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6.2 out of 10

Velvet Assassin

Born in Devon, England, Violette Summer grew up in a happy famil Read more

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Overall 5
5.2

The Horrors Of War Are Laughably Bad

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Slog through the most tedious and frustrating version of World War II you can imagine Graphics: A high point in an otherwise lackluster title ? lighting and overall visual quality is right up there Sound: Solid voiceover work for Violette, but she's pretty much the only character in the game you can listen to Playability: Controls are okay, but everything about the action feels out of date Entertainment: Do what Violette does ?
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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

Game Informer
4 August 2009
  • Summary: If early stealth games were like this 10 years ago, the genre would have collapsed before it even had the chance to take off. Missions range from completely forgettable (go get some papers!) to absolutely ridiculous (go murder captured British agents before they can talk, you know, instead of rescuing them).
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Overall 6
6.0

Velvet Assassin

True achievements
28 July 2009
  • Conclusion: I have heard that people have gotten a full 1000 on the game within 6 hours of playing it. Overall I think that if you really want to get 1000 points on another game, it might take some getting used to but overall I feel that it was a fun game, if you think that you can handle sneaking around like Sam Fisher, this might be a good game to get.
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Overall 3
3.2
Gameplay 4
3.5
Looks 4
4.0

Velvet Assassin (X360) - Review

VGChartz
23 July 2009
  • Excerpt: You’re a highly-trained British assassin sneaking around in the shadows inside a Nazi bunker in World War II, searching for your mark. A guard stands leaning against a post on the other side of the room with his back to you. So you crouch and stealthily creep up behind him – or so you intended.
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Overall 4
4.0

Velvet Assassin

Thunderbolt Games
10 July 2009
  • Excerpt: It’s a strange world, the way two elements can come together from their needless existences and create something beautiful together – when hydrogen met oxygen, when francium met water and when Kiefer Sutherland met the role of Jack Bauer. For every combination of beauty though, there are infinite possibilities of unreached potential or even simple failure.
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Overall 8
8.0

Velvet Assassin

Game Over Online
15 June 2009
  • Excerpt: The Good : Outstanding narrative. Wicked atmospheric. Some original FPS game mechanics. The Bad : Checkpoints unevenly distributed, will probably require most players to go through some pieces of the game over and over again. The Ugly : Awful enemy AI. Yet another game where I get to spend all my time checking out our heroine’s ass. Yay. How close can a game come to greatness and yet fall horribly short?
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Overall 4
4.1
Gameplay 4
3.8
Graphics 7
7.2
Sound 7
7.4
Longevity 6
5.9

Velvet Assassin

NowGamer
5 June 2009
Overall 6
6.0

Velvet Assassin

GamesRadar
26 May 2009
  • Pros: Some robust sneaking action, Wonderful atmosphere, Morphine injections are cool (no, really)
  • Cons: Story leaves a sour taste, Missions are too strictly linear, Obnoxiously spaced checkpoints
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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

RewiredMind.com
25 May 2009
  • Excerpt: It isn’t every day that a game takes a slightly political standpoint, or tries to right a wrong or change an attitude towards a class or race of people but ultimately, despite being a relatively mediocre title, Velvet Assassin does just that. Based during World War II, Velvet Assassin sets you the task of completing Violette Summer’s dream.  Summer herself is on her deathbed, and doesn’t have long left.
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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 3
3.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 6
6.0
Control 6
6.0
Replay value 3
3.0

Velvet Assassin

Xbox Evolved
25 May 2009
  • Summary: Overall Velvet Assassin is a perfect example of what not to do when creating a stealth-action game. The title insults the source from which it gets its story ideas; the story there is plenty yet filled with holes and unentertaining. The gameplay actually ends up being pretty good somewhere in the middle, but it isn’t worth going through the horrible beginning, and hair-pulling end to experience it.
  • Pros: Blowing up enemies with their own grenades.
  • Cons: Game gets so dark its hard to see sometimes, inconsistent all over
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