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Velvet Assassin is a stealth action video game. Players take control of Violette Summer, a World War II-era British female spy operating deep behind enemy lines, attempting to help stop the Nazi war effort. The game's story was inspired by a real life secret agent/saboteur Violette Szabo.
Players have to hide in the shadows in order to avoid being detected. As a stealth-based game, lighting plays an important role. The HUD provides players with a silhouette of Violette which can be in one of three states.
Purple means she is hidden in the shadows and invisible to enemies. White means she is exposed in light, but not yet detected. Red means she has been spotted and enemies are seeking out her position. If she is detected, she will either have to fight off the guard or escape.
The game employs a special lifeline if detected called "Morphine Mode". When triggered, Violette is shown in her hospital gown with blood drops appearing all over the screen. For a limited amount of time, Violette will be able to execute any alerted guards or escape. Players have a limited use of the morphine lifeline. The game also occasionally makes use of "Blend Stealth". If Violette acquires a female SS uniform, she can change her attire at predefined points in the game. When Violette wears the SS uniform, guards will not identify her as a threat unless she moves too close to them, or she performs a suspicious action, such as aiming a gun.
This game is a little entertaining, especially if you like WW2, however I wouldn't say that it is on top of the line along with the 'Splinter Cell' games.
Game Traits applied to Velvet Assassin (X360) by Kyuubi87