Sly 2: Band of Thieves PlayStation 2

Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 64 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
Buy On
  1. 70
    While playing, we began to wonder whether it would be cooler if the bad guys won? We tried joining forces with them, but died each time. Way to be cliquey, guys.
  2. It may lack the cinematic punch of the big guns of Jak and Ratchet, but it never plumbs the depths of Ty or Crash.
  3. It’ll challenge you to the point of frustration but is saved by that just-one-more-go factor, and like a lot of music albums it is sometimes left wanting in the middle but starts and ends well. It’s above average, but falls short of greatness.
  4. Edge Magazine
    60
    Over-dependence on legwork over the bulk of each world robs the game of its sparkle, making it feel more work-ethic sweatshop than well-paced sweetshop. [Dec 2005, p.111]

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#37 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 186 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. CarlosL.
    Jul 21, 2007
    10
    Sly Cooper 2 is the BEST GAME in the amazing series. The ability to play as the whole gang was fun especially as Murray. Each character has Sly Cooper 2 is the BEST GAME in the amazing series. The ability to play as the whole gang was fun especially as Murray. Each character has there specialties Bentley you can place bombs and use sleep darts. Murray is the brawn and is fun just to get in all out brawls with the guards in the levels. While Sly is probably the all around best because you can go anywhere and fight everyone but you can't fight as good as Murray. The missions are great every mission is fun and different the inly being the hacking missions. The Episodes or levels start with sly then end with an Operation that use the whole gang doing something like one operationg you do something as Bently then go to Murray then finish with Sly then a boss battle with one of the characters.The graphics in this game work perfectly and are very pretty.The cutscenes are good even the picture ones with narration. This game is better then Ratchet and Jak put together. Full Review »
  2. Feb 25, 2013
    10
    This is my favorite game of all time to this day. Excellent story, graphics, gameplay, and sandbox elements. This game was a complete blast toThis is my favorite game of all time to this day. Excellent story, graphics, gameplay, and sandbox elements. This game was a complete blast to playthrough. The characters are very charming and it has a deep story for being a kid's games. I'm 15 and I still enjoy this game A LOT. I highly recommend you get this for the Playstation 2 or Playstation 3! Full Review »
  3. Apr 26, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. My personal favorite in the series. i remember when i was little seeing it and getting hyper over the idea of finally using Bentley and Murray as well, but i never knew it would end up being the best game ever. The plot is amazing and engaging, the characters are lovable (or hatable in all the right ways), the missions are much more dynamic and fun, it isnt constantly about keys anymore. Definitely recommend getting this amazing game. Full Review »