Do you like creeping and sneaking? is James Bond your movie series? or maybe “Mission Impossible” or the “Bourne series”?it looks like you’ve come to the right place. We are here with the top 10 new stealth games of 2017.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Russia (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Russia is the latest two-dimensional Assassin’s Creed game. Sure, it’s not the most stealthy game and is definitely not on par with other 2d stealth games like Mark of the Ninja. But, it’s still worth mentioning because it’s damn good fun and it’s probably one of the better Chronicle games. You get to sneak and murder your way through a unique setting of the Russian Empire of 1918 and get to switch between two different assassin characters focusing on a sniper rifle or close range stealth attacks.
One cool distraction trick involves calling a telephone in another room which a guard will go walk away to answer. Not only that the game visually looks pretty damn awesome and definitely captures the tone of the time period. Like i said well it’s not one of the best stealth games, it’s pretty unique and it’s good fun.
Party Hard (PS4, Xbox One, Android, iOS)
Party Hard which upon first look is probably not a game that you would think was a stealth game. But it turns out you have to be very sneaky. Basically, the objective of the game is that your neighbors are having a big loud obnoxious party and it’s up to you to infiltrate the party and stop it at all costs. The name of the game here is really just blending in with the crowd being unseen and taking out your targets one by one.
You can rig explosions and accidents to happen, use your knife to kill unsuspecting people and hide in the crowd and even pretend to be a dancer or a party when things get suspicious. While you do spend most of your time sneaking around, the game can get pretty chaotic and violent and it’s frankly pretty awesome. It released last year on PC but 2016 sees the ps4 and Xbox one release and it is definitely worth a try.
Styx: Shards of Darkness (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Styx: Shards of Darkness is the sequel to Styx master of shadows which was a pretty underrated independent stealth game. While it wasn’t perfect, it definitely had its charm and it certainly have some pretty damn good stealth gameplay. Styx: Shards of Darkness comes back with a bigger budget, bigger ideas and now it’s running on Unreal Engine 4, which I got to say that is a good upgrade because the last game didn’t really look so hot.
We don’t have a date yet but it is slated for 2016 and we have seen previews of it at E3 and it looks like the game is pretty far along. If you ever had dreams of being a sneaky little goblin man in a medieval fantasy setting, Sticks is probably right up your alley.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4, PC)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an action-packed adventure game which is not mainly a stealth game but has a pretty good stealth aspect to it. Developed by Naughty Dog, Uncharted 4 is a sequel to the 2011’s Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. The game comes with improved gameplay mechanics, narrative emotional depth, amazing graphics and mesmerizing cinematics. Uncharted 4 is a third-person shooter in which the player play as Nathan Drake who is able to jump, sprint, climb, swim, scale walls and swing with a rope. There are various stealth elements which allow the player to sneak up to enemies and kill them without being noticed.
The game also has a quite competitive multiplayer but it’s not as good as it should be. In the multiplayer mode, players play as different characters in the series who are tasked to defeat their opponents.
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC)
Rise of the Tomb Raider which last year was an Xbox One and PC exclusive but now it’s getting released on playstation 4, and it is definitely worth playing because there is some good stealth gameplay to be had here. Well, it’s mostly an action-adventure type of game like Uncharted, the game does focus on a lot of stealth elements. I am gonna say its pretty addictive and fun. You’re gonna find yourself creeping through bushes, hiding in trees, choking out your opponents when no one’s looking and basically using the environment to your advantage to become a stealthy predator.
I don’t know if you played any of these before but the new Tomb Raider games are freaking dope and the stealth gameplay while simple it’s really fun. It’s also pretty fast paced and violent coupled with everything else the game has going on like the upgradeable weapons, a cool story and just general explosions and running and jumping an adventure stuff, lovers of stealth will still have a lot to enjoy with the Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Deadbolt an indie PC stealth action game where you play as the Grim Reaper. This 2D game is very fast-paced and kind of action packed but still really fun. The name of the game here is for you to creep around, although you can choose different play styles similar to something like Deus Ex or Dishonored where the game is built around different play styles like going action-heavy or going stealth. But the stealth is really the way to play here and where the game really focuses and shines. Especially because in this game you die in one shot.
