Games that allow players to deal with their adversaries in a bevy of different ways are great. Games that allow players to do that in large open environments? Even better. Today, we will be looking at the cream of the crop when it comes to open-world stealth experiences.
Please note that this list is an unordered one, so the order in which these games are ranked has nothing to do with their respective qualities. Also for the sake of uniqueness, we have limited entries to one per franchise.
With that out of the way, let’s begin:
Assassin’s Creed Unity
The Assassin’s Creed series of games is home to a number of excellent open-world experiences, although most would agree that Unity stands tall as one of the best stealth-oriented Assassin’s Creed games to date. Sure, the game suffered from a rocky launch – but now that its technical inefficiencies have been sorted out, fans can truly appreciate all that Unity did right. The densely packed and visually striking environments of the 18th-century palace house a wide array of techniques and opportunities to silently take down foes, and the fluid animation-driven parkour system is easily the best in the series. Furthermore, the game’s key assassination missions build on top of these mechanics by constructing open-ended missions with plenty of ways to go about taking down your targets.