Styx: Master of Shadows

A third-person perspective stealth game in which the player assumes the role of an experienced goblin assassin who is tasked with reaching the Tower of Akenash and stealing a valuable, magic amber. The title was created by Cyanide studios, the creators of many cycling games, the Blood Bowl series and the Of Orcs and Men RPG. The protagonist of the game is Styx, a character known from Of Orcs and Men. The title is an action game focused on sneaking up and silently eliminating enemies. The main weapon is a dagger, but Styx can also use various abilities provided by the magic amber. During the game the protagonist improves his abilities by developing himself in six different directions. In order to reach the destination, the player must travel through a series of levels that are large both horizontally and vertically. Their suggestive atmosphere, built by lights and shadows, is similar to the legendary Thief series.

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PC / Windows
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Styx: Master of Shadows

Styx: Master of Shadows | PC

Action, TPP, fantasy, Stealth, humorous, action adventure

Companies responsible for Styx: Master of Shadows

Cyanide Studio | game developer

Focus Home Interactive | publisher   Official website

Styx: Master of Shadows release date for PC:

game language:
English

07 October 2014 | Worldwide

07 October 2014 | Europe

07 October 2014 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 332 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 31 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Styx: Master of Shadows

Styx: Master of Shadows | PS4

Styx: Master of Shadows release date for PS4:

game language:
English

07 October 2014 | Worldwide

07 October 2014 | Europe PAL

07 October 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 7.2 / 10 calculated out of 8 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Styx: Master of Shadows (XONE) Cover
Styx: Master of Shadows

Styx: Master of Shadows | XBOX ONE

Styx: Master of Shadows release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

07 October 2014 | Worldwide

07 October 2014 | Europe PAL

07 October 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 3.3 / 10 calculated out of 9 players' votes.  

Styx: Master of Shadows for PC / Windows is a third-person perspective action game in which the player assumes the role of Styx, a two hundred year old goblin assassin. The player is tasked with sneaking up to the Tower of Akenash and stealing the valuable Amber from there. The game was developed by French studio Cyanide, known for creating such games like Of Orcs and Men, Blood Bowl series and various sports games. Notably, the Styx character appeared before in the above mentioned Of Orcs and Men. The old but still extremely agile goblin was one of the main playable characters.

Plot

The main objective of the protagonist is reaching the heart of the Tower of Akenash which is a giant fortress. In its core humans and elves are hiding the Tree that is a source of the valuable Amber. Obtaining the Amber is the only way for Styx to become rich. As the story progress, the player will also learn the past of the goblin he controls.

Mechanics

Styx: Master of Shadows for PC / Windows is an action game focused on stealth and silent elimination of enemies. Styx can hide in the shadow and he is extremely effective when it comes to using dagger. The developers implemented a character development system which allows the player to develop goblin’s abilities in six different directions. One can also use the magic Amber which provides various special powers like disappearing and creating one’s clones that disorient the guards. What makes Styx: Master of Shadows different from other stealth games is levels that are large not only horizontally, but vertically as well. It allows completing missions in various ways and it gives the players greater movement freedom.

Technical aspects

Styx: Master of Shadows for PC / Windows has decent graphics in which shadows and dark corners that create grim atmosphere are very important. These areas are occasionally lighted with lanterns, fireplaces and torches.

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB (GeForce GTX 460 or better), 8 GB HDD, Windows Vista(SP2)/7/8, Internet connection

Styx: Master of Shadows launch trailer

Styx: Master of Shadows launch trailer | 1:23

Zwiastun na premierę gry Styx: Master of Shadows, skradanki od zespołu deweloperskiego Cyanide Studio.