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  • Summary: Velvet Assassin is a stealth-action game set in World War II and is inspired by real-life British secret agent Violette Szabo. Players assume the role of Violette Summer and head deep behind enemy lines with no support or official backing from the British Government. Violette risks her lifeVelvet Assassin is a stealth-action game set in World War II and is inspired by real-life British secret agent Violette Szabo. Players assume the role of Violette Summer and head deep behind enemy lines with no support or official backing from the British Government. Violette risks her life fighting to defeat the German war machine one stealth mission at a time. Velvet Assassin combines lush, surreal visuals and a ground-breaking stealth combat system to deliver a gaming experience which is truly the first of its kind. [Gamecock Media] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    80
    If you don't generate monkey rage over non-essential side details, basic gameplay in Velvet Assassin is quite good and setting are sometimes great. For some reason, linear on-rick pony gameplay is not a bad thing in games like Gears of War or Call of Duty. [July 2009]
  2. There are many aspects of Velvet Assassin that could benefit from further time in development. Still, the game is strong enough to stand on its own, and will leave players ready and waiting for a sequel.
  3. A realistic war-zone atmosphere and rewarding stealth action make this an intense look at World War II, despite some problems.
  4. Because of the unexciting handling of the game, this title will only attract fans of sneaky shooters. Nice mood and graphics.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    60
    Charismatic heroine and interesting spy story from WWII cannot save the game from development bugs and really really weird game mechanics. Pick any Splinter Cell instead. [June 2009]
  6. Game Informer
    53
    As Velvet Assassin's story unfolds, a realization begins to dawn. Events have nothing to tie them together. [July 2009, p.83]
  7. PC Gamer UK
    35
    A depressing and shoddy misfire of a World War II sneak-'em-up. [July 2009, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30
  1. Nov 14, 2010
    10
    Great all around PC game, don't know why it has a low user/critic review. Seems like everyone wants a standard COD2 shooter these days. ThisGreat all around PC game, don't know why it has a low user/critic review. Seems like everyone wants a standard COD2 shooter these days. This game has good stealth and creative enemy path/actions. The silent kills are rewarding each time. The game play is slintercellesc, but with some new twists. Where its a tad repetitive, it is unique enough that I enjoy a good hour dose or so a day. I found the shooting action fun when spotted. Sure, its a little weird you can just exit a room and peek through a keyhole and the enemies never follow you. I'm willing to cut a little slack there though, as the overall game is awesome, and this makes it beatable at a reasonable pace. I'm about 2/3 of the way through now enjoying the storyline and game play. Expand
  2. PedroS
    Jul 24, 2009
    9
    I love this game. Put me inside the action, tottaly immersive! Graphics are astonishing, audio higly efficient to create atmosphere..and I love this game. Put me inside the action, tottaly immersive! Graphics are astonishing, audio higly efficient to create atmosphere..and Violet is a hot and beatiful carachter. Amuses me see her in action with her unbelievable a**. Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2016
    8
    This game is incredible for its time. I played it in 2014, and I remember enjoying it. There were an awesome graphics, pretty good gameplay,This game is incredible for its time. I played it in 2014, and I remember enjoying it. There were an awesome graphics, pretty good gameplay, and interesting story! If you are a big fan of stealth-action games (MGS, Hitman, etc), this title is essential for picking up. Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2016
    5
    If you wonder how or why Violette Summer became the Velvet Assassin and why she is called that way, don't hold you breath while waiting forIf you wonder how or why Violette Summer became the Velvet Assassin and why she is called that way, don't hold you breath while waiting for the explanation: you choke before it is explained. She is who she is and that is how it is.

    This sort of reflects a game that does things in a half-baked way. Oh sure, I liked it in one way, but I also found it nothing remarkable in other ways. A pro in stealth games will probably feel disappointed because while it does have stealth, it is certainly made for the impatient and the clumsy among us, like me. So you can sneak past your guards in full view -say five feet in front of them - as long as you do it in the dark. Oh and kill them to in front of them too as long as you back stab them from behind in that same dark. Nobody will notice. Just like they won't miss all their buddies disappearing one after the other. You can actually upgrade your sneaking to the point that you can overtake a patrolling guard from behind. It gets to be a walk in the park that way. Just with corpses littering the grass that is.

