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

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400 112
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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358 209
Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Dishonored 2012

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302 104
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Ch... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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241 126
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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257 122
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
shoma199812 added Hitman: Blood Money 2006

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255 112
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
PS3Gamer added Batman: Arkham City 2011

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217 173
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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177 109
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

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194 68
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of th... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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166 120
Thief: The Dark Project is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Thief: The Dark Project 1998

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213 99
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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228 126
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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132 95
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

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118 27
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phanto... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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200 124
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed II 2009

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89 93
Deus Ex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Deus Ex 2000

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169 77
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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169 47
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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163 115
Thief: Deadly Shadows is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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138 85
Hitman: Absolution is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
PS3Gamer added Hitman: Absolution 2012

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109 60
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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163 112
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

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55 43
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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80 78
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

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62 69
Shadow of Mordor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Shadow of Mordor

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99 44
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pa... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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66 107
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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80 61
Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zero... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes

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62 53
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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80 78
Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed III 2012

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110 85
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010

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58 55
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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40 61
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

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62 81
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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41 61
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Manhunt 2003

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59 64
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

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41 89
The Chronicles of Riddick: Ass... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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40 72
Assassin's Creed III: Liberati... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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14 55
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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20 39
The Saboteur is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
jaden-long added The Saboteur

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18 46
Assassin's Creed Unity is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed Unity

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26 67
Thief 4 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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18 44
Outlast is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
jaden-long added Outlast 2013

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25 56
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

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26 78
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 53
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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15 59
Alpha Protocol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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13 63
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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5 43
Hidden & Dangerous 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
marti-nek added Hidden & Dangerous 2 2003