Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
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  1. Even though SS2: Dark Silhouette is an improvement on the original in just about every way, there just wasn't enough to "blow me away", as the saying goes.
  2. Technically speaking, Silent Scope 2 isn’t much of an advance over the original Silent Scope, and in some ways it’s actually a step backwards.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    It's not the deepest game ever made, but it is one of those things that you can use to get a quick fix of gaming. [Oct 2001, p.135]
  4. It rapidly descends into an overly-linear memory test which, without the physical act of aiming or the genuinely engaging ducking mechanic of "Time Crisis," all too quickly becomes repetitive and dull.
  5. 67
    Without the gun, Silent Scope is more of an exercise, a drill. It's decent fun, but it doesn't come close to the level of excitement of adrenaline rushes that the arcade version delivers.
  6. If you can look past some horrendous voice acting, you might be satisfied with the music and sound effects in the game. I personally couldn’t get past the voice acting and how it hurt the plot.
  7. A very faithful recreation of its coin-operated brethren in both its graphics and gameplay. The bad news, however, is that without the light gun, it’s just not as fun. Plain as that.
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    The game looks so unspectacularly similar to an N64 game at times, you’ll wonder if the PS2’s graphics chip went on vacation. [Oct 2001, p.148]
  9. 60
    There aren't really enough features here to recommend Silent Scope 2 to anyone other than those who are maniacally obsessive about the game ...or those rich I-Link-two-big-TVs-in-the-same-room-owning-people.
  10. Featuring a well-developed storyline and numerous exclusive modes for this home version, Silent Scope 2 falters primarily when it comes to accurately targeting your enemies.
  11. While the gameplay and graphics are just about identical to those of the arcade version, the lack of that big gimmicky sniper rifle makes the game downright silly.
  12. If you absolutely loved the arcade version, don’t buy this game. You will be so disappointed that you will want to skeet shoot the disc itself.
  13. If you have the equipment (2 USB Mice, I-Link Cable, 2 TV's and 2 PS2's) and a friend you can find some unique and worthy gameplay.
  14. This series sucks without the sniper rifle. Sorry, end of discussion.

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score

No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Buzzoff
    Jan 23, 2002
    I expected bettar game play and length of game play.
  2. ReidL.
    Dec 23, 2001
    Really good game, gotta have a konami gun for the game, it's alot better with it!