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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

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Take control of a team of deadly specialists in hardcore tactical stealth action with your Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Steam PC key.
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About Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

About this game

Take control of a team of deadly specialists in hardcore tactical stealth action with your Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Steam PC key. Set in Japan around the Edo period, you'll sneak in the shadows between dozens of enemies - choosing your approach when infiltrating mighty castles, snowy mountain monasteries, or hidden forest camps.

Set traps, poison your opponents, or completely avoid enemy contact.

FIND THE PERFECT TEAM

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. The street child Yuki places traps and decoys enemies towards their deadly fate, while the mysterious marksman Takuma however, relies on his sniper rifle and takes care of the enemies from a distance.

A MASTER OF STEALTH AND TACTICS

You'll have to carefully evaluate your options in order to master the challenging missions. Choose how each of the characters will behave as a team, which one is best equipped for each task and how can they best master the given missions. Come up with your own ingenious tactics to vanquish enemies and complete missions.

YOUR OFFICIAL SHADOW TACTICS: BLADES OF THE SHOGUN STEAM PC KEY GIVES YOU:

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

Game Details

Release Date:
December 06, 2016
Developer:
Mimimi Productions
Publisher:
Daedalic Entertainment
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 16
USK rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun
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Genres:
Strategy
Action

Adventure

Real Time Tactics

Puzzle
Themes:
Tactical
Ninja

Atmospheric

Isometric

Assassin

Historical

Violent

Great Soundtrack
Play Styles:
Stealth
Third Person
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i3 2nd-Generation 2.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GT640, AMD Radeon HD7750, 1GB Vram
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or higher, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i3 4th-Generation 3.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 3.9GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 570, AMD Radeon HD 6950, 2GB Vram
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
  • Additional Notes: Installing the game on an SSD improves loading times.

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OS X Yosemite (10.10)
  • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 9800 GTX, AMD Radeon HD7770, 1GB Vram
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: MacOS version with 32bit app support is required - MacOS 10.14 or higher is NOT supported. MacOS 10.13 is supported on a limited basis – compatibility is not guaranteed, you may or may not experience issues with the game.

Recommended:

  • OS: macOS Sierra (10.12)
  • Processor: Intel Quad-Core 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 570, AMD Radeon HD 6950, 2GB Vram
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: MacOS version with 32bit app support is required - MacOS 10.14 or higher is NOT supported. MacOS 10.13 is supported on a limited basis – compatibility is not guaranteed, you may or may not experience issues with the game.

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.4 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i3 2nd-Generation 2.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GT640, AMD Radeon HD7750, 1GB Vram
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Latest GPU drivers installed. To run the game on a 64-bit system you have to install the following packages(libc6:i386, libx11-6:i386, libxcursor1:i386, libxrandr2:i386, libstdc++6:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libasound2:i386)

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.4 64-bit or higher
  • Processor: ´Intel i3 4th-Generation 3.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 3.9GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 570, AMD Radeon HD 6950, 2GB Vram
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Installing the game on an SSD improves loading times. Latest GPU drivers installed. To run the game you have to install the following packages(libc6:i386, libx11-6:i386, libxcursor1:i386, libxrandr2:i386, libstdc++6:i386, libgl1-mesa-glx:i386, libasound2:i386)

Critic Reviews

85

TheSixthAxis

70 / 100
"There aren’t many games like Shadow Tactics, and thankfully, it sets the bar high for any would-be challengers. The blend of RTS controls with stealth-oriented gameplay and...

IGN Spain

85 / 100
"A Commandos-like RTS that manages to revive a genre by itself."

PC Games

83 / 100
"Shadow Tactics does a beautiful job of reviving the Commandos formula, with challenging missions, interesting characters and varied level design. A robust user interface and...
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Don't Ragequit! 67.8%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Completionist! 14.07%  of players have Conquered It

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 64 ratings
82% of users would recommend this.
4.5

