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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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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361 212
Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Dishonored 2012

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308 106
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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245 128
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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262 123
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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260 114
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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221 176
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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183 112
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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202 69
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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172 123
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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217 100
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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234 128
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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136 98
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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127 28
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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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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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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173 80
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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173 49
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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166 118
Thief: Deadly Shadows is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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139 90
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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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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163 116
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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57 45
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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81 80
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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64 71
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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102 45
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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67 109
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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81 63
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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Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed III 2012

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63 56
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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111 88
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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60 57
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 64
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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64 83
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 64
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Manhunt 2003

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59 67
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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42 91
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 75
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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15 57
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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22 41
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 49
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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27 71
Thief 4 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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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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26 57
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 80
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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16 60
Alpha Protocol is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time

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12 55
Velvet Assassin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Stealth-Based Games of All Time
Velvet Assassin Jan 01 2008

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13 65
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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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