Styx: Shards of Darkness screenshot of an open-ended level

Styx: Shards of Darkness is a stealth adventure heavily inspired by the Thief series. As you might imagine given its source of inspiration Shards of Darkness features plenty of open-ended levels crawling with guards and traps, a variety of weapons and tools to either dispatch or bypass them, as well as stealth mechanics that reward patience and planning over all-out aggression.

It is by all means an enjoyable stealth game, but it is definitely not for everyone. As such, I am very glad to say that Styx: Shards of Darkness now has a free demo available on Steam! Just click on that "Download Demo" button on the right side and you'll be playing in no time. And if you find yourself enjoying what you see, Shards of Darkness is also currently on a 40% discount which brings the price to €24.

If you're still not sure whether Shards of Darkness is something worthy of your time, allow me to share with you one of the earlier gameplay trailers. It goes over pretty much all of the mechanics and tricks you have at your disposal, so after watching the video chances are you'll have a good idea whether Shards of Darkness is the game for you. Enjoy!