The Best Stealth Games

Update : Hitman: Blood Money - Reprisal added at rank #35.
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Death Stranding Director's Cut (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS IOS iPhone Playstation 5

Death Stranding is a unique title that blends traditional gameplay tropes with imaginative innovations and tells the story of protagonist Sam Porter Bridges as a courier across a devastated United States. With celebrity appearances and intriguing trailers, it piqued the interest of both critics and gamers alike.

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What we like:
  • Memorable moments
  • Organic choices
  • Beautiful visuals and soundtrack
  • Plot that takes effort to get invested in but pays off eventually
  • Realistic motion capture performances from celebrities
What could be improved:
  • Monotonous nature at times due to being mostly delivery focused
  • Passable combat scenarios

  • stealth
  • walking-simulator
  • post-apocalyptic
  • racing
  • vehicle
  • open-world
  • narrative
  • story
  • combat
  • fps
  • controller-support
  • supernatural
  • shooter
  • sci-fi
  • first-person

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Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

In Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, you'll lead a supernatural pirate crew on a thrilling treasure hunt. Use their unique abilities to outsmart enemies and infiltrate fortresses. With time-manipulating powers and strategic choices, you'll become a mastermind in this vibrant, pirate-themed stealth strategy game. Uncover backstories, explore exotic islands, and plot your own path in this epic adventure.


What we like:
  • Well-structured, challenging levels
  • Unique character abilities
  • Inventive, well-paced gameplay
  • Engaging story and characters
  • Non-linear gameplay allows for strategic choices
What could be improved:
  • Slow character progression
  • Simple, unchallenging non-combat scenarios
  • Limited use of time manipulation at higher difficulty levels

  • stealth
  • pirates
  • tactical
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • pause
  • supernatural

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A Plague Tale: Requiem (2022)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 PC Windows

A Plague Tale: Requiem is a heart-pounding, linear narrative game that takes place six months after the events of the first game. You'll be tasked with dealing with an encroaching sickness and endless waves of ravenous rats in a world of death and decay. You'll need to use methodical stealth, puzzles, and special abilities to progress, all while witnessing beautiful moments of resilience in a twisted oak amidst the putrescence.


What we like:
  • Atmospheric experience
  • Beautiful visuals
  • Impressive open arenas
  • Puzzles just on the edge of cogency
  • Entertaining distractions throughout cities
What could be improved:
  • Unpredictable guard AI can cause frustration and difficulty progression through levels
  • Limited exploration outside guided corridors

  • stealth
  • narrative
  • puzzle
  • action-adventure

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HITMAN 3 (2021)

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stadia psvr PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Xbox One

Agent 47 and Lucas Grey are on a mission to tie up loose ends while Diana Burnwood discovers her past. Players can solve mysteries, manipulate the end results of investigations, and eliminate targets in creative ways.


What we like:
  • Intricately designed levels with interconnecting marvels
  • Accessible gameplay
  • Emotional and complex story integrated into missions
  • Stunning visuals
  • Persistent shortcuts for easy level navigation
What could be improved:
  • Last mission might not be what some players want
  • Complexity of levels not as immediately noticeable as other favorites in the series

  • stealth
  • assassin
  • sandbox
  • mystery
  • narrative

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla (2020)

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Xbox One Playstation 5 stadia Xbox Series X Playstation 4 PC Windows

Embark on an incredible journey with Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok and explore a gorgeously realized fantasy realm. Uncover secrets, solve puzzles, engage in intense battles and uncover powerful new abilities as you progress through this exciting storyline.


What we like:
  • Incredible visuals
  • Deep and satisfying storyline
  • New skills and abilities to discover
  • Complex yet thrilling raids
  • Satisfying puzzles throughout the game world
What could be improved:
  • Streamlined gear system may not appeal to some players
  • Lack of dragons compared to other fantasy properties

  • stealth
  • assassin
  • open-world
  • historical
  • parkour
  • combat
  • naval
  • narrative
  • fight
  • adventure
  • battle
  • rpg
  • action

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The Last of Us: Part II (2020)

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Playstation 4

The Last of Us Part II is a stunning capstone to this console generation, a technical and design marvel that improves upon every aspect of the original game. Featuring lush post-apocalyptic environments, puzzles, stealthy combat and dynamic, cinematic encounters, the game is an intense journey of exploration and survival. With its well-executed plot and poignant moments of humanity, The Last of Us Part II is sure to captivate players with its gripping story.


