Charming characters; stunning animation
Sly Raccoon is a charismatic character, instantly appealing - and he's surrounded by a cast of engaging creatures. He, like every other character in the game, has been "toon-shaded" - in other words, you get fully featured creatures that look like they've stepped straight out of a cartoon feature-length movie.
The in-game graphics and animation are of astonishing quality. You'll be amazed at how smoothly every character moves as they walk, run, sneak, jump and clamber about.
Huge levels; intriguing plot
Sly Raccoon looks fantastic, with a wide variety of locations, all beautifully put together and free-roaming in a way that both encourages and rewards exploration and lateral thinking. The latter also has a bearing on the plot, which unfolds as you progress through the game and has plenty of surprises in store.
Stealth is the key to success
Sly Raccoon's a thief and a master of his art; therefore you'll often do better and achieve more if you keep your head down and sneak about the levels, avoiding detection and confrontation. There are a number of different controls to allow you to minimise the attention you'll create as you sneak in and out of potentially hazardous situations, and using all the stealthy skills at your disposal. The game also actively rewards risk-taking and lateral thinking.