Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, a new pirate-themed stealth/strategy, has received rave reviews and shows promise for the future of RPG and stealth games. Reviewers and players have praised the game’s setting, well-written characters, and engaging gameplay, particularly its stealth mechanics. While there are some minor bugs and translation errors, the overall positive reception and high rating suggest that Mimimi Games has produced a fantastic stealth/strategy pirate game.
Within its first couple days of release, a brand new pirate-themed stealth/strategy game has been receiving rave reviews from gamers and journalists alike. Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew has already managed to make a positive impact and shows promise for the future of RPG and stealth games.
Released for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S on August 17th, Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is a strategy game that combines RPG and stealth gameplay mechanics to bring a swashbuckling Caribbean pirate adventure to life. While it is up against a wave of competition from other newly released and upcoming AAA games, Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is already managing to make a name for itself.
Reviewers from multiple established sources along with player submitted reviews have all been highly positive towards Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew. Praise has been aimed at the game’s setting, tone, well-written characters, and engaging gameplay. Particular praise has been given to its engaging stealth gameplay, drawing favorable comparisons to the studio’s previous work. The positive reactions to Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew have seen the game earn an impressive 86 overall rating on review aggregate sites like OpenCritic, though there is still time for its overall review score to fluctuate.
Many fans across platforms are already loving Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, with some even noting it as one of the best indie games of 2023. Both critics and players have been very happy with the gameplay and characters, the latter being the most frequently highlighted element in the game’s reviews. Feedback for the developers mostly pertains to occasional bugs and some translation and localization errors, though these are noted as being far from detrimental.
This year has certainly seen no shortage of well-received games, and there are still plenty of indie titles and AAA launches to come in 2023. For an independent studio like Mimimi Games to not only ship a solid game but to immediately receive praise and support is no small feat. Its success is particularly noteworthy as many RPG players are still focused on Baldur’s Gate 3 and other gaming fans are waiting in anticipation for Starfield. Overall, studio Mimimi Games appears to have made a fantastic stealth-strategy pirate game with Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, and it will certainly be a studio to watch in the future.
Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is available now on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.