Total Nerd The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time  

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Slip on your ninja slippers for a list of the best stealth-based games of all time, including every console or system. These highly-rated stealth games are ordered by popularity according to votes from slippery, stealthy gamers just like yourself, so only the greatest stealth games make it to the very top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these stealth-based games are considered the most inventive and well-executed sneaky video games ever made.

This list includes all the most challenging and rewarding stealth games ever to line the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have every obscure game that happens to be your personal favorite, but you can make like Solid Snake and infiltrate the list by adding any should-have stealth adventures yourself. If you're all about franchises like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Assassin's Creed, or Metal Gear Solid, you'll be able to vote up the most worthy games that rely on superior wit and guile rather than the brute force of the average first person shooter.

This list is designed to answer the questions like, "Hey, what are the best stealth-based games?" and "What is the greatest stealth game game of all time?" So bust out the night vision goggles and start voting.

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432 144
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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384 108
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

3
354 204
Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Dishonored 2012

4
290 104
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Ch... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

5
235 125
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

6
246 105
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
PS3Gamer added Batman: Arkham City 2011

7
252 121
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
shoma199812 added Hitman: Blood Money 2006

8
212 167
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

9
168 101
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added The Last of Us 2013

10
164 114
Thief: The Dark Project is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Thief: The Dark Project 1998

11
185 65
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of th... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

12
207 93
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

13
221 120
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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130 89
Thief II: The Metal Age is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
AlisterKennedy added Thief II: The Metal Age 2000

15
198 117
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed II 2009

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111 25
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phanto... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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85 87
Deus Ex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Deus Ex 2000

18
164 75
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Bl... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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161 46
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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160 110
Thief: Deadly Shadows is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

21
136 80
Hitman: Absolution is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
PS3Gamer added Hitman: Absolution 2012

22
108 58
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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160 106
Assassin's Creed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed 2007

24
53 36
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
jaden-long added Alien: Isolation

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77 72
Mark of the Ninja is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
david.esotica added Mark of the Ninja 2012

26
79 53
Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zero... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes

27
60 62
Shadow of Mordor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Shadow of Mordor

28
63 101
The Chronicles of Riddick: Esc... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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91 44
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pa... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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61 47
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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109 79
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010

32
78 72
Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed III 2012

33
56 49
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

34
38 55
Styx: Master of Shadows is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
darkofirewolf added Styx: Master of Shadows 7 October 2014

35
60 75
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

36
40 55
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Manhunt 2003

37
59 57
Assassin's Creed: Revelations is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
jaden-long added Assassin's Creed: Revelations 2011

38
40 83
The Chronicles of Riddick: Ass... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

39
39 65
Assassin's Creed III: Liberati... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Oct 30 2012

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20 32
The Saboteur is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
jaden-long added The Saboteur

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18 39
Assassin's Creed Unity is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed Unity

42
12 48
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

43
18 37
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
jaden-long added Outlast 2013

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25 61
Thief 4 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

45
25 49
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
AndrewGreen added Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time 2013

46
26 72
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines 1998

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12 46
Velvet Assassin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Velvet Assassin Jan 01 2008

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14 52
Alpha Protocol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

49
13 56
Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine

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6 41
Spy Fiction is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
going-sane added Spy Fiction Aug 31 2004