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What Games Are Similar to Hitman?
The Hitman series has always emphasized player agency. There are an infinite number of approaches to a given issue. You can either charge in with all your might or wait for the perfect opportunity to slip in quietly.
The future of Agent 47 is in jeopardy now that the publisher and developer have broken up. Positively, the developer of this well-received game has managed to keep all of the franchise’s rights despite going independent. The Hitman 2 video game, which was published lately, has received a lot of positive feedback. Sales have been disappointing, to say the least. Agent 47 appears to be contemplating a permanent retirement.
The good news is that IO Interactive’s Hitman series has done exceptionally well. We can only hope that there will be more.
Check out these Hitman alternatives while you wait for the merciless assassin to return to work (and hopefully do so soon).
1. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Ubisoft products are almost never recommended by me. It’s difficult to endorse anything they touch these days because of their increasing emphasis on open-world, multiplayer games.
They used to develop some fantastic single-player games, believe it or not. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, which was released in 2005 on all major consoles and the PC, is still one of the best stealth games from this studio.
You can’t just blow the place up like in the games that came after this one. All of the missions require you to rely exclusively on stealth, making for a tense experience throughout. If you appreciate Hitman-style stealth games, Chaos Theory will not let you down.
Arkane Studios, the team behind the Dishonored games, deserves a lot of praise for their work in revolutionizing the stealth genre. A former bodyguard of the empress, Corvo Attano (the protagonist), is now suspected of murdering her. He becomes a vicious assassin in his attempt to avenge the murder.
There is nothing stopping you from drawing your blade and killing everyone in sight if chaos, murder, and unrest are your thing. However, if you’d prefer not to work in such an overly boisterous environment, you may always rely on stealth to get the job done. It’s entirely possible to complete the game without doing a single act of evil. How fantastic!
Dishonored 2 is a must-play for fans of the series’ initial entry. Just like its predecessor, this one has improved mechanics and offers more customization choices. You can pick between two characters, each with their own set of strengths and weaknesses.
The PC port is the only thing that isn’t up to snuff. The PC edition of an otherwise excellent video game is still plagued by a number of persistent bugs. Choose between the PS4 and Xbox One versions to play on.
3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Action RPG Deus Ex: Human Revolution takes place in 2027, ten years before the events of the original game.
While playing as Adam Jensen, you’ll be taking down hidden societies and wicked businesses with your enhanced powers. At first glance, the game’s mechanics appear straightforward. It gets increasingly difficult as the game progresses, but it’s still fun. You must carefully select your upgrades, weaponry, and other augmentations. It’s your decision whether or not to make yourself recognized or stay hidden.
In every task, there are a plethora of ways to succeed. With careful observation, you are certain to discover shortcuts and various alternate methods to get the job done. Human Revolution has a lot of replayability value because of its plethora of options. Check out the “New Game+” option once you’ve finished the story, which allows you to play all the missions from the beginning with all of the augmentations and improvements you’ve already unlocked.
4. Thief: Deadly Shadows
In terms of stealth, Thief: Deadly Shadows is unquestionably the best stealth game to date. This game didn’t receive the same level of praise as the previous two, but it looks and plays better than the previous two entries. As antiquated as it is, the creative level design still gives contemporary stealth games some competition.
With his unique ability to slip past any guard, break into any lock, and steal everything he desires at will, Garret is the protagonist of this game. He takes advantage of the darkness to steal from the wealthy in order to benefit himself. In order to complete your goal, you’ll be given a bow and a few additional tools. The vast majority of the time, you won’t even need it.
A city full of guards to sneak past or kill, people and places to plunder, secret lanes to locate, and so much more awaits you in this game. Even if you die a few times in the beginning, be patient. However, perseverance pays off after a while because of its high learning curve.
5. Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the newest game in the series to be released on PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360. Honestly, I’m not a fan of the constant suggestion of violence that it conveys. In most situations, you can now choose to go stealthily, although it constantly begs you to pick up a gun. Even if some fans may find it enticing, dedicated gamers will be a little let down by this decision.
You shouldn’t confuse my yelling with a bad game. In fact, if you want to make it out alive, you’ll need to be at your best at a few crucial sections. If you’re in the mood for a quick fight, you can simply press “E” to dispatch a foe.
