The Best PlayStation 4 Stealth Games

If you enjoy sneaking about and planning out your kills carefully, then we have the list for you. There are a plethora of stealth video game titles available in the market and each year a new mix of titles gets added to the list of must-haves in collections.

For those who own a PlayStation 4, we have looked at our personal favorite stealth video games that you can pick up and enjoy today. From futuristic steampunk settings to classic franchises, there’s a stealth game for just about everyone on our list.

Without further ado, here are our picks for the very best PlayStation 4 stealth video games. Take a look at our list and let us know some of your favorite stealth games by leaving a comment down below!

#20 Styx: Shards of Darkness
  • Developer: Cyanide
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 14, 2017

Styx: Shards of Darkness is a stealth focused video game developed by Cyanide. Set as the third installment to the Of Orcs and Men series, players will take on the role of protagonist Styx. Overall, the narrative goal of the game is to infiltrate the Dark Elven city of Korangar in order to discover the reason between the new alliance of dark elves and dwarves.

If you enjoyed previous installments to Styx then you’ll find most of the gameplay elements have returned in this latest release. Styx will be able to turn invisible briefly, lay down traps and even clone himself in order to take out nearby enemies.

#19 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: September 14, 2018

When Tomb Raider received its big reboot back in 2013, the series received a massive revival with new and veteran players enjoying the latest big adventure featuring Lara Croft. In 2015, a sequel to Tomb Raider landed into the market and much like the reboot, Rise of the Tomb Raider was a big hit.

Now gamers can enjoy the latest big release of the franchise known as Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The video game will be taking place after Rise of the Tomb Raider in which Lara Croft is off to find a Mayan relic that is connected to her late father. However, during the expedition, Lara accidentally sets off a Mayan apocalypse forcing her to save the world.

#18 Alien: Isolation
  • Developer: Creative Assembly
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO
  • Release: October 7, 2014

For fans of the horror film franchise Aliens, owning a copy of Alien: Isolation is automatically a must-have. However, if you’re unfamiliar with the film, you can still find some enjoyment from this video game title. Launched back in 2014, developers Creative Assembly has released this survival horror title for a variety of platforms over the years.

In terms of the film franchise, Alien: Isolation is set fifteen years after the events of Alien, where players will take on the role of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley who is on an investigation of tracking down the mysterious disappearance of her mother.

Much like the old school survival horror titles, Alien: Isolation has an emphasis on players avoiding the hostile alien enemy. Instead, gamers must rely on some stealth mechanics to maneuver around the game.

Alien: Isolation is a singleplayer journey and while there is a following, it’s unsure if we’ll see a sequel launch. Publishers to the video game, Sega, has stated that they are still considering putting out another title, but it’s unconfirmed if one is actually in the process.

#17 Echo
  • Developer: Ultra Ultra
  • Publisher: Ultra Ultra
  • Platforms: PS4, PC
  • Release: September 19, 2017

Echo is an interesting narrative journey which follows a protagonist named En. En travels great lengths to reach a mansion of sorts that could unlock the possibility to bring back the life of a loved one, however, there is a massive obstacle in the way of your goal and that’s En herself. This game is played in somewhat of a loop where you’re set to freely explore this large mansion but there are several copies of En created along the way.

You’ll experience blackouts which will create these En copies, all of which will attempt to murder you. Though what’s more interesting is the fact that these characters learn from your previous night’s movements. If you’re a fan of gunplay then the En copies will be more prone to using the gun or if you attempt to be more silent, the En’s will also be more sneaky. This results in an adaptive video game where players will likely change up their strategy frequently.

#16 Days Gone
  • Developer: SIE Bend Studio
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: April 26, 2019

Days Gone released to some rather mixed reviews from critics but it’s certainly a PlayStation 4 exclusive well worth checking out. This is a zombie post-apocalyptic video game that puts players into the role of a man named Deacon St. John, a former US war veteran turned outlaw drifter. The world quickly goes into haywire when a virus starts to turn people into mindless flesh-eating creatures and during your escape from an infected city, Deacon gets separated from his wife. Years pass by and you’re left drifting from one town to another, offering aid and gathering resources to stay alive, all while trying to piece together what happened to your missing wife.

It’s a narrative-driven story with plenty of areas to explore, people to meet and a variety of missions to tackle as you progress through the main campaign storyline. This is also a great stealth game as well because the world is full of hostilities, both undead, and the living. Interestingly enough the development team over at SIE Bend Studio was able to create massive hordes which mean carefully avoiding detection from a zombie. Not only can these creatures detect you from sight but also sound so scavenging for resources such as breaking into a vehicle or heavily guarded location may trigger alarms. As a result, players will have to carefully examine your area and deactivate anything that may alert unwanted trouble.

