Top 10 Best Stealth Games For Rogue Class Mains
After being introduced to the Rogue archtype and class of main characters as a kid, it became my choice any time possible. Ren Faires and DnD sure, but most importantly for Video Games. Not only do I find the idea of Stealth most appealing, the idea that I can assassinate someone without a struggled (nor alarming other enemies) is right down my alley, plus I get to use poison daggers and explosive arrows? Yes, please! So, if you’re anything like me, here at the Top 10 Best Stealth Games:
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
It’s right there in the name! Though all the Assassin’s Creed games would be a good choice, this one is the most “assassin-y”. Not only are there less options that force you to be more strategic and precise with each kill, but you are also teaching assassins how to do the thing and can unlock the ability to have them help you (causing a group of men to go down with a single gesture).
Here you can become an assassin as well – though this time? A cyber one. Parkour your way through the city, snipe headshots from a distance, and get out of any situation exactly when you want to. It is one of the many options of play, but there is way to become an expert with stealth and Rogue kills.
This one is a little of a stretch on the list because it’s not really a stealth oriented game, nor really even has a true stealth option. But! If you play as a Demon Hunter there are certain qualities you can have that gives a very similar gameplay to a Rogue in World Of Warcraft (also on this list). With the ability to have a 100% kill from a distance this does assist in avoiding other enemies and with the ability to leap forward this lets you skip chunks of map at a time.
Stealth in this game is synonymous with strategy. Not only do you use it to get around certain environments unseen, it also helps you commit kills without alarming others. And a unique feature to this game is the ability to target different people and perform a multi-assassination, (then they all drop dead and you can simply walk away).
Dragon Age: Inquisition
With the ability to shoot an arrow from afar, evade with rolls and jumps, straight up turn invisible, or using daggers for a quick close encounters, there are a ton of options of a stealth character in this game. In this high fantasy world, it is most similar to World Of Warcraft, though the gameplay itself is very similar to Asassin’s Creed. A great option for anyone who mains as a Rogue.
Far Cry 5
In this first person POV game, you can pull out a bow with a scope, distract an enemy with a ticking bomb, assassinate people by jumping from high places and sneaking up behind them, and can just keep running and doing parkour to your heart’s content. There will be many sections of the map, situations, and enemies where stealth play is the most useful. So! Don’t forget to consider a Rogue-like character when you start this game.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Though this game is visually a weird mix between Skyrim and Cyberpunk, a lot of the gameplay is something we might see in Assassin’s Creed and Dragon Age. You can run, slide, parkour, headshot from a distance, hide in tall grass, and instant assassinates up close. A game that I am now very intrigued to play, it’s a not to miss least game for Rogue players.
The only game on the list that’s a true sci-fi space adventure, it still has a lot of stealth and Rogue-like options. Including but not limited to the classics: headshots from a distance, the ability to stealth completely through areas, and close combat assassination. Just because someone might say it’s not “valuable” gameplay, doesn’t mean it’s not a good and fun choice.
World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Vanilla World Of Warcraft when I played as a kid was my first introduction to the Rogue Class. It instantly became my main – for life. Though a lot of the game has changed since then, one of the greatest parts about being a Rogue in WoW is the stealth. There is so much more strategy to kills (letting you go straight to the boss/target), more options for quests (like pickpocketing/looting without killing), and more times you can Vanish (totally dipping out of any situation) – not only did it make my gameplay way easier, it made it way more fun.