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kekw
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This game is absolutely fantastic. I'm not necessarily a fan of the stealth genre but this game's design is perfectly crafted to achieving a very specific feel. The rules are extremely well-established and consistently executed, and pulling off the perfect execution feels great. The quicksave mechanics are also very robust, especially with how the game holds 3 saves so you can backtrack if you make some errors, and at least on the normal difficulty getting an alarm raised isn't necessarily a game over (and sometimes is worth it) which is something I really appreciate. The narrative is also engaging and very much feels like a Japanese period drama, which I appreciate. There are some odd localization choices between the Japanese spoken dialogue and the English translation (Mugen's use of the -dono suffix is conveyed in the English text with different suffixes such as -chan for Yuki which I found odd, and Yuki's "hai" is left untranslated) but that's a fairly minor quibble overall. The stage designs are where the game really shines, it gives you multiple routes and options, and the challenges and achievements offer great replay value for gamers with more patience and spare time than I have. Being able to organically work your way through a stage through trial and error is a very solid core mechanic and I must reiterate how good it feels to pull off the perfect assassination. It's also interested how differently people can play the game, a friend of mine streamed a bit of gameplay and on a stage I had spent the better part of half an hour on slowly and methodically depopulating he simply ran in with Aiko, dropped some logs on a Samurai and obtained the objective in minutes, whereas on another objective I had executed a daring multi-target takedown he spent several reloads and quite some time trying to figure out how to take the enemies out one by one. The fact that the game gives you this open field and lets you figure it out is an immense strength in both gameplay and replayability. Some segments of stages might feel a bit slow or frustrating, but the amount of good, well-designed stages and segments far outweighs this again minor issue. If I had to think of any one improvement I would make, it would be the ability to watch a seamless replay of your entire stage completion from start to finish. With how the saving works I'm not entirely sure how easy that would be to implement, but I would literally pay extra money for just that feature. I've had some...
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Good game

Ian B
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Played through the first mission but sonfar so good.
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Recommended

Shadow Master
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Great game, think about tactics ogre but more realistic. This game is rated for steam deck, but i find it way too hard to play with a touchpad, this is more of a mouse desktop game.
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Recommended

Phonfeis
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love it, even with some things that needs to take care but its ok, i like it
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Good game

Fanatical User
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A Brainstorming and fun game! Have bought two copy for my friends.
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Not Recommended

EmeraldAries
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Honestly, it really isn't my type of game. I bought it and one more game so that I could get Aragami for 3€, and then I gave the two games I didn't want away to friends. I hope they like them lol <3
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Recommended

godgirl
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come yooooo very good time!!!!!!!!!!!
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Perfect for people who likes strategy games

Patryk
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Great strategy game everyone will enjoy. Nice graphics,awesome music and a story I lost in.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 24% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 76% of GameFAQs users said Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is suitable for players aged 17 and above.
Yes, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i3 2nd-Generation 2.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GT640, AMD Radeon HD7750, 1GB Vram
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or higher, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i3 4th-Generation 3.5GHz, AMD Quad-Core 3.9GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 570, AMD Radeon HD 6950, 2GB Vram
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
  • Additional Notes: Installing the game on an SSD improves loading times.
Minimum:
  • OS: OS X Yosemite (10.10)
  • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 9800 GTX, AMD Radeon HD7770, 1GB Vram
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: MacOS version with 32bit app support is required - MacOS 10.14 or higher is NOT supported. MacOS 10.13 is supported on a limited basis – compatibility is not guaranteed, you may or may not experience issues with the game.
Recommended:
  • OS: macOS Sierra (10.12)
  • Processor: Intel Quad-Core 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 570, AMD Radeon HD 6950, 2GB Vram
  • Storage: 13 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: MacOS version with 32bit app support is required - MacOS 10.14 or higher is NOT supported. MacOS 10.13 is supported on a limited basis – compatibility is not guaranteed, you may or may not experience issues with the game.
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 26 hours. 88% of users played Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun for over 12 hours.
Yes, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun has broad critical consensus. 98% of critics on Metacritic recommend Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. The Metascore is 85 out of 100.
82% of Fanatical users recommend Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. The average review score is 4.5/5
Yes, 82% of Fanatical users and 98% of critics on Metacritic recommend Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun was released on December 06, 2016
Yes, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun supports MacOS.
Yes, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun supports Linux.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is published by Daedalic Entertainment
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun was developed by Mimimi Productions
Fanatical users tagged Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun as Strategy, Action, Adventure, and Real Time Tactics
Fanatical users tagged Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun as Tactical, Ninja, Atmospheric, and Isometric
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun as Adventure

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