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Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole PC Review

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  1. Ben Ingber

    Ben Ingber Member

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    Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole
    More than just a great title
    Reviewed by Ben Ingber

    Read the review
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    Cha1ky Well-Known Member

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    Its worth being a reviewer just to get a thread up with the game title!!! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
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    Great name! :D Needs more screenshots.
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  4. Ben Ingber

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    Added another one but any more would be overkill.

    Here's the launch trailer if you want a proper sense of the game in action:




    How's that for service? :)
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    It's a quality little game. I downloaded it a bit back.. It's tough.. Really tough.

    Like Silver Surfer on the NES tough.. Okay, maybe that was a lie. Seriously though, that is the toughest game ever made and it is the only title to precede Diddy Kong Racing, which came out many years later on the N64!
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    =adrian= Well-Known Member

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    So what's the catch? Is it full of adverts? Does it contain a virus, adware, spyware or any other -ware? Is this a Lite version which, after 1st level, points you in the direction of an online store?
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    Totally reasonable question. As I mentioned in the review, there is one advert but only as you quit the game, and it's only for their other titles.

    Other than that, as far as I have experienced and have seen reported, it's the real deal. No catch. No freemium. A genuine freebie.
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    It's completely and utterly free...

    It plays like a premium title though!
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    i see you put longetivity at 4/5 but whats this based on? how long does the game last etc?
    its also compatible with the 360 controller, only reason i ask about the length is ive only played the first couple of levels a few weeks back and wonder how much more there is to come
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    Yes, it's compatible.

    Regarding longevity: There are relatively few levels (28) but there's a wealth of community levels coming along, of which a surprising amount are polished end products.

    I think for as long as there's a community, it's worth coming back to. So I won't be playing 4 hours every day for 6 months, but I could see myself dipping back in to see what's new for a long time to come.

    In addition, the speedrun stuff always holds interest for many people.

    And it's free.


    EDIT: The game gets ridiculously hard later on. The number of levels sounds low, but seriously: it's hard.
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    Hillskill Moderator/Games Reviewer

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    Good to see you venture into these parts Ben. When you going to build a beastly gaming rig and retire that laptop :devil:
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    semiskimmed Active Member

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    i didnt even think of the community, lets hope it continues to grow then as i really like this style of game
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    will be downloading and playing this tonight. It reminds me a bit of New Zealand story for the Amiga that I played to death back in the day.
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    Really interested to hear your (and others') thoughts. Report back!
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    Ran through the first 5 levels the other night using my wireless 360 controller. Works a treat and highly addictive! Not so keen to see the best scores for each level compared to my puny efforts :)
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    will i need a beast of a PC to run this... bearing in mind i have a revo 3700..... :D
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    Wotcha. Here's the spec lifted from official site:

    CPU: Dual Core 2.0Ghz
    System Memory: 1Gb 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)
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    I seriously can't imagine how some of those times are achieved.

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