• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2002
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  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. 74
    Fans of the series will love Silent Scope 3, though the game may be too difficult for everyone else.
  3. A decent adaptation of the arcade series, and offers a sometimes enjoyable but extremely brief experience.
  4. 40
    A cookie cutter light-gun game offering little to nothing more than the content of the first two games.
  5. The great physical satisfaction from the arcade game is lost without the honking-big sniper rifle. [Dec 2002, p.60]
  6. Good, but a multiplayer mode would have been nice. [Nov 2002, p.128]
  7. 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.
  8. 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]
  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 Shame that the outdated graphics, effective-but-simplistic (i.e. recycled) sound effects and still-awkward Dual Shock 2 control relegate Silent Scope 3 to the realm of rental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. 80
    Doesn’t necessarily revolutionize the gaming experience—the game does, however, offer a fine continuation to the already classic series.
  11. 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]
  12. The major fault of Silent Scope 3 is that it's more of the same, just memory and repetition.
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
    3
    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
    8
    Impeccable timing on the release.