The Cold Heart of Hate is the fifth and final episode of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus. Sly Cooper makes his way to the Krack-Karov Volcano in Russia, in order to face Clockwerk, the enigmatic final member of the Fiendish Five.
|Is this a strange coincidence, or is there something I'm missing?|
— Sly in The Cold Heart of Hate[src]
Sly and the gang travel through the perilous road of Krack-Karov, which is heavily guarded by both Clockwerk's Death Ray and Robo-Falcons. Sly has to use the Cooper Van's turret to shoot down his enemies and eliminate obstacles.
In order for the gang to continue, Bentley needs to analyze the information contained in Clockwerk's computers. Murray must collect 60 of Clockwerk's computers, but the Fire Slugs are after them too. There are only 119 computers total, Murray must get them before the Fire Slugs get to them first.
After beating the fire slugs, Sly discovers that Inspector Carmelita Fox has been captured by Clockwerk and put in a containment unit inside a special chamber. Sly must avoid Clockwerk's security systems and save Carmelita Fox.
It was all a trap. The chamber gets filled with deadly gas with Sly and Carmelita trapped inside. Bentley must aid his friend by hacking Clockwerk's computer and shutting the gas down.
Sly and Carmelita must put their differences aside in order to beat their common enemy, Clockwerk. When Sly's cane gets stolen by a Robo-Falcon, Carmelita must help him recover it by protecting him from the vicious fire slugs.
Carmelita's jetpack is on top of the death ray, but her shooting destroyed the magnatronic support field for the gigantic machine. Sly must climb the metallic monstrosity and recover the jetpack before the lava burns him alive.
With his plans foiled and his factory destroyed, Clockwerk surfaces to finish Sly Cooper once and for all. Sly must use the jetpack to beat the villainous owl and avenge his parents' murder. Then, after a long battle, Sly manages to beat Clockwerk.
(Boss Battle 1)
Clockwerk: "Sly Cooper, you've escaped my gas chamber and destroyed my death ray. Remarkable. You Coopers always find a way to beat me!"
Sly: "Always? So that was you in the background of all those old pictures of the Thievius Raccoonus! Just how old are you?"
Clockwerk: Perfection has no age... Sly: "What? You're immortal?"
Clockwerk: "Revenge is the prime ingredient in the Fountain of Youth. I've kept myself alive for hundreds of years with a steady diet of jealousy and hate, awaiting the day when I would eclipse your family's thieving reputation."
(Boss Battle 2)
Sly: "I don't get it. You're so familiar with my family you must've known my father had a son. If you hated the Cooper line so much, then why did you let me live when you stole the Thievius Raccoonus?"
Clockwerk: "Because I wanted to show the world that without your precious book, the Cooper line was nothing!"
Sly: "Ah well that's where you're wrong: the Thievius Raccoonus doesn't create great thieves, it takes great thieves to create the Thievius Raccoonus!"
Clockwerk: "Enough, Sly Cooper, it ends here. I'll finish you like I finished your father. Then the Cooper line will be erased and the only Master Thief will be... Clockwerk!"
It took some trick maneuvering, but Sly was able to snatch that last piece of the Thievius Raccoonus from Clockwerk. Sly is glad to have taken down each member of the Fiendish Five one by one and reclaimed his birthright. There was no way that Sly could have done it without the help of his friends and while he knows it hasn't been easy for them, they stuck with him through it all.
It took a lot of guts for Murray to get out on the field with Sly and while he was scared, he's got more heart than anyone Sly has ever known. As for Bentley, if it wasn't for his expertise, Sly would have never been able to make it up the rooftop in Paris. Sly believes that he couldn't ask for a better gang of friends. However, Sly hadn't forgotten about Carmelita, who is ready to arrest Sly and his friends now that Clockwerk and his death ray are out of commission. Sly was sure she was going to arrest him immediately but she kept her word from earlier and let Sly take his ten second headstart before she chases him down.
At the last second, Sly gives Carmelita a kiss to distract her long enough for him to handcuff her to the railing and make a getaway. Sly, having taken the key to the cuffs, felt bad for leaving her at the volcano, but he knew their paths would cross again one day.
- This is the first time Sly and Carmelita work together.
- The sky in this level is kind of similar to the sky in Paris from the prologue.
- This is the second level to feature lava. The first is Sir Raleigh's.
- This is the only level with no vaults, treasure keys, or clue bottles.
- This is the first and only level to feature a hacking mission.
- This level has the least amount of enemy types in the game, with only two: Fire Slugs and Robo-Falcons.
- In "Hazardous Path," there are stalactites at one point. When you get past them, you can turn the camera around and see that they are not attached to anything.
- This is the only level in which all jobs are played in a certain order.
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