Xbox One Stealth Games You Need To Play

From carefully planning out your kills to sneaking across a heavily guarded area, stealth games continue to flourish the market. In this list we’re looking at some of our personal favorite stealth video games to have released on the Microsoft Xbox One platform. In the list you’ll find classic franchise installments such as Metal Gear and science fiction settings such as Alien: Isolation. We’re always on the lookout for new stealth titles so we’ll continue to update this list in the future.

Without further ado, here is our picks for the best Xbox One stealth video games. We of course would like to know your favorites as well, so once you reach our last pick, leave us a recommendation within the comment section below!

#14 Thief
  • Developer: Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS3, XBO, X360,
  • Release: February 25, 2014

The Thief series of games is classically set in a steampunk setting called The City, where players take on the role of Garrett, the master thief, who becomes embroiled in the political goings-on in the city.

This is a reboot to the series and offers more of the ability to take different approaches to complete a mission throughout the levels, though of course, there is still an emphasis on being stealthy in order to avoid being detected.

#13 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.

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

Alien: Isolation is set fifteen years after the events of the film 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.

#11 A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Developer: Asobo Studio
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: May 14, 2019

Set in 1349 France, the area has become ravaged by plague. Rats travel in swarms leaving those who are still alive to carefully traverse the world. But outside of the infected rats, there’s another hostile force to reckon with, the Inquisition. Players take on the role of Amicia De Rune and her younger brother Hugo De Rune with both being pursued by the Inquisition for unknown reasons.

Played in a third-person perspective, A Plague Tale: Innocence features a strong emphasis on stealth to avoid hostile encounters. Combat is mainly used to distract either guards or swarms of rats and when you’re not attempting to avoid detection, the game presents players with a series of puzzles. On average, to complete the main story you’ll need to set aside about ten hours so if you’re looking for something to sit back and enjoy on an empty weekend, we suggest giving this game a shot.