What Xbox games would a sneak enjoy?
March 5, 2013 7:40 PM   Subscribe

I love games where I can employ stealth, magic, and/or unusual skills (or sometimes weapons) to move through the storyline. I really enjoyed Dishonored, Far Cry 3, Portal (especially 2), Warp, and both Bioshock games. What other Xbox games would I enjoy?

I really did not enjoy Dead Space 2 (too much coming at me too fast and not enough power to defeat enemies early in the game), nor did I like the Halo series very much (too much boring shooting). I played Skyrim before I got my bearings with the first-person navigation and didn't love it, but I'm willing to go back, even though I remember it as a little too loosely guided for me and perhaps a little grind-y.

I also tend play these kinds of games very slowly, if that makes any difference.
posted by yellowcandy to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (23 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I found Splinter Cell: Conviction to be a pretty good time. Is great for sneaky.

I think the Splinter Cells really blew up that sneaky genre.
posted by Sleddog_Afterburn at 7:45 PM on March 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

Assassins Creed series
posted by Diddly at 7:53 PM on March 5, 2013

Best answer: Both the recent Batman games sound right up your alley.
posted by thewumpusisdead at 8:12 PM on March 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
posted by wolfdreams01 at 8:13 PM on March 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

Seconding Deus Ex.
posted by empath at 8:19 PM on March 5, 2013

Oh, and the Arkham games.
posted by empath at 8:20 PM on March 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

Mark of the Ninja is downloadable and it is sneaky as fuck. I mean, you're a ninja. You better be.
posted by Tomorrowful at 8:27 PM on March 5, 2013

Deus Ex, both of the arkham games, mark of the ninja, and the Metal Gear Solid collection, if you never played those games on ps2/psp.
posted by Oktober at 8:31 PM on March 5, 2013

Mark of the Ninja.
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards at 8:34 PM on March 5, 2013

Best answer: Try Skyrim again, if you have the navigation figured out. I played it as a sneaky guy (Khajiit FTW!), and it's an amazing game.

Don't worry about playing it slowly; my playthrough clocked in at 111 hours.
posted by Dilligas at 10:15 PM on March 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: You can play Skyrim in 3rd person (I believe if you push in the right stick). That really helped me enjoy it a lot more. I didn't play a stealth character, but I've seen videos on youtube and you can do some crazy damage if you play that way.
posted by cali59 at 12:02 AM on March 6, 2013

Deus Ex has a specific Achievement that you unlock for not killing anyone (except in the boss fights) in the entire game, so basically you can play the whole thing by sneaking around avoiding detection and/or knocking bad guys out.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:12 AM on March 6, 2013

Skyrim is a lot of fun as a sneaky character. Look into joining the Thieves Guild and/or the Dark Brotherhood and follow their storylines. My personal favorite build for maximum sneaky fun is a thief with a focus on sneak, archery, and illusion magic. Cast frenzy from afar and make the bad guys kill each other for you! Conjuration is also a fun school--with quiet casting (Illusion tree), you can summon things right on top of a bandit camp.
posted by lovecrafty at 2:53 AM on March 6, 2013

Hitman Absolution is pretty sneaky. It's a bit more linear than previous iterations, but I had fun with it. Hitman Blood Money is looking a bit dated these days, but the mechanics are superb.
posted by Happy Dave at 4:21 AM on March 6, 2013

Best answer: A BIT of a stretch, but Mass Effect 2 and 3 can be played as a sneaky Infiltrator-class character. There's still a bunch of open combat, but sneaking to get CLOSE to whack a bad guy is immensely satisfying in the layouts of that game.
posted by Thistledown at 6:07 AM on March 6, 2013

You might enjoy Kingdoms of Amalur. The combat is really fun and good mix of stealth, magic, and brute force, but the story/world is a little bland.
posted by mean cheez at 7:09 AM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

One can develop a pretty good stealth base character in both Skyrim and Fallout 3.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 7:22 AM on March 6, 2013

Seconding Amalur. It has a bit of everything but sneaky is one of the three main character archetypes along with Magic and Combat.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 9:05 AM on March 6, 2013

The new Tomb Raider game lets you sneak about, though I don't think you can avoid direct combat entirely. Lots of contextual actions like zip line and wall climbing too.
posted by Wulfhere at 9:15 AM on March 6, 2013

You may want to track down Sneak King for shits and giggles. It was a promo game released by burger king back in 2006 that has you sneaking up on people to surprise them with food from burger king. It's beyond awful but in a good way.
posted by Oktober at 9:29 AM on March 6, 2013

Ubisoft's "Prince of Persia" (2008) game is one of my favorites of this generation and has much of what you're looking for (janky combat aside)
posted by softlord at 10:20 AM on March 6, 2013

Both of the Arkham games.
posted by Silvertree at 2:13 PM on March 6, 2013

Best answer: Dark Souls is what you are looking for, especially if you like to take your time. You have to in that game.
posted by penguinkeys at 9:32 PM on March 6, 2013

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