#15 Hitman 2
  • Developer: IO Interactive
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: November 13, 2018

If you enjoyed the Hitman video game release back in 2016 then you won’t want to miss out on its sequel. Hitman 2 will continue on with the narrative journey left off in the previous installment. Players will once again step into the role of Agent 47 where he will be taking on contracts and killing off the designated targets. However, the overall goal in Agent 47’s mind is taking out the Shadow Client from the previous video game storyline.

There is also another change up from the past title and that this time around players will not have to deal with an episodic release. Unlike Hitman, Hitman 2 will have a more standard video game launch with the entire game being available right from its release. However, the game will still be supported post-release as developers IO Interactive will be delivering DLC expansions.

Gameplay will still be the same where Agent 47 will have to blend into his environment in order to stealthily take down his target.

#14 Aragami
  • Developer: Lince Works
  • Publisher: Maximum Games
  • Platforms: PS4, PC
  • Release: October 4, 2016

In this third-person stealth game Aragami, players are cast into the role of an undead assassin with the power to control the shadows. This is a heavily influenced old school stealth title where players are forced to be crafty with their take downs and quick to flee the scene when caught. However, there is some slight ability to choose a play style as you progress.

#13 Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: October 27, 2017

Assassin’s Creed Origins is one of the latest installment within the Assassin’s Creed series. Players are taken to the end of the Ptolemaic period in Egypt as they witness the origins of the conflict that is the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order.

Being an Assassin’s Creed game, you can expect a heavy emphasis on stealth with Origins being more opened world to explore during your game progression.

#12 Watch Dogs 2
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Release: November 15, 2016

After the success Ubisoft had with their new IP Watch Dogs, a sequel, Watch Dogs 2, was released back in 2016. This time around, players are taken to the San Francisco Bay Area to explore and cause havoc by hacking various terminals connecting to city functions or personal smartphones.

Much of the same gameplay mechanics are present, though the developers did make a few overhauls such as driving. Players can use their tech gadgets and know how to use against the enemy while keeping a low profile.

#11 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Developers: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: October 5, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in 431 BCE where players will have the choice of being a mercenary that fights for Athens and the Delian League or the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. Either way, players will be a descendant of Spartan King Leonidas I during the Peloponnesian War.

Much like the previous Assassin’s Creed installments, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will feature a modern day protagonist as well. Ubisoft will be reintroducing players to Layla Hassan who was present during Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Developers over at Ubisoft also delivered a more RPG progressive system in this title which ranges from dialogue choices to a skill tree that can help in aspects such as stealth and combat.

#10 Hitman
  • Developer: IO Interactive
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: January 31, 2017

Hitman, from developers IO Interactive, is the sixth entry in the Hitman series, and outside of the prologue, the video game takes place seven years after the events of Hitman: Absolution. Furthermore, this is an episodic video game title that holds a total of six episodes, with the first season containing all of the episodes available today.

Much like previous installments, players will be taking on the role of Agent 47, a genetically enhanced assassin, as he travels to international locations to eliminate specific targets. Each episode is more of an open-world sandbox environment where players will have to explore, infiltrate, eliminate a target, and leave without being noticed or killed.

#9 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Developer: Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: August 23, 2016

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place in 2029, exactly two years after the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Players will once again step into the shoes of Adam Jensen as he seeks out the Illuminati, a group that was responsible for the Aug Incident of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Adam Jensen is an augmented former private security officer that is now working with a special Interpol unit known as Task Force 29. Set to seek out terrorist groups, players will use their augmentations to stealthily take down the enemy or enter restricted areas undetected.

#8 Tomb Raider
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, X360, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 5, 2013

Tomb Raider has been around for years since its release on the original PlayStation. However, developers Crystal Dynamics gave the video game title a proper reboot showing Lara Croft as a vulnerable young woman trapped alone on a hostile island.

It’s through this adventure title that Lara Croft becomes the famed tough Tomb Raider who must stop supernatural entities and opposing forces while using the element of surprise to her advantage.

#7 Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, X360
  • Release: November 10, 2015

Set as the sequel to the reboot Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider tells the story of Lara Croft who has become labeled insane with the organization Trinity covering up the events that took place in Yamatai. Now to prove she’s not insane, Lara Croft must make her way into the ancient city of Kitezh.

