Velvet Assassin

  • Velvet Assassin
71
Based on 17 scores, 22 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Tense atmosphere and moody music.
  • Satisfying stealth combat.
  • Believable characters.

Cons:

  • Lousy gunplay.
  • Stupid enemies.

Expert reviews and ratings

By New Game Network on 74

Velvet Assassin is a stealth action video game that was released in April 2009. The game is inspired by a real life World War II secret agent/saboteur Violette Szabo. Players take on the role of Violette Summer, as she goes behind enemy lines to...

By BrightHub on 100

Stealth games are a specific genre largely dominated by two heroes: Agent 47 and Sam Fischer. When you add Solid Snake, Thief, and Assassins Creed, virtual stealth killing is a male dominated field. Velvet Assassin introduces Violette Summer to the...

By V3.co.uk on 60

Velvet Assassin uses the unlikely combination of a steely female lead character in a World War II setting, with a smattering of stealth combat thrown in.Apparently inspired by the historical British secret agent Violette Szabo, you play as the...

By Games Radar on 60

The story of Violette Szabo, the real ‘Velvet Assassin’, is a deeply unhappy one. She was an Allied secret agent during World War II, but in the middle of only her second mission she was captured, tortured, abused and eventually executed....

By OCModShop on 80

All in all, the game can be very addicting and completely engrossing. I played for hours before the significant other yelled at me to get off the computer and come eat dinner. The detail in the game is stunning, with leaves falling and blowing in the...

By GameZone on 77

There are many aspects of Velvet Assassin that could benefit from further time in development. Still, the game is strong enough to stand on its own, and will leave players ready and waiting for a...

By Destructoid on -

This review does not have a score attached to it. After playing up to the fourth chapter, I had enough of what has been among the most miserable gameplay experiences of my life. Apparently we are not the first outlet to do this either, but this...

By V3.co.uk on 60

Anyone with an interest in war history may be acquainted with the name of Violette Szabo, a female British secret agent who was captured and executed by the Nazis just before the end of the conflict.Violette was awarded a posthumous George Cross and a...

By Strategy Informer on 70

A curious mix of Splinter Cell, Death to Spies with a bit of Hitman’s brutal motif, Velvet Assassin is a game inspired by (although not really based on) the life and work of real-life WWII agent Violette Szabo. Szabo was a French born English...

By GameSpot on 75

A realistic war-zone atmosphere and rewarding stealth action make this an intense look at World War II, despite some problems....

By cnet on 75

Velvet Assassin makes heavy use of darkness to bring to light the events of World War II. As an espionage agent fighting behind enemy lines, you slip in and out of shadows, silently stalking through dimly lit streets and grimy prisons as you attempt...

By Tech Olive on -

When I first heard of another stealth-combat action game, I was pumped. Not only am I a fan of stealth-based games, but Velvet Assassin seemed like it wouldn’t have a problem competing with the other awesome games of the genre. On top of that, it...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Velvet Assassin is a stealth-based shooter set during World War 2. You play Violette Summer, an MI6 spy in occupied France. The story is told in hindsight, with Violettes narration giving clues to help you overcome obstacles in the game. Cut...

By IGN Gear on -

Inspired by the real-life story of Violette Szabo, a British secret agent during World War II who undertook two missions into German-occupied France before being captured and executed at the age of 23, Velvet Assassin is a stealth game that tries to...

International Review By GamerLobby on 72

Pierre Velvet Assassin muss sich mit einer sehr harten Konkurrenz messen. Titeln wie Splinter Cell, kann das Spiel zwar nicht das Wasser reichen, doch was im Endeffekt herauskommt ist ein guter Schleich-Action Titel der das Genre durch aus zu...

International Review By GameCaptain on 72

Velvet Assassin ist ein grundsolides Stealth-Actionspiel für geduldige Schleicher. Optisch und atmosphärisch hinterlässt das Spiel einen guten Eindruck, aber durch die Linearität und die eher beschränkten...

International Review By dome.fi on -

Velvet Assassinin päähenkilö Violette Summer perustuu vuonna 1921 Pariisissa syntyneen Violette Szabon lyhyeen, mutta hyvin erikoislaatuiseen elämään. Szabo opiskeli yksityiskoulussa Englannissa ja toisen maailmansodan...

International Review By GamingXP on 63

Ein Schleich-Shooter. Nun ja, nicht unbedingt mein Genre, doch nach „Splinter Cell“ hat mich wieder einmal die Lust gepackt, in die Rolle eines Helden(in) auf lautlosen Sohlen zu schlüpfen. Leider hat mich „Velvet Assassin“...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on 70

Die Replay Studios legen es weniger auf eine Revolution an als vielmehr auf eine grundsolide Ausarbeitung der taktisch angehauchten Spielmechanik. Dazu noch ein schicker Hauptcharakter und eine ansprechende Präsentation: Fertig ist der Geheimtipp?...

International Review By Looki.de on 74

von Christopher Link Ich höre sie schon wieder reden, diese Machos: "Frauen sind das schwache Geschlecht". Ja ja. Aber nach Velvet Assassin kann ich den lieben Prollos mit den vollgestopften Boxershorts sogar beipflichten. Ohne Stealth-Vorteil und...