Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
Release: September 23, 2002
Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Platform: PlayStation 2
Synopsis: The game that started it all. Sucker Punch Productions got started in the world of video games with Rocket: Robot on Wheels for the Nintendo 64 where they proved their talent for game physics. This talent manifested in SPACKLE (Sucker Punch Animation and Character Kinematics Life Engine), and won them a contract with Sony.
Sly Cooper is the descendant of a long line of master thieves. Throughout generations of Coopers, the family documented their exploits in a book known as the Thievius Raccoonus. As a child, Sly's parents were murdered by The Fiendish Five, and the Thievius Raccoonus was stolen and split up amongst its members. Sly, and his lifelong friends from an orphanage, Bentley and Murray, set out to steal back the pages of the Cooper family book and destroy the Klaww Gang.