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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones cover
Cultic Games
2019-2022 1C Entertainment
2022-present Fulqrum Publishing
Mac App Store Shifty Eye Games
Unity 2017[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows September 26, 2019
macOS (OS X) September 26, 2019[2]
Linux September 26, 2019[2]
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 78
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time, Turn-based
Perspectives Side view
Controls Point and select
Genres RPG
Art styles Stylized
Themes Europe, Industrial Age, Horror, Lovecraftian, Post-apocalyptic
Series Stygian
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones on HowLongToBeat
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones on IGDB
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones on MobyGames
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones 2019
Stygian: Outer Gods TBA

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a singleplayer side view RPG game in the Stygian series.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


A demo is available from Steam.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

Settings.dat is not human-readable.
System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Cultic Games\STYGIAN\Settings.dat
macOS (OS X)
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Cultic Games\STYGIAN\SavedGames
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing


Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Most gameplay and character creation screen is Hor+; otherwise pillarboxed.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Called Fullscreen in-game.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncapped framerate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.




Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX
Surround sound
Stereo only.[5]
Videos only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


In-game dialogue is text only.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese

Issues unresolved

The developers frequently recommend sending debugging information regarding issues they are aware of. Follow these instructions if you encounter such issues:
Send developer a debug log[6]
  1. While in-game, press ~.
  2. From the console which appears, type exportlog.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. If successful, the game will say the log has been successfully exported.
  5. Exit the game and go to the desktop.
  6. Find the folder containing the log (i.e. STYGIAN_LOGS_7232 1.10.2019 12.13).
  7. Compress the folder itself.
  8. Send the compressed log folder to

Game softlocks during first companion fight

The game accepts no input during the first companion fight if the player rejects, then accepts the offer to hire the game's first available henchman.[7]
No known fix.

Game freezes during late-game fight

The game freezes when a specific late-game fight begins.[8]
The developers are working on fixing this issue.

Main menu does not load after using the Save & Exit option

The game can fail to load the main menu, preventing the user from exiting the game normally.[9]
The developers are working on fixing this issue.
Use Task Manager[10]
  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. From the prompt which appears, select Task Manager.
  3. From the window which appears, select STYGIAN.EXE.
  4. Click the End Task button.
  5. Close the window.


These instructions only apply to Windows OSes.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 450 GTS
AMD Radeon HD 5750
DirectX 10 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel Iris Graphics
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 4 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 700 Series
AMD Radeon HD 7730
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unity engine build: 2017.4.29f1[1]


  1. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-09-26
    Tested on press release version.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-09-26
  3. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-10-03
  4. Slava Pishchalnikov - tweet on 2019-09-26 at 15:20 - last accessed on 2019-09-26
  5. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-10-08
    Tested using Orban Loudness Meter.
  6. Steam Community Discussion - Exit Bug (reply #4) - last accessed on 2019-10-01
  7. Steam Community Discussion - Game messed up in combat - last accessed on 2019-09-26
  8. Steam Community Discussion - Later Game Crash Bug (Major Spoilers, so be warned) - last accessed on 2019-09-28
  9. Steam Community Discussion - Exit Bug - last accessed on 2019-10-01
  10. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-10-01
    Tested under Windows 10 v1903
  11. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-09-26
    Tested using file Linux command.
  12. SteamDB - Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Launch Options - last accessed on 2019-09-26