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. Mar 15, 2013
    63
    The concept of Stealth Bastard is ripe for a mind-bending puzzle adventure. Alas, instead of teasing our brains, Curve Studios made a tedious exercise for training finger strength.
  2. Mar 7, 2013
    80
    A fantastic package, and a genuinely unique take on the puzzle platformer. [March 2013, p.89]
  3. Feb 6, 2013
    80
    Do stealth games have to be so slow? Stealth Bastard Deluxe has an answer – no, they don’t! Well, you can argue whether it’s a real stealth game or rather a platformer but the important part is that it’s very addictive and well-balanced. [CD-Action 02/2013, p.49]
  4. Jan 7, 2013
    80
    Stealth Bastard Deluxe is an old stylish platform game that takes the genre to new standards of quality and difficulty.
  5. 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.
  6. Dec 25, 2012
    78
    This is not a game that likes you much. You'll like it though, even when it goes out of its way to live up to its name.
  7. Dec 12, 2012
    80
    While it may embrace some of the stealth genre's conventions that it seems directly antithetical to, Stealth Bastard's fantastic level design, wit, and devious death traps result in a thoroughly unique and enjoyable take on the stealth genre.
  8. Dec 6, 2012
    80
    At its best SBD's blend of twitch-platforming and stealth puzzles produces little rat-runs with a nigh-on perfect balance of action and tension. Such quality isn't quite sustained across the whole, but this is still within touching distance of greatness, and certainly much classier than Tactical Espionage Arsehole suggests.
  9. Dec 4, 2012
    87
    Stealth Bastard combines a clever design with navigation puzzles, traditional platforming and a complete level editor.
  10. Dec 4, 2012
    80
    Stealth Bastard Deluxe is a competent little head-scratcher, then, and while the death of your anonymous clone subject is constant, it is rarely aggravating.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  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. Jun 10, 2014
    8
    Uno de los juegos que mejor representan el potencial del GameMaker. Muy interesante para aprender desarrollo de niveles en juegos de infiltración y plataformas. Vale la pena comprarlo en rebajas. Full Review »
  3. 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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