Stolen (video game)

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Stolen
Stolen (game box art).jpg
European PC cover art
Developer(s) Blue 52
Publisher(s) Hip Games
Director(s) Jaid Mindang (art)
Allan Murphy (tech)
Producer(s) Graeme Puttock
Designer(s) Jonathan Biddle
Programmer(s) Jim Tebbut
Artist(s) Joe Myers
Composer(s) Ian Livingstone
Platform(s) Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release
  • EU: April 1, 2005
  • EU: April 8, 2005 (Xbox)
  • NA: April 21, 2005 (PS2)
  • NA: April 22, 2005
Genre(s) Stealth
Mode(s) Single-player

Stolen is a stealth game video game developed by British developer Blue 52 and published by Hip Games for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows in 2005.

Gameplay[edit]

Stolen is a stealth game in which the protagonist Anya has several hi-tech gadgets to assist her in her cat burglar escapades, including night vision goggles and a multi-use dart gun. Because of her personal moral criminal code, Anya has no lethal arms at her disposal and the player cannot kill any of the guards and other enemies she encounters, but can only knock them unconscious for a brief moment. Anya is assisted by the computer expert Louie Palmer, who communicates with her through an earpiece. The GameSpot review noted the game's "Prince of Persia-inspired feats," but opined "the only difficult part about Stolen is finding the patience to actually remain hidden when it's easier to just charge through the levels."[1]

Plot[edit]

The player assumes the role of Anya Romanov, an acrobatic, high-tech professional thief living in the futuristic dark metropolis Forge City. Her initial mission is to infiltrate a high-security museum and steal items therein. Later on, Anya is framed for murder she did not commit. Eventually, she finds out about a sinister conspiracy involving a ruthless corrupt politician Richard Killian and her own deadly female ninja rival known only as Breeze.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2 Xbox
Edge N/A 5/10[2] N/A
Game Informer N/A 6.5/10[3] 6.5/10[3]
GameSpot 5.3/10[4] 5/10[1] 5/10[1]
GameSpy N/A 2/5 stars[5] 2/5 stars[5]
GameTrailers 6.8/10[6] 6.8/10[6] 6.8/10[6]
GameZone N/A N/A 6/10[7]
IGN N/A 5.2/10[8] 5.2/10[8]
OPM (US) N/A 3/5 stars[9] N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A 3.8/10[10]
PC Gamer (US) 28%[11] N/A N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 48/100[12] 51/100[13] 50/100[14]

The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions received "mixed" reviews, while the PC version received "generally unfavorable reviews", according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[12][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mueller, Greg (May 12, 2005). "Stolen Review (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ Edge staff (April 2005). "Stolen (PS2)". Edge (148): 98. 
  3. ^ a b Helgeson, Matt (June 2005). "Stolen (PS2, Xbox)". Game Informer (146): 127. Archived from the original on October 31, 2005. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ Mueller, Greg (May 12, 2005). "Stolen review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Nutt, Christian (April 25, 2005). "GameSpy: Stolen". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 17, 2005. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "Stolen, Review". GameTrailers. April 26, 2005. Archived from the original on March 20, 2007. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ Hopper, Steven (April 19, 2005). "Stolen - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 19, 2008. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Lewis, Ed (April 19, 2005). "Stolen (Xbox, PS2)". IGN. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Stolen". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 77. July 2005. 
  10. ^ "Stolen". Official Xbox Magazine: 85. July 2005. 
  11. ^ "Stolen". PC Gamer: 68. October 2005. 
  12. ^ a b "Stolen for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Stolen for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Stolen for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 

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