What we like:
  • Stunning graphics
  • Immersive environments
  • Dynamic puzzles
  • Intense stealth combat
  • Cinematic encounters
  • Well-executed plot with poignant moments of humanity
What could be improved:
  • Plot relies heavily on coincidence
  • Some points-of-no-return are poorly signposted
  • Clumsy save system for replaying chapters

  • stealth
  • post-apocalyptic
  • narrative
  • zombies
  • story
  • crafting
  • combat
  • survival
  • violent
  • cover
  • exploration

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Timelie (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS

Timelie is a stealth puzzle game in which you play as a little girl and her cat, who must find their way out of an abstract world through a tiled layout. You can control and manipulate time, fast-forwarding and rewinding the world around you at will. You also have the ability to fix bridges, floors and areas that previously broke with special shards. It promotes a single-player cooperative experience, where you control both the young girl and her cat to complete tasks. The visuals are reminiscent of Monument Valley while the soundtrack is vibey.


What we like:
  • Unique single-player cooperative experience
  • Time control mechanic
  • Easy to pick up and learn
  • Stylish visuals
  • Vibey soundtrack
  • Non linear stages
  • Varied difficulty levels
What could be improved:
  • Must be precise when selecting tiles for actions

  • stealth
  • puzzle
  • time
  • cats
  • manipulation
  • time-manipulation
  • strategy
  • surreal
  • adventure
  • robots
  • discovery
  • isometric
  • trial-and-error
  • anime-looking
  • stealth-puzzle

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Untitled Goose Game (2019)

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Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

Untitled Goose Game is a puzzle-stealth hybrid game where you take the role of an annoying waterfowl and cause mischief around a quintessential English village. Complete tasks, unlock access to more of the town and elicit reactions from villagers with your avian antics. Enjoy waddling around, a minimalistic UI and a bold art style for an experience full of charm and fun.


What we like:
  • Charming aesthetics
  • Comedic elements
  • Delightful waddling animations
  • Minimal UI
  • Humorous tasks to complete
What could be improved:
  • Short game length (2-3 hours)
  • Limited post-credits content

  • stealth
  • puzzle
  • sandbox
  • comedy
  • funny
  • goose

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Sniper Elite 5 (2022)

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Xbox One PC Windows

Sniper Elite 5 is an action-packed game that puts players in the shoes of sharpshooter Karl Fairburne as he fights alongside the French Resistance against the Axis forces. You will explore a pseudo-open world while completing main objectives and side missions, as well as tackling unique kill missions with various weapons and playstyles. With 118 medals to attain, 47 campaign/survival ribbons, 56 multiplayer ribbons and an invasion mode, Sniper Elite 5 offers plenty of content for completionists.


What we like:
  • Vast array of content
  • Immersive pseudo-open world environment
  • Engaging storyline with cinematic cutscenes
  • Varied playstyles with different weapons and difficulty settings
  • Four PvP modes to choose from
What could be improved:
  • Storyline not particularly deep or engaging for veteran players of the series

  • stealth
  • shooter
  • cooperative
  • zombies
  • cover
  • world-war-2
  • war
  • sniper
  • tps
  • tactical
  • action

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UnMetal (2021)

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UnMetal is an all-new parody of Metal Gear, the first game in Hideo Kojima's famous franchise. It recreates the experience of playing the original game while adding unique puzzles, fresh mechanics, and thrilling boss fights. The narrative ties into the gameplay in an innovative way and there are plenty of running gags and surprises along the way.


What we like:
  • Cleaned-up visuals
  • Faithful recreation of original gameplay
  • Complex puzzles
  • Innovative narrative tie-in to gameplay
  • Plenty of running gags and surprises
  • Hilarious comedy
What could be improved:
  • Humor may not be everyone's cup of tea
  • May not make sense to those who haven't played Metal Gear on NES

  • stealth
  • parody
  • military
  • top-down
  • comedy
  • espionage
  • retro
  • crime
  • funny
  • inventory
  • old-school
  • boss-fight
  • pixel
  • 1980s
  • 2d

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