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Steam Store Description (from Ad Blurbs)

Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period.

Take control of a team of deadly specialists and sneak in the shadows between dozens of enemies. Choose your approach when infiltrating mighty castles, snowy mountain monasteries or hidden forest camps. Set traps, poison your opponents or completely avoid enemy contact.

The group is composed of very different personalities. Working together as a team seems impossible at first. Yet over the course of many missions, trust is won and friendships are made. The characters develop their own dynamic and each member will have to face their own personal demons.

One of the leaders of this team is Hayato, an agile ninja, who clears the way through his enemies silently, with his sword and shuriken. Samurai Mugen prefers a more powerful approach and can defeat more fiends at one time, but thus also forfeiting flexibility. Aiko is a master of camouflage when she distracts enemies disguised as a Geisha. And the street child Yuki places traps and decoys enemies towards their deadly fate. The mysterious marksman Takuma however, relies on his sniper rifle and takes care of the enemies from a distance.

The player has to carefully evaluate his options in order to master the challenging missions: how will the characters behave as a team? Which one is best equipped for each task? How can they best master the given missions? Come up with your own ingenious tactics to vanquish enemies and complete missions.

  • Play as five completely different characters with their unique skill set
  • Conquer seemingly impossible challenges where you are outnumbered ten to one
  • Find dozens of ways to take out your opponents the way you want
  • Jump from roof to roof and climb large buildings to attack the enemy from above
  • Explore beautiful environments of ancient Japan in the Edo era
  • Choose from three difficulty levels to match your skill


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Critic Reviews Windows Dec 12, 2016 9 out of 10 90
Nivelul2 Windows Sep 27, 2017 9 out of 10 90 Windows Dec 21, 2016 8.9 out of 10 89
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov 23, 2016 86 out of 100 86 Windows Nov 23, 2016 85 out of 100 85
MAN!AC PlayStation 4 Aug 01, 2017 85 out of 100 85 PlayStation 4 Aug 02, 2017 85 out of 100 85 Xbox One Aug 02, 2017 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec 02, 2016 83 out of 100 83 Windows Dec 05, 2016 8.2 out of 10 82


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