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  • Summary: Sly Cooper was born into the world's greatest thieving family. On his eighth birthday, Sly is presented with the "Thievius Raccoonus," an ancient thieving instruction guide passed down through his family for generations. Later that evening, a gang of ruthless villains break into hisSly Cooper was born into the world's greatest thieving family. On his eighth birthday, Sly is presented with the "Thievius Raccoonus," an ancient thieving instruction guide passed down through his family for generations. Later that evening, a gang of ruthless villains break into his harmonious home to steal the valuable heirloom. As Sly watches in terror, the intruders overpower his father and split the "Thievius Raccoonus" into pieces, which they divide between themselves. Ten years later, Sly is out to steal the "Thievius Raccoonus" back and reclaim what is rightfully his. He enlists the help of his gadget genius pal, Bentley, and his big eager friend Murray, and the trio embark on a quest to help Sly prove he is the world's greatest thief and to restore honor to his family's name. [Sucker Punch] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. This is an entertaining romp with just enough variation, humor and story to hold your attention right to the end.
  2. While it is not long, it just is too much damn fun to put down or not play again.
  3. 91
    As polished a platformer as you'll find this year...Its sterling production values accentuate its smooth, sublime gameplay. Heck, even the mini-games are polished.
  4. Perhaps one of the coolest parts of this game is that after every level is completed, Sly learns a new stealth move, which helps him get by enemies and dodge traps and ambushes.
  5. PSM Magazine
    80
    From the impressive level designs to the brilliant cutscenes, this game delivers in all departments. I just wished that the experienced could have lasted a bit longer. [Dec 2002, p.36]
  6. Hardcore platform players will find little that's new or challenging, but Sly Cooper's definitely good for some quick and easy pleasure.
  7. Sly Cooper's first adventure may be years old, but it still deserves to steal attention from you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 67
  2. Negative: 5 out of 67
  1. Joseph
    Sep 11, 2004
    10
    This is the best game ever. I love the moves.
  2. Mar 2, 2017
    10
    This is one of my favorite games of all time. It was my first PS2 game and I still have it, but it doesn't work anymore. I give it a 10/10This is one of my favorite games of all time. It was my first PS2 game and I still have it, but it doesn't work anymore. I give it a 10/10 because it's an important part of my childhood and I love it. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2011
    10
    My favorite game of all time. I love everything about this game. I love the graphics and the gameplay beats any ratchet and clank or jak. IMy favorite game of all time. I love everything about this game. I love the graphics and the gameplay beats any ratchet and clank or jak. I enjoy the stealth part of the game. The bosses are absolutely amazing but a bit easy. I have beaten this game over 10 times and i can always replay it. It was an amazing childhood game. The clue bottle collecting was a bit challenging and super fun. The master thief sprints are amazing and really challenge even very good platformer gamers. Overall i love sly cooper! Long live the thief!!!!!!!!! Expand
  4. Sam
    Aug 14, 2004
    9
    Great game, but not exactly stealthy. Other wise, the graphics are just as goregous as the windwakers and the gameplay rocks. Can't wait for 2.
  5. Oct 7, 2018
    8
    Los inicios de la que es, posiblemente, mi saga favorita de PlayStation 2.

    Si es cierto que esta entrega es muy simplona (hablámos del año
    Los inicios de la que es, posiblemente, mi saga favorita de PlayStation 2.

    Si es cierto que esta entrega es muy simplona (hablámos del año 2002), pero sigue siendo muy muy divertida y rejugable a día de hoy: ha envejecido bien.

    Nos encontramos con personajes muy carismáticos, con un estilo artísitico con una mezcla de cómic y cartoon único y un diseño de niveles de plataformeo muy bien pensado. Definitivamente una saga de culto de la sexta generación.

    Para mí, conforma la Santísima Trinidad de trilogías de PlayStation 2 (Jak & Daxter, Ratchet and Clank y Sly Cooper).

    Muy recomendado.
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  6. AnonymousMC
    Oct 18, 2007
    8
    ok stephan K you are on crack. no one ever said this was going to be like splinter cell. this is for younger kids not for dumb people likeok stephan K you are on crack. no one ever said this was going to be like splinter cell. this is for younger kids not for dumb people like you. why did you even play the game if you knew it was going to be cartoons? this is a fun game for all ages. don't listten to stephan K. Expand
  7. StephanK.
    Aug 10, 2005
    0
    What a load of junk. A wannabe steal game that gets punched, stomped on, and thrown off a 10-story building by games such a Splinter Cell and What a load of junk. A wannabe steal game that gets punched, stomped on, and thrown off a 10-story building by games such a Splinter Cell and Thief. Actually, you can't even compare them to each other. Sly is a game that makes me feel like I'm controlling some cartoon character. WAY too kiddie and overall just plain crap. Expand

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#4 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
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