Underrated PS3 Stealth Games

When it comes to stealth games, PS3 owners had their pick of the litter. One of the best examples has been re-released twice past its original debut. The Last of Us is a mix of the stealth and survival-horror genres. Taking place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with mushroom-like zombies, players had to guide a young girl through the US in the hopes of finding a cure for humanity.

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It’s one of the darkest video game tales around, but well made to be sure. Dishonored and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots are also very good stealth games on PS3. Those are some big well-regarded titles but there are smaller ones worth remembering too.


8 Alpha-Protocol

Alpha-Protocol was an RPG involving spy from the minds over at Obsidian. Think of it like a more stealthy version of Fallout: New Vegas, complete with dialogue trees and various ways to approach quests. On paper, it sounded like a good idea, but the game wasn’t reviewed well at launch due to technical limitations.

The game did improve through patches and it feels like a more complete experience now. It can be hard for a lot of people to go back and try a game again though after a rough opening.

7 Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Assassin’s Creed Rogue launched on the same day as Assassin’s Creed Unity. The latter of the two was the new next-gen exclusive version while Snape was made to seemingly appease the older console users. Of the two, it is the better game by far. For one, it wasn’t laced with bugs that made Unity almost impossible to play at times.

It featured sailing like in Black Flag, with a huge world to explore. It was sadly overlooked by many fans because Unity was the new hotness even though the launch was, again, in shambles which is saying something for this series.

6 Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins is not technically part of the same series despite Arkham being in the name. It was developed by a separate team from Rocksteady, aka WB Games Montreal, it was a prequel, and it had different voice actors.

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It changed a lot in those regards, but it was still the same stealth and action-based gameplay from the main games. Fans might not have given it a chance because Rocksteady didn’t make it which is a shame. It wasn’t even included in the remasters of the first two games, almost like WB wanted to forget this ever happened.

5 Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution was the game that launched right before the episodic reboot trilogy happened. It was split with the fan base on whether it was a good entry or not. The stealth mechanics were there and everything seemed up to par. What was perhaps faulty were the targets as they weren’t that memorable compared to other entries in the series. Still, as a Hitman game, fans can have plenty of fun dressing up Agent 47 and bringing him into uncomfortable situations.

4 Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Conspiracy

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Conspiracy was a tie-in to both the books and the movies. It was like a bridge between both mediums, borrowing some style and story choices from each. It was developed by High Moon Studios who must know from Darkwatch gold Transformers: War for Cybertron.

Both of those games are overlooked as well as hidden gems. This Bourne game is just as much of an adrenaline rush as the IP it is based on. It’s not the best action game with stealth mechanics on PS3, but it is better than most licensed-based projects.

3 Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time was an attempt to rekindle the fires of this forgotten platformer series from the PS2 era. It reviewed well, offering new worlds to explore, and opportunities to steal high-priced items. It was mechanically the most inviting game of them all.

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For whatever reason, there wasn’t a lot of excitement over its release to continue the series onward. Sly Cooper was one of three giant mascot franchises from the PS2 era that also included Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter. Of the three, only Ratchet and Clank got to live on.

2 Tokyo Jungle

Tokyo Jungle was a downloadable exclusive on the PS3. It took place in a post-apocalyptic version of Tokyo in which all of humanity had died out. What was left were pets, zoo animals, and wild animals all roaming around.

Players could become one of dozens of animals in an experience similar to a roguelike. There were giant predators as well as smaller prey. The animals that were prey, like the Silka Deer, had to rely on stealth to make it through the concrete jungles of Tokyo. It was a weird game that much is true.

1 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist was the last game in the series. Sam Fisher has appeared in other games, but he has not starred in anything since. This game, or any of the other entries in the series, never got ported beyond this PS3 generation. Technically some of them can still be played via backwards compatibility on the Xbox consoles which is something. While it did review well at the time, it was seemingly not enough to get Ubisoft interested in continuing this franchise. That’s why it’s an underrated game.

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