I ran across Stealth Hunter one day when I was craving some stealth action. I literally opened Google, did a search for “stealth flash games” and Stealth Hunter was the first good one I came across. Though, this article will be showcasing its sequel, Stealth Hunter 2. Because honestly, the sequel is much better than the original.
You will immediately recognize that this game borrows heavily from stealth titles like Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell. You play as a mysterious agent whose mission is to infiltrate a lab and recover nuclear material. You will be doing this by sneaking around, snapping necks, avoiding detection, sneaking through vents, wearing disguises, etc. I bet it sounds even more familiar now.
The game is played through an isometric view and is easy to control. You move with the arrow keys and perform other actions with space, z, x, and c. Completing stealth moves (such as snapping a guard’s neck, or sliding along a wall) are satisfying and fun. It is entirely possible to play through without being detected and I found it easy to do so. You can also use a pistol, C4 explosives, and land mines to help you around the environment. Other events like hacking Laptops, or rendezvous with lab scientists add some variety to keep the game fun.
There are 18 missions to play through with some bonus missions unlocking after getting a certain number of achievements; one of which is achieved by not washing your hands after using the bathroom. Surprisingly, this game is longer than you might expect for a flash game. I’ve played for nearly two hours and have only reached mission 13.
Stealth Hunter 2 isn’t an epic game by any measurement, but it does provide satisfying stealth action that can easily be played inside your Internet browser. No other stealth flash game that I’ve played even comes close, so if you’re looking for a game to kill some time, this could be the one to play this week.