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  • Summary: Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves entices a broad range of players with multiple tiers of gameplay to reach both the hard core and gaming novice, drawing players immediately into the devious adventures of Sly and his crew by offering a unique cast of playable characters, a challenging dual analogSly 3: Honor Among Thieves entices a broad range of players with multiple tiers of gameplay to reach both the hard core and gaming novice, drawing players immediately into the devious adventures of Sly and his crew by offering a unique cast of playable characters, a challenging dual analog stick multiplayer mode, new vehicles, mini-games, disguises, enhanced combat move sets and much more. Players hungry for a more in-depth gameplay experience have the opportunity to replay missions by utilizing the time machine feature, thus providing an opportunity to sneak around an environment again using alternative moves and disguises in order to achieve even higher Master Thief ratings. In the new multiplayer mode, players play head-to-head and experience cooperative missions or replay mini-games together. The story line for Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves begins with Sly and his crew in disarray and struggling some setbacks. Bentley was crippled in the final battle with Clockwerk at the end of "Sly 2: Band of Thieves" and confined to a wheelchair, and Murray, feeling responsible for Bentley's tragic accident, has quit the team and chosen a path of non-violence and solace. Meanwhile, Sly learns of a secret family fortress that houses the amassed Cooper family fortune. Upon arriving at this hidden location, Sly discovers another enemy group attempting to steal the Cooper fortune. Sly and Bentley quickly realize they will need considerable help to defeat this new rival. Their recruiting starts with Murray, and once back on-board, Sly, Murray and Bentley set out to enlist some new and familiar faces in an effort to pull off a World Class heist. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 54 out of 59
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  1. 100
    An amazing accomplishment, especially considering the fact that Sly 2 was just released last year.
  2. Make no mistake, you should play it just for Sucker Punch's wonderful story and those fleeting moments of excellence as Sly, Murray, and Bentley, but don't expect the near-flawless execution of "Band of Thieves."
  3. A great game, especially for kids, and the gameplay is simple but deep enough for anyone to enjoy.
  4. Bigger, longer, and Slyer than the previous two in the franchise. Although Sly 3 still suffers from a relative ease that has always plagued the series, the gameplay is varied and clever enough to keep a player of any skill level's attention.
  5. 81
    It's still a fun ride and many of the new additions work out well, especially the pirate sections, but there are enough rocky spots to make the game feel kind of awkward and hold it back from being truly great.
  6. AceGamez
    80
    An ambitious sequel (and possibly conclusion) that refuses to allow you to get bored - so much so that it ends up being more of a bad thing than a good thing.
  7. games(TM)
    50
    Sly 3 is a solid and inoffensive kids'adventure which perfectly satisfies the needs of its target audience and credits it delivers with a much more discerning nature than other games of its sort. [Dec 2005, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    Sly 3 is by far one of the greatest platformers for the PlayStation 2. The mechanics are simple and easy to get used to, the voice acting isSly 3 is by far one of the greatest platformers for the PlayStation 2. The mechanics are simple and easy to get used to, the voice acting is great, the puzzles are orderly set out puzzles accompanied by great and smooth controls. The graphics and the art style is great for a PlayStation 2, and as simple as the game is, it can often pose a great challenge. Expand
  2. GlenP.
    Oct 14, 2005
    10
    Excellent voice acting, tightly coupled puzzled and great game controls. A difficulty level that is challenging but not frustrating. A rare Excellent voice acting, tightly coupled puzzled and great game controls. A difficulty level that is challenging but not frustrating. A rare balance among todays games. Expand
  3. May 23, 2011
    10
    This is a great finish to one of the best overall series ever you must buy it all the people are fun to play as especially the guru a must ownThis is a great finish to one of the best overall series ever you must buy it all the people are fun to play as especially the guru a must own 10/10!!! Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2013
    8
    If you have not guessed by now I enjoy Sly 3. The story while eposidic is still enjoyable and the characters are great as always. The designIf you have not guessed by now I enjoy Sly 3. The story while eposidic is still enjoyable and the characters are great as always. The design and gameplay are a mixed bag. There are some additions I love like the Guru, replaying missions, and a lot of variety. At the same time though there are some things I miss from Sly 2 such as a longer game and the clue bottles. However, despite Sly 3’s flaws it still manages to be an enjoyable game. The gameplay is still a lot of fun and my love from Sly 2 over Sly 3 is more preference. Sly 3, while similar to Sly 2 adds enough new gameplay to make it feel fresh and is a ton of fun to play. If you like Sly 2 play Sly 3 because I think you will enjoy it. I do not know how much you will like Sly 3 in comparison to Sly 2; but I still think you will like it. Sly 3 is a good sequel and a nice way to end the Sly trilogy. Expand
  5. Jun 7, 2019
    8
    The word "Honor" is often defined as a sense of what is right, having high principals or integrity. In Sly 3, Honor is the main foundation ofThe word "Honor" is often defined as a sense of what is right, having high principals or integrity. In Sly 3, Honor is the main foundation of this game's story and the last thing you'd expect among a group of mischeivous thieves. In classic comic book style, you'll find Sly 3 creates an environment that focuses on it's characters, backstory and their unique traits.

