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. Velvet Assassin’s strengths are in its quiet, richly framed version of a World War II inside the head. The stealth mechanic is very specific and rigidly pattern based, but it presents its scenarios incredibly well.
  2. VA is a great story idea, the narrative of which really succeeds, but the actual gameplay itself is a letdown.
  3. The strength of this game is the visceral experience. It all feels very real and can be very tense, much like the enjoyable tension you feel in a good scary movie. This is all very good, but some poor choices in game design sometimes pull you out of the experience which is not so good.
  4. Velvet Assassin is very much an enjoyable game, it might not have the high production values of some of its peers, but in general offers a tense, thrilling, and engaging gameplay experience throughout.
  5. A realistic war-zone atmosphere and rewarding stealth action make this an intense look at World War II, despite some problems.
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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