Styx: Master of Shadows

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

31%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews
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4.5 / 5.0
Oct 7, 2014

Styx: Master of Shadows is as pure a stealth game as they come. It forces you to be thoughtful and to observe, and rewards your patience with a satisfying tension that few games can match.

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9 / 10
Oct 10, 2014

"While Styx: Master of Shadows managed to sneak up on me, as a good goblin should be able to, it has not gone unnoticed. The game started as yet another review, but has now become a beloved world in my imagination. My only hope is that whether by DLC or a sequel title Styx will get more stories, even if this particular one seems to have come to a defining end."

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85 / 100
Nov 6, 2014

He may be an ugly little punk, but Styx still offers the player pure and largely unadulterated hardcore stealth action. It's still rare to find action games with a proper stealth emphasis, and rarer still to find them done as well as Styx: Master of Shadows. If you're looking for a game with good graphics and an emphasis on sneaking around in the dark and trying to achieve your aims with as little blood spilled as possible, you have your title right here.

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8.4 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2014

A great addition to any stealth gamer's digital library.

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2014

Styx: Master of Shadows is a stealth game that relies entirely on just that, pure stealth. The beautifully open-world mission designs are great, and the stealth gameplay is extremely satisfying. For $30, a hardcore stealth fan can't go wrong with Cyanide's latest title.

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Attack of the Fanboy

Top Critic

Oct 9, 2014

This isn't a game that takes itself overly seriously and it knows it. It's a good budget stealth game that actually takes the stealth part seriously.

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Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2014

Styx: Master of Shadows surprised me. The fluid controls and inventive game play kept me coming back to its lengthy campaign. I also liked Styx as a character. I might not have remembered what he did, but I had a good time getting him there. The price might be a little scary at $30, but for those that enjoy a pure stealth game, this one is definitely worth a look.

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Oct 12, 2014

Despite some wonky mechanics and frustrating gameplay, Styx: Master of Shadows is an excellent throwback to the glory days of the stealth genre.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2014

Overall, Styx: Master of Shadows is a great game that completely took me by surprise. It is strategic, intelligent, and offers players hours and hours of sneaky gameplay. Although the game does have a cookie-cutter story and some goofy voice acting, it is a great buy for the $30 price tag. I recommend picking up a copy if you have ever played Of Orcs and Men or are a fan of stealth games.

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GameGrin
ShineTime

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2014

You will notice some cut corners but if you are looking for good pure stealth game this is it.

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