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  • Summary: Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers. Play the role of a Hollywood-style thief with a host of athletic and martial abilities. Break into and out of movie-like locations and steal priceless items. Use atmospheric real time volumetric shadow technology to hide from your enemies. [Hip Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. The developers have taken some of the components that have made a lot of today’s games popular, mixed them together, thrown in a sexy thief, and blended it all together nicely.
  2. You can’t play and enjoy Stolen like it’s another action game off the shelf at all, and that’s going to understandably rankle some traditionalists.
  3. 65
    The hi-tech gadgets are there - yet you don't need them. The massive levels are there - yet most of them are plain boring. The place is full of security cameras and guards - yet you can easily deal with them once you've familiarized yourself with the gameplay mechanics.
  4. Sadly, encounters with enemy AI - particularly in combat - are by far the weakest link in an otherwise enjoyable effort. [Apr 2005, p.98]
  5. I hope this review has illuminated the truth for you, and prevented you from making the same mistake others across the Internet have already made when they purchased this pile of smeg.
  6. An awful port of a dismal console game. Buying this would be a crime-in-itself. [July 2005, p.98]
  7. Ditch this loser and go play one of the three far-superior Splinter Cell games. [Oct 2005, p.68]

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  1. FabianM.
    Apr 26, 2005
    This game had some potential and I probally would have given it a 7.6 if it weren,t for the bad A.I. and boring levels. The guards are like a mix of A.D.D and retarded. They are completely annoying and can not be permenately eliminated only stunned. Blue 52's (game creator) excuse is she is a thief not a lethal killer. But the Hi-tech gagets add a little trill to it but can be annoying when under pressure. She has a blowtorch, lockpicking tools, computer hacking(easy) and thats pretty much it. Still it is a cool extra. But if it did not have that the game probally would have recieved a 4. Graphiclly the game is not that great. The levels are designed big but no fun and Anya lacks the smoothness from the levels. The levels are basicly shades of gray. The movies kind of just pop in but are o.k. Graphic rating is a 4.9. Gameplay is kind of boring. The levels are long but tedious. You do get a feel of coolness when doing acrobatics and lockpicking but are overshadowed by the guards and tedious levels. The guards have flashlights which can be a threat but sometimes they don't spot you when the light flashes at Anya, they are idiots. The game takes about 8 hours to complete and you feel left hanging at the end. The ending is pretty predicable if you understand the storyline. Gameplay recieves in opinoin a 5.4. Sound quality, heard better. The music when spotted is annoying after awhile. But when ending the level the music is pretty entertaining(kind of sounds like james bond with the word Stolen said by Anya). The actors don't talk much only in the short movies. The voice acting is all right. Sound is a low 5.1.Closing comments: the game might have been a sleeper title had it not been for the mongolic guards, bad gameplay, and crappy looks. the best part of the game are the gagets (when in correct conditons), and Anya. In total game should in second opinion get a 6.1. The game is hard to enjoy. Replayability is moderately low. But I have seen worse games. Expand