Top 15 Best Assassin Games To Play in 2019

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The best assassin games you can play on PC

What Are The Best Assassin Games You Can Play Right Now?

Some do it for money. Some for creed. Some for survival. Assassins in video games have varying reasons for doing what they do and killing what they kill.

They all have different methods as well. They’ve also appeared in quite the variety of games over the years. I’m about to count down the best of the best.

15. Dishonored

Dishonored assassin gameplay

His name is Corvo. His motive is vengeance for the death of the empress and his being framed for her murder. This game has plenty of options for assassination, including not killing at all. Stealth, combat, and some strange abilities give the gameplay a good spice of variety.

FINISH HIM!!!

A crossbow really is the best thing ever.

14. Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 Assassination Gameplay

This sequel to the aforementioned game shakes things up. The story can take one of two paths, following Corvo or the new empress, Emily, whom the player takes control of. New locations such as Karnaca and the Dust District, as well as new powers and upgrades, help this dark sequel shine.

Abstract abilities come in quite handy.

Oh, rats.

13. Aragami

Aragami Awesome Assassin Gameplay

Another Assassin with supernatural powers, the protagonist of this title is a spirit with command of the shadows. The Spirit, known as an Aragami, must use these powers to rescue a captured girl. Utilizing shadows is the name of the game. Able to teleport between dark areas and even summon creatures to attack unwary enemies, this game manages to be a solid stealth simulator while also being imaginative and fun.

Spy on unwitting targets…

…and stab on unwitting targets!

12. Alekhine’s Gun

Alekhine’s Gun Gameplay

Set during the Cold War, this game follows the exploits of Russian agent Alekhine. He specializes in assassination (big surprise). His morals lead him down a path to an unsanctioned mission. This game involves creativity and stealth. You’ll have to track enemy movements throughout a given environment. You can even steal clothes to blend in with others at your location.

Assassinate people in exotic locales!

Steal clothes and disguise yourself like it’s going out of style!

11. Hitman: Absolution

Hitman Absolution Gameplay

Agent 47 is on the run and out for redemption (and blood). What starts as a mission from the Agency turns into a shocking betrayal. Another game that encourages creative gameplay, this title allows players to pursue targets from a stealthy approach, or from a head-on, combative one. There’s even an online mode where you can design your own missions, complete with rules and weapons.

Quick, while he’s admiring that pile of tires!

Gotta hide behind that… wait, what is that?

10. Hitman 2

Hitman 2 Gameplay

In this entry, you once again fill the shoes of Agent 47. This time, he must take on the mysterious Shadow Client (now there’s a bad guy name), and learn more about the secrets of his own past. This new release is filled with the creative and improvised gameplay that the series is known for. Assassinate targets however you see fit. In addition, the game has a sniper mode and co-op play, a first for the series.

If you want an advantage, have a good vantage… point.

I’m just saying, the object to the left looks much more suited to climbing.

9. Sword with Sauce

Sword with Sauce Gameplay

Honestly, there isn’t much of a story to this one. You’re dropped in what looks like a pre-rendered location among a group of pre-rendered character models. However, none of that stops this casual action game from being a blast. You pick a level, pick a weapon, and go to work taking out enemies however you see fit. Also, when I say “pick a weapon,” there really is quite a selection, with everything from self-destructing crabs to miniature black holes.

Go ahead and unleash that chaos.

I see three. How about you?

8. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Gameplay

The final game in the Ezio Auditore trilogy of this series, this entry takes place in the 16th Century Ottoman Empire. When not fighting Templars, there’s plenty to do and see throughout Istanbul, including meeting the young Prince Suleiman, a famous figure from that time period. Methods like the hidden blade and the poison blade are back, but the new hook blade allows for innovative combat and higher climbing. There is also bomb crafting for those who prefer to do their work from a distance.The view in these games is always fire.

He's gonna do a superhero landing!

Ezio pulling double time.

7. Mark of the Ninja: Remastered

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered Gameplay

At first glance, you may wonder how a 2D platformer can have solid content in terms of assassination. Well, this game about a ninja defending his clan is more than meets the eye. There is plenty of darkness to take cover in and plenty of places to hide. Then you just surprise your enemy via sword. This game is atmospheric and fun for anyone who enjoys assassination or platforming.

Just hanging out (come on, it was right there).

Can you see where he is?

6. Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite 4 Gameplay

It's kind of their whole thing.

Here’s a relatively straightforward period piece: You’re a sniper in WWII Italy. You take out Nazis. That’s pretty much it. However, like any good game, there’s a lot more to it than just a basic story. You can develop your assassin’s abilities with different skill trees to create your own brand of sniper. You can also use weapons such as traps and grenades to ensnare and destroy your targets.

We need more rooftops like this these days.

Squad goals.

5. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Gameplay

In this game, you play an American sniper in Georgia (the country, not the state. That would be a very different game). The game has features like weather and a day/night cycle to contend with. In addition, you’ll get to choose your play style based on three distinct classes: sniper (of course) for long-range players, ghost for those who prefer a stealthy, close and personal touch, and warrior, for players that prefer a good shoot-em-up.

That is a beautiful scope, such inspired design.

Hey look! A ninja!

4. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China

This spinoff, while introducing some platforming, retains the core elements of the main series. You play as the last Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood, out for revenge for your fallen brothers. Though it has one half less dimensions than the core series, this game has all the elements: Zeroing in on targets, hiding, disguising, distracting, and killing, all while immersed in a richly realized environment.

When stealth just doesn’t cut it.

Ouch.

3. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Gameplay

Playing as Sam Fisher, you’re given free reign to do whatever you must to stop a group of terrorists called the Engineers. They want to start a series of attacks called the Blacklist (hence the title), and it’s up to you to bring the Whiteout (I thought it was funny). Playing in all sorts of locations, you can choose from three play styles (not unlike another entry on this list): a sneaky ghost, a combative assault, or a deadly and efficient panther.

Personally, I would’ve gone with the shotgun on his back there.

These bad guys appear to have Stormtrooper aim.

2. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

 

In this game, Snake wakes up after a nine-year coma, and seeks his revenge on XOF. How does he do this? He forms a private army of course! Like the best assassin games, this one has open world elements to let you choose how to carry out missions. You can even connect with other consoles for online play in this beautifully rendered title.

 

Robots are always fun.

Riding in the desert on a horse with no name.

1. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Gameplay

It had to be from this series, didn’t it (haters gonna hate)? This is one of the darkest games in the series, where you play as an ex-Assassin turned Assassin hunter named Shay Cormac. This provides a fresh perspective on the series’ usual exploits. You can experience series staples like gathering information and hunting down targets via blades, hidden and otherwise. However, this game’s other core strength comes from bringing the sailing and exploring elements from Black Flag. This gives the game variety in gameplay, which only serves to make it more fun.

Nice double-cross (holds for laughter).

Actually some of my favorite parts of these games were the navel sections.

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Mark Merk is a writer for work, a gamer for pleasure, and a comic collector by nature. He enjoys playing heroic and good guy characters, except when he can play thieves.
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