Top 11 Games Like Hitman (Games Better Than Hitman In Their Own Way)

Games Like Hitman.
You've just finished Hitman and you're jonesing for more games that scratch that itch.

Top 11 Games Like Hitman

The Hitman series gave players a unique insight into the mind of a cold-blooded, genetically engineered assassin with a dark past, and lets them find unique ways to sneak through intricate missions and eliminate each target. So, here is a list of the 11 top games that have all the elements that make Hitman an action-packed thrill ride of suspense.

1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Gameplay

You play as Snake, a mercenary leader ready to exact revenge on those who destroyed his old mercenary group. Try to remain undetected while sneaking in and out of enemy bases, using non-lethal weapons to knock out enemy soldiers. Pace yourself. Beware of your surroundings. Upgrade your equipment, and make custom additions to your arsenal.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Menace

  • Make Your Own War Stories: It’s up to you to plan out your strategy and see it through, as you slowly become a master of tactical espionage. The success of every mission you decide to take on completely depends on your decisions and creative thinking, whether that’s ambushing convoys and blowing up supply trucks, or infiltrating small guard posts and outdoor command centers.
  • Build An Arsenal: Getting the job done sometimes requires the right tools.  Customizing your weapons, obtaining gadgets, and developing new skills will open up new avenues of operating in the field while employing vehicles and hiring sidekicks will allow you to realize your true potential as a warlord.
  • Perform Side Operations: Apart from 50 main missions, there are over 150 side ops that can take from a couple to a dozens of minutes and do a stellar job of establishing scenarios that showcase Phantom Pain’s dynamic systems and vast arsenal. 

Get to the Chopper: After a successful mission, you will be extracted in a helicopter

Target Acquired: Long-distance suppressed lethal and non-lethal weaponry will give you plenty of options to take out your enemies

2. Deus Ex Mankind Divided

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Deus Ex Mankind Divided Gameplay

It’s the year 2029 and you are a biomechanically enhanced man, Adam Jensen; a double agent for a hacktivist group fighting to expose the evil Illuminati. Prepare yourself for badass stealth kills, close-quarter takedowns, and gunning your enemies down, as your mechanical cybernetic implants, a.k.a. augmentations, allow you to navigate through this futuristic cyberpunk adventure set mainly in Prague. Customize your augmentations and gain extra special abilities like shooting your blades out of your arms or turning your skin into a big heavy shield!

Exciting Things You Can Do in Deus Ex Mankind Divided

  • Enhance Your Abilities: Apparently, even biomechanically enhanced heroes can improve themselves. Upgrading your augmentations will enable you to explore new ways of operating and take different approaches depending on your abilities
  • Negotiate: Deus Ex Mankind Divided gives you the chance to talk your way out of trouble, which is perfect for those who prefer taking the non-lethal approach. Analyze a human’s state of mind as you are speaking to them, and use that information to serve your agenda.
  • Upgrades Your Weapons: Customize your firearms and craft ammunition to better fit your style; sneak through missions like a suppressor-wielding ninja, or go in guns blazing with a grenade launcher; the choice is yours.

Make Some Noise: Unleash Chaos onto your opponents with a vast arsenal at your disposal

The Pacifist: Take the non-lethal approach and stun your opponents instead of killing them

3. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell

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Splinter Cell: Gameplay

In Splinter Cell you take the role of Sam Fisher, a secret NSA agent with an attitude, whose skills and experience allow him to stealthily infiltrate terrorist bases. Rappel down from rooftops, climb on ledges and do whatever it takes to stay in the shadows. Sneak behind enemy guards and quietly take them down. Avoid detection at all costs.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Splinter Cell

  • Stay In The Shadows: Keeping your presence a secret is an integral part of Splinter Cell. Noises like gunfire, breaking glass, or even footsteps will attract unwanted attention.  You can even shoot out lights and create the darkness that allows you to remain hidden from your enemies.
  • Equip Yourself With Gadgets: Aside from your night vision goggles that let you see in the dark, you have quite a few tools to handle different situations, like sticky shockers, a launcher-compatible high voltage discharge device covered in an adhesive resin.
  • Move Like A Ghost: Remaining unnoticed while in enemy territory takes extra attention to details. When sneaking your way through enemy territory, try to eliminate all evidence you were ever there.

