GameZone writes: "Predicting enemy patrol routes is disappointingly easy in Velvet Assassin – the lack of spontaneity doesn't bring much to the replayability table. However, what's left is an extremely atmospheric stealth action game that offers just enough novelty to make the journey worthwhile. The mixture of striking visuals and sometimes horrifying sound effects do an excellent job of revealing the often overlooked aspect of humanity in a war zone, from the idle chatter of soldiers to the anguished cries of war prisoners. Without spoiling anything, I will say that the general presentation and narrative are really a cut above your mediocre action game. Any fan of stealth action will find Velvet Assassin a satisfying romp, but a revamped sequel could really give current genre kings a run for their money".