Gameplay

Styx Master of Shadows rewards skill in stealth and an attentive eye, allowing each objective to be approached numerous ways whilst avoiding obvious indicators. The Tower of Akenash, the games’ stage, is a multi-layered tower offering three-dimensional gameplay with multiple levels for each mission.

Sneak, poison, extinguish, kill and assassinate your way to the source of the Amber, anticipating the movement of the guards by poising a communal drinking well and waiting for the inevitable thud, or smothering a guard with your clone as you slit the throat of his companion. Use the environment to your advantage by distracting guards and crushing them from the rafters, but be sure to stick to the darkness by extinguishing lights and staying to the shadows.

Take advantage of a cover system designed to keep Styx tightly out of sight whilst offering good visibility of the surrounding areas. Switch between moving slowly and quickly, using the analogue sticks on your gamepad, with crouch and standing stances. Ensure your conquests are hidden by hiding their corpses out of light or in containers. Make use of a dynamic range of hideouts, such as crawl spaces, tables, and low ceiling passages to circumvent the enemy. Distract the guards by making noises to lure them to, or away from, your desired target. Extinguish lights to cover your approach, and make use of the powerful Amber unlocking magical abilities, such as cloning Styx, invisibility, smoke cloud, and more.

Take advantage of a cover system designed to keep Styx tightly out of sight whilst offering good visibility of the surrounding areas. Switch between moving slowly and quickly, using the analogue sticks on your gamepad, with crouch and standing stances. Ensure your conquests are hidden by hiding their corpses out of light or in containers. Make use of a dynamic range of hideouts, such as crawl spaces, tables, and low ceiling passages to circumvent the enemy. Distract the guards by making noises to lure them to, or away from, your desired target. Extinguish lights to cover your approach, and make use of the powerful Amber unlocking magical abilities, such as cloning Styx, invisibility, smoke cloud, and more.