The Quiet One: Noise will attract the attention of nearby guards, leaving you little choice but to become a shadow

Become a Predator: Patiently stalk your prey and quietly take them out

4. The Saboteur

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The Saboteur Gameplay

In The Saboteur, you play as Irish womanizer and racecar driver Sean Devlin and join the French Resistance in the fight against the Nazis. Roam through World War II Paris and liberate occupied territory, stealthily sabotage enemy facilities, and, if you feel like it, gun down some Nazi bastards with your weapon of choice.

Exciting Things You Can Do in The Saboteur

  • Become A Part Of The Resistance: The Saboteur gives you the chance to have a grand old time killing Nazis. From blowing up enemy outposts or neutralizing high ranking German Officers to the simple joy of taking out a Nazi soldier harassing a French civilian, the French Resistance awaits you!   
  • Drive And Collect Antique Vehicles: Would you like to drive a vintage mid-twentieth century racecar in the stone-paved streets of Paris? Who wouldn’t! Buckle up, because not only can you do that, but you also have the chance to build a collection of vintage vehicles, by storing them in your garage.
  • Explore Your Free-Roaming Options: When not on a mission, the game has a ton of awesome locations for the players to explore. There are many places in The Saboteur that have a special presence in the game. Being set in Paris, there are several monuments and other historic buildings that have been recreated. They can be seen and have a potent presence because of it, but there are also locations that have paramount importance due to the relevance to the characters.

Stayin’ Alive: When you’re taking too much damage, it might be a good idea to take cover; your health will be automatically replenished

Irish Sniper: Try to stay sober for this one, because taking out these Nazi bastards requires a steady hand

5. Assassin’s Creed Origins

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Assassin’s Creed Origins Gameplay

Take on the role of a Medjay (an Egyptian mercenary ranger) named Bayek and his wife Aya. They do their best to protect the people of the Ptolemaic Kingdom during a period of distress as the Pharaoh tries to maintain his rule while his sister, Cleopatra, is scheming to launch a counter-coup against him. At the same time, frequent incursions into the Kingdom by the Romans have led to fears of an imminent invasion. Bayek’s role as a Medjay brings him and Aya into contact with the forces secretly controlling these events and into becoming the first Assassins. Travel across Ptolemaic era Egypt on foot, horseback, camelback, horse-drawn carriages, and boats to explore locations, complete quests and unlock weapons. Meet new allies and villains, and defeat your enemies using a wide-ranging arsenal of era-appropriate weapons.  

Exciting Things You Can Do in Assassin’s Creed: Origins

  • Fight the Elements: When traveling through Ancient Egypt you will be confronted with sandstorms, heat strokes, and a wide array of animals, some of which view you as a delicious alfresco dinner. It will take true determination to overcome these odds.
  • Experience Combat On Every Level: Face your enemies in a mano a mano gladiator match, fight your way to victory in ship-to-ship battles and enjoy yourself racing in a chariot. Keep upgrading your arsenal and developing your skills to become a fearless Assassin.
  • Explore Ptolemaic Egypt: Climb on pyramids, fight with crocodiles and hippos, traverse the waters with feluccas and explore ancient tombs. Traveling through Ptolemaic Egypt is a treat, and the game’s attention to detail is truly jaw-dropping.

