Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

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No Recommendation / Blank
Aug 9, 2017

A winning premise of cleverly combined genres let down by a series of irritating design issues.

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T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

8.2 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2016

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun’s uncommon attentiveness to characters and story elevate what is already a really entertaining and mentally stimulating quest across 17th-Century Japan. The near-constant annoyance of the camera definitely hindered my feeling of being a zen ninja assassin. Overall though, developer Mimimi has put together one of the most punishing and clever top-down stealth games I’ve ever skulked through.

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92 / 100
Jan 17, 2017

Shadow Tactics’ impressive missions, laden toy box and likeable cast make it one of the greatest stealth games of the last decade.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Aug 3, 2017

It may have been over a decade since the last official Commandos game, but this smart new mix of stealth and strategy continues the legacy with great aplomb.

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8 / 10
Dec 18, 2016

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a real-time tactical stealth game with gorgeous levels and clever mechanics.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2016

Shadow Tactics is a return to form for a genre that hasn't received nearly enough love

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8 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2016

I've spent a few work nights staying up way too late playing, just to see what it would throw at me next. With the replayability built into each mission, I can imagine a few more of those nights on the horizon.

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7 / 10
Nov 21, 2016

Shadow Tactics is a unique exploration of the stealth genre with a great amount of polish, but if you’re going to dive in, be prepared for just how deep the water is.

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8 / 10
Aug 2, 2017

While a fun and interesting take on the genre, Shadow Tactics will prove a little too demanding for some. Although self-contained, levels are surprisingly big, each crammed with an array of moving clockwork pieces. With some stretching past the half-hour mark, it can be an overwhelming and sometimes exhausting game to play. Still, you'd be hard pressed to find a stealth game as satisfying or rewarding.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2017

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a great title for the fans of the strategy genre that play on consoles. Very deep and lots of content to explore.

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