Shadow the Silent Assassin Game Review
February 28, 2012
By Maxwell J. Provo
The first game in the Silent Assassin series, Shadow the Silent Assassin is a fun game and provides a quick challenge with interesting goals. Forcing you to often think creatively about how to go about murdering your targets, Shadow the Silent Assassin puts you in control of a dogged, furtive sniper ready to do Mafia Stick’s (henceforth known as Stickolino) dirty work.
The first couple of levels simply assign you to take out a couple of Sticks roving the ground of some rich dude’s house. Easy enough; trust me. There missions only require the scope and a little aim to complete. It is not until you prove yourself with some easy tasks that Stickolino gives you harder victims.
The first of the harder ones requires you to kill two guards that often intersect. The trick here is to wait until they both go around their corners, shoot one, and then immediately shoot the other so that they do not set off the alarm, which leads to your defeat. After this task, the assignments get harder and harder and include being fired upon by Stick goons, creating diversions, and shooting a satellite dish.
The most useful feature of Shadow the Silent Assassin is the scope. Pressing the spacebar once activates sighted mode and allows you to zoom up close to your intended target. Pressing it again closes this mode and sets in back to normal. Using this mode is crucial to playing this game!
Though with no points or weapon upgrades, Shadow the Silent Assassin is an easy, fun shooter with little to worry about. An ego-booster of a game, Shadow the Silent Assassin will keep you entertained and will keep your triggere finger itchy for the consequent games in the Silent Assassin series. Plus, you have the pleasure of knowing that you made Stickolino happy. That’s the best perk of them all, right? Right?!
RATING: 3.5 SticksShadow: The Silent Assassin,