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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Feb 24, 2014
    86
    An excellent stealth game, true to the spirit of the original and at the same time much more modern. Very polished gameplay and a clever difficulty level make Thief a game no stealth fan should miss. The plot and the setting aren't always inspired, but the quality of the content greatly makes up for it.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    May 11, 2014
    81
    Not the best brand relaunch ever, but forgetting the great predecessors, it's a decent game of its own. [March 2014]
  3. Mar 2, 2014
    80
    While it suffers in aspects of level design and uninspired use of Garrett's inventory, Thief delivers a unique stealth experience that lives up to the original game, but not quite.
  4. Feb 24, 2014
    75
    Maybe the new Thief fails to achieve sufficient amount of depth and alternative paths to satisfy every player, but its stealth gameplay makes this game fun.
  5. Feb 24, 2014
    70
    Thief is far from the disaster that many feared it would be, and fans who take the time to customise their settings ahead of their first playthrough will find a rewarding world here to pick clean. Nevertheless, it’s still difficult to shake the feeling that, for all his dexterity, Garrett has stumbled in his attempt to gain access to a new generation.
  6. Feb 24, 2014
    65
    As a Thief, it is a huge disappointment. The extraordinary map design of the series is gone, the story is forgettable and the reboot of Garrett and The City really misjudged. While entertaining as a stealth game, its sins are bigger than its virtues.
  7. Mar 3, 2014
    30
    The three major strengths of past Thief titles - wide open mission design, sound propagation and narrative - are this game’s biggest weaknesses. That is a fundamental problem it cannot hope to overcome.

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  1. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    Is the first Thief I played, I played for almost 2 hours and loved the atmosphere, the gameplay, everything is perfect . You can choose theIs the first Thief I played, I played for almost 2 hours and loved the atmosphere, the gameplay, everything is perfect . You can choose the difficulty , I chose normal and it's still a little hard to steal things without being noticed, you have to think before what you're doing and keep an eye on the movement of soldiers. The graphics are not spectacular, but they are beautiful. I ran the game with everything max, filters, etc, at 1920x1080 and rolled flat, the FPS ranged between 50 and 60. It took me almost 2 hours to get past the first mission , exploring every corner to steal as much as possible and trying not to be detected, which made me take more. About the negative reviews, including the "big sites", I was not disappointed to read before playing, and now I played I'm not unrepentant, as I said, I loved the game and I recommend for you that enjoy a good first-person stealth game. Ignore the reviews, play and give your own conclusion. That's it. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2014
    10
    Excellent game, just like the original Thief games. Finally a 'true' stealth game, especially on the Master or custom difficulties you reallyExcellent game, just like the original Thief games. Finally a 'true' stealth game, especially on the Master or custom difficulties you really have to play it pure stealth which is great compared to other 'wannabe' stealth games out there today. Together with Dishonored this is a true gem, definitely recommended! Expand
  3. Mar 1, 2014
    9
    Despite all the negative reviews I really enjoyed this game, and I found it very entertaining. The stealth mechanics are great, and there's noDespite all the negative reviews I really enjoyed this game, and I found it very entertaining. The stealth mechanics are great, and there's no problem with the visual quality, or environment. I really loved the dark atmosphere of The City. I've never played the classic Thief games, and I'm sure everyone was expecting a hardcore stealth game. Well, Thief isn't that hardcore if you don't want it to be, so casual gamers can also try it out without frustration. Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2014
    7
    Thief was a pretty much expected game, and I wish I could give it a better score :/

    So, everything in the game is good: gameplay, sounds,
    Thief was a pretty much expected game, and I wish I could give it a better score :/

    So, everything in the game is good: gameplay, sounds, story, graphics. But that's it, it doesn't have enough to be an outstanding game as I thought it'd be. When you play it, you think everything could've been better
    The strongest point is it's one of the best stealth games I've ever played. The mechanics work really well, and you have to watch and plan every step, otherwise you might just fail

    It's sadly an overpriced game, but still worth playing
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  5. Feb 25, 2014
    5
    The smaller scale of the levels is not my main problem with the game, Deadly Shadows also had smaller levels compared to the previous games,The smaller scale of the levels is not my main problem with the game, Deadly Shadows also had smaller levels compared to the previous games, but they oozed personality and atmosphere, from the pitch black forge with the immortal golems to the zombie ship at the harbor to Shalebridge Cradle. This, however, does not. There are not many locations in Thief that are memorable, it all feels pretty generic. They also seem to have largely ignored the heavy Steampunk art design of the previous games, which makes things worse. The story is also uninteresting. As for the graphics, they are a mixed bag. The lighting and fog are great, while texture quality is rather poor. The game also looks like it lacks the high contrast black of the previous games, it looks washed out and grey as if the developers were afraid of the shadows, ironically enough. "Batman vision" also looks out of place in a Thief game. Good things? The PC version runs well and the difficulty is highly customizable, if you turn everything apart from the vision indicator off you can have an experience close to the older Thief games, although unfortunately a more boring one. Overall, I don't think this is worth full price, but perhaps it's worth playing through when it goes 50% off. At around 8 hours to completion, it is also about half as long as one would expect from such a game. Even Last of Us took about 15 hours to finish, this game is definitely way too short. What a shame. Expand
  6. Dec 31, 2014
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Its not thief.
    Its qte console trash.

    Good gfx
    Horrible sound (bugs, no environment sounds and, etc)
    Horrible music (into what music?)
    A.I. - Artificial idiot

    What is it?
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  7. Nov 9, 2019
    0
    The worst disaster of my video-gaming life. To see such a strong franchise SYSTEMATICALLY stripped of everything that made the franchise A:The worst disaster of my video-gaming life. To see such a strong franchise SYSTEMATICALLY stripped of everything that made the franchise A: That franchise, and B: Good.

    Perfect example of a project ruined by comittee. An unmittigated disaster and a warning siren to the industry. This simply isn't Thief. The only similarity to the fantastically imagined Thief Universe of old is that things are stolen. It's like something is a 'Fight Club' game because there's fighting in it. No magic, no factions, no mystique, no awe inspiring pagan zones. This is seperate thing entirely and we deserve more of the actual Thief Universe.
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