Gi - Assassin games have rose to prominence in the most recent generation of video games. It has become a popular trend for developers to produce games featuring assassin protagonists. The assassin games trend can see its roots in the stealth genre, which really took off in 1998 with Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation and Thief: The Dark Project for PC. Shifting into 3D changed the genre causing it to appeal to a wider audience. With the exception of Tenchu, these stealth games featured less on assassinations, but more on stealth and avoiding conflict. These early stealth games laid the seeds for the popularity of assassin games in the mid-2000s.