The Stealth gaming genre is growing rapidly these days and more and more people are enjoying it on their nice systems. But, we(you and me) are the polar opposite of them we have 1GB of RAM or in best cases, some of us have 2GB of RAM and no dedicated graphics memory. So, exactly what we can do with this system.
I was in the same situation just a week ago, so I did some deep research. After asking here and there and then testing them personally I came up with this post on 11 Best Stealth Games for Low-End PC. All of the below-suggested games are tested by me and I can assure you that most of them will run in fairly low-end PC.
What is the best stealth game for a low-end PC? Project IGI 2 is the best stealth game for a low-end PC. This game is a beautiful combination of suspense and classic spy mission. It was one of our daily time passes in our childhood. There are other games also which I have discussed below, have a look at them also.
Low-End Stealth Games For PC List
- Splinter Cell: Conviction
- Death to Spies 2007
- Hitman Codename 47 (2000)
- Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
- Velvet Assassin 2009
- Project IGI 2
- Manhunt 2004
- Sniper Elite 2005
- Deus Ex (2000)
- Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009
- Mark of The Ninja
Stealth Games for PC Player Base
I have collected a genuine review count for all of the games listed in the post. This will help you to choose your next stealth game for your low-end PC easily. Although these numbers do not represent an exact number of players, they give a fair idea of the players.
Note- I couldn’t find any data for Project IGI from any reliable source, but as it is my personal favorite and a classic daily routine of our childhood I’ve included it in the list.
Splinter Cell: Conviction
Review Count of Splinter Cell: Conviction: 2,881
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction is an action-adventure stealth video game developed by Ubisoft. Splinter Cell Conviction takes place a few years after the events of the double agent. Sam’s old friend Grim Pulls him back into the game with the information about a corporation. This game requires only 1.5GB of RAM.
The gameplay of Splinter Cell: Conviction is different from the previous part Double Agent. It’s still a stealth game but much more focused on taking down enemies, as opposed to simply avoiding them. Personally, I liked the change Ubisoft made but this does not mean you can freely open fire and kill enemies.
The game allows much more customization than before with upgrades for each gun.
Death to Spies 2007
Review Count of Death to Spies: 738
Death to spies a sketch game set in world war 2, you play as a Russian spy. The amount of RAM required for this game is 512MB and it will run on any integrated graphics chipset, which is common for a low-end PC.
Apart from the tutorial, you start the mission being questioned by the NKVD to recount what you did in the past mission.
The gameplay of Death to spies is similar to a hitman but with a more difficult control scheme, which I did like for example you can knock enemies only from their back if the NPC turns around and you cannot do anything, besides reloading the game again from you saved. Overall the gameplay was good but not great, the story of the game is good.
Hitman Codename 47 (2000)
Review Count of Hitman Codename 47: 2,490
Hitman Codeman 47 is a stealth video game, presented from a third-person perspective. The gameplay of Hitman Codename 47 is very satisfying and professional. Players control Agent 47, a genetically enhanced human specially trained to assassinate people.
The mission takes place in continents like Asia, Europe, and South America to assassinate wealthy criminals. Each mission takes place in a semi-open-world environment. If you kill the assigned target stealth and silent kills and without raising any alarms you get bonus rewards. This game offers lean and peek options which are so helpful for silence kills in the game. 47 can take the clothes of a dead body and impersonate them.
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Review Count of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: 13,115
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is an action-adventure game, it’s an open-world game set in fictional history and is played in a third-person perspective and the main focus of the game is on combat, climbing, and stealth abilities to eliminate targets and explore the environment.
The gameplay of this game is so good, especially the combat system you can easily counter your enemies and hit long combos. The story itself is the best of the Assassin’s Creed series. Horses play a larger role in Brotherhood not just for transport but horse-to-horse assassination missions.
Velvet Assassin 2009
Review Count of Velvet Assassin: 2,292
Velvet Assassin is a stealth video game setup in World war 2. You play as a silent assassin steals things, slinking through shadows, and taking out German soldiers. Sneaking around the environment is so tense and satisfying. The environment of this game makes things more interesting like some areas are dimly lit, really good for hiding from enemies.
The gameplay is good but in some missions, the AI of the game feels so easy to kill. The objective of the Velvet assassin is to assassinate war criminals or blow up fuel depots. The combat is handled mostly through stealth, mission locations are mainly bathed in darkness and you sink slowly through the shadows to finish off your enemies and drag them out of the light.
