12 Best Stealth Games of All Time

Patience is quite short among modern gamers these days who are spoiled with overpowered characters and fast-paced action. Some of the best titles, however, belong in the stealth genre which requires patience, timing, and planning.

If you want a change of pace, try one of these awesome titles.

Dishonored (2012)

What would you do if you have been accused of a murder you haven’t committed? That’s exactly what happened to Corvo Attano who was the bodyguard of the woman he supposedly murdered. Now he’s looking for the people who set him up using his unique abilities.

Mark of the Ninja (2012)

If you love platforming, you will fall in love with this game. Playing as a student of a famous ninja named Azai, you must rescue the mentor and battle against a corporation and its plutocrat.

Thief (2014)

If you have played the original series, this revival of Thief will enjoy more adventures with Garrett, whose goal is to steal from the rich. You’ll also get to experience again the dark gothic Victorian setting.

Deus Ex (2000)

Anyone who is a fan of the Metal Gear series will surely enjoy this indie title that gives the player free reign on how to clear levels without being detected by enemies. It is also heavily inspired by the Robin Hood tales.

Volume (2015)

If you have been given nanotechnology to augment your abilities like JC Denton has, you would probably think you don’t need stealth to accomplish your goals. The beauty of the game, however, is giving the player the different possibilities to play the game.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005)

Sam Fisher is back with this third installment of the series inspired by the novels by Tom Clancy. What separates it from the previous titles is that there are more ways to play the game through combat options and new stealth mechanics.

Styx: Shards of Darkness (2017)

This is the third installment in the Of Orcs and Men series. It features Styx who has the useful ability to make copies of himself to defeat enemies. The goal is to determine the cause for the unusual alliance of the dwarves and dark elves.

Aragami (2016)

Not only is Aragami a skilled assassin but he is also gifted with teleportation. His goal is to free the Shadow Empress and her retainers by finding all the six talismans.

Syphon Filter (1999)

This game introduces Gabe Logan and Lian Xing who must track a group of terrorists. It will remind you of old spy movies.

Echo (2017)

Another notable indie game, Echo introduces the players to En, who is battling creatures called echoes. What makes this game unique is that it remembers all the actions done by the player so that the enemies can also perform the same.

Metal Gear Solid (1987)

If you haven’t played at least one of the several games in this series, maybe you shouldn’t even be reading this list. The title comes from the superweapon that looks like a humanoid tank.

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002)

If you loved the first game, you should get your hands on this one as it allows more options for Agent 47 to accomplish his missions.

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