What is your position on crowd funded games? (e.g., Kickstarter, Early Access on Steam)

Velvet Assassin

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
4.0
Windows
66
3.9
Xbox 360
54
3.3

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Macintosh 1 4.0
Windows 17 3.9
Xbox 360 7 3.3
Combined MobyScore 25 3.7


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
80
WindowsGame Over Online
It’s disappointing, really. VA is a great story idea, the narrative of which really succeeds, but the actual gameplay itself is a letdown. And it’s not really as through the entire game fails on all cylinders. The level design is good, the artwork is great, and many of the game mechanics work quite well. It’s the stupid things the guards do, as well as the problem that if you die you have to go back to the last checkpoint which could be quite some distance behind you, that drags everything else down.
80
Xbox 360HonestGamers
Few players will get through Velvet Assassin without grumbling about the camera issues or the many untimely deaths. But those who stick with it will have the privilege of viewing the game’s gorgeous graphics and color enhancements. They will be forced to overcome obnoxiously difficult scenarios that will test their true skills as virtual spies. Most importantly, they will have the joy of executing enemy soldiers with unwavering brutality. If that sounds like your kind of entertainment, don’t hesitate to become this assassin.
77
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Meinen Schreibtisch zieren Bissspuren. Die Stimme der deutschen Soldaten geht mir unheimlich auf den Keks und dieses Lied, das sie unablässig summen, macht mich rasend. Zudem raufe ich mir die Haare bei all den Logikfehlern. Nichtsdestotrotz empfehle ich Velvet Assassin aber jedem Schleichfan! Das angespannte Kauern im Dunkeln konnte mich zuletzt in Thief 3 so fesseln wie hier und die unglaublich dichte Atmosphäre zog mich tief in Violettes Traumwelt. Außerdem gebührt dem Titel mein vollster Respekt: Kein Spiel konnte bis dato die Grausamkeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs so eindrucksvoll und bewegend darstellen. So sieht in meinen Augen wirklich erwachsene Unterhaltung aus! Ein Dead Space oder Call of Duty ist dagegen doch nur ein Kinderspiel mit blutiger Fassade.
77
Xbox 360That Gaming Site
Velvet Assassin is a unique Xbox 360 title. The most standout of the game's accomplishments is the presentation of an enemy that is every bit as human as the good guy.
75
Xbox 3604Players.de
Oh, was habe ich alleine im letzten Drittel geflucht, wo viele dieser Macken geballt auftreten und das Leveldesign fast schon künstlich gestreckt wirkt! Trotzdem konnte ich mich dem Reiz des kalten Todesengels in den mehr als ein Dutzend Stunden nur selten entziehen. Ich hab mich trotz der Frustmomente immer wieder durchgebissen, weil in einzelnen Situationen die Qualität aufblitzt. Wer die Zeit bis zum Comeback des Meisterdiebs überbrücken will, sollte dieses Ticket ins Dritte Reich einlösen.
75
Xbox 360GameSpot
The desolate atmosphere and empathetic look at your enemies make Velvet Assassin a powerful war game. It's bleak and grim, making the horrors of war come to life in disturbing fashion. The lousy gunplay and moronic AI dilute some of the intense realism on display here, but the game is able to stand out despite these problems. Creeping slowly through the shadows is tense and believable, and pulling off these seemingly impossible objectives is deeply satisfying. Velvet Assassin offers a brutal depiction of war, creating an experience that is horrific but still rewarding.
75
WindowsGame 2.0
Εν κατακλείδι, το Velvet Assassin είναι ενδιαφέρον και απροσδόκητα καλό. Όπως είναι αυτονόητο, όμως, χρειάζεται υπομονή και επιμονή. Είναι στην ουσία ένα νέο Splinter Cell που διαδραματίζεται στον 2ο Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο. Διαθέτει όμορφα γραφικά και όλα τα χαρακτηριστικά που θα περίμενε κανείς από παιχνίδι του είδους του, ενώ το συνοδεύει και ένας χειρισμός που δεν προβληματίζει καθόλου. Υπάρχουν μερικά ψεγάδια σχεδόν σε όλους τους τομείς, τα οποία όμως δεν ζημιώνουν πολύ την εικόνα του. Ναι, η Violette ενώ μπορεί να σκαρφαλώνει φράχτες, δεν μπορεί να κάνει άλματα κατά βούληση. Ναι, το μοντέλο της ηρωίδας θα μπορούσε να είναι καλύτερο. Και ναι, ίσως ξενίσει μερικούς το ότι δεν μπορείτε να σώσετε όποτε θέλετε. Παρόλα αυτά, κανένα από αυτά δεν είναι “game breaker”.
