Velvet Assassin

Inspired by the fascinating story and unbreakable spirit of British secret agent Violette Szabo, players take control of Violette Summer, a beautiful World War II spy deep behind enemy lines with no support or official backing from the British Government. Intense stealth action game play with a startling real-time lighting system and surreal visuals combine to produce an incredible gaming experience. Through third person game play, sneak up on enemies and pull the pins from their belted grenades. Infiltrate a Gestapo prison and slip cyanide to your own men before the Germans make them talk. And slink through the shadows to finish off your unsuspecting enemies with a single, silent move. Through Violette's fever dreams, experience what she experienced. Walk where she walked. And kill those she killed.

  • Stealth assassinations – Execute over 50 different brutal maneuvers to deliver a quick and silent death to enemy soldiers or use the environment itself to take down Violette's foes.
  • Dynamic lighting and shadows – Slip into the darkness of Nazi-controlled Europe and avoid the relentless searchlights of German guards that cut through your shadowy cover.
  • Stylized environments - Explore surreal, dreamlike settings that are modeled after actual World War II locations.
  • Unique perspective - Experience the unimaginable horrors of war through Violette’s fever dreams. Shift into Morphine Mode when Violette’s memories betray her to reposition and gain an advantage against opposing forces.

Application Details:

Version: steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation – Using steam to download and install.
  • Steam dependency check – Installed a version of vcrun and PhysX automatically.
  • Game launcher - Game launcher displayed no errors and all options within the launcher were visible and worked.
  • Gameplay - The gameplay was smooth with no stuttering or lag. There were no visible artifacts or tearing, missing textures, or missing sounds.

What does not

  • Cut scenes – The audio works but no video will be displayed.
  • Game Menu – When loading the game the background is a video file that lags and stutters.  This shouldn't reflect gameplay performance.


What was not tested

  • Windowed mode – I saw no option.
  • AA – I didn't enable AA.
  • Shader levels - I didn't change the shader level.
  • Shadow levels - I didn't change the shadow level.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Resolutions Tested: 1920x1080, 1600x900 Tested all Texture Quality settings. CPUs Tested: AMD Phenom II X4 950, Athlon II X4 840, FX-6100 Video Cards Tested: AMD/ATI driver - Catalyst Center 12.3 AMD/ATI Radeon 4670, 5570, 5750, 5770, 5850 Nvidia driver - 295.40 Nvidia 250GTS, 260GTX, GTX460 RAM during test: DDR2 Mushkin 800 DDR3 Mushkin 1600 Motherboards during test: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 The game plays flawlessly, minus the cut scene problems and initial game menu video.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 10 20194.0Yes Yes YesGoldSadshark 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia"Jul 17 20131.6-rc5Yes Yes SilverCarlos Rodriguez 
CurrentMageiaApr 17 20121.5.0Yes Yes GoldTJ 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
46779 Multiple applications need ID3DXEffectCompiler::CompileEffect() implementation (OblivionReloaded, Hitman: Blood Money demo, Velvet Assassin, Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection) NEW View

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