Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
Buy On
  1. Unfortunately there is one major stumbling block; the game is too short and the average gamer will have it licked in no time at all.
  2. Sly Cooper's first adventure may be years old, but it still deserves to steal attention from you.

Awards & Rankings

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#6 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
97
#97 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 195 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 50
  2. Negative: 3 out of 50
  1. Oct 13, 2011
    10
    My favorite game of all time. I love everything about this game. I love the graphics and the gameplay beats any ratchet and clank or jak. IMy favorite game of all time. I love everything about this game. I love the graphics and the gameplay beats any ratchet and clank or jak. I enjoy the stealth part of the game. The bosses are absolutely amazing but a bit easy. I have beaten this game over 10 times and i can always replay it. It was an amazing childhood game. The clue bottle collecting was a bit challenging and super fun. The master thief sprints are amazing and really challenge even very good platformer gamers. Overall i love sly cooper! Long live the thief!!!!!!!!! Full Review »
  2. Oct 27, 2016
    10
    Let me tell you. I was a bit skeptical about this game at first- but I immediately fell in love with it. The gameplay, is so much darn fun!Let me tell you. I was a bit skeptical about this game at first- but I immediately fell in love with it. The gameplay, is so much darn fun! Its challenging, but with the central hub system, it makes it amazing. The graphics are very unique and thought out, the voice acting is very well thought out and so is the script, and the stealth part about this game is fantastic. Its a challenge if you're not used to these types of games, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes a blast. Its a bit short, as I finished it in about a day in a half, but don't let that deter you from buying it. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on this game! You'll thank me later! Full Review »
  3. Jul 31, 2012
    8
    There's a pleasant old-school feel to Thievius Raccoonus; the enemies are merciless but a bit stupid, and the platforming challenges come onThere's a pleasant old-school feel to Thievius Raccoonus; the enemies are merciless but a bit stupid, and the platforming challenges come on strong and ramp up steadily in difficulty as the levels go by.
    The main problem is that just as you're getting into a groove and really enjoying the variety seen throughout the different levels, the game ends.
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