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.
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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 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]

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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 2.0 that lets him relive genetic memories. This time around players will be experiencing the memories of nobleman living in Italy during the Renaissance period. This nobleman (Ezio) decides to turn into a...[Read Review]

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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 Miles and exiting it as a historical protagonist. Your goal is to fight against the Templar order to find a way to prevent the modern day apocalypse that the world faces. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations takes yo...[Read Review]

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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 1900s and blends the industrial age with magical elements. Much of the game is set in the industrialised city known as Dunwall. Currently the rule of Dunwall is in the hands of an oppressive government who...[Read Review]

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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 1190s) and follows the battle between the Knights Templar and a secret group of assassins. Both of these factions are fighting for control of an important ancient artefact known only as the Piece of Eden. Play...[Read Review]

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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 well-written narrative to the character design and even just the game areas that players will explore. It is no surprise that the game has received wide spread acclaim and there is no excuse to not have th...[Read Review]

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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 own world which blends the Victorian era with medieval elements. Unlike previous games that had you jumping from mission to mission it is a much more involved game this time around, allowing exploration b...[Read Review]

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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 Riddick during the whole Butcher Bay prison escape. For the most part this is exactly the same game as the first release with players completing numerous quests from various NPCs as they try to also escape f...[Read Review]

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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 Adam Jensen, a leading member of the security team at Sarif Industries (one of the many growing firms dealing with biotechnology). This biotechnology has the power to reinvent the human body by replacing par...[Read Review]

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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 the power of the Anumus machine. The game is the second part in a three game trilogy involving Ezio and his struggle to fight the Templar order and revive the Assassin order. Rome is the main setting for A...[Read Review]

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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 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]

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Batman: Arkham Asylum

Arkham Asylum kicks off the Batman: Arkham Asylum story arc and was released in 2009 offering a blend of action, adventure and story as players control superhero Batman against his long time enemy, the Joker. With a focus on melee combat blended with stealth and gadget based action it’s a strong opening act to the Arkham Asylum experience which was further built upon over the years. This founding story of the Arkham Asylum plot follows the Joker’s attempt to seize control of Arkham Asylum ...[Read Review]

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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 during the 18th century that eventually becomes part of the Assassin Order. During their adventure the player will get to encounter many real life pirates of the day including Blackbeard. Gameplay in Black Flag...[Read Review]

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Deus Ex: Invisible War

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]

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Thief (2014)

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]

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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 true story behind the revolt. Arno’s story in this addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise spans 5 years beginning at the eve of the French Revolution in 1789 and ending in 1794. As you would expect the ...[Read Review]

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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 storyline is all about the origins of the series and takes place around 5 years before the very first game (Batman: Arkham Asylum). Players take control of a less experienced Batman and follow his attempts to su...[Read Review]

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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 Phantom Pain. Set after the Ground Zeroes game events the Militaires Sans Frontieres has been destroyed with Big Boss falling into a deep coma. Waking up 9 years later (1984) to a Cipher assassin attemptin...[Read Review]

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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 relive memories from their ancestors. This time around Desmond Miles will hop into the Animus machine to find a method to stop the upcoming apocalypse. The journey takes him to the 18th century and the Ame...[Read Review]

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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 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]

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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. Marking lucky number 8 in the franchise you’ll find similar gameplay fundamentals to the past releases while exploring a story designed to be the prologue Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In this stealth adventure players will take on the role of Snake as he infiltrates Camp Omega on a mission to rescue the Cipher agent known as Paz Ortega Andrade and ...[Read Review]

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