21 Games Like Splinter Cell

Games Like Splinter Cell
Our compilation of games like Splinter Cell covers stealth titles where you’ll have to rely on careful planning, gadgets and more to complete objectives.

The Splinter Cell series is one of the leaders in the stealth video game genre with a number of titles that continue to build and evolve upon the solid foundation set by the original game. This evolution has culminated with games such as Blacklist and Conviction that have added countless new mechanics to the franchise.

Throughout the Splinter Cell games players are encouraged to seek out hidden and less obvious routes that may prove easier provided the correct method or gadget is used. These weapons and gadget for the most part stick to a realistic arsenal that would be expected for a highly trained soldier to use. Other common elements of the later games in the franchise include the ability to upgrade weapons and co-operative modes.

The Splinter Cell alternatives below feature a range of other stealth based games where players must use careful planning and their available arsenal to achieve a range of objectives. The games here cover a range of platforms (PC, Xbox and PlayStation) and include a mixture of single player and multiplayer games.

Games Like Splinter Cell

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Taking the popular Metal Gear Solid franchise and combining it with open world elements is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a first for the franchise. For those confused how Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes fits into this game it acts simple as the prologue to the more complete game, The ... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(18 votes)
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The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena blends sci-fi and stealth in this remake of Escape from Butcher Bay for newer consoles. This means improved graphics, more challenging AI and an expanded storyline. Played from a first person perspective just like the original players control Ri... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(4 votes)
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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes continues the franchises mixture of stealth, action and adventure on a large selection of platforms. In this adventure players will take on the role of Snake as he infiltrates Camp Omega as he rescues the Cipher agent known as Paz Ortega Andrade and picking up ... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(12 votes)
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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
(43 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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Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins is the third game in the Arkham series of Batman games and continues to offer an open world adventure with particular appeal for fans of the Batman universe. The game is also the first to add online multiplayer gameplay to the series. As the game title suggests the storyl... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(16 votes)
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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
8.1
(18 votes)
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Assassin’s Creed Unity

Assassin’s Creed continues its historical based adventure series with Unity, a game that will demand lots from your computer but deliver absolutely stunning graphics in return. In the game you’ll get the joy of experiencing Paris during the French revolution as Arno Dorian slowly unravels the t... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(19 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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Batman: Arkham Asylum

Arkham Asylum is the first game release in the Batman: Arkham Asylum story and was released in 2009. The games action adventure story is heavily focused on the battle between Batman and his long time enemy. the Joker. The plot follows the Joker’s attempt to seize control of Arkham Asylum while ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(16 votes)
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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

The sixth release in the Assassin’s Creed franchise takes the series to the high seas. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is also a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In this Assassin’s Creed game players will be reliving the memories of Edward Kenway, a pirate in the Caribbean durin... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(27 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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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
8.0
(13 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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Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City takes place in the Batman universe and was released in 2011 for Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game blends fast paced action with an impressive storyline and an open world environment. Every part of the game world in Arkham City is an enjoyable experience from the ... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(15 votes)
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Assassin’s Creed III

Despite its name Assassin’s Creed III is actually the fifth core game in the popular history based series. The game was released in 2012 and offers the same action and adventure mix as the previous games. Players familiar with the series will recognise the Animus machine that allows players to ... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(15 votes)
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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the fourth game in the popular stealth series of Assassin’s Creed games. It is the final game that follows Ezio Auditore da Firenze and his battle against the Templars. Just like the previous games players will be stepping into the Animus machine as Desmond Mile... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(14 votes)
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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood belongs to the stealth adventure series, Assassin’s Creed. The game was released in 2010 and continues the adventure from the second game. In Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood players will again be living out the memories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze in Italy thanks to ... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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Assassin’s Creed II

Assassin’s Creed II continues the historical based action adventure series and sends players into 15th century Italy. The game features the same large open worlds and focus on stealth as the original game. Players will again take control of Desmond Miles as he enters the new and improved Animus... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(20 votes)
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Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed is the first game in the very popular series of stealth focused open world adventures. The game gave birth to the popular Assassin’s Creed series and launched in 2007. The original Assassin’s Creed takes place in the Holy Land during the time of the Crusades (approximately 1190... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(14 votes)