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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 2, 2014
    9
    I haven't a been a Thief fan, but after I've played this reboot I became one. The stealth is perfect, A.I. is not as dumb as different gameI haven't a been a Thief fan, but after I've played this reboot I became one. The stealth is perfect, A.I. is not as dumb as different game magazines say. It's far more clever. The only game drawback is engine and graphics. It's just a usual UE3, but it's a bit unoptimised and laggy. This is the only bad thing I noticed playing it.
    So, if you like stealth games, this one is "must have", imo.
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  4. Apr 19, 2014
    7
    I have not played any of the other games, however this is a reboot. The game is has good graphics but not the best. The storyline wasI have not played any of the other games, however this is a reboot. The game is has good graphics but not the best. The storyline was excellent with no flaws from my view. Game play was very smooth although it might be my problem but it was not very interesting. there was not many options for taking out guards and even though there are many paths you can take it didn't feel like it was open world enough. Expand
  5. Jun 1, 2019
    6
    Story: 5, Gameplay: 6.5, Graphics: 7. This game has potential, but somehow turned out mediocre
  6. Mar 24, 2015
    4
    Totally generic and uninspired. It tries to copy so many other games that it completely fails to make its own identity. The setting interestedTotally generic and uninspired. It tries to copy so many other games that it completely fails to make its own identity. The setting interested me and, initially during the prologue, the looting interested me. That's it. Everything else was a disappointment. There's absolutely no reason to play this travesty when you can get Dishonored instead. Expand
  7. Mar 15, 2020
    0
    This game has been produced with 0 respect towards the the source material.
    Thief series has some simple elements that made him a classic:
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    This game has been produced with 0 respect towards the the source material.
    Thief series has some simple elements that made him a classic:
    A strong in game world
    A protagonist with a strong personality
    A challenging open map level system that makes exploration and stealth important.

    The remake developers became angry when asked if they were gonna maintain the game world, claiming they removed many classical elements because they did not want to be compare with the old game.
    They also ruined the protagonist portraying him as a imbecile ... like, Gareth whole persona was greed and cynicism, the new Gareth is... not that. Not to mention they refused the get the original voice actor and lied on why.
    Not content with having ruined the soul of the game they decided to replace the huge open world level maps with a stupid claustrophobic hub system and the levels are horribly linear.

    This game is too generic to attract new players and its too dumb down to attract the Thief series fans.
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