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Styx is a two centuries old goblin, a skillful assassin and an accomplished thief. Deep inside the forsaken Tower of Akenash where Humans and Elves protect a precious source of power known as the Amber, Styx will do everything he can to steal the heart of the WorldTree, the source of Amber. The goblin might be weaker than his enemy, but his skills and amber powers are powerful assets. Players need to help him infiltrate the bowels of the Atrium and discover the fate of the first born goblin.

Styx: Master of Shadows is a stealth game with a few RPG elements. Over time, Styx's abilities allow him to clone himself for trapping an enemy or scouting, turn invisible, see with the power of Amber, move quieter, kill faster and in different manners, upgrade the inventory capacity and so on. At all times however he must stay low and avoid direct confrontations.


Styx: Master of Shadows PlayStation 4 Hiding behind the barrel while the patrol passes
Styx: Master of Shadows PlayStation 4 Moving while in cover won't attract the guards looking in your direction
Styx: Master of Shadows PlayStation 4 Loading screen shows current location and random gameplay tips
Styx: Master of Shadows PlayStation 4 Map of the area

Promo Images

Styx: Master of Shadows Screenshot
Styx: Master of Shadows Screenshot
Styx: Master of Shadows Screenshot
Styx: Master of Shadows Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "冥河:暗影大师" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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User Reviews

A somewhat enjoyable, but uneven stealth experience. Windows krisko6 (829)

Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 07, 2014 16 out of 20 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 11, 2014 79 out of 100 79
4Players.de PlayStation 4 Oct 10, 2014 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct 07, 2014 75 out of 100 75
PC Gamer Windows Feb 06, 2022 74 out of 100 74
CD-Action Windows Jan, 2015 7 out of 10 70
APGNation Windows Oct 07, 2014 6 out of 10 60
TrueAchievements Xbox One Oct 07, 2014 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Windows Oct 08, 2014 Unscored Unscored
GameAwards.ru Windows Oct 09, 2014 Unscored Unscored


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The game is referenced in the 2016 movie Elle by Paul Verhoeven. The protagonist, Michèle Leblanc, heads a fictional French game development studio. It is referenced multiple times by name and through extracts that her company is behind the game Styx: Master of Shadows, which is a real game by a French studio.


Styx is not an entirely new character. He was previously introduced in the game Of Orcs and Men (2012) co-developed by the same studio. You can view him in the game here. Styx: Master of Shadows is set in the same universe of Of Orcs and Men and is set before the events of that game.

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