75
WindowsGamersGlobal
Auf den ersten Blick wirkt Velvet Assassin wie ein schlechter Splinter Cell-Klon. Wenige Gadgets, lineare Levels und KI-Aussetzer sind nicht gerade, was man von einem Schleichspiel heutzutage erwartet. Lasst ihr euch dennoch auf Violett Summer ein, werdet ihr trotz veralteter Technik mit atemberaubenden Ansichten und einer fantastischen Atmosphäre belohnt.
75
WindowsGameSpot
The desolate atmosphere and empathetic look at your enemies make Velvet Assassin a powerful war game. It's bleak and grim, making the horrors of war come to life in disturbing fashion. The lousy gunplay and moronic AI dilute some of the intense realism on display here, but the game is able to stand out despite these problems. Creeping slowly through the shadows is tense and believable, and pulling off these seemingly impossible objectives is deeply satisfying. Velvet Assassin offers a brutal depiction of war, creating an experience that is horrific but still rewarding.
74
WindowsGamers.at
Hätte mich die einzigartige Atmosphäre von Velvet Assassin nicht so in den Bann gezogen, wäre der Stealth-Shooter spätestens nach der zweiten Mission im Schrank verschwunden. Die Optik und der Sound sind mittelprächtig, das Gameplay teils gleich teils schlechter als bei anderen Vergleichstiteln und die Gegner K.I. ist nicht selten so clever wie ein fauliges Stück Brot aus einem Ein-Euro-Dönerladen. Dennoch haben wir Ms. Summer bis zum bitteren Ende begleitet, da die Hamburger Jungs aus dem eigentlich ausgelutschten Weltkriegszenario, eine Spieltiefe an den Tag gelegt haben, die selbst Kriegsspielfans bisher kaum gesehen haben. Velvet Assassin ist vor allem für Spieler, welche sich im Stealthgenre wohl fühlen und gerne mit Geduld und Schmackes einen Widersacher nachdem anderen ausschalten.
73
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Spielerisch hinterlässt Velvet Assassin bei mir einen mittelprächtigen Eindruck. Vieles habe ich gerade in den Splinter Cells schon deutlich besser erlebt, sei es nun Leveldesign oder Bewegungsfreiheit. Trotzdem hat mich Violettes Abenteuer gefesselt, stellt es doch eine angenehme Abwechslung zu üblichen Actionspielen im Zweiten Weltkrieg dar. Wenn die Frau ins Warschauer Ghetto eindringt, um gefangene Verbündete zu vergiften, wird zumindest eine Vorstellung davon vermittelt, welch grausame Opfer die damalige Zeit gefordert hat.
72
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Velvet Assassin levert een mooie stealth ervaring en knappe plaatjes af, maar is zonder sterk verhaal helaas snel vergeten.
72
WindowsCheat Code Central
Velvet Assassin is likely a niche game that won't be fully appreciated by all comers. That being said, there is a compelling story and a lot of fun gameplay to be found. Players interested in the title should make sure they have a good deal of patience and familiarity with the stealth genre. If you're looking for some run-and-gun action, or even a nice mix of the two, you'll likely be disappointed. Moreover, Velvet Assassin only offers a single-player campaign. There are no competitive multiplayer or cooperative modes, so other than challenging the highest difficulty setting, picking up all the collectibles, and scoring a higher mission rating, there's not a whole lot of replay value. Armed with that knowledge, if you still fancy a go, you'll quickly get hooked.
