"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.
Velvet Assassin - reviewcarlyle | Jan. 9, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »
The title in question is a stealth game, the actions of our protagonist will be mostly hidden from the eyes of opponents who indeed should be removed from us so silent and stealthy, so we should take advantage of shadows and avoid passing in front of light sources that could detect the our presence. There is a graphical as well as being very pleasant it is also lightweight, which gives this title to have almost instantaneous uploads, also the 'use of checkpoints and the low resistance of the protagonist are not factors to be considered negative but rather they are fully functional the game as a whole: to study the patrols and the movements of their opponents to accomplish it in a number of situations until the next checkpoint is even satisfactory, and once you're comfortable with the game is by no means impossible or even difficult. It 'a title that probably does not make a leap into the future in general, be interpreted in many ways that you can hate or love no middle ground, which obviously depends on the subjectivity of the player, but certainly in an overall assessment and objective positively deserves to be taken into account.
A linear stealth gamepanz3r88 | Dec. 8, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Velvet Assassin is a stealth game with a good story and a charismatic character, Violette Summer, a British spy that must work behind the enemy lines to achieve its objectives. The gameplay is the weak point of Velvet Assassin: the levels are linear and the only thing you must care of is to sneak behind the enemies and kill them t reach the next area. The game is quite easy, but if you have trouble you can activate the Morphine mode,similar to a cheat, where the time stops and you can do whatever you want.
SneakfestJavas | Oct. 21, 2012 | See all Javas's reviews »
I was suprised by this game, during the release I only saw low ratings for this game, but once I finally played it myself I really enjoyed myself.
Set in the feverish dreams of O.S.S. agent Violette Summer, you experience past missions of World War II. Violette is not the super soldier we are used to play as, instead she is fragile and silent. You spend most of the time sneaking around darkness and shadows, trying to fulfill your mission objectives and eliminating Nazi guards standing in your way.
What really suprises me with this game is the extremely dark atmosphere and the difficulty. Although the game isnt hard, you´ll find yourself in sticky situations which sometimes kills you, so there is a challenge thankfully.
The game consists of twelve missions, each took me about one hour each to complete, taking my time when I snuck around in the darkness. The missions manages to feel interesting, yet a bit depressing due to its dark nature, but it just boosts the atmosphere of this game.
If you like Splinter Cell you will probably like this game, it uses more melee stealth kills but has silenced weapons if you can find them.
Overall I´d say this is an underrated game and its really worth the current price of 8$
A more oldschool aproach to stealthCJV | Sept. 30, 2012 | See all CJV's reviews »
Velvet Assassin distinguishes itself thanks to it's great atmosphere. It has some great graphics and shadow/lightning effects that really great with the game's tone. In terms of gameplay it is a fairly trial and error stealth game, you'll have to learn the enemies paths in order to succeed, so it might not be a good game for less patient players. If you are into stealth games, so you should definitely give Velvet Assassin a try.
Sneak supremeCooberstooge | Aug. 28, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
This is one of the most underrated stealth games ever made, and is widely overlooked because there's so many World War shooters out there nowadays. Rest assured, this one is miles apart, and is loaded with old school stealth goodness.
You play a character based on an actual historical figure, and the whole game is morphine-filled flashbacks from her deathbed. You most certainly use your gun, but the silence, and therefore bladed weapons, are more your friend. Stalking your prey is awesomely fun, and making a noise to draw them in and then end them is great. The game looks phenomenal, and runs fantastically well also. Proper voice actors who seem to enjoy doing their lines only adds to the mood.
Velvet Assassin is, unfortunately, not without flaws. Enemies sometimes sense you through buildings, and almost always seem to turn and face you, even when you're totally hidden and completely safe. One section near the end of the game is mind-bogglingly difficult until you get all your timing exactly spot-on.
If you don't mind the occasional well-sighted AI and a few overly difficult level sections, Velvet Assassin is one nice little game, and for once is one that doesn't revolve around mindlessly shooting the same generic enemies wave after wave.