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  • Summary: In this underworld, you will need to make your way up (or down) the criminal ladder to become the most respected burglar on the streets. To gain the honor you crave from the most notorious criminals in the underworld, you will need to pull off the crime of the century -- The Sting! [JoWood Productions] Collapse
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  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. 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.
  5. It does have a lot to do with crime and criminals, but without the suspense and comedy.
  6. The game is mostly held back by its lack of interesting visuals and sound and sometimes difficult interface.
  7. Offers entertaining and strategically larcenous gameplay with a fun sense of humor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. PaulM.
    Aug 22, 2001
    8
    This game is challenging and original. A definite reminder of "The Sims." There is nothing like an old fasion crime spree!
  2. 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!
  3. 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. Expand
  4. 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. Expand

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