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"A realistic war-zone atmosphere and rewarding stealth action make this an intense look at World War II" - Gamespot.com
Inspired by the fascinating story and unbreakable spirit of British secret agent Violette Szabo, players take control of Violette Summer, a beautiful World War II spy deep behind enemy lines with no support or official backing from the British Government. Intense stealth action game play with a startling real-time lighting system and surreal visuals combine to produce an incredible gaming experience. Through third person game play, sneak up on enemies and pull the pins from their belted grenades. Infiltrate a Gestapo prison and slip cyanide to your own men before the Germans make them talk. And slink through the shadows to finish off your unsuspecting enemies with a single, silent move. Through Violette's fever dreams, experience what she experienced. Walk where she walked. And kill those she killed.
Stealth assassinations: Execute over 50 different brutal maneuvers to deliver a quick and silent death to enemy soldiers or use the environment itself to take down Violette's foes. Dynamic lighting and shadows – Slip into the darkness of Nazi-controlled Europe and avoid the relentless searchlights of German guards that cut through your shadowy cover.
Stylized environments: Explore surreal, dreamlike settings that are modeled after actual World War II locations.
Unique perspective: Experience the unimaginable horrors of war through Violette’s fever dreams. Shift into Morphine Mode when Violette’s memories betray her to reposition and gain an advantage against opposing forces.
Better than more popular stealth games but still decent.Furrek | Aug. 2, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »
I can see why Velvet Assassin is underrated game. I probably enjoyed it more than I should but still, there are few reasons for negative review. Mostly because of stealth: It's much better than more popular "stealth" games but still not a perfect one. You will fail many times because enemy will notice you when they shouldn't. Parts of game when you need to change into SS uniform are most annoying. And last mission... it changes to shooter game. Level designs aren't also good. Running around because there are parts in this game where locations looks almost same. Fortunately there is a map, so you will need to look at it many times. And a things like "finding a key for this door which is behind a door WHICH also needs a key" is kinda ridiculous. I don't remember if it was main part of game or maybe for some collectibles but still... Graphics are nice, Violette looks even more nice, german soldiers speaks their native which makes experience while playing even better. BUT if main mechanism of game isn't so good, then it all doesn't matter. If there will be some sale for this game, I guess it's worth at least checking. I wouldn't buy it at full price.
Stealth or diePlayTyrant | May 8, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »
I simply LOVED this game. I'm a huge fan of Hitman, and this game reminded me of it a lot. It's as 'simple' as: stealth or die. If you get caught, there's a huge possibility that you end up dying. This is the kind of game that makes you want to restart the latest checkpoint if the enemy sees you. This is NOT an action game. You have few bullets, if any, the combat system is not meant to be used quickly (the enemy will beat you easily if you engage). Your main tool is the knife. Sneak in through the missions as silently as possible. Kill only the enemies you consider necessary. If you like doing this, you'll like this game, it's a gem and it makes you think. As a con, the engine is not too polished, and weird things happen from time to time. You will also need to install nVidia Physx in order to run the game properly. Also: dararaaa daraaraa... (players will know! :) )
Stealth gameVenhiem | Jan. 6, 2015 | See all Venhiem's reviews »
This is just a stealth game. It introduces some new mechanics. The story is basicaly the flashbacks of a covert female assasin Violette Summer, sent by the British during the Second World War. There is some problem with not having enough of stealth actions, like distract, take cover, etc. But the AI can be pretty dumb or clever based on what you set. The game also provides a good atmosphere and a music that I, personally, liked. Even though it's a stealth shooter, the knife will be your best friend in this game, and you kill most enemies with it, but that's because other weapons make noise and it's a stealth game. Overall, this game is pretty good for Stealth fans. Not among Hitman, or Thief, but good enough. 7/10 For Stealth Fans
Not perfect, but OK!kenji86 | Feb. 16, 2014 | See all kenji86's reviews »
Ever thought about a stealth game with a female heroin in it? Well you got one. Kinda feel like Hitman with ...well sexy look. This game is kinda old, so don't expect the top of the edge graphics nor gameplay. But it'll deliver an enjoyable plot and a game play with decent graphics. The stealth and spying missions are the main play style of the game which is awesome, reminds me one of my all time favorite game, Commandos. So as a conclusion I would say it's worth the price, but since it is old and single player only and constantly going on sales, I say wait for a sale to get it. You will enjoy it.
Good game but many others are betterFreako | Jan. 3, 2014 | See all Freako's reviews »
This game is fairly great stealth game given it to be out in 2009. Graphics and artificial intelligence are not too bad. The core game play would be the stealth missions which can sometimes be quite repetitive because there aren't much variety of actions you can kill a person. Honestly, there are many games out there which are so much better that this but since this game is on sale i will recommend it and get a taste of how the old school games were like. There is one factor in this game that wins many games out there is the atmosphere and feel. The environment with the dynamic lighting really helps you visualize and get a feeling of how the game presents itself. I don't want to oversell this but i will say it's a great game for 2009 definitely worth to check it out.