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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
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  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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  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
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  1. Mystery
    Aug 26, 2006
    10
    One of the best paltformers on the PS2.
  2. Apr 12, 2013
    10
    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. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    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
  4. Jun 30, 2013
    9
    I actually liked this game the most of the PS2 Sly era,this is one of the best games for the PS2.
    It got everything from Thievius Raccoonus
    and Band of Thieves,and with the new minigames,it's the best in series (for me at least).
    All in all,this game gets a 9/10.
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  5. BrunoH.
    Oct 8, 2005
    8
    Great game overall.! Excelent graphics (albeit some slow-downs during gameplay), steady controls and great audio. However, I honestly prefer Sly 2: Band of Thieves. This third entry is waaaaay to easy and I find it to be less excinting than the previous version (in terms of the plot, for example). The new playable characters are a blast, specially the Guru, but you only get to play him for like 5 missions. If you are a fan os the series, buy it. Otherwise, a rent will be just fine! Expand
  6. Feb 25, 2013
    8
    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
  7. Sep 10, 2014
    8
    Probably the worst game in the series but it is a great game. The graphics are improved, and the boss fights are great. The worlds are fun to explore but the missions are not as fun as in the previous game. Expand

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