Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
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  1. Dec 21, 2010
    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. Dec 19, 2010
    Unless you are one of those gamers who's stuck in a single genre, not willing to play anything outside your comfort zone, the Sly Collection is easily a 'must have' for your library.
  3. Feb 13, 2011
    It's challenging gameplay and charming characters are timeless and suitable for gamers of all ages. Don't miss this exception value.
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    The Sly Collection is a great game for kids and adults who grew up with Mario will no doubt appreaciate the platforming gameplay.
  5. Apr 7, 2011
    The three games of the pack are an incredible journey through Sucker Punch evolution, and a great examples of gameplay and level design that stand the test time, still fun and enjoyable today.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jan 25, 2011
    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]
  7. Jan 23, 2011
    A great excuse to play again three games that may not be as known as Ratchet & Clank or Jax & Daxter, but that are as good as those.
  8. Jan 21, 2011
    Too much of a good thing doesn't seem to apply to the Sly Cooper Collection. I went through all three games back-to-back and it just left me wanting to get hold of another Sly game rather than stick the collection on the shelf and forget about the series.
  9. 90
    The minigame collection is really only a diversion, but is a nice bonus for those that own a Move controller.
  10. Jan 10, 2011
    As a package, The Sly Collection offers a tremendous value and highly recommended. For nostalgic fans who have long despaired for the fourth game, this is the best way to pass the message that you want more.
  11. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 6, 2011
    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]
  12. Jan 4, 2011
    The Sly Trilogy is a flawless compendium of one of the best action-platform series in PS2 history, with improved visuals and additional 3D and Move features.
  13. Dec 27, 2010
    The Sly Trilogy is worth a punt whether you played the originals or not. It still plays fantastically, and now looks gorgeous too. Prepare yourself for the upcoming fourth release, and grab a copy of this 2000's legacy.
  14. Dec 21, 2010
    The Sly Collection is proof once more that great games are truly timeless, and upgrading the visuals not only doesn't ruin the experience, but it absolutely enhances it.
  15. Dec 21, 2010
    The Sly Collection has something to offer for fans or newcomers to the series. With no new game since 2005 and nothing (yet) on PS3, this package is a great chance to revisit a really good series of games. The presentation values hold up even today. This is fantastic value for dollar. Well done.
  16. Dec 19, 2010
    Sly Trilogy is a slick compendium of three of the most elegant and charming platforming titles of modern times, resulting in a near-faultless package which stands testament to the joys of the most ancient and revered of genres.
  17. Dec 19, 2010
    The Sly Collection is a top-notch compilation of some of the most beautiful platformers ever made. Would somebody in the UK please buy it this time around?
  18. Dec 19, 2010
    Beyond the HD refresh, you can play all three games in 3D if you've got the right kind of telly; it's a decent stab at giving the games extra depth without going overboard, although you can't turn on the 3D until the game gets started, which is a bit clunky.
  19. Dec 19, 2010
    As a collection, this is both a great deal and a much-deserved reintroduction to a fantastic set of seemingly forgotten games. If you've never experienced the Sly world before, this is the best possible way to see and play it - all in one place with copious Trophies for each title.
  20. Jan 5, 2011
    In the end, The Sly Trilogy is a must have game for those that enjoyed this title on the PS2 or for those looking for a traditional arcade game without too much fluff.
  21. Dec 19, 2010
    Sucker Punch's Sly series is witty, irreverent, intelligent and polished.
  22. Dec 19, 2010
    However at a price of £29.99 and with added Trophies, Move and 3D support, this is an absolute steal - and you won't need to shin up a drainpipe to get your hands on it.
  23. Dec 19, 2010
    The Sly Collection is a quality piece of fan service. It's that simple.
  24. Mar 3, 2011
    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.
  25. Feb 8, 2011
    Sly Trilogy is a must have for every fan of the saga.
  26. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2011
    A steal at 30 quid. [Jan 2011, p.94]
  27. Play UK
    Dec 29, 2010
    A good, solid collection. [Issue#200, p.90]
  28. Dec 21, 2010
    Sly has never looked better and this trilogy is stacked with content that will please new and old fans of this platforming classic.
  29. Dec 21, 2010
    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.
  30. Dec 19, 2010
    The first game, while good, definitely shows it's age, but the second and third are every bit worth it.
  31. Dec 19, 2010
    Should you buy The Sly Collection? Yes, absolutely. Even if you've already played all three games (and I've found that most people seem to have played one of the games and missed the other two), this is a series worth revisiting.
  32. Dec 19, 2010
    The three Sly Cooper games in HD, with Trophies, 3D support and PlayStation Move support for a reasonable price in the stores. This is one of the best PlayStation 2 remakes you can get!
  33. Dec 19, 2010
    This is one Blu-ray collection that's begging you to shred its cellophane wrapper like a raccoon would do to some delectable trash bags.
  34. Jan 3, 2011
    You'll have three excellent platformers with The Sly Collection. It's a series worth revisiting.
  35. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 16, 2011
    The action absolutely stacks up to the current PS3 contenders. [Jan 2011, p.120]
  36. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 15, 2011
    Raccoons are reportedly experienced thieves – in this case it's more than truth. This particular one will rob you of a great amount of your time (along with a few of your nerves during the first episode). [Issue#199]
  37. Jan 6, 2011
    The Sly Trilogy feels surprisingly fresh, even though the games are from the PlayStation 2- era. For three games for less than the price of one, there's no excuse to let this collection of great games pass.
  38. Jan 3, 2011
    Those who have the original games won't find many new features, but for people who don't know the series, it offers a lot of value with three game which gameplay hasn't aged.
  39. Dec 21, 2010
    Though some cutscenes still use their original assets, making for grainy, pixelated graphics and distorted sound, and you can't switch between series games without completely exiting from the disc, The Sly Collection continues to exhibit why good, older generation titles do well to bundle together in quality remastered editions.
  40. Dec 21, 2010
    There aren't many reasons not to play The Sly Collection, barring a bitter hatred of all things platforming. For three excellent platformers, The Sly Collection is truly a great deal.
  41. Dec 19, 2010
    Consistently underrated at the time this masterful mix of influences makes hardly a single mistake in all three games - and definitely deserves a fourth.
  42. Dec 19, 2010
    Indeed, this collection doesn't add a lot of significant stuff, the mini-games aren't all that interesting. But without a doubt, for fans of platformers who didn't get a chance to sink their teeth into the episodes of this incredible franchise, it's a golden opportunity to play 3 great games who didn't age a bit, except maybe the original.
  43. Dec 22, 2010
    This game is suited for both young and old, and offers a lot of great adventures for a very good price. Fun is a guarantee!
  44. Jan 9, 2011
    Well, it's just the first three adventures of Sly, but in HD. Nothing new or exciting is implemented, but it's Sly quality nevertheless.
  45. 70
    A bargain of a collection, but with some flaws like a non-cooperative camera and some dated graphics.
  46. Jan 3, 2011
    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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 242 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 242
  1. Dec 4, 2010
    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. Full Review »
  2. Nov 12, 2010
    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. Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2010
    The Sly Collection is a collection of all three classic Sly Cooper games from the PS2. They have all been updated in HD, are playable in 3D,The Sly Collection is a collection of all three classic Sly Cooper games from the PS2. They have all been updated in HD, are playable in 3D, and have all new playstation â Full Review »