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  • Summary: Armed with nothing but your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it’s your job to make your way through a deadly facility that’s determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armor, being seen means instant death.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 28, 2012
    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
    Stealth Bastard combines a clever design with navigation puzzles, traditional platforming and a complete level editor.
  3. Dec 6, 2012
    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.
  4. Dec 4, 2012
    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.
  5. Dec 12, 2012
    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.
  6. Mar 7, 2013
    A fantastic package, and a genuinely unique take on the puzzle platformer. [March 2013, p.89]
  7. Mar 15, 2013
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 16, 2013
    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. Expand
  2. Jul 17, 2013
    Extremely interesting game. Comedic, tricky, thought provoking puzzles that will genuinely puzzle any Portal vet. Especially for the price it's offered at, its fantastic. Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2013
    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.
  4. Jun 10, 2014
    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. Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2013
    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.