19 Games Like Metal Gear Solid

Games Like Metal Gear Solid
This assortment of games like Metal Gear Solid features other stealth action video games where you’ll enjoy stealth, story and unique game settings.

The Metal Gear Solid franchise is one of the leading options in the stealth orientated game franchise with tens of millions of copies solid since the games beginnings in 1987. The franchise also has claim to a number of features and characteristics of stealth video games and is often cited as pioneering the genre not only with the original release but with each subsequent game.

The setting of the Metal Gear Solid games is particularly an area of praise with a unique mixture of realism and supernatural elements that give you the sense of a realistic world. This is enhanced with detailed science and technology backgrounds within the game and the use of real political events sowed into the storylines.

In terms of gameplay the Metal Gear Solid franchise has players assuming the role of a Special Forces Operative sent on military missions covering stealth and a variety of boss encounters. These boss encounters are also just another way the game blends the realistic and unrealistic with these battles being against opponents with superhuman like abilities.

The games like Metal Gear Solid found below are also stealth based action games with a variety of settings. From the heavy stealth orientated to the action games with stealth elements (or stealth as an option) these games have plenty of opportunities for you to sneak up on enemies for the quick kill or use unique technology to gain an advantage.

Games Like Metal Gear Solid

dishonored

Dishonored

Dishonored is an adventure game with an emphasis on stealth based gameplay. The game has fantasy type elements that give the player some very enjoyable abilities to use during their their assassination attempts. The game takes place in a fictional setting that is similar to London in the early ... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(42 votes)
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Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution is a stealth based game that belongs to the popular Hitman series. The game will have you slowly calculating your next move in a variety of assassination style missions. The game world is set in the aftermath of the previous game (Hitman: Blood Money). Players will play as Ag... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(20 votes)
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Far Cry 4

Action and adventure hit new heights in Far Cry 4, a game that sticks to the open world shooter mechanics developed from previous additions in the franchise pretty closely. While new mechanics are few and far between in Far Cry 4 it’s a solid experience set in one of the more unique settings of... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(36 votes)
thief

Thief (2014)

Thief revives the classic Thief series with a 2014 release in this stealth based franchise. The game returns to the roots of the series with Garrett taking centre stage once again in this sneaky adventure. Just like the previous games in this series you’ve got a dark fantasy setting to explore ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(17 votes)
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Far Cry 3

If you like open world games but also like plenty of shooter action you’ll love what Far Cry 3 brings to the table. The game is the third in the series and mixes a number of different genres together which proved a successful formula with gamers and critics. Far Cry 3 uses a first person perspe... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(39 votes)
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Velvet Assassin

In Velvet Assassin you play Violette Summer, a World War II British Assassin sent alone into German territory with no official backing. Velvet Assassin is inspired by the true story of British secret agent Violette Szabo. Szabo was, in the end, captured and deported to Germany. The game begins ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(12 votes)
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Thief: Deadly Shadows

Thief: Deadly Shadows continues the high standard of stealth gameplay set by the previous games and was released in 2004 for Windows and the Xbox. Garrett makes a return as the main protagonist and will have players once again stepping into the shoes of this master thief. The game is set in its... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(14 votes)
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Hitman: Blood Money

Hitman: Blood Money is the fourth game in the popular series of Hitman stealth video games and lets you jump into the shoes of Agent 47 once again. Just like in previous iterations of the series players will accept a number of hits as Agent 47 that come from a number of different clients. These... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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Deus Ex: Invisible War

Deus Ex: Invisible War is the sequel to the hit original, Deus Ex. The game was released for Windows and Xbox and follows the story of Alex D in the new world that is filled with war. Just like the original there is no shortage of choice of given to the player. Invisible War picks up the story ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(12 votes)
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Deus Ex

Deus Ex is an older game with a cyberpunk theme which blends action, role playing, stealth and first person shooting. The game is often considered one of the best PC games available and has picked up countless awards and top spots in curated lists since its release. Deus Ex is set in a futurist... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(17 votes)
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third and long awaited game in the series. The game is a prequel and is set 25 years before the first Deus Ex game, this allows newcomers to the series to easily pick up the story even if they haven’t played the other games. In Human Revolution you’ll play as Ad... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(23 votes)
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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction is the 2010 addition to the long term franchise and completely reinvents the franchise with all new mechanics and a great level of polish. Continuing on from the previous game in the franchise players will quickly find themselves in familiar territory. If ... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(15 votes)
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Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 belongs to the open world genre and released back in 2008. The game has very few ties to the original Far Cry and is an entirely new experience for players to enjoy. In the game players will have the opportunity to explore a number of African inspired landscapes that are locked in a c... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(12 votes)
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Death to Spies: Moment of Truth

Death to Spies: Moment of Truth is a very difficult stealth based third person game that promises a challenge to any fan of stealth gameplay. Set in a World War II setting you’ll have plenty of mechanics to use and master in this experience. The game launched in 2009 off the success of the firs... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(10 votes)
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Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 is a third person shooter that delivers a story packed full of action 9 years after the release of May Payne 2. In addition to the impressive campaign you’ve got a few additional modes that give you even more hours of gameplay for your dollar. In this adventure players will control ... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(10 votes)
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No One Lives Forever 2

No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way (NOLF2) is a first person shooter that encourages players to use stealth to achieve their goals. Launching in 2002 off the success of the original this game promises a good experience for players both new and old. The game follows your adventures ... Read More »

User Score
9.7
(3 votes)
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Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations is a survival horror experience developed for the Nintendo 3DS that has since been ported over to other popular platforms. It’s a game with plenty of horror that will also have you exploring a great atmosphere, tackling puzzles and generally just scrounging for items.... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(4 votes)
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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

The third game in the Splinter Cell franchise with Tom Clancy’s name is Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and is just as stealthy as the other games in the series. Following Sam Fisher who works as an agent in the covert-ops branch of the NSA known as the Third Echelon. Optin... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(3 votes)
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Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol combines action, stealth and role playing together in a fun mixture as you play field agent Michael Thorton. The game was released in 2010 with availability on Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game follows you’re customised agent Michael Thorton as he deals with all the u... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(3 votes)