Best Stealth Games You Must Play Before 2020

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These days, finding a game that is completely rooted in stealth is quite rare to find. However, some games come close to offering an enjoyable stealth experience. With technology allowing developers to experiment with different mechanics in video games, many stealth video games have taken a rather creative turn by mixing multiple elements with stealth. Here is a list of the best stealth games that we consider everyone must play before 2020.

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Hitman 2

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Hitman 2 is an upgraded version of the Hitman from 2016. The game does pretty much everything that Hitman 2016 did, but takes the challenge a step further. Developer IO has done a tremendous job with the title and has introduced everything in the game that any Hitman fan could ask for. If you are looking for a game today that offers an unsurpassed stealth experience, Hitman 2 will meet your expectations.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain takes stealth in video games to the next level. It doesn't matter what stealth games you might have played before, The Phantom Pain does stealth completely differently. The game utilizes every unseemingly insignificant object as an element of stealth. Although the game is a mix of stealth and action, it doesn't tie down players to stick to stealth.

Duex Ex: Mankind Divided

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Weaved with the elements of stealth and a thought-provoking story, Dues Ex: Mankind Divided is an action-stealth game with a highly-detailed world for players to explore. Although the game has a few disappointments in areas of character development in villains and an ending that raises many questions, the game itself is fun to play and offers an enjoyable single-player experience.

Metro Exodus

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Enjoyed by many gamers across the world, Metro Exodus integrates a post-apocalyptic world overrun by mutants and the survivors who are seeking refuge in the underground metro tunnels of Russia. Metro Exodus captures the life of underground metro tunnels with a sense of terror and desperation. To survive and collect resources in the dreary Russian terrain, you can either take a guns blazing approach or a full-on stealth approach.

Batman: Arkham Knight

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Wrapping up the trilogy of the critically acclaimed superhero series, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces many new features to the game including a Batmobile outfitted with awesome Wayne Tech. Most of the game relies on Batman's stealth and detective approach to uncover the game's story, except for some combat scenarios and Batmobile battles.

Sniper Elite 4

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Sniper Elite 4 is the result of Rebellion Entertainment fine-tuning and fixing numerous issues found in their previous title, Sniper Elite 3. The game largely emphasizes on a player's ability to take a stealthy approach to complete objectives rather than engaging in gun-blazing combat.

The Last of Us

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Technically, The Last of Us is not a pure stealth game. However, the elements of stealth that are utilized is done with sheer brilliance. The experience of The Last of Us is incomplete without some of the adrenaline-gushing stealth moments that game offers. In a post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us, bullets are scarce and often your only friend to survive and get past enemies and zombies is your ability to stay quiet.

Styx: Shards of Darkness

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Styx: Shards of Darkness is set in a magical elven world, where Styx has to survive his enemies and lurk through dank dungeons while only relying on his stealth abilities. The story of the game itself is not as interesting as the gameplay is. If you are yearning to play a stealth game that is out of the ordinary, consider giving Styx: Shards of Darkness a shot.

Alien: Isolation

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Even though Alien: Isolation was launched back in 2014, the game is the epitome of integrating stealth and horror into one package. In Alien: Isolation, the player is trapped all alone on a spaceship and later realizes that an alien creature has also boarded the same spaceship. With no powerful weapons to kill the creature, your only way to make it out alive by sneaking and hiding.

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War

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Shadow of War delivers a package that can sometimes feel like a mix of Assassin's Creed and Batman Arkham games. Nonetheless, the game is packed with tons of fun elements such as a vast open world, combat, a leveling-up system, and stealth. The game also offers an interesting story to tie up all these elements together resulting in hours of enjoyable content.

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