Sly 2: Band of Thieves
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Thief and raccoon Sly Cooper returns in a new cel-shaded platforming adventure wherein he forms a band of thieves with Bentley the turtle and Murray the purple, hippo-like creature, which each have their own role within the game.
Sly is the fastest, most agile member of the band of thieves and still is the character you play with the most. But certain missions require the special abilities of Bentley, who is smart and can drop bombs, as well shoot enemies from a distance. Other missions require the muscles of Murray, who can lift nearly everything, including enemies.
The main goal of the game is the retrieval of a number of clockwork pieces from different locations around the world. Each theft has to be prepared with a number of sub-missions which have to be completed before the 'real thing' can begin.
- 怪盗スライ・クーパー2 - Japanese spelling
- 怪盜史庫柏 2 - Traditional Chinese spelling
- 狡狐大冒险2：贼团 - Simplified Chinese spelling
- 슬라이쿠퍼2 괴도 브라더스 대작전 - Korean spelling (Hangul)
- Animals: Foxes
- Animals: Raccoons
- Animals: Reptiles
- Console Generation Exclusives: PlayStation 2
- Gameplay feature: Pickpocketing
- Games made into comics
- PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits releases
- Setting: City - Paris
- Setting: City - Prague
- Setting: Indian
- Sly Cooper series
- Visual technique / style: Cel shaded
Credits (PlayStation 2 version)
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Average score: 89% (based on 26 ratings)
Average score: 4.4 out of 5 (based on 24 ratings with 1 reviews)
Some of the earlier levels are quite fun. Interesting design. Good backgrounds. The ability to use special moves to jump across wires, ropes and tiny platforms has thankfully been improved since the first game.
This game switches between the tedious (roaming around looking for the locations of missions or for various objects such as herbs to intoxicate an elephant), the frustrating (being bashed around by gangs of coppers, rhinos, etc from which you have practically no defence) and the downright infuriating (trying to avoid being seen or heard whilst being bashed around as you attempt to reach and fire sleep darts into watermelons so you can send an enemy to sleep and steal something or other which I spend hours trying to locate and never managed to do so). The characters, despite being well-designed, have paper-thin personalities and the dialogue between them is so flat and tedious it could have been written by a machine.
The Bottom Line
Sly Raccoon and his gang (a brainy tortoise and a muscle-bound hippo) must make their way around various countries and complete the missions needed to find the pieces of the evil metal owl Clockwerk (sic).
PlayStation 2 · by Gary Smith (13) · 2007
1001 Video Games
Sly 2: Band of Thieves appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- MobyGames ID: 16197
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Game added January 12th, 2005. Last modified October 29th, 2023.