6. The Saboteur
The Saboteur, an open-world action game set during World War II, was developed by Pandemic Studios and released by Electronic Arts.. Devlin, a character with a tragic past, is placed in your shoes as you journey through Nazi-occupied France.
However, if you get bored with the story, you may always go on a murdering spree in the sidequests. NPCs and opponents alike can be approached in a variety of ways thanks to his arsenal of abilities. My favorite part of the game was getting into fights with random NPCs and blowing up Nazis.
7. Death to Spies
If you’re looking for a game that looks and plays like Hitman, Death to Spies is your best option. You won’t have as many opportunities to take out your target as you would in a more open world game. It’s also worth noting that all of the tasks in this area are a certain failure. If your disguise is discovered, you’ll have to begin the process over again. If you’re a die-hard Hitman fan, you won’t be put off by the game’s challenging learning curve.
However, a demo of the third game in the series is available for anyone who want to give it a whirl. You can see for yourself how much potential this third installment had. Nevertheless, you’ll have to get through the series’ two best but most underappreciated entries. It’ll keep you busy for a while, I’m sure.
8. Metal Gear Solid 5
I could have recommended any of the games in this series, but I’m going to go with the most recent and best entry. The final chapter of the Metal Gear Solid series takes place in Afghanistan and Angola-Zaire.
Newcomers may have a hard time wrapping their heads around the plot at first. I’ve been a fan of the Metal Gear Solid series since its introduction on PlayStation 1 in 1998, yet I still don’t understand it all. Even die-hard fans have trouble keeping up with the story’s ever-expanding scope. Try not to get too worked up with the plot. This is a stealth action game set in a wide open world, and you should be focusing on that.
Everything in the game can be done how you want it to be done. There’s no stopping you if you like to take things head-on. As a rule, if you want to avoid detection, you’ll have a considerably harder time.
When it comes to these tasks, the options are nearly limitless. You can, for example, take a non-lethal technique and remain undetected. In order to establish your own private army of capable individuals, kill everyone without being noticed or simply balloon everyone to your “motherbase.”
Back in 2004, when Manhunt was released by Rockstar, it was a punishing, merciless experience that I still recall fondly. Despite the fact that this game isn’t explicitly labeled as a horror title, it is nasty and horrific to the core. This was the first time I’d ever played a game in which I was constantly on the edge of my seat.
After a night of sleep, you wake up in the middle of nowhere and have no idea what happened or how you got there. Survival is your only objective. If you have to slit someone’s throat, then slit their throat. This is a harsh game, and it has never shied away from being so.
If you think this sounds like something you’d enjoy, go for it. Take a deep breath and allow yourself to get swept away by the unholiness of its disturbing events.
10. Velvet Assassin
During World War II, you take on the role of a sleeper spy tasked with infiltrating the Nazi camp and wiping them off.
The uncompromising savagery perpetrated on innocent individuals is witnessed by you as you carry out your customary assassination duties. The shadow is your sole ally in a war-torn region.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to sneak around and accomplish your goals in each of the game’s 12 missions. You can show off your stealth talents on the entire map because practically everything is covered in darkness. Only a few different paths can be taken because this isn’t a large blockbuster game. To reiterate, though, you are free to be imaginative in the tasks you choose.
At times, artificial intelligence (AI) appears to be a little dumb and slow, but a well-crafted tale helps to smooth out the rough edges.
11. Sniper Elite 4
Maintaining authenticity while removing unnecessary fluff is one of the most critical aspects of Sniper Elite 4. An approachable and realistic third-person shooter has emerged, one that immediately transports you to a lush, war-torn landscape.
No worries for casual gamers. Just turn the difficulty down to its lowest setting if you’re just starting off. Professional gamers, on the other hand, need to crank it all the way up to eleven. Survival is the ultimate goal of each and every action you conduct. It becomes a survival sim when you factor in factors like wind speed, movement, angle, and even your own heart rate before firing a shot.
If you miss a stealth shot and blow your cover at higher difficulty levels, it’s nearly impossible to escape. Gunning down everyone is no longer an option, unlike on the easier difficulty settings.
Then again, you’re in charge of this situation. Reduce the level of difficulty if there’s a lot of whooping. Sniper Elite 4 is a great experience regardless of how you play it.