Armed with only your wits and a pair of Stealthing Goggles, it’s your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that’s determined to extinguish your fragile little life.
User reviews: Very Positive (447 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 28, 2012

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About This Game

Stealth games are awesome. Hiding from The Man, skulking in shadows, the thrill of infiltration. But why do they have to be so... slow?


That was the question that spawned Stealth Bastard, the fast-paced, nail-biting antidote to tippy-toed sneaking simulators that the world had so desperately been craving. Now, building on the ideas sketched out in this unholy marriage of deft, wall-hugging stealthiness and insane break-neck platforming, we’re proud to bring you the bigger, better, shinier Stealth Bastard Deluxe.


Armed with only your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it’s your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that’s determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armour, being seen means instant death. Stay out of the light to avoid the attention of deadly security robots! Leap like a lusty salmon to avoid those zap-happy lasers! Think fast as the walls close in around you! Only the fastest and sneakiest will make it to the exit without being mangled by the facility’s security systems. Will you be among them?

Key Features

  • Campaign Mode: 80 levels spread across eight worlds, featuring tricky puzzles, platforming challenges and a wide range of sharp-eyed security bots who are entirely unsympathetic to your plight.
  • Dynamic Lighting: Stay in the shadows cast by Stealth Bastard Deluxe’s dynamic lighting system to escape the attention of enemies and security cameras.
  • Equipment: The Camo Suit, the Decoy, the Sonic Decoy, the Antilight and the Teleporters provide new ways of outfoxing enemies in every level.
  • Secrets: Find all the secrets hidden in the game to unlock new levels and equipment.
  • Leaderboards: Stealth Bastard Deluxe’s Global Leaderboard will determine once and for all who is best at games. Each level has individual leaderboards for playthroughs with and without equipment. You can also compare scores with your Steam friends using the Friends Leaderboard.
  • Level Editor: The level editor used to create Stealth Bastard Deluxe’s Campaign Mode is included with the game. Taunt friends and strangers alike with your hard-as-nails creations!
  • Online Level Repository: Levels created in the level editor can be uploaded to the online level repository, from where other people who own the game will download them automatically.
  • Steam Cloud Support: Pick up your save no matter where you are.
  • Achievements: An assortment of dastardly achievements, some obvious, some mind-bogglingly oblique. Will you get them all?

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2 or better, Vista, Win7
    • Processor:Dual Core 2.5Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 8.0 compatible
    • DirectX®:8.0
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA/AMD GPU with 500MB+
    • Hard Drive: 300MB
    • Sound:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL-capable graphics card with valid driver
    • Hard Drive: 300MB
    • Sound:
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Rating 9/10
Overview: 2D Puzzle Stealth Platformer

The Good:

+ The game does a fantastic job of mixing puzzle elements with platforming elements with stealth elements. All of this comes together in a complete package designed to challenge you.

+80 levels across 8 sectors

+ Each Sector introduces a new gameplay mechanic that adds to the challenge and fun. As you progress through the levels these mechanics are put to more creative uses.

+ Each level contains a collectable, get all the collectables in a sector to unlock a new level.

+After completing a level you are graded based on three factors, time, deaths and number of times being spotted. S -Rank is the highest rank you can achieve. Achieving S Rank in all levels in a sector unlocks a new level. This provides plenty of replay ability to the game.

+ Different equipment to experiment with. Some equipment allows you become camouflaged, use a decoy, teleport etc. All of this is strictly optional, in fact to get an S-Rank you have to use no equipment, but it is nice they included these options for anybody who wants to try them out

+Level Editor to make your own levels and share.

+Lots of fan made levels that can easily extend your playtime

+ Game provides a cute story that fits nicely with the game

+Great music

+Surprisingly addicting.

The Bad:

-Some minor glitches,

- Getting S-Rank in certain levels requires some luck

- The game can get frustrating at times, especially if you are trying to unlock everything

Conclusion:
I really loved this game mainly because I knew so little about it when I started. Though the game is called Stealth ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, "stealth" is a bit different than what you normally expect as this game is also about speed and precision platforming. What makes this game so good is how they were able to combine all these different elements together and make a great game. If you are interested in any of these elements than I strongly recommend you check this game out.


