In the mood for disguises
Clothes maketh the man, or in video game parlance, clothes maketh opportunities for hidden slaughter. From Hitman to Metal Gear, a convincing disguise is key to skulking around unseen to commit any 'business' you might have. So here we've gathered the very best of what PlayStation has to offer when it comes to devious disguises...
1. Octodad: Dadliest Catch
The people of this PS4 indie title aint the most perceptive lot. Are you a self-conscious invertebrate who wants to raise a family without the judgemental eye of society bearing down on you? Then just slip into an off-the-rack navy suit. Octodad (opens in new tab) somehow turns cheap office wear into stealth camo. Kudos.
2. The Metal Gear series
Why lather your skin in camouflage when you can hide yourself in the ultimate fortress of solitude? Snake channels his inner six-year-old with the greatest disguise in all of games: a cardboard box. So the lesson is: next time you want to hide from someone, just stick a Cornflakes packet on your head.
3. Hitman: Absolution
For a seven-foot bald dude, Agent 47 sure loves his fashion. Whether its dressing up like a priest, or pretending to be a wrestler with a suplex no ones getting off the canvas from, old slaphead is the master of disguises. Who said contract killing couldnt be stylish?
4. Ratchet & Clank
Unlike several other entries on these pages, Ratchet actually puts some thought (and incredibly advanced technology) into his schemes when he wants to blend in seamlessly. Enter the Holo-guise. This little gizmo can make its wearer appear to be everything from a mindless droid to Dr Nefarious himself.
5. Team Fortress 2
Youve got to admire the sheer half-assed gall of this shooters Spy class. These tricksy customers can mimic any type of character in the game. Not through ingenious espionage, oh no. Instead, they merely grab pieces of paper, draw crappy doodles on them, then stick them on their faces. Hey, if it works
6. PlayStation Home
In their darkest moments, certain PS3 gamers would pretend to be the opposite sex just for the lolz of it in Sonys online space before it got killed off. As disguises go, dolling yourself up as an alluring virtual lass in the sausage factory of Home proved highly effective. After all, what fake women wouldnt want to snag a werewolf? Come on, you know youve been tempted to give it a try.
7. Grand Theft Auto 5
Though Michael and co may have learned loads about heists from watching Heat on endless repeat, they put a lot more imagination into their disguises than Neil McCauleys sharp suit and shades. Take the stealthy route for the opening jewellery job and your crew will pose as a bunch of light-fingered exterminators
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Admittedly, this disguise owes more to months of diligent undercover work than physical appearance. Infinity Wards shocking No Russian massacre sees your American operative disguise himself as an Eastern European terrorist as you gun down half an airport with the evil Makarov.
9. Assassins Creed: Revelations
Not every hit can be as suave as donning a fetching old-time hoodie and shivving a corrupt politician with a concealed blade. The normally liquid nitrogen-cool Ezio must impersonate a minstrel in Revelations to off several Templar killers. Embarrassingly, copious lute playing is involved.