemed quite mediocre, music was terrible... But one thing in SDB's favor: I loved the ending. Not only funny but also very intelligent.

    Despite it could be better in the mentioned aspects, SBD was great fun to play. Recommended to anyone.
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