Styx: Shards of Darkness

Focus Home Interactive
Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Blood and Gore
Intense Violence
Sexual Themes
Strong Language
  • Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Rating Summary
This is stealth action game in which players assume the role of Styx, a goblin thief who must uncover the truth behind a magical potion. Players must avoid detection as they traverse rooftops and enemy hideouts to complete mission objectives. Players can sneak up on guards to perform stealth kills (e.g., throat slitting, neck snapping) and use environment hazards (e.g., traps and hanging chandeliers) to eliminate enemies discreetly. Blood is depicted as enemies are stabbed and killed; large blood stains, mutilated bodies, and severed limbs/heads are also depicted in some areas. Some sequences depict additional acts of intense violence: a character's arm severed; a man impaled through the chest with a sword; a man impaled by a creature's tentacle. During the course of the game, sexual material is referenced in the dialogue (e.g., “This district used to be busy as a whorehouse on payday”; “But for now, let's focus on me getting laid. . . Ah paid”; “Your gorgeous member fills more than my thoughts.”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in dialogue.