Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

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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

The latest in Epic's free games of Christmas giveaway is Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. This is the top-down Edo-period stealth game by Mimimi that was so successful in replicating the Commandos/Desperados formula that its developers were hired to develop Desperados 3.  Playing it back in 2016 I wrote, "Saving and loading helps you break each intimidating level of Shadow Tactics up into discrete actions, tiny challenges to be tackled one at a time until you finally triumph ...

2019-12-28

Kalypso Media have set up an internal studio to make a new Commandos game with the rights they bought last year. This is good news. My two year-old brain hadn’t developed to the point where it could enjoy sneaky shooting in Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines back in ’98, or in any of its sequels, but my brain’s more advanced form did adore Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The Shogun. Tim Stone lavished his Shadow Tactics review with Commandos 2 comparisons, so I’m hoping this will be...

2019-12-12

Vienna, Austria/ Munich, Germany, July 3rd, 2019: A nasty bug. And you. High noon, in front of the Saloon ... the clock strikes 12 ... *bang* and he's sent to meet his maker! You are exactly the gunman, Mimimi Games is looking for - we need fans and interested players to participate in the closed beta test for Desperados III. Steam Coming Soon page:

2019-07-05

My main memory of Desperados is repeatedly getting shot and not understanding why. That’s because I tried to play it when I was eight, not because it was impenetrable or confusing. I’m simply making you aware that Desperados was before my time, and so based on my hands on with Desperados III I can’t tell you whether it’s living up that legacy. It’s from the same team that made Shadow Tactics though, and I can tell from the little I’ve played this absolutely ...

2019-06-19

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2019-04-23

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

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 SPECS:

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.

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

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

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

  • OS: macOS Sierra (10.12) or higher
  • 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: Installing the game on an SSD improves loading times.

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

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)

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

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)
Steve Gensel
Steve Gensel
Gutes Spiel und macht echt Spaß
Earned 5 Gems for review
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