Velvet Assassin Xbox 360

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 46
  2. Negative: 8 out of 46
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  1. A shame in so many ways. Avoid, unless you like boredom.
  2. A frustrating gaming experience.
  3. Edge Magazine
    40
    Lacking the tools to really upset her enemies or cope with them when she does, Summer relies on a wafer-thin playbook of obvious traps and distractions. [July 2009, p.96]
  4. Velvet Assassin is in one word: weak. The story never reaches its full potential and furthermore the technical side is flooded with flaws. And even though the game has its moments of tension, the game fails horribly in being worth your money. Try to sneak past this one if you can.
  5. games(TM)
    40
    Velvet Assassin accentuates the negatives of the genre rather than it emphasises the positives. [July 2009, p.108]
  6. Despite its solid foundations, Velvet Assassin doesn’t have the brute strength to be anything more than a brief distraction for extremely patient, hardcore fans of the traditional stealth genre.
  7. 30
    Velvet Assassin is an excruciatingly painful, unappealing mess of a game, and its number of redeeming qualities can be counted on the stump of a leper's former arm: it ends.
  8. Velvet Assassin has a neat premise, but I knew before the second mission was over that I never wanted to play it again. It's just too repetitive, frustrating, and archaically designed to make it recommendable even to diehard stealth fans. The genre has evolved, and Velvet Assassin didn't keep up.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Jan 22, 2017
    1
    Dommage, car a priori l'intention était bonne, tout comme le cul de l'héroïne sur la jaquette. Hélas, il s'agit de l'un des pires jeuxDommage, car a priori l'intention était bonne, tout comme le cul de l'héroïne sur la jaquette. Hélas, il s'agit de l'un des pires jeux d'infiltration depuis quelques décennies : frustrant, répétitif, sclérosé par les scripts et les sauvegardes automatiques trop espacées qui obligent à recommencer plus que de raison, maniabilité à revoir et interface mal foutue. La construction des niveaux est en outre des plus archaïques et son IA du type "tout ou rien" est des plus limitées, sans mentionner une tripotée de bugs non négligeable. Enfin, il s'avère techniquement parlant très faiblard pour ne pas dire dégueulasse. Full Review »
  2. May 6, 2016
    8
    Why must this game be so underrated? I think it's because the game is very difficult. As a fan of stealth games, though, I wouldn't hesitantWhy must this game be so underrated? I think it's because the game is very difficult. As a fan of stealth games, though, I wouldn't hesitant to recommend this game if you're up for a challenge. Full Review »
  3. Feb 16, 2013
    8
    In this game you play the role of British WW2 spy Violette Summer, a protagonist who really does put the 'ass' in 'assassin'. The missions areIn this game you play the role of British WW2 spy Violette Summer, a protagonist who really does put the 'ass' in 'assassin'. The missions are presented as flashbacks as Violette lies ill in a hospital bed. Whilst not a masterpiece, this is an incredibly underrated game. The stealth mechanics and actual gameplay is pretty simple; but it is the atmosphere, claustrophobic and haunting, that will stay with you the most. The graphics aren't great but neither are they terrible. The voice work for Violette is quite good.

    My main complaint with this game is the absolutely terrible shooting mechanics. While this isn't really as issue for most of the game, it becomes a major gripe for the last two missions :/

    All in all, I enjoyed Velvet Assassin much more than I thought I would. There was potential for a sequel too, but I doubt we'll ever see one.
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