You can inject yourself with morphine which allows you to kill enemies quickly (power is limited). This game easily runs on low-end systems as it requires only 1GB RAM and integrated graphics.
Project IGI 2
Project I.G.I 2 is a stealth-based first-person shooter, you are David Jones game’s protagonist you work as an agent for an institute your main objective is to recover an EMP chip that was stolen by the Russian mafia.
The game is divided into 19 missions, with more stealthy and cover movements you get better ratings and more chances of survival. Some missions let you bypass a large group of enemies or undetected. Starting a new game gives you the option of difficulty level, changing the number of bullets Jones takes before dying, the intelligence of the enemy and group AI, and the number of save games available.
The amount of RAM required to run this game is 512MB and 32MB graphics, both are characteristics of a low-end PC.
Review Count of Manhunt: 2,133
The manhunt is a stealth and survival horror game published by Rockstar Games, it’s a third-person perspective game with too much violence. The game has 20 levels with 4 bonus unlockable levels.
Manhunt has a dead-serious tone because there is humor added to stealth kills, missions have too much violence. Manhunts have a great accuracy of the kill animations even with the data graphics this game will scare.
The story of the game is also sick, you play as James Earl Cash and you are executed by lethal injection but the injunction turns out to be sedated, after which someone called the director gives you instruction through an earpiece. The Director promises Cash his freedom, but only if he murders “Hunters” – gang members sent to hunt him. Character voice lines are also so creepy.
Sniper Elite 2005
Review Count of Sniper Elite: 2,331
Sniper Elite is a stealth-shooter video game. It is a third-person tactical shooter that focuses on a less direct approach to combat instead of focusing on long-range combat, encouraging the player as a sniper to use stealth and keep distance from enemy soldiers. This game is set in the World War 2 era.
You can use different positions such as crouching or lying prone and you can take a deep breath to “focus” for increased accuracy. It requires very low RAM and Graphics to run i.e. 256MB RAM and Integrated graphics.
Deus Ex (2000)
Review Count of Deus Ex: 2000
Deus Ex is an action role play set in the cyberpunk theme world and year 2052. JC Denton is the protagonist of the game, you are the agent of the United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition. His agency gave you some superhuman powers. Your mission is to entangle him in a conspiracy that brings him into conflict with the Triads, Majestic 12, and the Illuminati.
The gameplay has both first-person shooter and stealth elements, you can customize the abilities of Denton like abilities such as weapon skills or lockpicking, increasing his effectiveness in these areas.
I really like the role play element of the game which allows tasks and missions to be completed in a variety of ways.
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009
Review Count of Batman: Arkham Asylum: 35,175
Batman Arkham Asylum is an action-adventure game. The game takes place in Arkham Asylum where the Joker hatches a dastardly plan to seize control of the asylum and Gotham city.
The game starts as Batman finds himself in the midst of Joker’s cunning plan: you are rescuing guards fighting inmates and traversing the interior of the asylum. The combat system is so fun to play you can block and counter the enemy’s attack from the direction they are coming.
It really depends on you if you want to fight enemies openly or you can easily sneak around, use your grappling hook to swing on high places, and do silent takedowns to eliminate the enemies. The game features joker Harley Quinn and croc to name a few.
Batman Arkham Asylum’s minimum system requirement for RAM is 1GB which is available on low-end systems easily.
Mark of The Ninja
Review Count of Mark of The Ninja: 15,661
Mark of the ninja is a 2D stealth platformer. The fluid controls make the juggle of the combat and movement flow as smoothly as the well as the brutal assassination in the game.
You are a ninja, a scowling silent type wrapped with red tattoos that give greater powers. you are accompanied by a female accomplice who drops hints during some levels. You need to sneak through deadly lasers, sniffer dogs, and guards with flashlights. Evasion and hiding is the key to easily completing the level. You have the penalty of tools like smoke bombs and noisemakers, you can just murder or just bypass the enemies.
FAQ on Stealth Games
For a low-end pc Mark of the Ninja, Splinter cell conviction, and Hitman are the top three stealth games.
Batman Arkham Asylum is the best offline stealth game for a low-end PC. The Batman series is good but this part is perfect for low-end systems.
I hope that this article has helped you in finding your next stealth game for your low-end PC. Now, you can also become a part of that community in a stealthy way. Enjoy your game and choose official means for purchasing them.