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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
Score distribution:
  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: 32 out of 67
  2. Negative: 22 out of 67
  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 25, 2014
    6
    It's not terrible, but it's not great. As others have said the background characters get stuck in a repetitive dialogue loop which is reallyIt's not terrible, but it's not great. As others have said the background characters get stuck in a repetitive dialogue loop which is really disappointing for such a massively hyped up game. It's the simple things sometimes. Also sometimes the dialogue is loud, other times it's quiet.. I kept having to adjust my TV volume. Sometimes it's out of synch too. That's the bad stuff. The good stuff is that the chapters are very different from one another which I loved, especially Chapter 5! Sneaking in and out of the shadows is a lot of fun and the controls are great, responsive nothing sticky at all. Soundtrack is good, graphics are good. 6/10 Expand
  5. Apr 19, 2014
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First off I am going to go out on a limb and say most if not all the other reviewers on here have never played the original thief games. I have and above all else having played the originals is what really upset me about this new thief game. So let me first get this out of the way and say that if you are looking for me to comment on graphics and such please read elsewhere because to me graphics are a secondary to a story driven game such as thief.
    So to get it right out there initially I wasn't sure what to expect ... was this a continuation of thief or was it a reboot or retelling or reintroduction. After playing it is some kind of extremely weird hybrid. It completely does away with many of the supporting factions that were a major part of the thief games ... where are the keepers ... where are the hammerites .... where are the pagans .... not even really a mention of these influential groups of the past. Sure in one scene you see a hammer symbol and at some point he mentions the trickster but to those who have never played any other thief aren't you left wondering what are these symbols ... who is the trickster ... etc.... These key parts get NO explanation throughout the game.
    If you are in the category of never played another thief game ever how can you over look so many holes in the characters and story. Too many other reviewers are wrapped up in graphics and AI but the real issue is the poor development character and story wise. For example ... who is Garrett ... Who is Erin .... how do these two know each other. Why does Garrett care about Erin? Why does Garrett steal? where did he get his abilities? How did he come to live in a clock tower (which btw was destroyed in a previous game)? Why does Garrett have two different eyes .... how did he lose the eye ... where did he get the new one? Who is this trickster Garrett mentioned .... once? The list goes on and on and on it is extremely poorly developed. The previous games essentially played like a novel each building from the other and had connection between them. This is so far in left field it is neither a continuation nor is it really a reboot as I mentioned before some weird hybrid thing. Also Erin is a pain in the ass and to be brutally honest not worth saving. The zombies in the original games were awesome and frightening as well sometimes. The freaks as they are called which presumably replaced the zombies are just stupid over sensitive humans that just make stupid sounds.
    So I will touch on a few other things though and that is the side missions are more fun then the actual missions which is okay in my book but to often I found myself wondering .... why am I stealing all this stuff ... its only so I can afford the upgrades which at 2g a spoon or fork you are going to need to steal a lot of silverware. In this element it tries to force you to replay missions which to be honest there really is no other reason to play them as they are a bit boring at times and you get impatient and start doing stupid things causing you to restart the checkpoint and sit through another load screen. The layout of the city is horrendous. Other than the major exists you are never sure if a window you go through is a house or a exit to another part of the city you may not want to go to yet. In this day and age this city should have been completely open with no load screens between areas and a much better map situation because the one they gave is very confusing.
    To touch a little on game play it certainly isn't bad but it isn't great either. The best thing they added was the swoop which was the only thing that really made this game stand out the swoop is awesome.
    My advice would be don't buy this until it is around 20 dollars or just rent it. If you want achievements then this game is certainly manageable but it will take a bit of time to get them all. If you do not care about story at all or character development then you wont take issue with anything really in the game. To some other reviewers on here try to remember this is NOT halo or GOW or anything remotely like that ... you cant go in black jack a blazing and expect to take everyone out the game is slow paced and if slow isn't really your thing then move along.
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  6. Apr 21, 2014
    3
    More boring version of dishonoured. Becomes very repetitive early on and the characters / storyline is too boring to really care what happensMore boring version of dishonoured. Becomes very repetitive early on and the characters / storyline is too boring to really care what happens to them.
    Great graphics though.
    Go buy dishonoured and play that instead
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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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