It’s one of those types of hotline Miami games where you’re going to find yourself quickly and repeatedly playing the same scenario over and over and over again because it’s addictive and fun and its really really violent You’re basically the Grim Reaper trying to stop an undead uprising so you really just creeping around killing everyone and there’s blood everywhere. I don’t really think that’s a bad thing especially with the great art style this game has.
Aragami (PC, PS4, Xbox One expected)
Aragami is a three-dimensional stealth action game where you play as a ninja who can create his own shadows. This translates over to gameplay very interestingly enough because you can make your own hiding spots. Aside from just being a very cool and interesting looking 3D stealth game with open environments, the darkness and shadow gameplay stuff seem interesting and innovative. You can teleport instantly from shadow to shadow, create new shadows, create assassination weapons, and even make traps out of them.
It just seems like a really interesting combination of classic gameplay and new innovations with how stealth works and it seems like it’s a nod to a lot of things like metal gear and then even stuff like Mark of the Ninja the developers have also talked about how challenging this game is going to be but I think it remains to be seen once releases, either way, I can’t wait.
Volume (PS4, PC, PS Vita, Mac)
Volume is a game that has released this year for PlayStation Vita is releasing in an updated version for PlayStation VR. I don’t know if you guys got volume but it’s awesome. Especially if you’re a fan of the stealth of the original Metal Gear Solid game and of course the legendary VR mission modes. Volume is just a straight-upsemi-isometricc top-down stealth game and it’s so so good. From the tight gameplay that like is a match to a lot of classic stealth games to the really cool odd futuristic computer style visuals and very interesting and well voice-acted story, Volume is basically the full package and it works so well on Vita for you Vita owners who are looking for something to play.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is one of the most anticipated follow-ups in awhile for a game that lets you tackle objectives in a variety of different playstyles you can go in guns blazing or you can play the stealth aspect and honestly the stealth aspect is the way to play. Because you are Adam Jensen who didn’t ask for this and has a bunch of augmented abilities you can see through walls, punch through walls, turn invisible fast-paced dash from cover to cover, and hack any computer and security camera. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is basically a stealth gamer’s wet dream come to life.
Hitman (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Hitman is a game which I have to admit I was very skeptical of its initial release and how episodes are going to be doled out episodically but thankfully once I got over that I realized that there is a really awesome hitman game. The game is constantly being updated with different targets to take out and new maps and every single mission and map and mode has been consistently awesome and entertaining and just so true to what makes Hitman special.
Hitman is a stealth game but often in a different way, hiding in plain sight is sometimes the best way to achieve your objective. While you can creep around hiding in sewer grates and sneak around corners, you can also murder a chef, take his clothes and sneak in. You can basically do whatever you want. It is completely sandbox stealth style and it is just so good i cannot stress enough how underrated this new hitman truly is.
Dishonored 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Dishonored 2 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and at the time of writing this article, the game hasn’t released yet, but we’re really excited for and especially to play through it focusing on the stealth abilities especially now with a new environment and the option to play as two different characters. There are going to be similar abilities and some that are new takes on old tricks.
The developers at Arcane have spoken on the record about how they want to emphasize more non-lethal options for players who like to get through levels as sneakily as possible. I have to say, hearing that is music to my ears because i love nothing more than playing through Dishonored like a completely unseen ghost who touches nothing. Dishonored 2 releases in November and we’re super pumped.
So guys, these are the 10 stealth games of 2017 worth caring about. However, we know there are some more that didn’t make the cut, so we want to know what stealth games in 2016 you’re looking forward to playing the most if you haven’t been playing them already. Let us know anything you love about stealth games down in the comments. We will be there and you guys know the deal if you learned about a new game or two, please make use of those floating share buttons at the side of this article.