12 Best Current Generation Stealth Games

Stick to the shadows and prepare your next move. These are some of the better stealth games we’ve played so far this generation. If you enjoy games that keeps you on your toes and away from the enemies attention then this list is for you. We’ve charted down some of our current favorites right now and we’ll of course add onto the list. Make sure to check back often for future updates, but without further ado, here are the best current generation stealth games so far.

#12 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.

#11 Alien: Isolation
  • Developer: Creative Assembly
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, X360, PS3
  • 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.

#10 Aragami

  • Developer: Lince Works
  • Publisher: Lince Works
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, X360, PS3
  • Release: March 5, 2013

In this third-person stealth game, players are cast into the role of an undead assassin with the power to control the shadows. Using a unique gameplay mechanic, players can teleport to any shadow, become invisible, materialize weapons, and even mold the shadows into a terrifying dragon to infiltrate enemy ranks. The game offers players the ability to choose their own playstyle, with multiple paths to completing each scenario and situation.

#9 Invisible, Inc. 82

  • Developer: Klei Entertainment
  • Publisher: Klei Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Apple iOS
  • Release: May 12, 2015

Set in the year 2074, Invisible, Inc. is a turn-based tactics based-game where the world has been taken over by megacorporations. Developed with inspirations of X-COM though, in this game, players take on the role of an agent handler where players must conduct espionage. The game is played in a turn-based tactics style where players must take control of two agents as they navigate throughout the level of gathering intelligence and other valuable items without being captured.

#8 Watch Dogs 2

  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • 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 like the past installment, there is an emphasis on taking the stealth approach when going through various missions. You’ll luckily have the ability to use various gadgets to help you in locating the enemies along with taking them out.

#7 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.

#6 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

  • Developer: Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: August 23, 2016

Adam Jensen is best played stealth. Yes, it’s true that you can simply shoot everyone in your way, but would Jensen do that? That’s up to you. Jensen can use his cloaking abilities and slip past his opponents (or choke them out) to get what he wants, like a true futuristic secret agent. Coupled with a heavily political narrative and excellent gameplay, Mankind Divided lets you decide how to play the game.

#5 Hitman

  • Developer: IO Interactive
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 11, 2016

Hitman is a return to the series’ roots. Players once again step back in the polished shoes of Agent 47 as he scopes out his designated targets and kills them with flair. Sneak around undetected and kill your targets by making use of your surroundings. The best kills are those made without setting off any suspicion.

#4 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. Much like past installments of this beloved franchise, there is a bit more emphasis on using stealth towards Lara’s advantage. While that’s not necessarily required to go through the game, you’ll find better use sticking to the shadows of killing off your targets one by one.

#3 Dishonored 2

  • Developer: IO Interactive
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 11, 2016

In the sequel to the critically acclaimed Dishonored, players can now play the role of Emily Kaldwin in addition to Corvo Attano and experience the game through two different lenses. Like the first game, you can take an entirely stealth approach and not harm or kill any of your opponents–or you can use the characters’ rich assortment of supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to inflict massive violence.

#2 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

  • Developer: Konami
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO
  • Release: September 1, 2015

Kojima Productions continues its Metal Gear Solid franchise with the latest chapter, The Phantom Pain, whish ushers in a new era for the franchise with cutting-edge technology powered by the Fox Engine. The game is the first in the series to take stealth into an open-world setting, offering more tactical freedom than ever before. Set nine years after the events of Ground Zeroes, the game resumes its story in 1984 with the Cold War still as the backdrop.

#1 The Last of Us Remastered

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4
  • Release: June 14, 2013

The Last of Us is a game that offers a surprising amount of freedom. While it’s possible to play it as a shooter, it’s a lot better to approach the game’s challenges with the use of stealth. The game provides you with many different angles of attack and plays very much like a survival horror game. Every resource counts, and the best way to save what you have on-hand is to play it intelligently—through stealth.

Thankfully, the game is designed with precisely this sort of play in mind. You can distract and stun enemies with bricks and bottles, lay traps for them, and brutally strangle them before they make a sound. And on top of that, it feels entirely cinematic to boot. The Last of Us is, in all, one of the best stealth titles around.