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The Cursed Crew

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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew (2023) is a stealth strategy game set in a fantasy golden age of piracy. You play by controlling a crew of pirates with different abilities, on a ghost ship with a living soul.

Lost souls haunt the mysterious Lost Caribbean islands that have fallen under the control of the Inquisition. You set out to resist and push back their jurisdiction that despises all that is supernatural (and in particular cursed pirates like you). This takes you on a journey with cursed pirate Afia to seek the legendary Black Pearls to revive a cursed crew of your own.

You play by clicking to direct the character's actions. Care is needed to ensure they use their abilities in combination and to your advantage. As you go you sneak behind enemy lines, combine the magical skills of your crew to take out a variety of enemies.

As you progress you learn the unique abilities of each of your eight shipmates and deal with their evolving relationships and personalities. Once you have selected who is suited to the next mission, you are free to plot your own path to enter and exit each island - whether that's stealthy or more aggressive.

As with the previous game, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, you can use the powerful time-manipulating magic of your ghost ship to pause time to plan your strategy. In this way, you can queue up multiple simultaneous character actions that work together in harmony to get the job done.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew 12 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle, Stealth and Strategy game with Adventure, Role-Play, Sequencing and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Violence, Blood, Language.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to be able to deal with multiple systems at the same time. Forward planning and creative thinking are important. There are some really challenge moments and spikes in difficulty that you need perseverance and patience to progress.


Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew usually costs £34.99.

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew

Steam Store PC £34.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Stealth, Strategy (Adventure, Role-Play, Sequencing and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: Mimimi Prod (@MimimiProd)

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