There’s nothing like an intense stealth game to sharpen the senses. For years, gamers have been inching there way round hordes of unsuspecting enemies. Anything but complete slickness will be punished with a wave of unwanted enemies and attention. Below, we take a look at the best stealth games ever created, just to keep you on your toes!
First on our list is the violent extravagance of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. Throughout the game you’ll need to stay in the shadows to evade your enemies before taking them out. You’ll have a number of methods at your disposal to dispatch your enemies, but the go to choice has to be the piano wire, which you can use to choke your enemies to death. Hitman 2 is stealthy but not in a way where you’re scared to encounter your enemies head on. The attitude of your character is that gunfights are an unnecessary inconvenience.
You can’t have a stealth game list without mentioning Batman Arkham Asylum. Batman has to be one of the best comic book to game adaptions ever produced. You’ll need to stretch your skills in order to evade the villains, and put Batman’s tech to the use to get rid of them. You’ll move in the shadows, striking fear in to your opponents, tracking their every move before moving in to strike. The great thing about Arkham Asylum is that you can meticulously plan your attack based on your enemy’s movement patterns. Once you find an area to exploit in the room you’re trying to clear, you’ll be able to take your opponents out much more easily.
In Dishonored, players need to navigate the tricky city of Dunwall in first-person in an open world. The variety of the level design will ensure that you need some serious tricks to stay alive; the only limits are those you place on yourself. The best part is that sneaking around is incredibly satisfying due to the near unlimited possibilities for evasion. First person stealth games are incredibly rare, so if you’re looking to creep about, pick yourself up a copy of Dishonored.
Add stealth and survival horror and what do you get? The answer is: The Last of Us. In this post-apocalyptic world, you’ll need to navigate your way to temporary safety with nothing but your wits and the clothes on your back. With each step, you’ll feel the palpable fear of being caught. The game will constantly place you in situations where you’ll need to sneak your way out of a Clicker rife situation.
As one of the more classic entries to this list, Metal Gear Solid has become synonymous with the stealth genre and for good reason. Nothing quite beats the feeling of sneaking around the Big Shell in a cardboard box trying to evade a bunch of terrorists. You’ll hide in cupboards, dangle from ledges and crawl through vents to attempt to quietly dispatch or avoid your enemies. Oh, and if you’re caught, your enemies will radio for support and a SWAT team will show up!
Tom Clancy’s Chaos Theory takes you to an alternative dystopia where electronic warfare has reached a newfound level of prominence. You’ll take the reins of Sam Fisher, a secret agent responsible for tracking down the bad guys. In this title, players need to be patient in order to infiltrate enemy bases and get the job done.
One of the best stealth games ever, has to be Goldeneye 007. Its barebones gameplay, and deceptively complex mission design, made you put in the hours in order to achieve Double 0 status. One of the highlights has to be the early facility mission, where you need to avoid detection. You’ll need to take out Russians in toilet cubicles one by one, take your time, and pick your shots. The combination of your silencer and the soundtrack builds a level of tension rarely matched by modern games.
Mankind Divided is a great title for players looking for that European style of stealth. If you pick up a copy, you’ll be forced to navigate your way around this deliciously rich rendition of Prague, using your gadgets to outmanoeuvre your enemies. Abilities like the Icarus Dash allow you to cover large areas of ground in seconds, which will help you to get out of trouble when you need it most.
Anyone who’s familiar with the original Alien movie can’t help but be enthusiastic about the stealthy world of Alien: Isolation. On board a doomed space ship, players will need to get the ship back to working order by rewiring the life-support system, whilst trying to avoid being savagely killed by the Xenomorph on board. The Xenomorph will rip through air vents without warning, and even if you manage to hide until it goes away, you’ll be dreading the next time it comes back!
Finally, we have the Orwellian world of Watch Dogs. In a world where citizens are left quaking under an omniscient computer surveillance system, you’ll rely on the skills of the questionable Aiden Pearce, in order to stay alive. Each encounter is a choice. You can either meet your opponents in a full-blown fire fight or you can create a convenient distraction so that you can sneak by without any problems. Of course, you can always set off the guard’s grenades remotely instead if you want to shake things up a bit!