• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2004

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
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  1. Those not fanatical about the Silent Scope franchise will probably want to pass on the whole experience unless they are in the market for a cool light gun or have $90 burning a hole in their pocket.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine
    A welcome change from most lightgun games that stress "spray and pray" techniques because precision and skill are needed instead of mere blasting. [Apr 2004, p.82]
  3. There's a great deal fun to be had, but the control difficulties and the fact that these games get pretty old pretty fast (even with the added extras and mission modes) almost dilute whatever fun is there.
  4. 70
    If you're a fan of the series, Complete is a no-brainer. For everyone else, if you're into preposterous storylines, terrible (in the best way, of course) voice acting, and fast, time-based arcade shooting, and don't mind sub-par visuals, give Complete a look.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    Give it a rental but don't think that you have to have a lightgun. I've been playing this game for years without one and I'm not complaining.
  6. Silent Scope Complete would have been a wonderful package for fans of light gun games, only it’s let down by an intrinsically flawed calibration system.
  7. If the software would have been tweaked a bit more it would have interacted a lot easier with Pelican’s amazing light rifle. However, even with having to adjust the brightness the player can still relive some of those arcade memories. This game is a must for light gun fans and should be skipped by all other players.
  8. It’s a shame the light gun support just plain sucks and certainly steals away much of the potential charm of this title, but at least the gamepad control is more than adequate to play and enjoy an otherwise simple yet challenging shooter.
  9. The lasting appeal really all depends on how much you got out of the old arcade machines. Just don’t expect 100 hours of game play here, unless you are just a die-hard Silent Scope veteran.
  10. If you do buy or rent the collection, don't bother with the light gun since it's too much work to get working properly and there aren't enough compatible games on the Xbox to support the purchase.
  11. Scratch the "Complete" BS - this really should've been called "Silent Scope 3 Plus," because the first two games are so short that your time is best spent uncovering the third game's myriad secrets. [Mar 2004, p.85]
  12. 60
    It's certainly not a great game, and looks extremely dated, but still worth some shooting time.
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Just watch out for that crazy difficulty spike that happens about halfway through each title - and don't forget the Visine. [March 2004, p.120]
  14. The versions of the Silent Scope games included in this package are all faithful enough to the originals, but the problem is that even with all four games included in a single package, there's just not a lot of value here.
  15. A short-lived one-trick pony that's pretty much run its course. [Mar 2004, p.101]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Uter
    Feb 12, 2004
    I like this game. It's pretty simple, but sniping enemies in a bunch of different situations is entertaining. The graphics aren't I like this game. It's pretty simple, but sniping enemies in a bunch of different situations is entertaining. The graphics aren't impressive, but they have an arcadey quality that make them somewhat stylish. I like the storylines here too - they're so ridiculous and fun. To top it off, there's actually 4 full games in this package. All play similarly, but that's what makes it such a nice compilation. Full Review »
  2. AndrewP.
    Feb 12, 2004
    This game is an excellent arcade port, and reviewers are expecting more than that. it deserves at least a nine.
  3. BobF.
    Feb 5, 2004
    This game is awsome, i think.