The 21 Best Assassin Games To play in 2016: Page 9 of 11

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They will take your breath away. Literally.

16. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (2014)

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES - Launch Trailer

Developer: Kojima Productions

Genre: Stealth, action-adventure

Themes: Alternate history, espionage

You are in command of the legendary Snake a.k.a. Big Boss himself, who is tasked with infiltrating a secret American prison on Cuban soil, and spring a couple dudes from a paramilitary organization. You know the drill.


I mean, rockets and missiles in Cuba? When has that ever gone wrong?

Stealth is the name of the game (or at least a subtitle or something), as it has been in all the previous installments. This time, though, there is no alert status or gauge to tell you if someone is looking at you, and now you must learn to use the audio and visual cues for a more immersive experience, for you actually have to pay attention to your surroundings and not rely on a HUD. Also, if someone sees you, time slows for a second to allow you to react in time, before that loud-mouthed guard blows your cover.


Flashlights and average eyesight! My one weakness!

A comparatively small game, it introduces new mechanics and brings back the old favorites such as silent weapons, stealth takedowns, complex politically and philosophically charged plot, and boxes. An amazing prologue and a fun challenge, it is priced accordingly and therefore is a great game to buy.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - PC Gameplay

17. Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain

LAUNCH TRAILER | METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN (EU)

Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment

Genre: Stealth, action-adventure

Theme: Espionage, tactical action, alternate history

You have fallen into a coma (dude, you should really stop doing that), and when you wake up, it’s time to do some sneaky business, albeit with a missing arm. Taking control of Big Boss a.k.a. Venomous Snake, you join the cutely name Diamond Dogs mercenary group to track down the men responsible of killing your previous group. All this during the Angolan Civil War.


And yes, that’s a Diamond Dog dog. Awesome.

The gameplay remains largely unchanged from Ground Zeroes, now you have an enormous open-world to screw around and use your gadgets and abilities in more varied situations, from infiltrating bases to kidnapping wildlife (seriously). You can even choose which missions to tackle first, depending on where you go (either on foot, by horse, tank or chopper). All this while using the Fulton recovery balloons to abduct people and resources to build your base.


Or you can just spend 3 hours “uplifting” random goats.

One fun thing to note is that Hideo Kojima, the game’s director, really tried to keep the game in secret. I mean, there are videos still in the Internet where he goes through the trouble of creating a fake studio, under a fake name, and announcing the project as an independent game. But the fans of Metal Gear Solid saw through the ruse right away, solving the hidden clues and making the connection. Never underestimate the internet, or dedicated fans with too much time on their hands. So let’s hope you’re actually sneakier in-game than the marketing team. Zing!

Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Gameplay Walkthrough Part 2 

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