Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

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Delve into a role-playing game of horror, loss, and madness set in the strange worlds of HP Lovecraft. Stygian offers a mix of rich role-playing and turn-based tactical combat, represented in an illustrative visual style. Can you find salvation in a dead world?

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

In Stygian, the player journeys from a doomed Arkham into the depths of the Abyss. Create your own character based on 1920's archetypes and carve a path through a broken and mysterious world.
Your desperate battle against forces beyond comprehension will haunt you until the end. Physical combat will be challenging, spellcasting will have dire consequences, and your sanity will be strained to the breaking point by unknown abominations. Sometimes the best solution will be to flee what lurks beyond the threshold.

A dark, lore-filled world

A hand-drawn 2D world reflecting Lovecraft's themes of cosmic horror and dread.
Enemies, environments, and storylines inspired by Lovecraft’s iconic original works. Take part in quests inspired by your favorite stories and see them play out according to your own decisions and role-playing style.
A host of weird companions will accompany you on your ill-starred journey: the lonely, antediluvian 'Outsider', a fallen soldier of the Great War reanimated by Herbert West. Recruit these and other outlandish beings to your crew.

Endless role-playing possibilities

Choose from 8 main character Archetypes, each with its own origin backstory and specialties.
Your character's Sanity and mental state will influence dialogue options. Mental illness comes with advantages as well as hindrances. Sometimes it pays to be mad in a world gone mad!
Stygian's Belief System determines how your characters cope with the warped reality of the new Arkham, as well as the rate at which they regenerate lost Sanity. Belief Systems also offer unique dialogue options, expanding the breadth of role-playing possibilities.

Unique RPG mechanics

A new kind of spell system that sometimes takes more than it gives. Being a master of the occult is not as simple as flinging colored missiles from your fingertips. The black magic of Stygian is potent but may cost you your mind, your health, and possibly even much more.
Strategic, turn-based combat from a 2D perspective, similar to the classic Heroes of Might and Magic games.
The struggle in Stygian is not to save the world, for that battle is lost already. Pursue your own goals in these end times: salvation, vendetta, or perhaps something darker.

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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Ratings & Reviews

  • 58%
    Critics Recommend
  • 78
    Top Critic Average
  • Strong
    OpenCritic Rating
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by Austin Fern
95 / 100
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a fantastic RPG. The story is interesting, the characters are unique, the quests are varied, and the systems run deep. There are a variety of different ways to play this game and I can't wait to jump back in and explore some new paths. This is one nightmare I highly recommend.
PC Invasion
by Martynas Klimas
9 / 10
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones will not reveal all of its secrets, but it's an amazing ride all the way through.
by Tony Bae
90 / 100
If you are a fan of Lovecraft’s work, you are doing yourself a huge disservice by not checking this one out.
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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones System Requirements



OS versionWindows 7 - 64bit
OS versionWindows 10 - 64bit
CPUIntel i3
CPUIntel i5
Memory2 GB
Memory4 GB
GPUNvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
GPUGeForce 700 Series or Radeon HD 7730 and above
DirectXDirectX 10
Storage5 GB
Storage5 GB
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish (Spain), Chinese (Simplified), Turkish
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