Excerpt: Sony is doing a fantastic thing by releasing The Sly Collection. This Playstation 3 (PS3) game includes Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, Sly Cooper 2: Band of Thieves, and Sly 3: Honor Amongst Thieves. These three Playstation 2 (PS2) games have been remastered in high definition. They are 3D compatible, and also compatible with the Playstation Move.
Conclusion: The Sly Trilogy is worth a punt whether you played the originals or not. It still plays fantastically, and now looks gorgeous too. Prepare yourself for the upcoming fourth release, and grab a copy of this 2000's legacy.
Excerpt: Sony's attempts to include PS2 compatibility with the PS3 might have been an unmitigated disaster, but at least the company knows how to knock out a fine last-gen compilation disc. First it struck gold with 720p updates of God of War I and II, and now the company is breathing new life into another classic with The Sly Collection. When it comes to jazzing up former glories, it's clear Sony is leagues ahead of SEGA and Nintendo.
Excerpt: What's the common thread binding Ratchet and Clank, Jax and Daxter and Sly Cooper together? For one, they were all platformer franchises that were launched on the Playstation 2 in the early 2000s and secondly, their developers have gone on to create successful franchises for the Playstation 3. Insomniac rolled with Resistance, Naughty Dog created the blockbuster Uncharted series and Sucker Punch have moved on to inFamous.
Value-priced trilogy of PS2 games, now for the PS3.
Common Sense Media
24 February 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that The Sly Collection is a 3-pack of previously released PS2 games now remastered to play on the PS3. These games feature the fun but wily raccoon Sly, and are either rated "Everyone" or "Everyone 10+" for cartoon violence and/or comic mischief. Specifically, you play as a raccoon thief who sneaks behind baddies, pick-pockets, crawls through vents, tiptoes across rooftops, and engages in some mild combat against enemies.
Conclusion: Raccoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (and a hint of Sly Cooper 4) -- and they've never looked better. The mechanics of the game, puzzles, characters (like Murray the Hippo) and boss fights felt instantly familiar to me. It has been a quite a while since I last played a Sly Cooper game and the collected titles play exactly the way I remember the originals playing.
Summary: Sly Cooper may not be as popular as Jak and Ratchet, but his PlayStation 3 trilogy is the perfect candidate for an HD makeover. The Sly Collection packages three of Sony's very best 3D platformers into one budget title. Throw in trophies and move support and you have a must-own collection for anybody who loves a good crime caper! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.