Fight or Flight: You will encounter a wide variety of enemy soldiers and villains; pick your fights as strategically as you can

Oh, My GOD!: You must show tremendous courage, and dexterity, for you shall fight with Gods; make sure your arsenal is upgraded and your skills highly developed

6. Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice

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Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay

You are the "One-Armed Wolf", a disgraced and physically scarred warrior, whose duty is to protect a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline. When the young lord is captured in a battle that costs you your arm, you go on a quest to regain your honor. Unleash an arsenal of deadly tools and abilities ranging from sneaky stealth takedowns to bloody confrontations.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice

  • Come Back from the dead: No matter how epic of a gamer you are, you are going to die in this game. A lot. Lucky for you, obtaining the ability to resurrect as you progress is a prominent part of the game. Bringing yourself back to life in the middle of a battle will allow you to finish what you started, as not even death itself can stop you.
  • Stay Focused, Stay Alive: Battles are perilous and a true challenge to emerge victorious from, thus forcing you to make use of all of your senses. Due to the tremendous timing that is required to defeat some of your enemies, you can use the sound of an enemy grunt, or a sword-swinging, to inform you when you need to dodge an imminent attack.
  • Grow as a Shinobi: This action-packed adventure will reveal itself to be harder than it seems, thus prompting you to maximize your skills in stealth and battle. Pick up new combat moves, special replacements, and awesome attachments for your severed limb as you journey through Ancient Japan, carving your path to vengeance. 

Sword to Sword: This game will test your abilities in combat, as you are constantly trying to avoid getting chopped to pieces

Why Walk: Getting from point A to point B has seldom been that much fun - or dangerous – as leaping from rooftops and mountainsides becomes a habit

7. Mafia II

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Mafia II Gameplay

In Mafia II you play as Vito Scaletta, an Empire Bay gangster who starts making a name for himself as someone who can get the job done, however illegal that job may be in its nature. Work to prove yourself to the Mafia, and work your way up the family ladder with bigger and more dangerous crimes of larger rewards and status.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Mafia II

  • Exercise Your Judgement: In Mafia II you are the one who calls the shots; as you interact with your environment you can choose between a normal kind of action and a rather violent, more gangster-like action, thus allowing you to act in whatever fashion you find to be more fitting. 
  • Master The Use Of World War II Weapons: You can have your pick from the all-time wise guy classic Thompson submachine gun and Colt 1911 to other WWII–era weapons like the MG 42 and the Beretta Model 38. When it comes to introducing new holes to your enemies’ bodies, your choices are plenty.
  • Fight Like A Gangster: Fistfights, car chases and shootouts are not unusual in the life of a wise guy; Rival outlaws and law enforcers will often come after you with the expressed purpose of using your nipples as a shooting target. Duck into cover to avoid getting iced, polish your driving skills to lose police cars, and don’t be afraid to use your fists to knock some sense into your enemies.

Gangster’s Paradise: Shootouts ensue more often than you think; use your surroundings as cover when in gunfights

An Offer They Can’t Refuse: When your enemies are hiding behind a car, blowing it up can make things a lot easier

8. Assassin's Creed® Syndicate

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Assassin’s Creed® Syndicate Gameplay

As Jacob Frye, a young and reckless Assassin in Victorian London, you will have to grow your secret organization to help those exploited in the name of progress. Whether that’s freeing children used as slave factory workers, or stealing valuables from enemies, you will do everything in your power for justice against those who exploit the less fortunate.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Assassin's Creed® Syndicate

  • Combine Combat and Stealth: Fast-paced and bloody close-quarter combat action allows you to combine multi-kills and countermoves, neutralizing your enemies your way. From your Hidden Blade to your handgun, a grand arsenal is available for you to spread death amongst nefarious villains.
  • Travel in Style: Parkour from building to building, drive horse-drawn carriages or navigate amongst the boats of the River Thames. Traveling the city of London circa 1868 is a one-of-a-kind adventure that you just can’t miss.
  • Experience Victorian London: The cities’ streets, buildings, and the overall atmosphere are magnetic, making it hard to resist climbing to the very top Big Ben just to catch a glimpse of the view. You will also get a chance to meet and interact with famous historical figures from that era such as Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale.