    But don't do something to alert them. They hunt you down relentlessly as if they know where you are, but can't shoot you unless they get close enough to do so. They got x-ray eyes and are highly sensitive. In fact they almost home in to you and the only way is to sneak away from them long enough so the timer gives up and they let you of the hook.

    But once they are aware of you they will shoot at you, even from the other side of the map right through obstacles and never give up until you or they are dead.

    However at some point during the game you will not worry much about the enemy anymore because once you upgraded enough and are armed with a proper weapon(not that whimsy silenced gun) there is only the lack of bullets that keep you from going on a killing spree and decide World War 2 that way. Think Inglourious Basterds. Oh yes, and then that wacky way of fighting. Because to be able to shoot, you need to get into a special mode. Which is, frankly, unhandy because you can't pick up things or kill someone from behind. For that you have to get into another mode again.

    This kinda reflects how the game is. It is a bit of sneaking, but not well done. It is a bit of fighting. Not well done either. It has a kind of story, that has okay graphics, is told using a scrapbook, it is nice but just not captivating enough. It has missions, that have nothing to do with each other, because they are not related or do not seem to build towards something. They are in that game together because Summer is doing them.

    Velvet Assassin is therefore a nice diversion that you might pick up when digging around in the bargain bin, but it isn't a good stealth game or a good fighting game. In fact it isn't good in anything in particular. It is a collection of unrelated missions done with lackluster game play held together by a flimsy story that is nice to look at but not something that will stick with you. Maybe 10 dollars/euros at best. More would be waste of your precious money.
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  5. Jun 23, 2012
    5
    Caveat: I'm a big fan of stealth games. So that being said this review might come across as biased. Well, Velvet Assassin is the perfectCaveat: I'm a big fan of stealth games. So that being said this review might come across as biased. Well, Velvet Assassin is the perfect example of a great concept poorly executed. There was little to no quality control done here. So here are the pros: Atmosphere. Great ambiance with the environments. The lighting is very nice and well balanced. Voice over work is good. Music os good but can be a bit over-zealous at the wrong moments. And now for the longer list of cons: Controls. She's difficult to maneuver and she moves slowly and jerky. The walking paths are littered with junk that can't be picked up or climbed over. She only climbs select areas and when she does they're in the worst places. Weapons. There are only four total including your default knife. Attack. She stabs like she has mono and the stabbing does little to no damage. She can't reload while running. Enemies. Apparently Nazis can shoot at you but things like doors and ropes stop them. Once a Nazi searches for you they stop after awhile and go back to their original paths even with the ground being littered with dead Nazis. Video. No one bothered to test the video or even patch anything afterwards. There are checkerboard glitches throughout but not enough to truly deter anyone from continuing. No saving: only checkpoints. Truly annoying. Pathing. Truly linear. You can't explore as much as the areas reveal but there are some hidden things here and there. Conclusion: It's not a total loss but with such frustrating controls and setup and video issues it's not worth playing at a high retail price. Get it cheap and uninstall it if it pisses you off... Expand
  6. Feb 19, 2014
    4
    Good idea for a game but the result is bland and repetitive.
    Deleted the game after 2 hours despite the fact that I LOVE STEALTH GAMES. I
    Good idea for a game but the result is bland and repetitive.
    Deleted the game after 2 hours despite the fact that I LOVE STEALTH GAMES. I can't even remember what the story was all about. You can give it a shot but I think I'd rather play NOLF instead.
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  7. CalebB
    May 12, 2009
    0
    to be honest i did not find a single thing about this game. sure the graphics are alright and a low quality system can play it, but it is SO to be honest i did not find a single thing about this game. sure the graphics are alright and a low quality system can play it, but it is SO boring. it becomes very monotonous after about the second enemy you kill. i am sad because i wasted 50$ on a game i strongly dislike/hate. i think it is like a sad attempt at the matrix in ww2 rather than the future lol. and the controls are very awkward. they take forever to really get the hang of and the a.i. is pathetic. Expand

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