Silent Scope 3 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2002

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
Buy On
  1. A game of high scores, precision and unlocking further stages to then score high on. It’s a game that flies in the face of new fads like stealth modes, world-building sims and realism in favour of old-skool thrills and kills.
  2. 80
    Doesn’t necessarily revolutionize the gaming experience—the game does, however, offer a fine continuation to the already classic series.
  3. Game Informer
    Good, but a multiplayer mode would have been nice. [Nov 2002, p.128]
  4. 74
    Fans of the series will love Silent Scope 3, though the game may be too difficult for everyone else.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    You're basically getting two games in one here, and both are a lot of fun, not to mention loaded with replay value. [Nov 2002, p.190]
  6. The plot and graphics are weak, and the gameplay, while fun for a little while, quickly becomes dull because of the absence of a sniper rifle-style light gun.
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Even if you play through both titles multiple times to see all of the branching missions, you can still blow through it in a day or two. [Dec 2002, p.218]
  8. PSM Magazine
    The great physical satisfaction from the arcade game is lost without the honking-big sniper rifle. [Dec 2002, p.60]
  9. Shame that the outdated graphics, effective-but-simplistic (i.e. recycled) sound effects and still-awkward Dual Shock 2 control relegate Silent Scope 3 to the realm of rental material.
  10. The major fault of Silent Scope 3 is that it's more of the same, just memory and repetition.
  11. A decent adaptation of the arcade series, and offers a sometimes enjoyable but extremely brief experience.
  12. 40
    A cookie cutter light-gun game offering little to nothing more than the content of the first two games.
User Score

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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Tox
    Mar 14, 2003
    Offered so much, yet delivered so little. Got into the game, thought "this is fun"... bit of sniping, what more could you want. Was a bit Offered so much, yet delivered so little. Got into the game, thought "this is fun"... bit of sniping, what more could you want. Was a bit disappointed that I couldn't move around the map myself... well, it *is* only an arcade port after all. Finished the first mission on the first go, got to the map... oh yeah, there are a a few missions here on stage 1. Hang on... isn't there any other stages? Is that *all* the missions that there are? You're kidding! $109 for this??? No wonder they're shipping the first game with it. What a rip-off! Took it back to the store and took advantage of their superb "returns" policy. Now deep in the throes of Grand Theft Auto - Vice City. In short - the only exceptional thing about it is how ordinary it is. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 19, 2002
    Impeccable timing on the release.