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Velvet Assassin [Download]

by Digital Tribe Games
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews) 61 / 100

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Platform: PC Download
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Platform: PC Download
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  • Release Date: April 28, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,541 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: PC Download

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Velvet Assassin

As World War II is waged outside of a lonely hospital window, it also plays out inside the mind of Violette Summer. While in a coma, the British intelligence agent relives the horrors she experienced while sabotaging the Nazi regime.

Inspired by real-life WWII heroine Violette Szabo, Velvet Assassin reveals the revulsions of war that are never spoken aloud. Through third person game play, sneak up on enemies and pull the pins from their belted grenades. Infiltrate a Nazi camp and slip cyanide to your own men before the Germans make them talk. Slink through the shadows to finish off your unsuspecting enemies with a single, perfectly aimed shot.

Through Violette's fever dreams, experience what she experienced. Walk where she walked. Kill those she killed.

  • Lure your enemy by whistle to a puddle of gasoline right before you ignite it or turn off their radio to bring them a step closer to the cold reach of Violette's silent knife.
  • Explore surreal, dreamlike settings that are modeled after actual World War II locations.
  • Experience the unimaginable horrors of stealthaction warfare in the shadows of Nazi-controlled Europe.
  • Change Violette's attributes to suit your playing style, whether it is increased stealth, more strength, or better weapon handling.
System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications: Recommended Specifications:
OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista
Processor: Singlecore CPU with 3 GHhz Dualcore CPU with 2GHz
RAM: 512 MB 1 GB
Hard Drive: 5 GB  
Video Card: Pixel shader 3 graphics card with 256 MB (GeForce 6800 or ATI x1600) GeForce 7900gt or ATI x1900 xt
Additional Info: Mouse and a keyboard, or an Xbox 360 Controller
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: Unknown
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I picked this up from Steam after its initial release. The game seemed to be getting decent player reviews and that usually helps me decide to buy a game or not.

Velvet Assassin is a stealth game at heart. If you've played any of the Splinter Cell games you will be right at home here. However, unlike the PC version of Splinter Cell games this seems to be more geared toward the consoles or XBox 360.

You play as a British spy or secret agent (like - James Bond) which is actually a female that has been hospitalized after a unknown tragic accident. As you play through the story you will have various tasks to complete like destroying a fuel depot. Your main task is to get to your targets without being noticed by killing anyone that gets in your way. It's a simple and effective stealth concept however the way you perform these tasks is a bit arcadish compared to many other PC stealth games of the past.

The controls are geared toward a XBox control scheme. You can not navigate the main menus with the PC mouse just the keyboard. The stealth kills are animated cut-sceens which are a bit cheesy to me. Climbing latters, going through doors or crawling under objects are not shown in real time as you will appear on the other side without actually going through the motions.

What saves this game is it's errie and surreal stealth atmosphere. The story is not bad but can get confusing sometimes especially on what happened to her and why she is in the hospital. The music is well placed as you will her creepy sounds when your inside dark hallways and buildings.

The graphics are wonderful and very vibrate. I liked how the designers use color to set the mode in various levels.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile Game to play December 23, 2010
By Bob
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I was curious about this game, since it's release. When I got the opportunity to pick it up...I was pretty amazed. The Physx graphics are good. Gameplay has a bit of a learning curve, but once you figure out the moves, etc...this game is a decent challenge and worth buying. the story was based on a real life WWII British assassin. For the price...the gameplay is fun!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric stealth game with a mature storyline May 30, 2009
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
First the basics:

Video - 4.5; Positives include generally crisp resolution in higher settings, excellent use of light and shadow, unique coloring for mood and place. Negatives are few, but I found a couple of scenes too dark in the middle distance to see a foe, and the colors could get a little monotonous.

Sound - 5; excellent sound and musical score matched the atmosphere and locations well. Sound effectively used to generate tension when hunted, reinforce atmosphere. German voices add to atmospheric effect and are correct. Screams of people caught in a burning church were appalingly realistic and made me rush to try to save them, immersing me thoroughly (though very disturbing). Music genuinely haunting, especially end theme.

Gameplay - 3.5; Positives include stealth ability (similar to Splinter Cell and actually a little like the Theif games. Negatives are the "dream-like" morphine rush, which I never used beyond the first mission because it detrated from the realism and you do not have to to win, the inability to pick up dropped weapons (other than the morphine rush, perhaps the single most unrealistic element of the game), and the fact that generally you can avoid the enemy AI by using vertical movement (go up or down a stair and they lose you). They also seem to lose interest if you stay hidden for ahwile, which is not too realistic, either, but makes sense as a trade-off for gameplay.

Atmosphere - 5; like the old Thief games, with their dark visuals and eery music and sound themes, I found myself quite immersed and absorbed in this experience. Teh story is interesting if a bit difficult to pull together early as it's told in falshbacks of a sort.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Like many others here, I like a great stealth game. Thief comes to mind, as do the Splinter Cell games, and I liked them all. Even played Deus Ex HR through trying to be stealth.

Velvet Assassin is a good try. Its set in dreary WW2 settings, and you get to kill all sorts of nazis, so that makes it at least worth trying. Its based on a real life WW2 assassin and secret agent, as well as has cool locations, so that makes it visually appealing in general.

Its a truly austere game, where you get a knife, and a couple of bullets here and there, but there are minimal resources, and you have to make the best of what you can find. I like a good challenge, so I did in fact enjoy parts of the game.

Now for the bad news. As many people have commented, it does suffer from bad consolitis... The worst being that its a checkpoint save system, with sometimes HUGE wait times for a save. You can spend 30 minutes trying to carefully take out several opponents, and then at the last minute, find that you're dead from some minuscule thing you didn't see. Then you have to play the same 30 minute section over and over and over and over. This kills games for me every time. I'm just sick and tired of this showing up in more and more games.... are quicksaves really all that hard to code into a game? Its just lazy on the part of the game developers.

Another unfortunate thing, which I could probably overlook if there were quicksaves, is the fact that sometimes, the enemies seem to know you're there, they come after you and kill you, even though you have no idea why. So no quicksaves, with random deaths, make it just unplayable for long periods of time.

I guess if you have lots of time on your hands, then this could be a good game.
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Published 8 months ago by Andris Prokopovich
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull Game
I really tried to get into this, because I like stealth games, but something about it was just... boring. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Hero of Shapier
3.0 out of 5 stars Received Mac & PC Version
This game only runs on my Mac, it refuses to even launch on any of my PC's. It runs pretty well on my Mac.
Published 11 months ago by Brandon Edington
1.0 out of 5 stars did even play the game yet
it would be nice if going to sell a game than don't separate the requirments and put them far down the page and have other games that your selling un the game a person is... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kenneth Bryan
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this Game
Its a hard game to get to learn all the moves but it does work very well the key board and mouse and the Graphics are pretty good and it plays on windows 7 32 bit don't know if it... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Paul Sprauer
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok game. Only for WWII buffs.
Pros: Inexpensive. Fast download speeds. Interesting game.

Cons: Two of the game files are corrupted in this download. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr. Sandman
2.0 out of 5 stars Can't Recommend This...
As others have mentioned there are certain things that kill this game. One is the checkpoint system. Read more
Published 17 months ago by PJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice game with only one drawback
I bought and played this game about two years ago, and frankly, I was not expecting much, recalling some very mediocre magazine reviews from when it was released. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mark Lahren
3.0 out of 5 stars Velvet Assassin Review
Southpeak delivered my purchase of Velvet Assassin on time and on the exact date shipping said I would receive the product. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Kevin
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