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The Best Stealth Games on PS4

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Must-play Stealth Games on PlayStation 4

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This article was first published in March 2019 and has been updated periodically with new titles.

It’s fun facing enemies head-on, blasting at them with guns and slicing them up with swords. But sometimes you want to get things done without causing so much of a stir.

Stealth games allow you to do that. Many of them force you to engage in combat at times, or at least allow it as an option; but many of the best stealth games on PS4 enable you to get things done without being seen or heard.

While stealth games aren’t as popular as they used to be, there are still plenty of them available on PS4. Like to be silent but deadly when playing a game? Check out this list of the best stealth games on PS4 and then maybe go and buy one or two of them.

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Hitman 3

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We said: Hitman 3 doesn’t break the mould, it merely beats in some extra details that give it a little extra depth and richness. For fans of the series it won’t be an issue; this is the final piece in a trilogy, after all – if it was too different it would stand out like a sore thumb. Ultimately, then, the only really disappointing aspect of Hitman 3 is its final location, which plays more like a sequence from Hitman: Absolution. With every other location offering so many possibilities, however, it’s forgivable. Chances are we aren’t going to be placed in control of Agent 47 again; at least for a fair while, anyway. But with Hitman 3, IO Interactive has at least made sure he’s had a worthy send-off.”

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Desperados III

We said:Desperados III is an accomplished real-time tactical stealth game that is practically flawless outside of some minor technical issues. Those seeking a title that they can really sink their teeth into, learning the ins and outs of its world so that they can master it will find a hell of a lot to enjoy here, especially if they resonate with the Wild West theme. Players will need to accept that failure is a part of the process, however, as is dealing with occasionally fiddly controls.”

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Styx: Shards of Darkness

We said: “Many times while playing Styx did I find myself thinking “I could’ve done that better,” or “I wonder what would’ve happened if I dropped that chandelier on that guard.” Whether it be the need to discover where an alternate route of an intricate level could take me or the craving to nail a perfect run, Styx: Shards of Darkness’ sheer unpredictability constantly pushed me to attempt levels multiple times – even if it did result in varying results of satisfaction. Any game that actively makes you want to replay is surely doing something right. What it may lack in narrative development, Styx: Shards of Darkness more than makes up for in its near-faultless gameplay that stands out as a prime example of stealth design done right.”

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

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We said: “With your motley crew at hand, strategy runs deep in Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. You need to study enemy patterns and their visibility cones, seek out environmental opportunities, and look for the best routes. Once you’ve assessed the lay of the land, you then need to use the right character and the right skills in the right situation, especially considering that the use of many skills is somewhat limited. It makes for a deep, engrossing experience that rewards ingenuity, patience and thought.”

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The Last of Us Part II

We said: “Combat is inevitable in The Last of Us Part II, but sometimes you can avoid drawing blood if your stealth skills are up to the task. Crouching is a great way to cover ground fairly quickly while maintaining a low profile, but sometimes it just doesn’t cut the mustard. Thankfully you can now go prone, allowing you to take cover in short outcrops of grass, under vehicles, or behind low objects. You can even shoot while prone, sneakily taking out enemies with a silenced pistol or starting a firefight on your terms.”

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Aragami

We said: “With its elegant design, solid gameplay and a narrative that keeps you engaged, Aragami is a wonderful return – and tribute – to the old formula of classic stealth. There are some niggles here and there that can be rather irritating, but it’s not enough to put a black mark on this otherwise great game. Since we are so used to bigger, AAA titles these days, you may need a brief period to readjust. I wasn’t sure myself at first, but when I put the hours in, it made me realise why games like this are sorely missed today. Aragami is a title that deserves a bigger budget, and maybe sometime in the future, that’s what it’ll get. But for now, anyone with a love for classic, stealth-based games should not pass up this one.”

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Metal Gear Solid V

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We said: “Even as I type these words, I just want to sneak back into that base, pull out that prisoner without anyone noticing, and blow up a few anti-air guns in the process to distract the guards for my daring escape on horseback. This game needs to be played by anyone who likes video games, but specifically for fans of stealth and open world games, as it deftly manages to be the greatest of both of these. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the work of someone with an unbelievable degree of obsessive attention to detail and everyone should envelop themselves within its huge, sweeping folds.”

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Ghost of Tsushima

We said: “Had Ghost of Tsushima released earlier into the PS4’s life, chances are it would be revered. But now, in a world in which the likes of Red Red Redemption 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey exist, it feels a little underwhelming. Still, it is quite possibly the best samurai game ever made, and is well worth picking up if you’re after another epic open-world to get lost in. Just temper your expectations as much as your steel..”

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Assassin’s Creed Origins

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We said: “No longer do you find yourself trying to keep within a small circle around target to eavesdrop on their conversation or other similarly limited and frustrating goals. In Assassin’s Creed Origins, each mission feels like its own confined little story full of adventure, combat and perhaps a little manual labour or investigative work from time to time. They’re free of trial and error for the most part, with even escort missions being very lenient on how close you need to your ward. Again, Assassin’s Creed Origins just wants you to have fun at your own pace, and it’s all the better for it.”

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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We said: “FromSoftware, via Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Tenchu, and Bloodborne, has built this beautiful, mystifying, work of art. A work of art that demands your patience, persistent and the application of all of your skill to fully understand and enjoy it. But it really is worth the effort. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is yet another FromSoftware classic.”

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Sniper Elite 4

We said: “Standing head and shoulders above its predecessors, Sniper Elite 4 is Rebellion assuredly stepping up their game. Sure, the story at the heart of the campaign is still a bit duff, but who plays games like this for the narrative? I certainly don’t. What’s important is that all of Sniper Elite 4’s gameplay tweaks and improvements come together to create a package that feels solid and succinct, offering an experience that is enjoyably tense and rewarding. What’s more, it’s always thrilling lining up that perfect shot before witnessing its gruesome effects on your victim via the x-ray kill-cam. Perfection eludes it due to the small amount of screen-tearing and somewhat repetitive sub-objectives, but Sniper Elite 4 is essential for the armchair sniper out there looking for their next sure-fire hit.”

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Alien Isolation

We said: As it was released in October 2014, a few months before GameSpew even existed, we don’t have a review for Alien Isolation. If we had reviewed it, however, we would have raved about it. The best game ever made using the Alien licence, Alien Isolation has you exploring a space station in the hope of finding information about your missing mother, Ellen Ripley. The only problem is, there’s a Xenomorph there too, and it’s insistent on making your life a living hell. Your only hope of surviving the ordeal is to sneak around like a pro, and you’ll do so while utterly terrified. Yeah, Alien Isolation is scary, but also rather brilliant.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

We said: “From the time you enter the game’s single hub city of Prague you are granted nearly unlimited freedom to go wherever you want, kill whoever you choose, and steal anything and everything that isn’t nailed down as long as you have enough augments active to reach it. Lock in your way? Hack it. Wall between you and that stack of biocells? Knock it down. Cop standing in the way? Punch him in the throat!”

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Dishonored 2

We said:Dishonored 2 is a bloody good game that builds upon the groundwork of its predecessor in many ways, but still remains perplexing in its stance of making you feel like you’re playing it wrong if you choose a playstyle that’s anything other than pure stealth. My advice is to ignore the mission results screen and the achievements/trophies asking you to complete the game without being detected or killing anyone and simply run with it, making use of the expanded arsenal of abilities, weapons and powers to explore its intricately detailed world and have fun while doing so. What’s the point of the giving you such tools if you’re not going to use them?”

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