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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: 41 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. 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
  2. May 8, 2021
    10
    the best game I have ever tried in my life, it is a great platform that never gets boring and you can replay any mission as many times as youthe best game I have ever tried in my life, it is a great platform that never gets boring and you can replay any mission as many times as you want that you will always have a good time, it has a great variety of missions, a perfect soundtrack and some very characteristic characters and specials. 100% recommended. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Jan 31, 2018
    9
    "Threequels" are tricky. Be it a threequel in a film series, a book series, or a video game series, making a second sequel to a work of art"Threequels" are tricky. Be it a threequel in a film series, a book series, or a video game series, making a second sequel to a work of art isn't always easy. More often than not, the second expanded upon the first game so much to the point where a third game will automatically feel like a giant step-back. That is, unless you're Sucker Punch Productions and you're making "Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves."
    The third game in the Sly Cooper series may not break much new ground (aside from the addition of some new playable characters), but it's abundantly clear that Sucker Punch made the game with polish in mind, and the result is a title with beautiful visuals, fun and varied gameplay, a charming script, an interesting story, wonderful voice acting, memorable music, and an outstanding cast of characters, new and old. In many regards, "Sly 3" might actually be the best in the series. Yes, that's contested, but I believe that Sly 3's polish helps it out in many regards.
    That said, the game is far from perfection. While our new heroes are great, the villains (save for a few exceptions, such as Don Octavio) just aren't as good. Maybe they didn't have the same "team synergy" that the Fiendish Five had, or maybe they just weren't that interesting. Regardless, the villains are definitely a weak point of the game, and beyond that, length is an issue here. While each Sly Cooper game save for "Sly 2: Band of Thieves" had some kind of length problem, "Sly 3" is arguably the shortest game in the entire series. Blame it on the removal of clues in bottles, vaults and hidden treasures, blame it on developers just purposely making the game shorter, whatever you blame it on, the game itself is pretty short and not all that difficult.
    Regardless, "Sly 3" stands tall among the PS2's mighty pantheon of first-party platformers and is a worthwhile edition to any video game collection.
    Final rating: 9 out of 10 "Awesome"
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  5. Dec 2, 2021
    8
    My third favorite in the series but I love this game so much too. It didn't feel that much different from sly 2 they definitely improved stuffMy third favorite in the series but I love this game so much too. It didn't feel that much different from sly 2 they definitely improved stuff and a great potential ending for sly and sucker punch. Expand
  6. Sep 3, 2016
    8
    Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves is a platform stealth video game developed by Sucker Punch and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

    + Good
    Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves is a platform stealth video game developed by Sucker Punch and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

    + Good Story and Characters
    + Variety Gameplay
    + Mini Games
    + - To Many Playable Characters
    - Tedious Levels
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  7. Apr 10, 2018
    6
    I don't fully know how this happened. I gave Sly 2 a 9/10 and Sly 3 looks like it's doing the same things as Sly 2 but I just think theI don't fully know how this happened. I gave Sly 2 a 9/10 and Sly 3 looks like it's doing the same things as Sly 2 but I just think the gameplay is super mediocre. It is still varied like Sly 2 but nothing is fun. It might be possible that it's just me and that after Sly 2 more of the same just isn't cutting it for me. I'd have to go back and play Sly 2 over again to see if that's the case but I don't think it is and I got other things to do. Production wise Sly 3 looks and acts like everything I loved about Sly but...it's just boring to play. Expand

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