Parents' Guide to

Styx: Master of Shadows

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody stealth game with heartless hero hit or miss.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 7+

Styx is so fun!

I play this game with my seven year old girl, She loves monsters and creepy stuff and we have so much fun playing it together. Yes there is swearing but we hear more swearing from our neighbour! Yes there is a bit of blood splatter but we talk about the difference between games and reality. This game is super fun lots of sneaking, making clones, finding hideouts, lots of great features!!

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (2):

Styx: Master of Shadows can be hit or miss. The stealth elements are excellent, and the game looks amazing, even if it's a bit on the dark side. Combat graphics and stealth movement are handled well, but Styx falls short because actual combat controls feel stiff and cumbersome. Fights require precise timing to deflect and then counterattack enemies; fail, and you restart the mission. Fortunately, there's more than one way to negotiate a level, so you can avoid fighting.

The language can be profane, but the voice acting is very well done. Also, the game relies on tried-and-true platform-type actions, such as climbing walls and leaping from one outcropping to another, which may be familiar to gamers but could also become repetitive. You may be prompted to hide behind barrels only to find out that these provide inadequate cover and you're suddenly the center of attention for several well-aimed blades. Even so, Styx: Master of Shadows is a bit surprising and worth checking out -- especially for those RPG lovers who like the challenge of a stealth-based game.

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