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  • Summary: Developed exclusively for the PS3, The Sly Collection (Also known as "The Sly Trilogy") features three PlayStation 2 action-packed classic hits (Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racconus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves) fully remastered in high definition and delivered on aDeveloped exclusively for the PS3, The Sly Collection (Also known as "The Sly Trilogy") features three PlayStation 2 action-packed classic hits (Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racconus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves) fully remastered in high definition and delivered on a single Blu-Ray Disc. In addition to crisp picture quality and stunning visual graphics, The Sly Collection contains extra features and content, such as Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves in 3-D and all-new PlayStation Move mini-games that showcase the latest technology for a fun and immersive experience on the PS3 system. Expand
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Dec 21, 2010
    100
    Sly Cooper may not be as popular as Jak and Ratchet, but his PlayStation 3 trilogy is the perfect candidate for an HD makeover. The Sly Collection packages three of Sony's very best 3D platformers into one budget title. Throw in trophies and move support and you have a must-own collection for anybody who loves a good crime caper!
  2. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 6, 2011
    90
    In a rare instance of low price and high quality colliding, this one's a steal worthy of Sly's thieving skills. [Jan 2011, p.82]
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jan 25, 2011
    90
    It helps that the graphics have been revamped, and they bloom into widescreen HD. It's a given that they look better than the PS2 originals, but even more importantly they don't betray your memory of how good they looked. [February 2011 p 78]
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    85
    A great remastering marred but a few technical issues and oversights, and an awful mini-game collection. If you haven't played these games to death already, you owe it to yourself to see what you missed out on in the last generation.
  5. Mar 3, 2011
    85
    The Sly Trilogy marks developer Sucker Punch at its hilarious best, and even if you've only a modicum of interest in platforming games, there's no getting around the fact that this is a must-buy.
  6. Jan 3, 2011
    81
    You'll have three excellent platformers with The Sly Collection. It's a series worth revisiting.
  7. Jan 3, 2011
    70
    Despite the first game feeling a bit old, the second and third game of The Sly Collection are great. The graphics and controls feels surprisingly good and the games are longlasting. Sadly, some problems from the old games remains and the Playstation-Move support within the game is really just a gimmick and doesn't add anything to the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
  1. Nov 12, 2010
    10
    The Sly collection isa great game, improved graphics, great gameplay, wonderfull stories, its the perfect gift to anyine who owns aThe Sly collection isa great game, improved graphics, great gameplay, wonderfull stories, its the perfect gift to anyine who owns a playstation 3. However, there is one weak link, in Sly 1 the cutscenes still use the old charachter model, unlike in the gameplay, it is also in my opinion, the worst in an exceptional serise. the mini games are fun and Sly 2+3 are wonderful to play, especially Sly 2. and even if I don't have a 3D tv, I can tell you this game deserves your hard earned cash. and the minigames can be played with a dualshock as well, so there. Expand
  2. Feb 29, 2012
    10
    best series ever. Hands down. Very fun gameplay, likeable characters, etc. Whats not to love? Good graphics too. The people who rated it bad,best series ever. Hands down. Very fun gameplay, likeable characters, etc. Whats not to love? Good graphics too. The people who rated it bad, cant get past the boss fights LOL!!!! Expand
  3. Oct 29, 2015
    10
    The Sly Collection is really fun. The first game looks a bit old and the game-play isn't the best, but the other two games are simply AMAZING!The Sly Collection is really fun. The first game looks a bit old and the game-play isn't the best, but the other two games are simply AMAZING! I recommend this to everyone :) Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2012
    9
    All three games look beautiful in 720p. Anyone who owns a PS3 and loves platformers should pick this up. The only real negative thing is thatAll three games look beautiful in 720p. Anyone who owns a PS3 and loves platformers should pick this up. The only real negative thing is that all the games are way too easy,especially the first game beat the first day I bought it. Nevertheless you should buy this collection. Expand
  5. Apr 4, 2017
    9
    The Sly Collection contains the 3 main games of the Sly Cooper series, originally released on PS2.

    Sly Cooper games are pure 3D platformers
    The Sly Collection contains the 3 main games of the Sly Cooper series, originally released on PS2.

    Sly Cooper games are pure 3D platformers with stealth elements. You play as a master thief raccoon named Sly, who is aided by his gangmates Bentley the turtle and Murray the hippo, who provide the brains and brawn of the gang respectively, whereas Sly is the master of acrobatics and thievery. Obviously it's a comical take on old '60s heist movies, and even the games' music reflects that.

    Sly games began as more of a pure 3D platformer, and by the 2nd game evolved into a mission-based precursor to Assassin's Creed, so to speak, and there are even some Metal Gear Solid inspirations (for example the enemy patrols have cones of vision). Every level is wide open, populated by patroling guards, and loot is plentiful. You can either pickpocket enemies or steal precious treasure and bring it back in your hideout. From the 2nd game on you can also play as Bentley and Murray, which breaks the monotony of playing as just Sly. In the 3rd game you could even play as a guest star for one mission in each chapter, but the core gameplay didn't progress after the 2nd game. This stagnation later led to the series' demise, even if all 3 games are great. Or you could say that Sucker Punch perfected the gameplay from the 2nd game and had little room for improvements.

    The art style is awesome, because it is cel shaded, like the anime cartoons. On PS3 the games run at 60 fps and 720p resolution. You couldn't ask for more.

    Sadly Sly Cooper is regarded as a lesser series than its PS2 peers Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank, but I think Sly is the better of them all. It has a cute and great story, the music is perfect, gameplay is solid, and it has aged well. In comparison Ratchet and Clank games today look like archaic shooters, and Jak and Daxter games have bad controls. If you like 3D platformers, The Sly Collection is for you.
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  6. Dec 4, 2010
    8
    though i am a big fan of the sly series, i was dissappointed by the new bugs, minigames and bad lighting and graphic glitches. now on tothough i am a big fan of the sly series, i was dissappointed by the new bugs, minigames and bad lighting and graphic glitches. now on to positive stuff i believe if you liked the sly games this is a must buy but dont be surprised by a few bugs in the game, sly 1 was a great ride although sometimes the buttons dont respond right away, sly 2 suffers from graphical bugs such as shadows, lights and very stupid AI, but was a ton of fun to play, sly 3 was amazing to look at without 3d and didnt have any obvious bugs, you also get 4 move based minigames that can be played with a controller but arent really worth it you should just buy this game without any move controller but if you already have a move than go for it. along with 3 classic ps2 titles you get trophy support, hd quality, 3d, and move compatible features as well along with a surprise for unlocking all 3 platinum trophies. The Sly Collection is another great reason to own a ps3. Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2011
    0
    I was hugely excited about this game until I played for about 10 minutes and after that it was just a chore. Sly shouldn't even be meI was hugely excited about this game until I played for about 10 minutes and after that it was just a chore. Sly shouldn't even be me mentioned in the same sentence as ratchet or jax-it's just not a fun game to play. Expand

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