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Best Open World Stealth Games to Play

By Eric Soul | Updated 8 months ago | 5 Min Read

People love playing open-world FPS games with a rich storyline, giving a unique experience with each new gameplay. Adding the stealth genre with open-world games allows players to hide, sneak, disguise, survive, and experience everything that game has to offer and finally facing antagonists.

Pac Man is the best example of a stealth game, where players have to run from ghosts, and when the time is right, the player has to attack ghosts and the main goal is to survive.

Now you know, what are open-world stealth games. Most of the game has a stealth element but cannot be called stealth games, stealth contains hiding, crafting, surviving, fighting, and dark atmosphere. So for this list, we will look at some of the outstanding open-world stealth games that you need to play.

Before you read about each of the games, here we talk about survival games so all the content I pick up is associated with survival gaming. Most of the survival games are kind of stealth and vice versa. Let’s begin.

Dishonored

Dishonored
Dishonored

Rating: 9.7/10
Year: 2012
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4
Mode: Singleplayer

Dishonored is open-world action-adventure video games, takes place in a fictional plague-ridden modern city of Dunwall. The story is about Corvo Attano, who was a bodyguard of the Empress of the Isles, has framed for her murder. He escapes death and becomes an assassin, seeking vengeance against those who plotted against him.

He works with a resistance group, Loyalists, who want to reclaim Dunwall. The Outsider is the supernatural being who imbues Corvo with mystic abilities. The game has a very interactive plot and has won several awards including BAFTA Games Award for Best Game.

The Phantom Pain

The Phantom Pain
The Phantom Pain

Rating: 9.4/10
Year: 2015
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4
Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

After the Ground Zeroes and the destruction of MSF, Big Boss falls into a coma. Nine years late, Big Boss wakes up, becomes the leader of the mercenary group Venom Snake. He was involved in the Soviet-Afghan War and the Angola Zaire border to take revenge for his past destruction in Ground Zeroes. He joins forces, hires supernatural assassins, and creates a new model of Metal Gear system known as Sahelanthropus.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Rating: 9.2/10
Year: 2018
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Mode: Singleplayer

Assassin's Creed Odyssey takes place in 431-422 BC, four hundred years before the Assassin's Creed Origins. The player controls a mercenary, male or female, who is part of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta.

The player tries to stop the war with peace and follows the main storyline along with parallel quest lines to unlock skills, artifacts, and defeat monsters. The game has RPG elements and is open-world with stealth gameplay.

Hitman

Hitman
Hitman

Rating: 9.4/10
Year: 2016
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, Xbox One, PS4
Mode: Singleplayer

A man with alias 47 instated into the International Contract Agency, who has outstanding skills for an assassin. ICA has no information about his background or present data. Erich Soders, the director of ICA, involuntarily approves agent status for 47.

After the assassination of Viktor Novikov, causes chaos in the underworld. Meanwhile, 47 is assigned to assassinate the Ether scientists who are developing a biological weapon.

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider

Rating: 9.5/10
Year: 2013
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4
Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

Tomb Raider is an action-adventure survival video game that takes place on a fictional lost island, Yamatai. Once the Yamatai was ruled by queen Himiko, who had powers to control the weather, but it's long gone.

The player controls Lara Croft, young archaeology who wants to discover the lost kingdom of Yamatai. On the way to Yamatai Island, her ship is struck by a storm, she gets separated and ends up in the deserted island. She discovers that the island is not as lonely as it seems from outside.

Payday 2

Payday 2
Payday 2

Rating: 9.1/10
Year: 2013
Platforms: Windows, Linux, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, NS
Modes: Singleplayer, Multiplayer

Payday 2 is a sequel of the previous Payday game, Payday gang targets the Washington metropolitan area for their next heisting spree. The player takes on one of the gang members, can perform heists solely or team up with others.

The player can be involved in a bank robbery, shops and armored cars, narcotics, and much more. Game customization, user interaction, and graphics are much better when prequel. You will find many references to the previous part.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Rating: 9.2/10
Year: 2018
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, Xbox One, PS4, Stadia
Mode: Singleplayer

Shadow of the Tomb Raider follows Lara Croft, who is in a tropical region of the Americas to stop a Mayan apocalypse. She must survive the extreme climate, kill enemies, and stealth as she is on the quest to gain power.

She must complete challenges, side missions, raid tombs, collect rewards, and scavenge for resources to make useful material to survive wild. In the way she encounters, underworld, Mexicans, hidden temples, and mysterious ruins.

Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City

Rating: 9/10
Year: 2011
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3
Mode: Singleplayer

Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics superhero Batman, involving characters like Joker, Bane, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Oracle, and Penguin. The criminal united together to reserve a part of Gotham city as Arkham City, where no law is followed. Dark Knight has to stop hell from taking over the rest of the city.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Rating: 9/10
Year: 2011
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3
Mode: Singleplayer

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a science fiction stealth game, set in the year 2027, focuses on Adam Jensen, who works at Sarif Industries. The company is developing artificial organs dubbed augmentations that can threaten humans.

Sarif Industries was under an attack, Adam was badly injured. Six months later, Adam gets recovered with artificial organ implantation and now searches for intruders and the shadowy group behind the attack.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rating: 9/10
Year: 2015
Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4
Modes: Singleplayer

Lara Croft has an unbelievable experience of the supernatural on Yamatai that she could not explain to others, causing her post-traumatic stress disorder. Her father committed suicide while researching the lost city of Kitezh, Lara started an investigation of her father's work. She went to northwestern Syria in search of the Forgotten Cities to uncover the tomb of the Prophet of Constantinople, and learn the history of Kitezh legend.

Last Words

That’s it for the top open-world stealth games. If you were looking for one, then check the above games. You can clearly see that the Tomb Raider series is meant for the open-world stealth genre. You can also start with the Dishonored series but it’s more of action then survival-stealth. So that’s it for this list. Check out other ones.

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