Stealth games are awesome. Hiding from The Man, skulking in shadows, the thrill of unseen infiltration. But why do they have to be so... slow?
That was the question that spawned Stealth Bastard, the fast-paced, nail-biting antidote to tippy-toed sneaking simulators that the world had so desperately been craving. Now, building on the ideas sketched out in this unholy marriage of Metal Gear Solid and Super Meat Boy, we're proud to bring you the bigger, better, shinier Stealth Bastard Deluxe.
Armed with only your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it's your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that's determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armour, being seen means instant death.
Stay out of the light to avoid the attention of deadly security robots! Leap like a lusty salmon to avoid those zap-happy lasers! Think fast as the walls close in around you! Only the fastest and sneakiest will make it to the exit. Will you be among them?
Unlock the secrets hidden throughout Stealth Bastard Deluxe's 80 all-new levels to access fancy new stealth equipment, and then use it to knobble friends, family and strangers in the global leaderboards.
And as if that wasn't enough, you'll have the opportunity to be the eponymous bastard yourself as you create your own levels with the Stealth Bastard Deluxe level editor. Pit your wits against other users' levels or just torture others with your own devious creations. We're not here to judge.
Stealth Bastard is available on Steam for the bargain price of $9.99 / £6.99 / €8.99.
"Stealth Bastard Deluxe is a triumphant fusion of pure stealth, cerebral puzzling and technical platforming, making it an essential purchase for fans of both genres and one of the most exciting indie games of 2012."
"This is a smart game filled with clever puzzles... Like any and all successful examples of its ilk, Stealth Bastard works because its challenges are neatly sculpted and orchestrated with flair."
"Curve's original goal with Stealth Bastard was to create "a fast-paced, frenetic, one-step-away-from-chunky-death melange of sneaking, platforming, hacking and cursing" and they've delivered on that promise... In an excellent year for the sneakier protagonist, Stealth Bastard Deluxe is a fine late entry."
- Rock Paper Shotgun
"Stealth Bastard’s fantastic level design, wit, and devious death traps result in a thoroughly unique and enjoyable take on the stealth genre."
"SBD's blend of twitch-platforming and stealth puzzles produces little rat-runs with a nigh-on perfect balance of action and tension."
"[Stealth Bastard Deluxe] carries on the fine tradition of games that are pretty funny but also intensely gory, which is a vein that never runs dry for me (perhaps literally)."
"If you relish a genuine challenge, if you liked Super Meat Boy and Thief/Metal Gear Solid/Splinter Cell, and if you have a tenner to spare, then you'll find Stealth Bastard Deluxe is exactly what you were looking for."
"Just because I cleverly subverted your crazy defenses, it doesn't mean we need to start name-calling."
- Giant Bomb
CPU: Dual Core 2.5Ghz
System Memory: 2Gb or greater of RAM
Video RAM: 256Mb or more VRAM
GFX Card: DirectX 8.0 compatible
OS Support: Windows XP SP2 or better, Vista, Win7
Input: Keyboard / Mouse, Xinput supported controllers (i.e. Xbox controllers for Windows)