Styx: Shards of Darkness is Free on GOG

The holidays may not have fully arrived, but the festive spirit is already in the air, especially for gamers looking to score some fantastic deals. Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle because Styx: Shards of Darkness, the game that effortlessly “puts the ‘gob’ into goblin” (whatever that means), is up for grabs absolutely free until November 24, courtesy of GOG’s colossal Black Friday sale.

In this 2017 stealth-action masterpiece, you’ll find yourself immersed in the cunning world of a cynical goblin assassin, carving a path through a fantasy realm that boasts remarkable verticality. It’s the second installment in a series that kicked off in 2014, and we’re not the only ones who think it’s quite good. Our review showered it with a 79% rating, praising it as “a satisfying stealth experience.” And if that doesn’t intrigue you, let me tempt you with the game’s unforgettable opening quote:

“Apparently, the jump button in Shards of Darkness isn’t located between my ass cheeks. I know this because its irascible and stunted protagonist—no, antagonist—Styx has just shouted this at me from a loading screen after I missed a ledge and killed him.”

If that doesn’t pique your interest, I’m not sure what will. But here’s the kicker—it’s free. So, even if curiosity is playing hard to get, you literally have nothing to lose. Just head over to GOG’s front page, scroll down until you see Styx’s mischievous grin, and click that enticing button.

Originally posted 2023-11-23 18:52:23.


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