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  • Summary: Styx: Master of Shadows is an infiltration game with RPG elements taking place in a dark fantasy universe. Guide the goblin assassin Styx through the vertical and multi-layered Tower of Akenash, home to the World Tree, source of the Amber a powerful and magical golden sap prowling throughStyx: Master of Shadows is an infiltration game with RPG elements taking place in a dark fantasy universe. Guide the goblin assassin Styx through the vertical and multi-layered Tower of Akenash, home to the World Tree, source of the Amber a powerful and magical golden sap prowling through the shadows with aide of a host of special abilities refined throughout Styxs 200 years of history. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, German, Spanish. Expand

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 19, 2014
    84
    A great addition to any stealth gamer's digital library.
  2. Oct 13, 2014
    80
    Styx: Master of Shadows surprised me. The fluid controls and inventive game play kept me coming back to its lengthy campaign.
  3. Nov 16, 2014
    75
    Styx: Master of Shadows nails the stealth mechanics immersing us in a charming story and universe; too bad for its low budget production, resulting in disappointing graphics, A.I. and combat system.
  4. Oct 17, 2014
    70
    Styx: Master of Shadows may not be as pretty as the last Thief, but as a stealth game it comes in ahead of the former master. Bigger levels, more options to traverse them, more powerful tools to use and Styx himself is just a better character. Too bad that jumping often results in trial and error due to some flawed mechanics.
  5. 70
    A surprisingly playable stealth endeavour from Cyanide, with a startlingly repulsive lead.
  6. Oct 17, 2014
    70
    Styx: Master of Shadows is a fun and challenging game that gives you great freedom to explore its vast levels. Some problems with the controls persist, but they won't ruin an overall worthwhile experience.
  7. games(TM)
    Nov 17, 2014
    50
    This sounds like Batman, but it's more like a knock-off of Punch Out. Competent middle-tier filler, and little more. [Issue#154, p.128]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 15, 2017
    10
    Firsty, Co op mode utterly broken. Gameplay poor. Storyline awful. The first game was a load of fun but this just lives off the nostalgia,Firsty, Co op mode utterly broken. Gameplay poor. Storyline awful. The first game was a load of fun but this just lives off the nostalgia, terrible game. Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2015
    8
    I came in to this game with no expectations at all and i was surprised. i picked the game up for under 10 pounds in the Ultimate Xbox sale.I came in to this game with no expectations at all and i was surprised. i picked the game up for under 10 pounds in the Ultimate Xbox sale. The game is a fantasy game with elves, goblins and all that. you are Styx a goblin that is a stealth master. the game is focused on stelath and is for the very skilled stelath player. I have played alot of stealth games in my time so i took the difficulty to hard but i was surprised that i could not stay stealth so i took it on normal and i is even a challenge there for me atleast.The story is good. not amazing but good. The graphics are okay. not the best but not extremely bad either. One of the only problems i have with the game is that the AI is sometimes very stupid even on the Harder difficultys. but overall it´s a great game and a amazing stelath game for every stealth game lover. the controls are very smooth and the parkour system is very smooth to. i read in some other reviews at launch that the parkour system was clunky and Styx did not grab on to what he was supposed to do. It have been fixed now in a update. I give it a 8/10 score because of the fantastic stealth and good story. it loses points on the AI that sometimes is stupid but not gamebreaking. Expand
  3. Nov 4, 2014
    8
    A surprisingly interesting game with fluid stealth mechanics to support it, with a lengthy campaign and good storyline. Overall, a good gameA surprisingly interesting game with fluid stealth mechanics to support it, with a lengthy campaign and good storyline. Overall, a good game for it's price tag. Expand
  4. Feb 13, 2017
    7
    Styx Master of Shadows
    Hardcore Stealth
    In Master of Shadows you’re on your own, no more giant orc by your side... You’re Styx after the
    Styx Master of Shadows
    Hardcore Stealth
    In Master of Shadows you’re on your own, no more giant orc by your side...
    You’re Styx after the heart of the world tree
    If this is your introduction to Styx He’s a stealthy goblin and easily the best part of Of Orcs and Men
    Despite your initial thoughts that this game is just assassins creed with a goblin… it’s much more on the hitman meets dishonored side with the verticality of assassins creed and is easily the hardest stealth game I’ve ever played…
    |As the name suggests you have to master the shadows…
    Enemies can still see and detect you as you move through the shadows and they’ll even check hiding spots…
    it’s your job to find the best route through the 8 missions of this game..
    Each mission lasting easily 2-3 hours each because of how difficulty the stealth gameplay is…
    You have at your disposal, 2 throwing knifes, throwable sand to put out torches and the ability to create a clone of yourself... getting to your objective is reliant on your ability to sneak past guards and distract them
    You can get into hand to hand combat, but it’s hardly ever worth it as areas are crawling with enemies that will surround you and kill you while you’re locked into a garbage combat system parrying 1-5 times to be able to kill your enemy…
