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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 31, 2014
    9
    Love the re invention of the classic Thief. The prologue is an ok way to learn to play the game, but it really gets going once the gameLove the re invention of the classic Thief. The prologue is an ok way to learn to play the game, but it really gets going once the game proper starts.
    So good to play a real sneak em up again, if the guards find you? they will kill you, it give real tension and makes the game. Far to many "sneaky" games are really just beat em ups in disguise. This isn't, trying to make it through an entire level without any detections, amassing a small fortune in the process, solving the games main quests etc etc. Its just very well done. Love it.
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  4. Mar 10, 2014
    7
    Don't be fooled by the unkind words said in some reviews. I have, like many of those not appreciating this version, played the previousDon't be fooled by the unkind words said in some reviews. I have, like many of those not appreciating this version, played the previous versions - loved them all.
    I liked that they had the guy who did voice acting in Mass Effect 3 (the sniper alien can't remember his name now) as the guy who voiced Garrett, even though he wasn't the original voice of Garrett(?)
    I was just a tiny bit disappointed that the general look of it seemed not too far removed (except in quality, which was pretty outstanding) from the previous Thief games, and I have to say that I didn't really like the plot either, but I did enjoy playing this one. The FMV sequences were able to be skipped - which having gone through the in-game movie of Tomb Raider I was pretty pleased about - but I still watched them all once just to get the idea of what the story was.
    I thought it was a very polished effort, great graphics, loved the particle effects and the lighting on this one. Didn't like having to shift the same plank of wood every now and then, and don't think my keyboard appreciates having to mash a key to open a window, but it wasn't too far removed from what could be expected.
    It's not excellent to the nth degree, but it's definitely worth getting hold of.
    I think the only thing I wasn't too happy about was the light gem - whereas in the original you had a purple/blueish hue around Garrett when he was in shadow, we now have a little gem in the corner that seems to only go from white to grey to black in three very short steps. I didn't really like that little bit about it, but generally, the game was fun to play and I would recommend Thief fans play it if they haven't already.
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  5. Feb 25, 2014
    5
    This game was bad enough for me to create a profile and submit a review just to warn fellow gamers to stay away from this stinker. LinearThis game was bad enough for me to create a profile and submit a review just to warn fellow gamers to stay away from this stinker. Linear levels, mantling only on few pre-set points and constant handholding make this unworthy of the Thief name. Go play The Dark Mod or Dishonored, both games that are much more closer to the original classics. Expand
  6. Oct 28, 2014
    4
    My mistake. I'm sorry but this game is really broken. Two important thing in this game - surround sound, and other thing is that levels areMy mistake. I'm sorry but this game is really broken. Two important thing in this game - surround sound, and other thing is that levels are broken when you can't go back to some places and find all the loot. You can't jump in many silly places or use rope arrows to go back for loot. Then ropes are placed by developer in many stupid places sometimes in front of guards. You must repeat levels many times. Even this can't help because you have counter for all loot to whole level and you don't know where to look. It's really frustrating. Maybe if you do not want to look for loot this game is for you but for me this is most important thing. And this is just first level !!!! I don't want to look further and lose my nerves. Game have many good things but the most important are broken. Sound is broken too. Many things you can't hear at all or you hear a person in building miles away from you and you thinks that person is standing in front of you. Sound is looping suddenly or disappears. 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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