Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 21, 2017
    90
    This exceptional tactical stealth game gives new life to what was a tiring genre. [Nov 2017, p.80]
  2. Aug 14, 2017
    87
    Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a demanding and fun title with an excellent setting.
  3. Aug 1, 2017
    85
    Let's face it, 'Commandos' will never return but Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun its a worthy successor to the genre of stealth and infiltration strategy. We abandoned the green berets of World War II to focus on five feudal Japan heroes who will cooperate to dethrone the new Shogun through many beautiful scenarios, concentration skills and large doses of patience.
  4. Aug 21, 2017
    80
    Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun brings a particularly brutal challenge, but at no point does it ever feel unfair.
  5. Aug 10, 2017
    80
    Despite its minor camera and screen tearing issues though, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is great for those looking for a challenge. Its mix of stealth, strategy and action is a highly enjoyable one, and with its wealth of missions and bonus objectives there’s plenty to go at.
  6. Aug 4, 2017
    80
    Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a masterfully crafted hardcore stealth title that offers a fun, challenging, and fair experience set in the thick of feudal Japan. Despite some issues, the game's excellent gameplay, superb art and music, and strong writing all help to make Shadow Tactics one of the leading stealth titles of this generation.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Jun 20, 2019
    1
    Un genre que l'on croyait disparu, le jeu à la "Commandos" à savoir de la stratégie en temps réel mais en infiltration avec une poignée deUn genre que l'on croyait disparu, le jeu à la "Commandos" à savoir de la stratégie en temps réel mais en infiltration avec une poignée de personnages dédiés... On délaisse donc ici la Seconde Guerre Mondiale pour le Japon féodal mais à part ça, c'est kif-kif bourricot mon coco !

    C'est-à-dire que ce qui paraît intéressant, devient vite d'une lourdeur incommensurable et qu'on progresse comme une limace, pas à pas, de sauvegarde rapide en chargement rapide jusqu'à trouver "l'ouverture" parmi ces niveaux aussi casse-couilles que les "Commandos" de jadis. Car se faire repérer, c'est se retrouver dans un jeu encore plus merdique qu'il ne l'est déjà... par "temps calme".

    Heureusement, ça charge très rapidement et même les graphismes (pour le moteur Unity) sont à peu près acceptables ; l'interface est dans l'ensemble assez bien pensée mais des problèmes de caméra demeurent, car dans l'action un angle adéquat devient inadéquat... le temps de rectifier, on est repéré... ou mort. On ne peut pas avoir tous les cônes de vue de tous les ennemis en même temps, ce qui s'avère très handicapant.

    En vérité, le problème de ce type de jeu est justement le temps réel et la "planification" est limitée à une action par personnage, pas plus ! Un tour par tour aurait été infiniment plus adapté parce que là en l'état, on se fait plus chier qu'autre chose. Un jeu à revoir et repenser entièrement donc, afin de le rendre vraiment jouable et agréable.
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  2. Oct 4, 2018
    10
    A perfect game that heavily leans on old RTS gems such as Desperados or Commandos 2.
    It's fairly challenging and requires a lot of patience,
    A perfect game that heavily leans on old RTS gems such as Desperados or Commandos 2.
    It's fairly challenging and requires a lot of patience, quick-saving and elaborate thinking but nothing beats the awesome feeling when a plan or tactic you worked out and tried a few times finally succeeds.

    The characters are well written and the voice acting is genuinely enjoyable. The levels are beautiful and different, ranging from busy villages to lush forests and icy mountain passes. I really dig the level desing.

    I have to say that I was a bit worried about this game as an XONE port but they did a really good job. Using a controller feels intuitive and I never struggled or missed anything.

    If you loved these kind of games in the late 90s/early 2000s then this is for you.
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  3. Apr 18, 2018
    10
    Perfect stealth game. I ran through all 13 missions and got a good 30 hours out of it as the last missions took hours each.

    Pros: - Fast
    Perfect stealth game. I ran through all 13 missions and got a good 30 hours out of it as the last missions took hours each.

    Pros:
    - Fast loads are essential
    - Actually enjoyed the story thoughout
    - Good variety of techniques need to solve missions
    - Each character had a lot of variety
    - Excellent challenge

    Cons:
    - I wasn't aware of all the optional objectives before the missions, woulda been nice
    - Only a couple missions with all 5 on the team
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