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Set in a world where realms of dark and light co-exist on top of each other, Queen Luscia of Haskillia is troubled by invasions of the Aklorians. Four heroes with unique abilities: the swordsman Tal, sorceress Ailish, the shape-shifting huntress Buki and the powerful Elco, combine their forces to aid the queen while they make their way through the struggle between dark and light.

You control the four characters as a team in a full 3D world with a third person view. Sudeki innovates through the use of realtime fighting scenes with combos, ranged attacks, evasion, the use of shields and Matrix-style effects including bullet-time. The characters are able to combine their forces to produce super-strike attacks. As usual, you can gain skills, spells and weapons to upgrade and add to as you go along and the plot is full of surprising interventions, betrayal and dangerous foes.


Sudeki Windows A chest and the world of Shadow in the background.
Sudeki Windows An anthropomorphic rabbit. No, really!
Sudeki Windows Shadows, check. Real-time lighting, uncheck.
Sudeki Windows He means business!

Promo Images

Sudeki Screenshot
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Sudeki Concept Art
Sudeki Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "魔幻战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Symphony of Light" -- Working title

User Reviews

A waste of time. Shows potential in so many areas, but little good ever comes of it. Xbox kbmb (399)

Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Xbox Aug 16, 2004 87 out of 100 87
PC Powerplay Windows Apr, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Absolute Games ( Windows May 11, 2005 71 out of 100 71
AceGamez Windows May 02, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Console Obsession Xbox May 31, 2010 7 out of 10 70 Xbox Aug 24, 2004 14 out of 20 70 Xbox Jul 30, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
MikroBitti Windows Oct, 2005 67 out of 100 67 Xbox Sep 16, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65 (UK) Xbox Aug 03, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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The game was first titled Symphony of Light and it was in development for the Dreamcast. Around 1999, Climax announced they changed course for a release on the upcoming Playstation 2. It would allow for four players to participate simultaneously. As the title clashed with an existing game series, ‘Suteki’ was suggested, being the Japanese for 'beautiful, cool, gorgeous'. In the end, it became Sudeki.

It's also funny to know that if you would translate the English word 'steak' into a Japanese katakana word through the linguistic rules, you end up with 'suteki' as well.


In Transentia, in the Research Center Dungeon, The party splits up. When Ailish leaves she is wearing her level 3 armor. Yet if you look at her after she leaves, you will notice she is wearing her level 1 armor. And since it is impossible not to have her third level armor and you cannot not re-equip lower level stuff this is clearly a mistake.


Tom Baker does the voice-acting for the opening FMV sequence (for which he is uncredited in the game).


  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – The Mushmouth Award for Most Mispronounced Title of the Year (Xbox)
Information also contributed by Link Ramza and MasterMegid

Related Web Sites

  • Sudeki (Official website (Windows version))
  • Xbox - Sudeki (Xbox information page about the game.)
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