What the city contains may prove to be something of use in order to prove to those who’ve doubted her. Unlike Tomb Raider, this latest installment has Lara Croft with a few well tuned skills in which she can put to use.

#6 Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Developer: Guerrilla Games
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: February 28, 2017

Within Horizon Zero Dawn civilizations has mysteriously fallen with cities only a shell of its previously glorified locations. Now only small tribal groups remain with giant mechanical beasts roam the world openly. The plot will revolve around a female hunter named Aloy who sets out on a journey to explore the open world, meet with other tribes, and potentially learn of the reason she was banished from the tribe when she was just a baby.

Likewise, because this world if filled with hostile enemies both human and mechanical, Aloy will need to use her cunning and stealth to freely roam around the world in order to avoid conflict. Otherwise, sneaking about may help pin down just how to perform your next attack.

#5 Dishonored 2
  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: November 11, 2016

Dishonored 2 is an action-adventure stealth video game title that takes place fifteen years after the events of Dishonored.

Within Dishonored 2, Empress Emily Kaldwin is deposed by an otherworldly usurper. Players at the start of the video game will have the option to go through the video game as either Emily Kaldwin or her father and bodyguard Corvo Attano.

Both characters will have abilities which can be forfeited as the game story will offer a wide variety of ways to progress through the game. Players can opt to go with a more stealth or action-filled approach as they attempt to reclaim the throne to its rightful owner, Emily Kaldwin.

#4 Dishonored
  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO
  • Release: October 9, 2012

Within Dishonored players step into the role of Corvo, a man who contains supernatural abilities. There’s a big emphasis on using stealth to your advantage during combat or roaming around the city locations. Likewise, there is a bit of a steampunk futuristic setting offering some unique gadgets and weapons when battling against the enemies.

While the game is the first installment to the franchise with a sequel already available to enjoy, the first title remains to be the better title at the moment. Likewise, we highly recommend playing this game prior to picking up our previous point, Dishonored 2.

#3 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Developer: Konami
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO
  • Release: September 1, 2015

Taking place after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, players can enjoy the last installment of the beloved franchise in which was directed under Hideo Kojima. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain follows Snake as he goes through a new mission that takes him to a Soviet-occupied Afghanistan territory.

During the journey, Snake seeks his revenge on those who destroyed his forces during the ending of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, however, to do so, Snake will be exploring an open world environment. For fans of the franchise, this latest installment is seen to be a bit different in terms of the gameplay with this time around, developers have allowed players a little more freedom when it comes to completing objectives.

#2 The Last of Us Remastered
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS3
  • Release: June 14, 2013

The Last of Us saw countless awards once the studio unleashed this video game into the market. This is an action-adventure survival horror type video game set in a world where a disease that turns people into mindless creatures similar to zombies has started to spread globally. Players take on the role of Joe who must deliver a young girl named Ellie to a group safely across the United States. With bandits, thieves, military, and lastly, infected between Joel and his objective, players will have to carefully maneuver around the levels.

While gamers can go through the game blasting away the zombie creatures and other threats, ideally most of the situations you’ll come across will call for Joel to sneak past enemies and subdue them without drawing too much attention.

#1 The Last of Us Part 2

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: June 19, 2020

Naughty Dog knows how to make a compelling cinematic video game experience. With the likes of Uncharted and The Last of Us, the developers continue to push the level of detail and storytelling with each video game release. The Last of Us was such a massive hit when it launched on the PlayStation 3, that Naughty Dog was quick to bring out a remastered edition for the PlayStation 4. Now after a few years of waiting, fans of the franchise were able to dive back into the world of The Last of Us with The Last of Us Part 2. Don’t worry, we won’t spoil anything here so if you haven’t played the game yet then you’re still in luck.

The Last of Us Part 2 takes place a few years after the events of the first game where Ellie and Joel have taken up in a small town where they attempt to make the best of things. Players this time around step into the role of Ellie who experiences a tragic event that leaves her going out once again to seek revenge. However, the developers really crafted up a longer game. Not only is the campaign lengthy, but the level set pieces are rather large giving players more ability to roam and explore areas. Of course, this is still very much a pandemic world and that means having to maneuver carefully around the area whether it’s due to the infected or living hostiles. Since Ellie is quite a bit smaller than Joel, she’s not one for brute force. Instead, fleeing large areas to get cover and hiding from sight is ideal. Ellie can even drop down in large grassy areas to disguise themselves from hostile enemies.