• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2004
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 90
    Visually, all three games have been retouched to look much sharper, while the audio remains standard fare: cool gun effects and hokey voices. [Mar 2004, p.63]
  2. It looks like a dog's dinner, so unless you have a forgiving nature and can look past surface effects, this may not be for you. For fans of arcade gun-games though, this is about as good as it gets.
  3. Through some clever design, the Pelican Silent Scope Light Rifle replicates fairly well the experience of playing Silent Scope in the arcade. [Feb 2004, p.41]
  4. Basically, this will keep your trigger finger busy for a long time....However,...no visual enhancements have been made for the Xbox port. [Feb 2004, p.109]
  5. The thing that really brings this game to the point of being a great package is the fact of getting the very cool Pelican Silent Scope Light Rifle for the Xbox. The gun itself is a real treat and worth the bones alone because not only can you use it with Silent Scope Complete, but you can also break the rifle down into a regular gun and use it on basically any Xbox game that supports a light gun.
  6. While the game might feel repetitive at times, the increases in difficulty are going to challenge your abilities as a sharp-shooter. It is all about speed, accuracy and a steady hand in order to take down the terrorist threat (which ever one you’re working on at the time).
  7. If fast-paced shooting action and campy storylines (complete with the Resident Evil-styled bad voice acting) is your cup of tea, Silent Scope Complete will not disappoint you in the very least. While the series does show its age, this is still one of the most entertaining shooting games around.
  8. 75
    An entertaining collection of shooters, but it's kind of funny and kind of sad that it doesn't play to perfection with its namesake peripheral.
  9. 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.
  10. 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]
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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]
  20. 60
    It's certainly not a great game, and looks extremely dated, but still worth some shooting time.
  21. 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]
  22. 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.
  23. A short-lived one-trick pony that's pretty much run its course. [Mar 2004, p.101]
  24. Like most other light gun games that are released on console systems, it is hard to justify a purchase for a game that doesn’t have a lot of depth to it.
  25. While complete in packaging, still feels like a shallow product, as the energy of the arcade game still isn't accurately captured.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Uter
    Feb 12, 2004
    8
    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
    9
    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
    10
    This game is awsome, i think.