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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Very challenging but addictive puzzle game. It can get a bit frustrating at times but always has me coming back to it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Awesome game! Can't say anything bad about it.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
It's so boring to push crates, die, and push crates again ...
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I was expecting more stealth mechanics and gameplay when I started this. To my surprise it plays more like I wanna be the guy than a stealth game.

A series of fast paces action platforming puzzles that you plow through with the good ol trial and error. Its just not my cup of tea.

What I saw of the story was very minimalistic phrases on the walls. I would imagine it stays that way.

For a game with Stealth in the name I would have expected stronger emphasis on stealth....
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Buy on the pirate bay.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Never liked put downs at the end of a level
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Funny, creative, and replayable. Stealth ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ is a well made, witty game.
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15.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Well my only real gripes are that it doesn't feel like a stealth game, rather it just feels like your standard indie puzzle-platformer, and the AI of the NPCs (when they're essential) can bug out. It's not bad for what it already is but it's pretty terrible for what it claims to be.
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9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Worth the money. Even at full price.

Yes, unfortunately the gadgets are only unlocked after finishing the game and therefore mostly reserved for speed runs or acquiring the helix. They would however have made the game too easy the first time around and are there for exactly that: people who want to do speed runs and acquire every helix.

This game gets reviewed as a "fast platformer" quite a lot. Most of the time you can pause, stand around, contemplate your next move, take a breather, push a block at your own place etc. Then when you are ready to go you need to be quick but shortly afterwards you can relax again. There are however a couple of levels/instances where you have to constantly move or perform a series of fast actions in succesion. Overall however I experienced the game to be more of a contemplative nature.

The community levels are also great.

Worth the money. Even at full price.
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
I just didn't like this game that much
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12.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
nice game
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10.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I liked the game, it was challenging a bit. It wasn't dull.
It was emphasising on stealth, it's awesome really.
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6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Excellent, with a small sag in the middle and then a very strong last two sections. Hard but fair. Sick story :)
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
becuase its freaking awesome.

One other guy said it best, supermeatboy and portal got busy... this game is the love child.

BAM.
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2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This game is excellent. its ridiculously hard and meany times i slam my keyboard in frustration. other then that its great! a bit short but if you're as bad as me, itll take plenty of time to finish
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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Game is ok but not worth the price offered on Steam. "Trine" or "Toki Tori" is much better games in my opinion. Toki Tori is cheaper - 5 euro and is much better choice I think. (on hard levels Toki Tori is great - only first easy levels is boring - Toki Tori has stupid music but you can switch off music in options) Trine is not much more expensive (difference 1 euro) from Stealth ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Deluxe 8.99 euro (Trine 9.99 euro) and is better too.

If you want buy on sale :D
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31.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
\/ .´ ' ' `. \/
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Splinter Cell 2D FUN!
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
SBD is a fast-paced 2D stealth platform game, featuring brutal hazards, ruthless enemies, fiendish puzzles and red pixels galore. This is an expanded and much-polished remake, but despite the instant premise it takes a good few levels to warm up, as the opening takes its time to explain the basics when the stealth mechanic is really quite simple. You're either in the gloom and not visible, in dull light and partially visible, or in bright light and fully visible. Levels are made up of dark corners and big bright expanses, with all sorts of cubbyholes and grey areas in-between. They're all filled with switches, cameras, lasers, turrets and sensor beams that interlink, as well as light sources and terminals that need hacking. These ostensibly simple and easily-manipulated elements will kill you so many times it's untrue. SBD's that kind of game.No individual stage is too hard once you’ve figured out the gimmick, and the generous checkpointing lets you throw yourself into the action. Complete levels multiple times and you unlock toys such as holographic decoys to help bypass obstacles. First time through though, you’re on your own.SBD is almost worth playing for its Metal Gear-baiting subtitle, ‘Tactical Espionage ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥’. Its mix of platforming and stealth, while both have been done better in more focused games, isn’t a bad reason either. It’s frustrating at times, but the kind where anything that looks impossible is usually a clue that you’ve not found the gimmick yet. A little more narrative wouldn’t have hurt, given the games in whose footsteps it treads. In the end though, you’ll be too busy dying to really care about the reason why.
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