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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: 33 out of 69
  2. Negative: 22 out of 69
  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 11, 2014
    6
    So glad I rented this game. I would have been mad at myself for buying this. 1st off, graphics are last gen at best. This game runs like crap.So glad I rented this game. I would have been mad at myself for buying this. 1st off, graphics are last gen at best. This game runs like crap. And not to mention its so slow paced and boring the story just slowly chugs along. I blame this on the devs. Don't waste your time on this entry. 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. Apr 1, 2014
    4
    "The machine ate my quarter"

    I'm not a Thief purist, and I can appreciate a game with flaws, but there's one quick way to keep me from
    "The machine ate my quarter"

    I'm not a Thief purist, and I can appreciate a game with flaws, but there's one quick way to keep me from continuing to play a game:

    Deleting your saved game

    I hadn't really experienced all the bugs people had cursed about until about four hours in or so, but then it happened. I went to the next area in the map, and lo and behold, instead of loading the expected new area, it had oddly loaded one of my old autosaves in a completely different area of the map. I assumed it was my fault, or a simple fluke, but no, it continued to repetitively send me back to the same old save spot every time. After closing and starting up again, I found that my manual save file (about 1 hour ahead of my old autosave) was, in fact, no more to be found. Quite the cruel April Fools joke. Good thing I gamefly'ed it. Not about to waste any more time with those shenanigans.

    Off in the mail you go!
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  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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