71
WindowsThe Games Machine (Italy)
La storia “stealth” di Violette Summer, ispirata alle gesta di un carismatico personaggio realmente esistito, non si rivela troppo convincente né sul piano tecnico né sul versante del gameplay, nonostante qualche buona idea sviluppata con diversi gradi di successo. Tuttavia, l’impianto visivo “stiloso” e un sorprendente livello di approfondimento sui contenuti salvano VE da una stroncatura, regalando ai giocatori più pazienti alcune sequenze degne di essere giocate.
70
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Velvet Assassin shows gamers the horrors of war as few other games have, with stealth action that captures the feeling of a predator stalking human prey. Unfortunately, clunky shooting controls and dumb AI break the immersion.
70
WindowsCheat Happens
I absolutely hate that I liked any bit of Velvet Assassin but I can’t help it. You’re not going to find much new here, but there’s something strangely charming here that will keep you coming back – at least for a bit. With the Splinter Cell franchise taking a far different path and abandoning its routes as a stealth title, this may be the closest we get.
65
WindowsImperium Gier
Gra mogłaby być wielka, ale deweloper odpuścił. Sporo błędów technicznych, głupota przeciwników i nieciekawe elementy strzelania to najważniejsze zarzuty. Ale w Velvet Assassin zagrać warto, choćby po to, aby poczuć ten posępny klimat, rzadko kiedy kojarzony z grami o II wojnie światowej.
62
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
Overall, this is an interesting game, although it takes a bit of artistic license with reality, while at the same time trying to duplicate it so well. This dichotomy didn’t work for me. The game designers did a great job with the graphics and audio, creating a very realistic world to play in, but the gameplay is somewhat unrealistic. I personally didn’t enjoy this. For me it was mostly, move along until you die, figure out how not to die, try again. Die again, restart again, and so forth. Other people might enjoy the suspense and the challenge of listening to conversations and other audio clues, searching for visual clues, and slowly moving through the game.
58
WindowsWorth Playing
When Velvet Assassin gives up on stealth at the end of the game and decides to spawn waves and waves of soldiers, I regrettably also gave up trying to enjoy the gameplay. If I had wanted to play another WWII shooter, I would have loaded up Call of Duty: World At War instead of sneaking through roughly 10 hours of backstabbing black ops, only to experience how such a promising stealth game throws away its entire premise. Here's a hint: Invest in health early and forget the morphine. At least the visuals accompanying the end credits had soothing music to remind me of the title's better qualities.
58
Xbox 360Worth Playing
When Velvet Assassin gives up on stealth at the end of the game and decides to spawn waves and waves of soldiers, I regrettably also gave up trying to enjoy the gameplay. If I had wanted to play another WWII shooter, I would have loaded up Call of Duty: World At War instead of sneaking through roughly 10 hours of backstabbing black ops, only to experience how such a promising stealth game throws away its entire premise. Here's a hint: Invest in health early and forget the morphine. At least the visuals accompanying the end credits had soothing music to remind me of the title's better qualities.
52
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
You shouldn’t feel bad if Violette and her stealthy World War II title caught your eye. Those screens sure look cool. The concept of a female secret agent taking out Nazis has some promise. Plus, she’s got that sexy spy thing going for her, right? First looks can be deceiving. Velvet Assassin is a mess from beginning to end, filled with frustrating objectives, archaic gameplay conventions, and a story that is, well, not a story at all.
50
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Puisant dans les ficelles les plus classiques du genre, Velvet Assassin s'inspire très largement de Splinter Cell premier du nom. On lui reconnaîtra que s'il ne prend pas de risques, il parvient à offrir quelques séquences divertissantes. Du moins, tant que son IA et son système de couverture fonctionnent et ne se mettent pas à dérailler sans raison. Des dysfonctionnements qui flinguent complètement un gameplay déjà fragilisé par de nombreuses lacunes. Les gros amateurs du jeu de cache-cache peuvent lui consacrer quelques heures mais qu'ils ne se fassent pas d'illusions, Velvet Assassin a beau être tout jeune, il n'a déjà plus l'air très frais.
