Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Review (Sony Computer Entertainment)

What It Is

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is a time-traveling adventure starring Sly Cooper and his gang of critter friends that picks up where the last Sly Cooper game, Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, ended. Don’t worry if your kids don’t remember where that game ended or if they even played it because Thieves in Time starts off with a great animated prologue that brings us up to speed.

The game is all about Sly and his pals solving a mystery through a series of missions that will take them to Feudal Japan, Ancient Arabia, Medieval England, and the Wild West.

Kids can play as Sly or either of his partners – Bentley and Murray – and each character has his own unique abilities, strengths and gadgets.

Is It Fun?

The game looks and feels like a cartoon with funny characters, colorful environments, and goofy scenarios. Kids will love the mission that involves rescuing the Ninja master who invented sushi but was jailed for serving bad fish.

Levels are separated by animated sequences, and each level has its own title screen that adds to the cartoon appearance of the game. Kids can feel like they are watching a cartoon, where they are controlling the action.

Who It’s For

This is a great game for young gamers around the ages of 5–10. There are helpful tutorials and assist features like a jump assist that automatically lands the character on small objects. This assist makes leaping onto a narrow ledge or running along a tightrope fun and not frustrating.

What To Be Aware Of

Thieves in Time is available exclusively for the PS3 and PlayStation Vita. The game has a cross save ability that lets you save the game to the cloud then play it on either PlayStation device.

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  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time from Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up
  • Available on: Playstation 3
  • Available February 5, 2013