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 explores a techno-thriller universe with stealth mechanics fundamental to the gameplay and various storylines. Starting in 1987 with the first Metal Gear title the franchise has since evolved to various platforms and other forms of media. While the mechanics and story have changed over time the setting and core character (Solid Snake) of the Metal Gear franchise have mostly remained the same. This setting offers a unique mixture of realism and supernatural elements with a world full of science, technology and political events within the storyline.
In terms of gameplay the Metal Gear Solid has evolved alongside evolving video game hardware over the decades with players assuming the role of a Special Forces Operative sent on covet military missions. Avoiding enemies utilising your available tools is thus always your main priority although players can generally fight a small number of guards if necessary. Tools available to players in the Metal Gear Solid franchise allow you to scout, distract or incapacitate guards that stand between you and your mission objective.
The games like Metal Gear Solid found below offer a similar stealth and action blend where you need to sneak around guard patrols and utilise unique technology to gain an advantage in various video game settings.
Deus Ex is an older game with a cyberpunk theme which blends action, role playing, stealth and first person shooting into a single story heavy adventure. Highly rated amongst fans and critics the success of the first game has seen the lore, world and mechanics revived in a number of subsequent games in the Deus Ex universe. Deus Ex is set in a futuristic world during 2052 where conspiracies and a number of different government agencies are threatening to tear the world apart as they fight for co...[Read Review]
Dishonored is an action adventure game set deep in a fantasy dystopian society that is currently experiencing a plague outbreak. With a wealth of missions that require you to uncover information or assassinate targets you’ll be free to achieve these objectives in your own unique balance of stealth and aggression that utilise your selected powers. Dishonored takes place in a fictional setting that is similar to London in the early 1900s and blends the industrial age with magical elements. M...[Read Review]
Thief: Deadly Shadows continues the high standard of stealth gameplay set by the previous games in the franchise and was released in 2004 for Windows and the Xbox (and eventually backwards compatible with Xbox 360). Marking the third game in the franchise you’ll find both a familiar and fresh stealth focused experience with the most notably improvement an open city available for exploration in between your core missions. One thing that is unchanged though is Garrett who makes a return as t...[Read Review]
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 range from simple hits like your first assignment against an amusement park owner to more high profile hits as you advance through the game. Each hit intertwines with your own story and eventually has you...[Read Review]
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third and long awaited game in the franchise of popular science fiction role playing games. Opting to explore a prequel the game is set 25 years before the first Deus Ex game which allows newcomers to the series to easily pick up the story even if they haven’t played the other games while fans of the series will pick up on the many subtle hints to other Deus Ex world adventures. In Human Revolution you’ll play as Adam Jensen in the year 2027 who is a leading memb...[Read Review]
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 Agent 47 as they hunt down their old handler Diana Burnwood and then fulfil her dying wish by protecting Victoria from The Agency. From here the player goes rogue themselves and continues their role as a hit...[Read Review]
Death to Spies: Moment of Truth is a difficult stealth based adventure played from a third person perspective that seeks to challenge any fan of the stealth genre. Set in a World War II setting you’ll find a familiar video game location although unlike many other war games that focus on the direct battles of this conflict you’ll instead be helping your side win through spy tactics. Launching in 2009 this single player stealth title also serves as a sequel to the first game released i...[Read Review]
Deus Ex: Invisible War serves as a sequel to the original Deus Ex and follows the story of Alex D in a new world that is constantly at war. Opting for a Windows and Xbox release this time around Invisible War stays true to the series of offering diverse player choice in how they approach the game in general and individual missions within it. Invisible War picks up the story over two decades after the events in the original game and sees players exploring a world further ravaged by war and econom...[Read Review]
Thief revives the classic Thief series with a 2014 release in this stealth based franchise that seeks to return gamers to the roots of the series with Garrett taking centre stage once again in this sneaky adventure. With the wealth of hardware improvements since the original classic you’ll be welcomed with a familiar adventure that proves far more immersive, challenging and ultimately engaging for the stealth player. Just like the previous games in this Thief franchise you’ve got a dark fa...[Read Review]
If you like open world games but also enjoy them with plenty of shooter action as part of the core gameplay loop you’ll love what Far Cry 3 brings to the table with vast strides over the previous entries in the franchise. The game is the third in the series of open world shooters and mixes a number of different genres together which has proved a successful formula with gamers and critics across the games released so far and continues with Far Cry 3. Far Cry 3 uses a first person perspective and ...[Read Review]
Max Payne 3 is a third person shooter that delivers a story packed full of action with a release 9 years after May Payne 2 with similar themes and game mechanics. Exploring an impressive campaign the game launched in Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and follows Max Payne as the main protagonist. In this adventure players will control Max Payne a detective now turned vigilante who is haunted by the loss of his wife and daughter. It’s taken him down a dark road filled with drugs and alcohol tha...[Read Review]
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 usual underground crime rings, corrupt government bodies and terrorists. This journey takes you across the globe and has plenty of opportunities for you to push the story down a particular path. There is de...[Read Review]
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. It’s a Resident Evil game that returns to the roots of the franchise with a mixture of puzzles, action and exploration not seen since the early games. Story wise the game is set after Resident Evil 4 and ...[Read Review]
In Velvet Assassin you play Violette Summer, a World War II British Assassin sent alone into German territory with no official backing to disrupt the Nazi plots and help the allies win the war from behind the scenes. Velvet Assassin is inspired by the true story of British secret agent Violette Szabo who was captured during World War II and deported to Germany from the German controlled territory she was captured. Velvet Assassin begins with you in a hospital bed, with morphine syringes scattere...[Read Review]
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 as Cate Archer, one of the top spies in UNITIY who is chasing the criminal organisation of H.A.R.M. to try and find out what they are up to. The game takes you across a good range of locations from Syberia...[Read Review]
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. Opting for a much darker atmosphere than other games in the franchise this mature approach was a definite hit amongst fans and newcomers. Set in 2007 Chaos Theory explores rising tensions between the Asian nati...[Read Review]
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 the series. Set in Kyrat players assume the role of Ajay Ghale who returns home from America to spread his mother’s ashes. Upon returning though you find yourself in the centre of the civil war taking pla...[Read Review]