Sly Cooper and the Thievious Raccoonus is a stealth action platformer that came out in 2002 for the ps2.
Sly is the protagonist and gets help from his friends Bently and Murray. When sly was a kid the Klaww gang broke into his house, stole their family heirloom, the Thievious Raccoonus and orphaned sly. When he grew up he decided to take revenge and bring honor back to his family by stealing his book back.
The gameplay involves the usual platforming but brings some unique actions from Sly’s master thief moves like rope walking, climbing, the ninja spire and other moves. You go to each member of the Klaww gang’s headquarters and go through each area collecting keys, and clue bottles to unlock new moves, leading up to a boss battle.
The game is arcadey because you have lives and one hit deaths, however you can collect lucky charms which give you an extra hit, and you can stack up to 2 of them.
The story is told through animated cartoony cutscenes and playing the game feels like watching a Saturday morning cartoon.
I played this game a lot when I was a kid and to this day Its still one of my favorite games of all time because of the fun unique gameplay and lovable characters.
You should go play it!