Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. A new Shogun seizes power over Japan and enforces nationwide peace. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (6,266) - 95% of the 6,266 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Dec 6, 2016
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“Shadow Tactics’ impressive missions, laden toy box and likeable cast make it one of the greatest stealth games of the last decade.”
92 – PC Gamer

“Atmospheric and impossible to rush, Shadow Tactics is a fabulous game – a game I think I prefer to both Commandos 2 and Desperados. I can see myself replaying it regularly.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“There’s a wonderful toy-like quality to the game’s world, like it’s a giant diorama made by master craftsmen”
Kotaku

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About This Game



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

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a tactical game about a team of specialists who are tasked with eliminating their opponents by assassinating or sabotaging them. Depending on your style of game play, violence is present: For most missions, there are non-lethal ways to neutralize your opponents, but if you choose to kill them to reach your goal, there will be blood.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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.
    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)

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