    The being locked in part is the worst…
    you’re able to roll away if you try hard enough.. But the camera stays locked on your alerted enemy trying to kill you... making it almost impossible to run most of the time…
    Unfortunately the game also spoon feeds you abilities…
    As you complete missions and side objectives within mission you’re awarded skill points to buff your agility, stealth, and combat to name a few to be able to hold more items and do new assassinations…
    You have to earn your way up to an air assassination which is annoying… but it’s the games way of teaching you the shadows... so slightly forgivable...
    The game also constantly introduces new enemies with new rules...
    some of them feel cheap though, to prevent spoilers ill just say by the end you’ll be using your clone more than the shadows to distract and lure instead of just as a switch thrower like you’ve been doing…
    I wasn’t a fan of the exploding skills or annoying beetles… but I did appreciate the fact that they were always changing the gameplay making the game just as hard throughout your journey as it is from the start… it never gets easy.. You never feel like you’re a master assassin...
    constant vulnerability... which makes for very tense moments…
    Completing these mission are genuinely satisfying because of this…
    But sadly the 2nd half of the game is really just doing the first half of the game backwards this time with harder enemies which is a bit of a disappointment… it felt like the game was dragging itself out just for the sake of it.. there’s no shame in a game being 10 hours long…
    Doubling your length be reusing levels just feels lazy
    And the game drags on for so long that your start to see massive flaws in the ai..
    They don’t act natural... they seemingly always know where you are, just waiting for you to get into their line of sight to make you restart from a checkpoint…
    you can’t confuse them which breaks immersion and kind of makes you feel like you’re getting lucky at times instead of outsmarting them…
    Which brings me to the biggest issue this game has…
    Its checkpoints and load times..
    You can save this game at any time... do it... don’t rely on the games auto save because it’s horrible and even corrupted on me in the final boss fight…
    When you feel you’ve made progress, save the game…
    But since this game is so difficulty and since stealth games are so much about trial and error.. it’s inexcusable to have load times as long as these are…
    I’m convinced half of my time was spent waiting for the game to load after messing up and dying…
    Master of Shadows
    Is a really good and a really challenging stealth game…
    But its clock in combat systems, magnet headed ai, repeat levels, and painfully long load times stop it from reaching the status of greatness…
    But if you’re a stealth fan definitely still play it.
    I give Styx:
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  5. Jun 15, 2018
    7
    Un juego de SIGILO bastante bueno, incluso frustrante aveces. Recomendable si te gusta el estilo, si buscas batallas o combates impresionantesUn juego de SIGILO bastante bueno, incluso frustrante aveces. Recomendable si te gusta el estilo, si buscas batallas o combates impresionantes este no es tu juego,
    En lo que se enfoca lo hace bastante bien. 9/10 como juego de sigilo.
    Buena trama y personaje principal carismatico, personalmente me encanta un juego de sigilo con un goblin/trasgo.
    Ambientacion magnifica, incluso recomiendo subirle la oscuridad un poco mas para disfrutar la experiencia.
    Muy entretenido, tienes que pensar bien tus movimientos y controlar a los guardias (rutas y pautas) antes de moverte. Muchas maneras de matar (envenenando comida, cuchillos arrojadizos, aereo, sigiloso, etc.)
    Tienes clones que puedes hacer muchisimas cosas con ellos como agarrar a un enemigo para asestarle el golpe mortal con el personaje, pasar por sitios complicados, etc.
    Una jugabilidad muy buena buena.
    Mapas bien hechos y grandes, sientes en todo momento lo que te quieren transmitir. Tienes muchos caminos para ir a tu objetivo, siempre tienes que estudiar bien el ambiente.
    Bien de duracion, de entre 14-16h (la primera vez que lo pasas) depende cuanto mueras. Rejugable. Una vez te pasas una misión puedes repetirla para hacer desafios, recolectar todos los coleccionables y hacer objetivos secundarios para mejorar a tu personaje.
    Siendo del 2014 el juego se ve bastante bien.

    Como puntos negativos diria que tiene que pulir algunas cosas encuanto a unos pequeños bugs o pequeños fallos en la jugabilidad, quizá no es todo lo suave que pudiera ser, y si cambiaria la animacion del personaje al saltar de cornisa en cornisa pues se ve un poco rara. Pero es un juego que si te gusta el sigilo lo disfrutaras.
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  6. Feb 27, 2016
    6
    PROS
    -Stealth gameplay
    CONS -Mediocre story -Long loading times
    PROS
    -Stealth gameplay

    CONS
    -Mediocre story
    -Long loading times .
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  7. Mar 14, 2016
    5
    Monotonous, with terrible combat controls and a ridiculous shortage of supplies. On the plus side, the campaign is longer than I expected fromMonotonous, with terrible combat controls and a ridiculous shortage of supplies. On the plus side, the campaign is longer than I expected from a budget game, but due to the repetition, I became bored with it by mission 5. Expand

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