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The Joy of Stealth Games Without Stealth

'Murderous Pursuits' isn't about hiding, but about being seen without being noticed.
Rob Zacny
4.11.18
indie games

‘Serial Cleaner’ Is a Great Idea Wrapped In An Infuriating Game

AKA: When a terrific on-paper pitch is let down by frustrating design in practice.
Mike Diver
7.17.17
On The Level

Celebrating the Uncommon Economy of Kalinatek, from the Original ‘Splinter Cell’

Doing a great deal with very little, the 2002 game’s fifth mission flips and streamlines its prior dynamic to great effect.
Ed Smith
3.21.17
hitman

'Hitman' Has Professional Difficulty, But No Moral Grays

It's not so hard to kill your target if they are a cartoon villain. Less so if they resemble a human being.
Janine Hawkins
2.13.17
Dishonored 2

A Memorial for All The People I’ve Accidentally Killed in ‘Dishonored 2’

‘Dishonored 2’ respects your choice to play non-lethally. Most of the time.
Danielle Riendeau
12.13.16
Dishonored 2

'Dishonored 2' Brings Out My Inner Completionist

'Dishonored 2' is a great game that is bringing back very old, obsessive gaming habits.
Danielle Riendeau
12.1.16
Gaming

Playing the Stealthy 'Dishonored 2' Like 'Bulletstorm' Is Very Fun

Playing Arkane's sequel with non-lethal precision is rewarding—but piling up the bodies has a wicked appeal that's oddly familiar.
Mike Diver
10.5.16
Dishonored 2

Playing the Stealthy 'Dishonored 2' Like 'Bulletstorm' Is Very Fun

Playing Arkane's sequel with non-lethal precision is rewarding—but piling up the bodies has a wicked appeal that's oddly familiar.
Mike Diver
10.5.16
VICE vs Video games

‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ Is the Perfect Stealth Game

Series creator Hideo Kojima has delivered his masterpiece.
Kirk Mckeand
8.24.15
VICE vs Video games

Asking for It: Our First Look at ‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’

Adam Jensen is back in the first Deus Ex game for Xbox One and PS4.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
6.16.15
VICE vs Video games

In Praise of Video Gaming’s Purest Stealth

1998's "Thief" and "Metal Gear Solid" nailed the stealth genre, but since then games have rarely captured the same compelling tension.
Nick Hagan
4.23.15