Bright Hub writes: "Despite the criticism about less sophisticated level design than Hitman, MGS, et al., it's an easy game to like. With its history based plot and female lead, Velvet Assassin is a solid contribution to the stealth genre. Your missions will take place in different locations such as Paris, Hamburg, and Warsaw. The graphics, audio effects, and unostentatious music do justice to the locations and contribute to the whole feeling of this game. The dark and tense atmosphere works well with the solid stealth play for a very stylish title
I recommend the game to any gamer looking for something a little different in their stealth."