Hang on: Use the grappling hook to swing from one place to another and performing death-defying stunts

A Leap of Faith: Do not try it at home; unless you are an elite secret assassin with awesome parkour skills

9. Sniper Elite 4

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Sniper Elite 4 Gameplay

The year is 1943. The world is still at war, and you take on the role of elite marksman Karl Fairburne, a covert agent operating in Italy who has to fight alongside the Italian Resistance to help free their country from its fascist oppressors and eliminate a newly emerging threat; one that could potentially bring the Allied fightback in Europe to a stop before it even starts. You must succeed; if you don’t, no Victory in Europe.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Sniper Elite:

  • Upgrade Your Arsenal: Unlock every weapon available, from semi-automatic or bolt action Sniper Rifles to army pistols, and upgrade them to suit your style of combat.
  • Takedowns: Sneak around and get up close and personal with enemy soldiers to take them down quietly by performing a melee takedown, and enjoy the satisfaction of eliminating an enemy with just a knife
  • Ultra-Realistic Sniping: Depending on the difficulty level you choose, your sniping experience can be quite realistic, as you will have to take into consideration recoil, wind, and bullet drop when taking down a target.
  • Awesome Kill-Cams: Few things are as glorious as watching your bullet rip through a Nazi’s scrotum. Sniper Elite 4 gives you a unique perspective to see what your shots do to enemy soldiers, with the amazing anatomical precision of its brutal Kill-Cams.

Up Close and Personal: They say you shouldn’t bring a knife to a gunfight, but it’s not the range of your weapon; it’s how you use it 

The Anatomy of a Killing: Watch as your bullet delivers a lethal hit to your Nazi enemies, filling your heart with a primal joy

10. Alekhine's Gun

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Alekhine’s Gun Gameplay

Alekhine’s Gun puts you in the shoes of K.G.B. Agent Semyon Strogov a.k.a. Agent Alekhine who is recruited by the CIA. Take on perilous missions where – not unlike a chess game – your every move must be well-thought-out, for there will be consequences. Shoot, strangle, poison, stab, fight, or cleverly sneak your way through various levels set in the 60s, plus flashback missions set in World War II.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Alekhine’s Gun

  • Earn Your Equipment: After finishing each mission you will receive a rating based on your accuracy, your stealth, and your overall efficiency. You will also be rewarded points depending on the quality of your performance, which can be used to buy new weapons, equipment, and upgrades.
  • Improve Your Performance: Do not let the fact that you just completed a mission stop you from doing it all over again, in a completely different way. The game allows you to be creative, make your own unique choices, and get better along the way.
  • Become A Chameleon: Rampaging your way through missions driven by a crazed blood-lust is not always optional. Observe your enemies’ moves to quietly sneak past, or wear a disguise and hide in plain sight. Remaining undetected can be challenging, but rewarding in its nature.

The Sound Of Silence(rs): Use a suppressor and avoid being seen to keep your presence a secret and finish the mission

It’s a Cut Throat World: Once detected, do whatever it takes to eliminate your enemies

 11. Watch_Dogs® 2

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Watch_Dogs®2 Gameplay

You are San Francisco Bay Area resident and hacker vigilante Marcus Holloway, who is determined to fight against the oppressive surveillance state America has become alongside his vigilante hacktivist group, Dedsec. Anything goes as sneaking, hacking, shootouts and face-to-face confrontations seamlessly come together to give you an awesome stealth and action-based experience. 

Exciting Things You Can Do in Watch Dogs II

  • Complete Objectives Quietly; Or Don’t: Using tranquilizers, stun guns, distractions, and your hacking abilities will enable you to sneak your way through various objectives if that is your personal preference. Then again, taking a more violent approach is still possible, as the option to shoot, strangle or blow up your enemies is always there. 
  • Control of The City: Showcase your hacking abilities and take advantage of every hackable piece of technology in the city’s infrastructure. Make sure every device available works for you, and turn the whole city into your virtual playground. 
  • Up Your Game: Grow your own set of skills to better suit your style, and upgrade your hacker tools and gadgets– RC cars, Quadcopter drone, and 3D print a wide range of weapons to take your arsenal to the next level.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil: Never give your foes a chance to fight back by sending them off to meet their ancestors before they even know you’re there

No Mercy: Not a pacifist? Pick one of many explosives, gadgets, and 3d printed weapons, and go to town on your enemies

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