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  • Summary: Garrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into the City. In this treacherous place, where the Baron’s Watch spreads a rising tide of fear and oppression, his skills are the only things he can trust. Even the most cautious citizens and their best- guarded possessions are not safeGarrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into the City. In this treacherous place, where the Baron’s Watch spreads a rising tide of fear and oppression, his skills are the only things he can trust. Even the most cautious citizens and their best- guarded possessions are not safe from his reach. As an uprising emerges, Garrett finds himself entangled in growing layers of conflict. Lead by Orion, the voice of the people, the tyrannized citizens will do everything they can to claim back the City from the Baron’s grasp. The revolution is inevitable. If Garrett doesn’t get involved, the streets will run red with blood and the City will tear itself apart. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. It’s an early, serious, and unexpected contender for my list of the top 10 games of 2014.
  2. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    At times, the developer seems ill-fitted for the franchise, but the studio has padded out this selection of classic stealth challenges with crafty cat-and-mouse moments that help intensify Thief’s ­slow ­pacing.
  3. Mar 10, 2014
    75
    Satisfying gameplay mechanics and excellent environments and sound design meet an unsound technical production, irritating and overly repetitive character dialogues and a lacklustre enemy AI. Stealth games lovers will still find good elements in the new Thief, but it isn't the triumphant return we'd hoped it would be.
  4. Feb 24, 2014
    70
    A solid stealth genre game. If you’re after an action-packed slaughterfest, look elsewhere – Thief will appeal to long-term fans and gamers that prefer to take a more cerebral approach with their anarchy.
  5. Feb 24, 2014
    70
    Hiding in the shadows and taking out each opponent like a ninja, albeit a non-lethal one, is satisfying. But Thief shows one too many unrefined edges, occasionally catching itself unable to resolve the issue combining classic design with modern production.
  6. Feb 24, 2014
    68
    Ignoring the story and cherrypicking the best side missions is the best way to approach it.
  7. Feb 24, 2014
    35
    Actively unpleasant to play, embarrassingly buggy, and wholly devoid of any personality, Eidos Montreal’s Thief reboot certainly isn’t the worthy continuation fans waited almost a decade for.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 72
  2. Negative: 23 out of 72
  1. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    Thief is truly an excellent game for excellent people. Foreboding atmosphere, superbly controls, complex gameplay systems, intricate graphics,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. Expand
  2. May 29, 2014
    10
    Aside from what the average sentiments about this game are (fairly negative), I truly enjoyed this game! First of all, the world it puts youAside from what the average sentiments about this game are (fairly negative), I truly enjoyed this game! First of all, the world it puts you in is extremely immersive, from top notch and beautifully rendered graphics, to classic "Thief" elements like gothic and forbearing allies and chapels. The mechanics of the game where solid for the most past, but any mishaps (mainly audio) were easily forgivable. The combat and stealth system was dynamic and challenging, making you actually "think", something most games today unfortunately do not. Ultimately, this is an immersive game that makes you feel like an authentic thief in a steampunk/gothic civilization. Highly recommended! Expand
  3. Feb 27, 2014
    8
    Le jeux je le trouve tres bon, malgrés ses quelque defaut il ne vaut pas un 9 ou 10 mais la a mettre un 69/100 je trouve sa abusé car j'aiLe jeux je le trouve tres bon, malgrés ses quelque defaut il ne vaut pas un 9 ou 10 mais la a mettre un 69/100 je trouve sa abusé car j'ai bien aimé ce jeux moi Expand
  4. Mar 15, 2014
    6
    Garret the master thief? More like Garret the petty Thief. In this remake you spend a large share of your time stealing small ticket itemsGarret the master thief? More like Garret the petty Thief. In this remake you spend a large share of your time stealing small ticket items such as: forks, cups and mirrors worth 5 gold tops. Thief didn't stop there with disappointments. The maps are small and unimaginative and load outs occur between isolated districts. The controls seem sluggish and combat is a pain. This is overall a very well done rip off of the horrible game dishonoured. This game tanks in all areas, and should not be purchase for any more than 15 dollars. Expand
  5. Apr 27, 2015
    6
    Thief' is sometimes adventure, sometimes stealth, but this lack of direction and mediocre story makes Thief a repetitive, but satisfying experience...
  6. Jun 3, 2014
    4
    I wanted so much for this game to be good. Hell, I bought an xbox one for it! That's why it pains me to have to write this review. The levelI wanted so much for this game to be good. Hell, I bought an xbox one for it! That's why it pains me to have to write this review. The level design is meh, the combat is average at best and the story is subpar. Add to it the bugs and the terrible sound design and implementation ( it's a stealth game where all sounds are on top of you no matter where the enemy is) and you have a mediocre reboot at best. Expand
  7. Mar 29, 2014
    0
    Thief is easily one of the worst games that I have ever played. It has one of the most retarded Artificial intelligences in any game, and theThief is easily one of the worst games that I have ever played. It has one of the most retarded Artificial intelligences in any game, and the story is one of the worst ever written. This game is a waste of money. Expand

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