Like all my favourite stealth games, Desperados 3 rarely made me feel threatened. Instead it’s an empowering experience as you’re the hunter, not the hunted, every night sky and city block a playground for experimentation.

Helping the playful, toybox feel along—and yes, I know that’s a bizarre contradiction given this is a game about committing thousands of murders—is a visual style that’s more action figure than action movie, the top-down perspective evoking the same kind of appreciation for fine dioramas that other fine isometric games manage.

I can’t speak highly enough of Desperados 3. It’s almost the perfect stealth experience, tense but not terrifying, empowering but not easy (it actually gets really tough in parts), and if this is the pedigree that Mimimi are building for themselves in this space, I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Desperados 3 is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.