Do you like creeping and sneaking? is James Bond your favorite 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. We will update this list with new stealth games as they are released in 2018.
Assassin’s Creed Origins (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Assassin’s Creed Origins is the tenth major installment in the popular stealth action-adventure video game series developed by Ubisoft Montreal. Assassin’s Creed Origins takes place in the yet the most alluring settings back in ancient Egypt. You play as Bayek of Siwa a brave and bold protagonist who is strung through a twisted story of the evil pharaohs and corrupt leaders of ancient Egypt.
The game environment looks stunning. You will love wandering the beautiful deserts, mountains, and architecture of ancient Egypt. There are random dynamic sandstorms coming every now and making up for a great experience. If you have been playing Assassin’s Creed games before, I might tell you this is the most seamlessly executed version of the Assassin’s Creed. The gameplay while similar to the past Assassin’s Creed games has been improved greatly. What I like the most in Assassin’s Creed Origin are the strong XP-based RPG progression elements. It makes the game much more addictive. I have been a fan of Assassin’s Creed from day one but I have enjoyed this one like no other.
Project Wight is an amazing first-person perspective horror game with rich stealth elements. It takes you on a trip to the alternative Middle Ages where Vikings are not the only people inhabiting the Scandinavia, there is another species of sapient beasts. No, you are not a human fighting with these ferocious beasts, you are one of them. The game takes off in a pleasant manner. You are weak as the game start so you have to sneak past the humans hiding in places where you cannot be seen by humans. But as you go stronger you learn to attack enemies and move extremely fast. The whole makes up for a very delighting experience, you won’t regret playing it.
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 has 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 plays 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)
While the next installment of the Tomb Raider has just been announced (not revealed) by the official Tomb Raider Twitter count. We still can play The rise of the Tomb Raider and it is definitely worth playing because there is some good stealth gameplay in the game. 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 it’s 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 is 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 game was released in October 2016 but the game is still worth playing if you haven’t played it yet.
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 have 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 sandboxed 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.
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