    Being the 3rd installment in the series, the game has a decent balance of both it's direction in the story as well as knowing when to progress it's game-play so you aren't constantly playing in the same map for too long with the same characters all the time. It's also worth noting that there are bonus missions you can switch to at any time in case you get stuck during your main progress which is a huge plus for replay purposes in case the levels get too hard. While I understand that Sly in itself has always leaned towards the slower movement type of play, it's game-play can sometimes feel too soft, too slow and doesn't deliver the heart-pounding action I so often crave during it's high action moments. It's fair to say the player can most often feel emerged in the idea of being mafioso, theivious, and generally safer.

    If asked to describe the controls of this game, I'd say the controls in themselves feel fluid... almost too fluid at times, making linking different chains of movement easy to do and often making those links seem effortless. When I say that the controls are "too fluid" I mean this in the sense that the player can often get so used to the controls that they stick to just one or a couple of habitual options as opposed to considering the entire control scheme. I also find when it comes to high input situations, say, a boss fight... incorrect inputs can sometimes cost you the fight if you aren't careful so it's best to experiment as best as you can and at the very least, know your options.

    It's hard to pinpoint exactly what it was that made this game tick for me but I think it wasn't just a couple of key things. Instead, it was more-so how a bunch of key things that normally don't work in games, worked perfectly in Sly 3. The direction taken for this game can have you thinking about it for years to come, it's timeless art style and combat system is one that not many games can match even if they tried. I often find game companies will stick to what works and not try to take too many risks but as this game proves, taking risks can have big payoffs. The 3-D mode was definitely a nice touch to the overall immersion, being skeptical at first, I didn't think I'd enjoy it very much but having played over it once, I can safely say it's the absolute best way to play the game. Gotta give credit where credit is due.

    The over-world in Sly 3 was pretty captivating. You had enough space where everything felt close enough to easily get to but also vast enough you could get lost in the process. Collecting was a pretty big part of this game in terms of progressing and even though it was a little tedious I enjoyed every second of feeling like a real thief and being reminded that stealth is an essential part of getting ahead. Saves considered, one could argue the checkpoints could use a little work, there were also a few moments where I felt they didn't do the best job at explaining why or how to move the story along but at least they tried.

    Speaking of story, we need to bring up how well this game did at creating just that. It's good enough that I can see myself reading a book on it and I'm not one to go out of my way to read. If that doesn't speak volumes, I don't know what does. If you're looking for something that's going to bring you into it's world, the potential is certainly there. It's cartoony aspect and the innocent nature of the characters are a combination that almost anyone can get behind. Which is ironic considering they're all thieves, but I suppose that's exactly what they'd want you to think. I've come to learn that Sly 3 is what you make of it and it's hard to ever walk away feeling like you didn't achieve something after a session. Whether you're a casual or a competitive player, this game carries a lot of emotions with it's story not to mention all while mixing in humor keeping the flow almost seamless and it's tasks amusing which keeps you constantly coming back for more.
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  6. Nov 19, 2015
    8
    As a die hard fan of the Sly games, this has completely expanded from the first and second game. There are at least double the characters toAs a die hard fan of the Sly games, this has completely expanded from the first and second game. There are at least double the characters to play as, more details to graphics but still has that whimsical feeling to it just like the first two games. The ending had me going there for a little bit until after the ending credits, it just made me smile. I didn't use the 3D feature much, I thought the game was fun enough with out them, but the 3D effects are cool. The disguises for Sly were amusing to use. Sailing is always fun to level up in, and you get TONS OF LOOT. Just the mass diversity from level to level was so much fun and playing the other characters along with that. Would recommend this game to Sly Cooper fans. Happy playing! Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2018
    0
    sly 3 fixes several issues i had with sly 2, but at the same time, there are way too many characters being introduced at 1 time! the game doessly 3 fixes several issues i had with sly 2, but at the same time, there are way too many characters being introduced at 1 time! the game does bring alot of plot twists, and introduces 1 of my favorite characters ironically! the game does suffer from gimmicky characters, but the original gang are still rockin and bently controls much better than he did in sly 2. overall, it's not the best sly game, but it's a good one. Expand

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