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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: 18 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
  1. Feb 24, 2014
    90
    One of the best action-stealth titles in years and the first serious contender for the “2014 Game of the Year” contest.
  2. Feb 24, 2014
    81
    Despite some of Thief’s annoyances, the game is rich in detail and hard to put down.
  3. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    With sharper AI and more considered NPC behaviour, Thief could have been a masterpiece. There are true flashes of brilliance, and they’re not rare, but they’re almost always offset by something that breaks the immersion or otherwise shakes the foundations of the game world.
  4. Feb 24, 2014
    70
    It all feels like a brilliant framework held back by a few unsavoury elements. The hub-based world and other problems would’ve been less apparent if there was actually a decent narrative to prop the game up, but instead we’re left with a half-baked tale that feels shallow and dissatisfying by the time you reach the end. Still, there is still plenty to be happy about here, with a wealth of great gameplay flares and a strong aesthetic.
  5. Mar 21, 2014
    60
    The return of the master thief Garrett is a mixed bag. Thief builds on its series proud heritage of tactile stealth, focusing on realism but loses some of the way to modern design trends. Thief has some unnecessary padding that smooth out the gameplay as well as some cinematic ambitions that do not reach all the way. Above all, it is plagued by qualitative valleys that appear to be a result of a stressed launch. Nevertheless, Thief gets a weak recommendation because the basic formula is still fun and somewhat unique.
  6. Feb 25, 2014
    60
    It’s the game world’s attention to detail that makes Thief’s frequent immersion-shattering moments that much more jarring, from A.I. characters who zone out or repeat the same dialogue over and over (yes, guy on the street, you’ve mentioned your favourite whorehouse literally 20 times now) to the fact Garrett can pocket dozens of golden candelabras but can’t carry more than one empty bottle.
  7. Feb 24, 2014
    40
    I had more fun making my way up to bed in the dark after playing Thief than I did at any point during its benighted trudge across The City.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 194
  2. Negative: 48 out of 194
  1. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    So awesine, reminds me of Dishonored i love the stealth gameplay in this game thank you Square Enix * Eidos Montreal!!!! cant wait for a ThiefSo awesine, reminds me of Dishonored i love the stealth gameplay in this game thank you Square Enix * Eidos Montreal!!!! cant wait for a Thief 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2014
    9
    Personally, I loved this game. The stealth aspects of it, the mechanics, and I didn't see any of the so-called bugs. I had a fun, enjoyablePersonally, I loved this game. The stealth aspects of it, the mechanics, and I didn't see any of the so-called bugs. I had a fun, enjoyable time playing this game. It had a good story, a solid play style, and, in the end, I felt as though there was complete closure on the story with all questions answered. From the beginning mission to the final encounter, it was a non-stop, stealth packed, fun time on my part. Expand
  3. crs
    Feb 28, 2014
    8
    First of all let me say "They didnt use the original voice actor the evil developer they must hate us" who really cares about this perhaps theFirst of all let me say "They didnt use the original voice actor the evil developer they must hate us" who really cares about this perhaps the original voice actor couldnt do it, didnt want to or is dead. It doesn't mean its a bad game because they used a different actor.

    People say its linear, its not it shows the target but leaves it up to you how to accomplish it.

    Its not open world, it doesn't really matter the world is big enough to explore.

    It has a few bugs but what game doesn't and they can always be fixed with a patch.

    Buy it and enjoy it for what it is, a lot of fun and don't compare it to dishonoured which for all its plus points was criminally short.
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  4. Mar 12, 2014
    7
    I wasn't expecting much from Thief actually. In general I think it's fun. Story is normal not fancy and not bad. Ability to customizeI wasn't expecting much from Thief actually. In general I think it's fun. Story is normal not fancy and not bad. Ability to customize difficulty is definitely something I liked.
    Interesting use of shadows. You can approach your goal using different ways and paths.
    The game also shares for elements from games like Splinter Cell. In Splinter Cell: Black list the game was tracking your play style. Basically you have 3 play styles. Same thing with Thief. You have similar play styles. And they are 3.
    Although the game doesn't really encourage you to go and start firing arrows at everyone in open combat, it does allow you to engage combat in case you are spotted and there is no way out but fighting. But there is always a way out without fighting anyway :)
    However I do have my take on new-gen release. There is necessary load time between different maps/locations in the city or during a mission. In PS4 & XBox One I don't think this is acceptable for small game like Thief. I compare thief to large games like GTAV that hardly had loading time while playing in massive open world map. And GTAV was on last-gen consoles.
    Now in new-gen consoles having this loading screens while moving between different areas of the map is totally annoying because you know that you have the power to avoid that.
    I think Thief deserves something between 6.5 and 7.5 out of 10. So I think I will give it 7
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  5. Jun 13, 2014
    6
    Boring and fun to play at the same time!

    Graphics: the graphics are cool here,building designs,streets and the atmosphere every thing
    Boring and fun to play at the same time!

    Graphics:
    the graphics are cool here,building designs,streets and the atmosphere every thing looks well designed and polished.
    9/10

    Soundtrack:
    The soundtrack is cool tool and it brings nice music to your ears
    10/10

    Story:
    The Story here is simple here and it doesn't give you enough excitement.
    After being uncounscious for a year, Garrett awakens and learns that the city is being plagued by a disease of unknown origin known as "The Gloom" and the Baron had put the city in lock down because of it.Garret helps his friend Brasso and another guy named Orion to rid the city of this gloom.
    7/10

    Sound Effects:
    The sound effects in the game are really bad they did the less work on it you can barley hear the bad optimized effects through the game sometimes you'll never here them however the acting voices were nice and well done.
    6/10

    Gameplay:
    The gameplay gets old and repetitive by the pass of time doing the same things over and over
    Jumping,Lock picking,Stealing and killing or taking down enemies are all used in the game nothing more.
    5/10

    as a new Thief comer i say i had fun playing trough this game but in the same time i had got bored in some parts of the game.

    rent it or get it at a low price because it's worth playing but not worth paying much.
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  6. Feb 27, 2014
    5
    At times this is an absolute mess, but others it's fantastic. This is a true stealth game, so do not go into this expecting anything else.At times this is an absolute mess, but others it's fantastic. This is a true stealth game, so do not go into this expecting anything else. Sneaking around corners / roof tops / guttering is heaps of fun, as is trying to get as much loot without being noticed. But there are times when it's a glitchy mess, I noticed frame rate drops to single digits when opening some windows, other times npc communications were talking over the top of a cinematic cut scene. Then there's the open world... What a confusing maze of alleys... Trying to find something only to run into a wall that you can't go around our through is hideously frustrating. Gameplay is great but fundamentally this feels glitchy, unfinished and st points unplayable. Expand
  7. Dec 22, 2019
    0
    Ugliest game, really boring, controls sucks. Story is bad. Ughhh not worth playing

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