10 Most Essential Stealth Video Games Ever Made


Whenever a game gives me an option between going all guns blazing or doing it quietly no matter what I always try to choose the stealth option. Heck even in a game like GTA 5 I tried my best to do missions in stealth which was a complete failure as the stealth in GTA 5 is really bad. Anyways I always wanted to show my love for Stealth games somehow and this is why I picked up my 10 favorite Stealth games of this generation. Hope you guys like it!

10. Hitman: Blood Money

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Hitman: Blood Money is an extremely solid title, with small problems here and there. If you’re looking for a game where obsessive-compulsive tendencies and people watching is valued over hide and seek gameplay, you really can’t go wrong with Blood Money—but just don’t expect it to be an easy ride. – Gaming Age
In the end, Hitman: Blood Money does come out on top as the best title in the series. Blood Money makes up for most of its faults and shortcomings by offering a load of new features and entirely new ways of completing mission objectives. – GamerNode
Though very similar to the last two games in the series, the open-ended stealth action gameplay offered by Hitman: Blood Money is still just about as tensely exciting as ever. A few new twists to the formula, an intriguing story, and a memorably diverse, cinematic sequence of missions further make Blood Money worth it. – GameSpot

9. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

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No longer is there just one way to solve a treacherous night mission before the enemy picks up your audio signature: stealth will pay off just as well as good old-fashioned ultraviolence. – Maxim Online
The formula has been tweaked to an almost perfect mix of story and engrossing gameplay that still requires more use of brain over brawn… The presentation is off the charts with mesmerizing visuals and audio production, both of which have a major impact on how you play. – TeamXbox
This gameplay variation is a fantastic move on Ubisoft’s part, because it makes Chaos Theory more accessible to a wider audience while still supporting a more slow-paced game. – DailyGame

8. Commandos 2: Men of Courage

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Shines as one of the most addictive and compelling strategy titles of 2001. – GameSpy
The game uses a completely new 3D engine that allows for the rotation of environments so you can see where the enemy’s path is going to take them, in even more detail than ever before. – Total Video Games
I loved it! It made the hours fly by like minutes…Once you get used to the interface and become more efficient at positioning the camera just right, you’ll soon become totally addicted to this title. – Voodoo Extreme

 7.  Hitman (2016)

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Stealthy disguises lead into explosive moments of improvisation. Best-laid plans come to fruition through opportunities, and carefully timed, critical moments mean the difference between a master stroke and a quick death. The 2016 Hitman offers the best of its kind, with an episodic structure that clicks, sandbox playgrounds to pick apart and brilliant design and presentation on all levels. – GamingTrend
There’s definitely something addictive in the new Hitman, especially when revisiting the same locations over and over again – thanks to interesting challenges. Level design is impressive and multiple ways to eliminate targets will keep you occupied for a long time. – Eurogamer Poland
Those who regard Skyrim as a virtual tourism app, will enjoy exploring every nook and cranny in Hitman. If I had to pick just one reason to play this game, it’s because you can immerse yourself in its meticulously created mini-worlds. – Riot Pixels

6. Alien: Isolation

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Inspired by the first movie of the Alien saga, this FPS survival horror is simply the best homage to Ridley Scott’s movie. It will haunt you, it will scare you and it will make you jump… and you’ll like it. – Eurogamer Italy
A stealth game that is not a disgrace to the Alien movie, and both its fan and a gamer who has not been kissed by its teeth will enjoy this, if they do wink at the game’s story. –Games.cz
Players get frustrated, scared and upset, and it all feels very convincing because they also get outsmarted by an AI and there are few games that can make such a claim these days. Creative Assembly gets a huge plus for enhancing the fear factor in this one. – ActionTrip

5. Dishonored

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Dishonored made me feel like a person struggling to retain the things that were important to me in a world gone mad. It goes beyond “role-playing” to challenge players to draw their own personal moral line in the sand, but does so without being preachy or judgmental. – Cheat Code Central
It’s a rare game that feels so compulsively replayable, but Dishonored is such a game. The compelling abilities, the bold artistic design, the colorful characters, and above all, the freedom of choice–these are the things that mark Dishonored as one of the truly remarkable games of this year. – GameSpot
Dishonored is a love letter to everyone who has longed for more stealth action games in the vein of Thief. With its vast levels, openness, and its plethora of different ways of play this is a game that should be a great fit for practically everyone. – Gamer.no

4. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will go down as the best-looking, best-playing, and most ambitious game in the series — one that utilizes the new-gen hardware and the incredible Fox Engine to deliver both a visual masterpiece and more robust gameplay experience than its predecessors. – Attack of the Fanboy
Metal Gear Solid V Phantom Pain is an interactive piece of art that truly pays homage to the original game and successfully expands the franchise into an open-world game. – Impulsegamer
On one hand I love the game play. Building up Mother Base, the missions, the stealth and gunplay all feel so refined. The open-world sandbox is endless fun. The Metal Gear portion though sadly disappoints. The boss fights are lackluster, the cut scenes are not as wacky and outlandish as I expected, and the story never really grabbed me. – ZTGD

 3. Invisible, Inc.

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The turn-based stealth gameplay is empowering, but fraught and fleeting each time you dive deeper into one of the world’s least architecturally sensible corporate buildings, rooms budding off rooms, some empty, some dangerous, all necessary. – Destructoid

The gameplay is incredibly deep in its strategic aspects, and the game has great replayability value. Xcom fans, here you have a great heir to the throne. – Everyeye.it

First-class spy strategy, what is missing is just a few bits to be a perfect game: better style and narration more suitable for the replayability. – Games.cz

2. Mark of the Ninja

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There’s nothing like Mark of the Ninja on Xbox Live Arcade, and now, Steam. Others may taunt fast action stealth, but this is the true evolution of that concept with speedy and thought-provoking mechanics. Keyboard and mouse controls can take a while to get used to, but once you’ve got it down, you feel like a master assassin. Mark of the Ninja is a triumphant victory that is a must-buy for any and all stealth fans. – Hardcore Gamer
Rather than pushing off being sneaky to sections or merely offering it as an option, Mark of the Ninja is a return to form for the stealth genre where bypassing an opponent is just as thrilling as killing them. – The Escapist
A stealth game that turns you into a predator rather than prey. Mark of the Ninja is an engaging sandbox of stealth. – PC Gamer

1. Thief II: The Metal Age

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Older graphics aside, Thief 2 is a great game. Though I’m sure some sociology professor might decry the glorification of breaking into people’s houses and stealing their stuff, there’s no denying that it’s a lot of fun. – Game Revolution
More focused and polished than the original, it’s a game to get for any fan of the FPS genre looking for something a bit different. – PC Gamer
Sure, it’s essentially an add-on for the original Thief plus a few engine enhancements, but the result still works. – Game Over Online
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