Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. 40
    Velvet Assassin is a primitive and basic game even by last-gen standards.
  2. Velvet Assassin is in one word: weak. The story never reaches its full potential and furthermore the technical side is flooded with flaws. And even though the game has its moments of tension, the game fails horribly in being worth your money. Try to sneak past this one if you can.
  3. Velvet Assassin showed a lot of promise, but a wasted premise and flawed stealth mechanics let it down.
  4. So while the basics for a solid sneak-'em-up are here, a lack of polish makes for a dismal experience. [Sept 2009, p.69]
  5. Appealing alterna-stealth undone by trying to be all things to all men. Specifically, the sexually frustrated teenage ones. [July 2009, p.93]
  6. A depressing and shoddy misfire of a World War II sneak-'em-up. [July 2009, p.84]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. Feb 12, 2013
    its a very solid game. the gameplay is similar to that of metal gear solid, but just dont expect it to be the same. similar in terms of espionage and tactical uses of equipment. graphics are pretty good, but can get slow for no reason sometimes because of overuse of effects. story is about a spy agent deep inside the nazi controlled territories sabotaging things. i would also recommend the game' the saboteur'. similar in some aspects but the other one is more with climbing around. overall a decent to solid game, but nothing really memorable to be honest. Full Review »
  2. Dec 19, 2012
    I have played this game for an hour or two and I doubt I will play it any further, logic does not seem to be the most common process that went into the development of the game and I find myself going "that does'nt make any sense!" way too often. How can this be a "stealth game" when you are less than 5 feet from your target, he is staring you dead in the face and he doesn't "see" you! I bought this game after reading both the positive and negative reviews however I can find very little positive about it. Full Review »
  3. Feb 25, 2013
    Makes the unforgiveable design decision of badly chosen checkpoints and no save options. Do you like listening to the same scripted conversation over and over again when you make a mistake? No, neither does anyone else. Avoid this like the plague. Full Review »