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  • Summary: Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves entices a broad range of players with multiple tiers of gameplay to reach both the hard core and gaming novice, drawing players immediately into the devious adventures of Sly and his crew by offering a unique cast of playable characters, a challenging dual analog stick multiplayer mode, new vehicles, mini-games, disguises, enhanced combat move sets and much more. Players hungry for a more in-depth gameplay experience have the opportunity to replay missions by utilizing the time machine feature, thus providing an opportunity to sneak around an environment again using alternative moves and disguises in order to achieve even higher Master Thief ratings. In the new multiplayer mode, players play head-to-head and experience cooperative missions or replay mini-games together. The story line for Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves begins with Sly and his crew in disarray and struggling some setbacks. Bentley was crippled in the final battle with Clockwerk at the end of "Sly 2: Band of Thieves" and confined to a wheelchair, and Murray, feeling responsible for Bentley's tragic accident, has quit the team and chosen a path of non-violence and solace. Meanwhile, Sly learns of a secret family fortress that houses the amassed Cooper family fortune. Upon arriving at this hidden location, Sly discovers another enemy group attempting to steal the Cooper fortune. Sly and Bentley quickly realize they will need considerable help to defeat this new rival. Their recruiting starts with Murray, and once back on-board, Sly, Murray and Bentley set out to enlist some new and familiar faces in an effort to pull off a World Class heist. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. 100
    An amazing accomplishment, especially considering the fact that Sly 2 was just released last year.
  2. Clearly the best game in the series yet, no ifs ands or buts about it.
  3. A great game, especially for kids, and the gameplay is simple but deep enough for anyone to enjoy.
  4. Bigger, longer, and Slyer than the previous two in the franchise. Although Sly 3 still suffers from a relative ease that has always plagued the series, the gameplay is varied and clever enough to keep a player of any skill level's attention.
  5. 81
    It's still a fun ride and many of the new additions work out well, especially the pirate sections, but there are enough rocky spots to make the game feel kind of awkward and hold it back from being truly great.
  6. This is a great game, its got a fun story, great humor, an assortment of different traps and challenges to keep you thinking and guessing, and a great graphical experience.
  7. Sly 3 is a solid and inoffensive kids'adventure which perfectly satisfies the needs of its target audience and credits it delivers with a much more discerning nature than other games of its sort. [Dec 2005, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 14, 2013
    Sly 3 is by far one of the greatest platformers for the PlayStation 2. The mechanics are simple and easy to get used to, the voice acting is great, the puzzles are orderly set out puzzles accompanied by great and smooth controls. The graphics and the art style is great for a PlayStation 2, and as simple as the game is, it can often pose a great challenge. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2013
    Since childhood I have been playing the Sly Cooper games and I loved this one. I liked the new concept of bringing in new characters to complete the greatest heist/mission the gang ever conceived yet relating the plot to Sly's past. I also liked the new usage of vehicles like planes and boats. Boss battles are frustrating and difficult but satisfying once completed. My only complaint is having to choose the right thing to say during a conversation, I thought that was unnecessary, but all in all I loved the third installment. Even though the games came out years ago I find myself playing them over summer vacation year after year as they are timeless fun for all ages. Expand
  3. Feb 29, 2012
    best series ever. Hands down. Very fun gameplay, likeable characters, etc. Whats not to love? Good graphics too. The people who rated it bad, cant get past the boss fights LOL!!!! Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2010
    This game cannot match up to the awesomeness of the second one, but it still is a great game. The character designs only get better, the difficulty is raised, the character relationships are really getting tension, and the way the characters develop make you attached to them like in a movie. The problems i had with it though were: The ending, Some of the characters have different voices, and it's way too short. But hey, that doesnt take away from the awesomeness. This is one video game series that deserves a movie (CGI though, live-action would be really weird) Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2013
    If you have not guessed by now I enjoy Sly 3. The story while eposidic is still enjoyable and the characters are great as always. The design and gameplay are a mixed bag. There are some additions I love like the Guru, replaying missions, and a lot of variety. At the same time though there are some things I miss from Sly 2 such as a longer game and the clue bottles. However, despite Sly 3’s flaws it still manages to be an enjoyable game. The gameplay is still a lot of fun and my love from Sly 2 over Sly 3 is more preference. Sly 3, while similar to Sly 2 adds enough new gameplay to make it feel fresh and is a ton of fun to play. If you like Sly 2 play Sly 3 because I think you will enjoy it. I do not know how much you will like Sly 3 in comparison to Sly 2; but I still think you will like it. Sly 3 is a good sequel and a nice way to end the Sly trilogy. Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2013
    Pretty good but sly 2 was very unpredictable the story was a phenomenon and the gameplay is great and it has some replay value sly 3 on the other hand has a good story some replay value compared to sly 2 sly 2 takes the cake for story this game has the best gameplay. Expand
  7. Feb 25, 2013
    My least favorite of the Sly series, personally. I feel like the first, second, and fourth have so much more to offer. The game feels rushed, and the storyline isn't as great as the second. The new gang members are fun but very underdeveloped. Good game otherwise though. Expand

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