50
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
Apesar da tentativa de criar um clima cinematográfico com base em uma personagem histórica, "Velvet Assassin" esbarra na preguiça de seus desenvolvedores. O jogo é um emaranhado de idéias recicladas de sucessos como "Splinter Cell" e "Metal Gear", unidas sem muito capricho ou talento. Apesar de alguns cenários e missões interessantes, a falta de originalidade e aspectos técnicos medíocres, tornam o jogo um mero esboço de seus inspiradores.
50
WindowsUOL Jogos
Apesar da tentativa de criar um clima cinematográfico com base em uma personagem histórica, "Velvet Assassin" esbarra na preguiça de seus desenvolvedores. O jogo é um emaranhado de idéias recicladas de sucessos como "Splinter Cell" e "Metal Gear", unidas sem muito capricho ou talento. Apesar de alguns cenários e missões interessantes, a falta de originalidade e aspectos técnicos medíocres, tornam o jogo um mero esboço de seus inspiradores.
50
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Puisant dans les ficelles les plus classiques du genre, Velvet Assassin s'inspire très largement de Splinter Cell premier du nom. On lui reconnaîtra que s'il ne prend pas de risques, il parvient à offrir quelques séquences divertissantes. Du moins, tant que son IA et son système de couverture fonctionnent et ne se mettent pas à dérailler sans raison. Des dysfonctionnements qui flinguent complètement un gameplay déjà fragilisé par de nombreuses lacunes. Les gros amateurs du jeu de cache-cache peuvent lui consacrer quelques heures mais qu'ils ne se fassent pas d'illusions, Velvet Assassin a beau être tout jeune, il n'a déjà plus l'air très frais.
50
WindowsIGN
Velvet Assassin could have been an interesting take on World War II by highlighting a facet of the conflict that's rarely covered by gaming. While it does bring in the secret agent angle, it also brings in a story that's completely thin and unsupported. Even worse, Assassin features flawed stealth action elements that can ruin the gameplay when they go awry, and only point out the hit or miss nature of the mechanics when they work well. If you need a stealth action experience, you'll probably want to look elsewhere.
42
Xbox 360The Review Busters
Velvet Assassin could have been so much better if the game had more concentration on it. It does try something new with the stealth story aspect. World War II is always seen in first person shooters so it was nice to see that developers can do something new. Still even with that said I really found it better when the game was not in my Xbox 360. Velvet Assassin looks much better in my collection but even that looks bad too.
40
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Despite its solid foundations, Velvet Assassin doesn’t have the brute strength to be anything more than a brief distraction for extremely patient, hardcore fans of the traditional stealth genre. Perhaps if it were a little more Metal Gear Solid than Splinter Cell then the war torn mind of Violette Summer wouldn’t slip by so quietly. Maybe she’ll find her true partner one day, and if so then colour me interested.
30
Xbox 360Play.tm
There are things that playing Velvet Assassin made me want to do, but none were more significant than my now-constant, unending desire to invent a time machine so I can travel back and warn my former self to never, ever play Velvet Assassin. Forget Violet's dilemma, after trudging through her tedious memories I almost found myself on my deathbed. Velvet Assassin is an excruciatingly painful, unappealing mess of a game, and its number of redeeming qualities can be counted on the stump of a leper's former arm: it ends.
30
WindowsJolt (UK)
There are things that playing Velvet Assassin made me want to do, but none were more significant than my now-constant, unending desire to invent a time machine so I can travel back and warn my former self to never, ever play Velvet Assassin. Forget Violet's dilemma, after trudging through her tedious memories I almost found myself on my deathbed. Velvet Assassin is an excruciatingly painful, unappealing mess of a game, and its number of redeeming qualities can be counted on the stump of a leper's former arm: it ends.
30
Xbox 360Jolt (UK)
There are things that playing Velvet Assassin made me want to do, but none were more significant than my now-constant, unending desire to invent a time machine so I can travel back and warn my former self to never, ever play Velvet Assassin. Forget Violet's dilemma, after trudging through her tedious memories I almost found myself on my deathbed. Velvet Assassin is an excruciatingly painful, unappealing mess of a game, and its number of redeeming qualities can be counted on the stump of a leper's former arm: it ends.
20
Xbox 360Giant Bomb
Tedious, contrived, repetitive stealth mechanics make this a game you should try your best to hide from.