Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun official artwork

[Update]: Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion in late 2021 - Aiko's Choice!

Shadow Tactics, in the most basic terms, is a Commandos inspired strategy game that's all about sneaking around, taking out enemies with carefully concocted plans, and then desperately trying to fix the resulting mess once those plans inevitably fail. As you'll note in my review I had a great deal of fun with it, and as such I would to let you know that Shadow Tactics is now available for both the PC and consoles.

But rather than just listen to me ramble on, here's the recently posted trailer. It should give you a good idea of the sort of mood Shadow Tactics is trying to achieve, as well as the basic gist of what the gameplay's all about. Have a look:

However, while I had an absolute blast with Shadow Tactics over the past week, I am fully aware that I firmly belong to its rather niche target audience. As such, it is important for me to deliver this one bit of information to you: if you cannot handle some deviously difficult puzzles that will force you to restart over and over again, then chances are you will find more frustration than enjoyment in Shadow Tactics.

However, if that sounds like something you're willing to deal with, and if hellish difficulty is something you relish, then you might just find Shadow Tactics to your liking. Its a worthy successor to the old Commandos series, and I'm hoping the beginning of a brand new one! You can find out more by heading over to Steam.

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun screenshot showcasing the lovely graphics