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  • Summary: There is a rising tide of fear in The City. Hatred saturates every stone and whilst the rich prosper, the less fortunate face misery and repression. Ravaged with sickness and famine, they wait for something to change. Into this shadowy world steps Garrett, THE master thief in a first-person adventure featuring intelligent design that allows players to take full control, with freedom to choose their path through the game's levels and how they approach and overcome each challenge. Expand
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  1. While maintaining the original feeling, new Thief also adds its own characteristics into the series. It's not the perfect Thief game for which fans were waiting 10 years, but it's a close call.
  2. Feb 25, 2014
    65
    Between the hit-or-miss missions is an extremely annoying city hub map and a weak story full of bland characters, and Garrett himself isn’t as sure-footed as a master thief ought to be.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    Thief is truly an excellent game for excellent people. Foreboding atmosphere, superbly controls, complex gameplay systems, intricate graphics, exceptional storytelling, etc. Eidos Montreal have proven once again that their team has the chops to reboot a classic franchise after the incredible Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Thief is a Thief game for fans of the older titles. While some things have changed, 99% of it remains the same but better than ever. 10/10, well deserved! A masterful creation! Expand
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    Thief has been around a long time. The first game came out in 1998 and it is an iconic game in the industry and inspired lots of other stealth games. Each new game in the franchise has had heavy expectations placed on it. Most Thief games since then have had a somewhat mixed reception. There are those who expect each new game to be exactly like the original. And there are others who want Thief to be more of an action game. Then there are those that have always understood what Thief is about and enjoy it for what it is: a damn good pure stealth series.

    The new Thief is no exception. Nothing has given me the sense of skulking about in the shadows and having to use stealth in order to survive better than Thief has. This isn't an action/stealth hybrid like Dishonored or Splinter Cell that you can go in guns blazing and cut down half a dozen guards in a short amount of time. In Thief you have to remain undetected or face the consequences.

    At first I was disappointed by the fact you can't use the rope arrow on any wood surface as before and can only attach to specially highlighted beams. But the game makes up for it in other ways. The new swoop ability is pure awesomeness. It gives a fluidity and speed to the game while still feeling stealthy and appropriate.

    The graphics are quite good, with some of the best lighting and shadows I have ever seen in a game. The world itself is quite dreary and that may turn off some people, but it has character and a strange charm of its own. I LOVE the atmosphere in this game.

    I have come to love the sound design in this game. Playing with headphones you realize all of the amazing little touches and how accurate the positional sound is. As far as the voice acting is concerned, it is very good in the case of Garrett and fairly good in the case of most of the other characters. Garrett is such an intriguing character.

    Those giving this game 0/10 and scores like that are complete douchebags and honestly have no business reviewing games. They are hatemongers who simply love bashing and tearing things down. Unfortunately, this sort of behavior is all too common in our society. I have NEVER given a game a score that low, because the truth is, no game has ever deserved such a score. Such scores indicate a game that is completely broken and without redeeming qualities. Thief may not be everybody's cup of tea, but it plays well, looks great and offers a lot of fun for those that enjoy these kind of stealth games. I would personally give the game an 8.9.

    All in all I think Thief carries the stealth torch admirably. It's one of the best pure stealth games in years. I've enjoyed it a lot and if you like stealth I believe it is likely that you will too.
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  3. Mar 10, 2014
    7
    now i going to be straight and simple

    pros:optimized graphics!,ending,music,sounds,gameplay,garett

    cons:graphics engine old,story is
    weak all about ERIN,where is the story related thieving?,monsters? really? it was irritating pile of ****.

    old-gen version have too much downgrade! there is much unreal engine 3 games out there have better grapchics on xbox360 and ps3 than thief (old-gen version)
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  4. Mar 13, 2014
    4
    Honestly I really wanted to like this, I love all stealth games and love deus ex but what you read is true, it really isnt worth buying.what youve read is true, the story is beyond bad, seriously un absorbing.garett is a monotone bore.the gameplay was a slight novelty for the first hour while a new experience, but theres literally no change the whole way through.to make matters worse, the gameplay mechanics are not consistent, to the point of being almost broken. You could play a mission and ace it, then replay it step for step the same and get killed constantly.this makes it an exercise in frustration, impossiblevto master and basically a game of luck, which sucks for whats meant to be a cakculated stealth game.then theres the technical issues, sound out of sync with horrible animated cutscenes and constant lag with constant loadingscreens, a convoluted map with no waypoint, more frustation as you spend more time trying to find routes ti wwindowsills than anything else in this game.do yourself a favour and pass on this one, or il swap you my copy for anything really.its such a shame, it cuda been great. Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2014
    4
    So first and foremost do not even bother with the ps3 port for already terrible game. It is riddled with sound problems all throughout (audio completely drops off/ subtitles racing ahead/ random clicking noises), the frame rate is unacceptable, and I personally had the game crash on me at one point.

    Now if you thought this low score was merely because of technical flaws, that is certainly not the case. The entirety of this game is pretty much linear, where the 'alternative' paths almost always end in a dead end with some loot if you are lucky. The world is uninteresting and completely disregards the fascinating lore it should be based on. The game even includes sections where you climb around in a third person perspective as if this was assassin's creed and there were even 2 or 3 sections where I was simply running from the explosions going off all around me.....The hub world is a huge nuisance to navigate and the vast majority of the side missions are lackluster and boring. The few side missions that were enjoyable were mere fleeting moments from the overwhelming drudgery of this experience. This game is basically deadly shadows (one of the more mediocre thief games) with worse level design, worse AI, more bugs, no story to enjoy, a burdensome hub world, and a ton of features to 'streamline' the experience.

    I am just glad I only rented this one. Not only is this monstrosity a disgrace to the Thief franchise, but it is also a disgrace to the stealth genre as we know it.
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  6. Feb 26, 2014
    3
    This game feels like a slap in the face for everyone who ever loved Thief and its story. Thief takes away to much from the franchise to be considered a 'Thief' game. The only factor that makes this a Thief game is Garret. No Hammers, no Pagans and no Keepers. All lore removed, just Garret remains. This game will probably appeal more to the mainstream than the oldschool Thief fans. Expand
  7. Mar 13, 2014
    1
    Unfortunately, I downloaded the game. Therefore, I cannot return it. WRETCHED audio, when there is audio. Cut scenes are completely void of audio. Characters mouths are moving, so they're obviously talking, but nothing, voices, music, nothing, can be heard throughout the cutscenes. As I'm not the first nor the second, nor third...to complain about this, it is a problem within the game. The game looks and feels much like that from the old school gen console. Save your money on this one. It's definitely not worth it. Expand

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