Thief PlayStation 4

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
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  1. Feb 24, 2014
    90
    One of the best action-stealth titles in years and the first serious contender for the “2014 Game of the Year” contest.
  2. Feb 26, 2014
    86
    A great game as is, although it has a few very patchable issues that could really put it over the top.
  3. Feb 26, 2014
    86
    All in all, Thief successfully ticks the right boxes on the PlayStation 4, although it's not a totally next-gen experience.
  4. Feb 24, 2014
    85
    Despite my deep reservations regarding the reboot of my favorite character and the world he inhabits, Thief manages to deliver a compelling experience.
  5. Feb 24, 2014
    85
    Thief succeeds as a good reboot, and also as an interesting offering in the action and stealth genre. An awesome setting, composed of great artistic work and a superb dubbing, is Eidos Montreal's best asset.
  6. Feb 24, 2014
    82
    Following in the steps of Tomb Raider and Deus Ex, an old franchise returns fresh, accessible to a wider audience, but still remains true to its origins.
  7. Feb 24, 2014
    81
    Despite some of Thief’s annoyances, the game is rich in detail and hard to put down.
  8. 80
    Garrett is a wonderful character, and the city and plot of Thief hold all kinds of potential, the game looks gorgeous on the PlayStation 4 and is mechanically very tight, but all of that potential is dampened by the developer's somewhat overzealous desire to dictate just how the game should be played.
  9. Mar 3, 2014
    80
    Thief is a decent game, however not as brilliant as expected. The game had some strange issues during the gameplay, although the atmosphere is still great. Nevertheless the game itself is not super, yet still decent enough with well thought out characters.
  10. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    While the game does have its faults - particularly falling apart when Garrett is spotted - Thief excels in the shadows as a pure stealth title, becoming increasingly enjoyable as your skills improve.
  11. A game that requires patience, but which amply rewards players that can manage it and knits together lots of elements for a solid reboot of the series. It might also be the best thievery simulator – where the adrenalin and thrill of the steal is replicated – put together yet. Whether that’s a good thing or not, socially speaking, it makes for a fun game.
  12. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    Eidos-Montreal may have adhered too closely to the series’ roots, resulting in a reboot that suffers from classic problems like simplistic combat and trial-and-error sneaking missions. However, locked behind this old-school game design is a gem that stealth fans should eye up for their collection.
  13. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    With sharper AI and more considered NPC behaviour, Thief could have been a masterpiece. There are true flashes of brilliance, and they’re not rare, but they’re almost always offset by something that breaks the immersion or otherwise shakes the foundations of the game world.
  14. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    Eidos Montreal's take on Garret and the City comes as a surprise when you consider the hardcore stealth gameplay. On the other hand, newcomers and casual players also can have their fun, granted by the very well-thought difficulty system. The storytelling is quite disappointing, and story missions are definitely too linear in many aspects, but secondary quests and thieving in general are well developed and solid, making this game an interesting choice for all the stealth fans out there, despite its shortcomings.
  15. Mar 1, 2014
    75
    Thief isn't the game that most would've wanted. The core of the series still stands, but is also limited by strange uneven moments. Main character Garret controls nicely and the world looks great, but this story isn't as strong as it was in previous installments. This Thief is at its best, simply does what Garret does best: stealing everything he can.
  16. Feb 27, 2014
    75
    Thief is a good stealth game, though disappointing fighting mechanics and lacking visuals keep it from reaching true greatness.
  17. Feb 24, 2014
    75
    On the whole, Thief is a worthwhile entry into the stealth genre and genuinely better than many I've played, but it's hard to ignore the number of obvious things that it whiffs.
  18. 75
    There's tense, creative stealth action to be had in Thief's fun-but-flawed triumph over technical flubs, wasted narrative potential, and cringeworthy dialogue.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 637 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 170
  2. Negative: 42 out of 170
  1. Mar 1, 2014
    8
    One of the best action-stealth titles in years and the first real lived game that actually makes you feel like a real thief yourself. ThisOne of the best action-stealth titles in years and the first real lived game that actually makes you feel like a real thief yourself. This game has potential to start this year right.

    Maki.
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  2. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    So awesine, reminds me of Dishonored i love the stealth gameplay in this game thank you Square Enix * Eidos Montreal!!!! cant wait for a ThiefSo awesine, reminds me of Dishonored i love the stealth gameplay in this game thank you Square Enix * Eidos Montreal!!!! cant wait for a Thief 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review »
  3. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    Great stealth game, a few things are wrong like audio bugs. But seriously if you play this in hardcore and ghost mode you will have seriousGreat stealth game, a few things are wrong like audio bugs. But seriously if you play this in hardcore and ghost mode you will have serious fun. A must buy on PS4 and PC. Full Review »