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An Opera of Fear is the first episode in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves.


Sly and Bentley need Murray back in the gang. However, Murray won't rejoin until "the black water runs pure."


Sly Cooper

Sneak into the Venice police station and see if Murray is there.

Follow Octavio through Venice and get photographic evidence of his tar scheme.

Sneak into Octavio's opera house and hack into his computer to see what he has planning on carnivale.

Without advertising, no one will show up for the big comeback recital.


Octavio has hired the Blue Viper Gang to hunt down and kill Carmelita. Hotwire a police boat and head after them.

Cleverly hidden blueprints of the tar vacuum prompt Sly to don a disguise.


Use the new ball form to destroy 6 tar pipes around town.


Octavio has hired the Vincenetti Gang for protection on recital day.

The Operation

Time to shut down the tar scheme!

Level Ending

With the fight over, Sly and Murray went back to help Bentley up. It was touch and go for a while, but they managed to sneak right under Carmelita's nose. Octavio wasn't so lucky. He got thrown in jail for the damage he caused Venice. Ironically, he found success as a singer in jail since most of his fan-base was already locked up with him.

The big score was getting Murray back. Once he put on his gloves and mask, it was clear that "The Murray" has returned.

Master Thief Challenges

Defeat the Blue Viper boats without taking significant damage.

Destroy all the tar reservoirs before time runs out.

Get to the top of the tower and knock the balloon free before time runs out.

Collect 20 Coins while keeping up with Octavio.

Destroy the vacuum pumps before time runs out.

Defeat Octavio in the Venice canals under time pressure.

Defeat Octavio before time runs out.

Using your treasure map, follow the clues to find the hidden loot.


  • This marks the second time when it's just Sly and Bentley.
  • Murray is always in his Dreamtime gear when the episode is revisited.
  • The Rialto Bridge is an actual landmark in Italy.
  • It is possible for Murray to land hits on Octavio while the boss is free of the tar, but they do no damage.
  • If Murray attacks a guard during "Tar Ball" the job will be a failure. However, smashing them while in ball form does not fail the mission.
  • Murray can use the temporal lock move on Octavio, but the latter will break free from it to avoid a punch thrown at him.
  • Tony B interrogates Sly with passwords every time he sees him, making him the only guard to do it more than once.
  • If you go back to where the stage was you can jump on the "rope" and float.


Episode 1 - An Opera of Fear - Opening Cutscene02:56

Episode 1 - An Opera of Fear - Opening Cutscene

Episode 1 - An Opera of Fear - Closing Cutscene01:53

Episode 1 - An Opera of Fear - Closing Cutscene

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