Silent Scope PlayStation 2


Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
Buy On
  1. Games Radar
    A brief affair, a perfectly formed kinetic buzz. And, a long time after you've finished with it, you'll still hear the sounds. Repeat after us: Click. Thud. Buchhhhaaaaa.
  2. Silent Scope looks good, sounds good, plays okay, but it's still a lot of fun -- but there's not a whole lot left to enjoy.
  3. Spank!
    While the lack of a light gun will disappoint some, and gamers looking for depth are barking up the wrong tree, Silent Scope offers some of the most stupidly pleasurable shooting action to be found on PS2 (or anywhere).
  4. 78
    This is a good solid game, but nothing truly spectacular. It is a fun shooter, with a twist. That sniper scope adds a new dimension to the shooter genre.
  5. A great arcade game that doesn''t quite hit the target.
  6. A big hit in arcades; while the home version lacks the rifle grip and scope of the coin-op machine, it captures its feel.
  7. The sound effects are very well done, but the senseless and endless chatter from your colleagues is distracting and unwanted, and the music score could have been much better and less monotonous.
  8. 70
    The D-pad tends to be a little slow and straight in responding and the joystick is a little too fast and wiggly. This can cause no end of trouble when you are trying to aim or if you or your targets are moving.
  9. CNET Gamecenter
    Even though Silent Scope for the PS2 doesn't offer a gun peripheral like the arcade version (can we stress that enough?), it's still an exceptionally fun game that warrants attention.
  10. Da Gameboyz
    Not all arcade games work successfully when ported to a console; this is sadly no exception.
  11. 64
    Great fun while it lasts, which in most cases should wind up being as many hours as you can count on your hands.
  12. Suffers tremendously because of the control issues. Without the sniper rifle peripheral that made the arcade game a joy, Silent Scope is only a game that entertains in a brief, arcade-y way.
  13. The lack of lightgun support and the shortness of the game hurt what is otherwise a great title.
  14. If sending a single bullet through someone’s head thousands of yards away sounds like a good Friday night to you, then Silent Scope is right up your alley (and therapy might not be a bad idea, either).
  15. Daily Radar
    It's a gun game without a gun, and there's really no way to get past that one glaring omission.
  16. The added training mode in the home version doesn't make up for the fact that you can master the game in less than a day.
  17. You can beat it and explore all that it has to offer in a couple of hours, but it's still a fun game.
  18. The absence of the sniper rifle peripheral, which made the arcade game exceptional, sucks the life out of this title.
  19. Gun usage would have made it a closer match to the arcades, and more levels would have made me feel much better about it on Day 2.
  20. The translation is nearly arcade perfect. The only thing missing is a full-sized sniper rifle, which ends up making a big difference.
  21. 40
    To be blunt, the game just isn't fun without the gun.
  22. I really like SS and will pull it out of the shelf once every few moons, when I'm about three dozen other PS2 games shy of suggesting you spend $50 for it, when the same price tag can get you a discounted "House of the Dead 2" and third-party lightgun for your Dreamcast.

Awards & Rankings

#34 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
User Score

No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Oct 2, 2015
    Ok i know that this game is funnn, but is a realy bad version from the arcade game, playit in the ps2 is borring , but the arcade version isOk i know that this game is funnn, but is a realy bad version from the arcade game, playit in the ps2 is borring , but the arcade version is perfect, i thinck that is a good game, but it could be better. Full Review »