Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. The Sting! has bite! It's a hit. There may be some rough edges (blocky graphics, clunky camera, spastic movement), but the overall play and fun far outweigh such picky faultfinding.
  2. Visually, The Sting is downright gorgeous, similar in many respects to some of the animated cartoons run on Saturday morning TV.
  3. Hugely compelling and damned addictive.
  4. 75
    Even with these little mishaps, The Sting really was a refreshingly fun game for me to sink my teeth into.
  5. Even with the questionable atmosphere and strange real-time/planning/movie setup, The Sting! does offer an enjoyable amount of tension and mental challenge as you creep around stores at night and run for cover when guards stroll by.
  6. It does have a lot to do with crime and criminals, but without the suspense and comedy.
  7. The game is mostly held back by its lack of interesting visuals and sound and sometimes difficult interface.
  8. None of the facets of this release are particularly outstanding, and in particular you have to cope with the rather odd camera movement and the passivity of just watching when your actual caper is carried out.
  9. Offers entertaining and strategically larcenous gameplay with a fun sense of humor.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 15, 2013
    8
    The guy who create this game was a genius. How would you make a game to resemble the "perfect plan" movies? Exactly in this way. The problem with this game was the execution. Poor graphics and sounds, tricky camera and hard-to-control interface are the technical problems you will find. If you can handle that, you will find a fun, unique and challenging strategic game where you must choose the tools, partners and cars to make the perfect steal and then, to plan the whole thing before go for real. Thats amazing. Is such original game that Im sure without those small (and not so small) flaws could be a big classic. Full Review »
  2. OdiW.
    Dec 4, 2003
    6
    Sequel to The Clou! and not as good a the original, it really was lame to play the first few levels and having to walkt everywhere or watch the robbery go wrong after 30 minutes setting up, just wasn't worth the install at all. Full Review »
  3. DanielB.
    Apr 6, 2002
    8
    What I love about this game is the cartoon style, very refreshing to see it in 3D. I love the make-a-plan before goin in approach!