Activities theme

Player can or must secretly listen to the conversations of others, usually gaining some inexplicably useful info in the process.


The first video game about Eavesdropping was released on November 30, 1998.

Eidos, Square Enix and Deep Silver has published most of these games

Commonly plot vital information or information useful for progressing through the game is revealed (such as alternate routes), though sometimes it's only some pointless chatter (to you), and other times it may give some otherwise unavailable insight into the events.

Note that this tag is applicable regardless if this is actually the point or mandatory, thus the parent tag espionage is not always a good to include.
Implied: stealth
Related: espionage