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Sneak through the shadows of 15 treacherous missions including haunted cathedrals, subterranean ruins, and forbidding prisons.
Stalk your prey on the quest for stolen goods with your blackjack, sword, and an assortment of unique arrows. Steal for money and uncover the hidden agendas of your allies and enemies as you play through an unravelling story of deception and revenge. Survive in a world where shadows are your only ally, trust is not an option, and confrontation results in death!
Pioneering stealth based gameplay brings a new dimension to first person action.
THIEF™ GOLD includes THIEF™ THE DARK PROJECT (12 huge missions with multiple environments) and the GOLD update (3 new campaign missions which deepen the plot and add five new types of enemies)
Advanced enemies can see, hear, speak, and sound alarms.
Your arsenal includes: blackjack, sword, fire arrows, water arrows, rope arrows and more
It's Garrett!Obsessor | Sept. 29, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
Thief - it all began 16 years ago. First person stealth game. After playing the first mission I was overwhelmed with the genius of developers. Later on, when I got to explore caves, ancient temples, ruins full of monsters and undead I was less happy. I wanted "pure" thieving experience. Without the need of dodging burricks and zombies. Still the game has amazing story and gameplay. That made me stick to it till the end. Gold version features few more missions - set in "normal" environment.
The gameplay itself, well... As I stated - it's a stealth game. You have to avoid enemies at all costs, taking them down only when necessary and disposing of all evidence, unless you want to bring a dozen of searchers upon your head. Killing is loud and messy. Your victims will cry out and leave pools of blood that alert their comrades. The blackjack is your best friend if you need to take someone out. Stun a person and remove the unconscious fellow to a secluded place. When you face monsters like zombies or burricks it pays to just stay undetected. Undead can be destroyed only with holy water. Burricks can be killed, but they are very tough and better left alone.
Thief is an old game to be sure, but it works very well on modern rigs. What's more - there are fan made HD mods that make the looks of the game quite enjoyable. So, all things considered, this is a must have for any game collector - history, and still enjoyable history! at your disposal.
MasterpieceStefaNob99 | Sept. 21, 2014 | See all StefaNob99's reviews »
After finishing Thief Gold I understand many things.
The game for many, the masterpiece of the stealth for others, and a model of the old school, now all those words have a meaning for me.
Thief is no ordinary game, nor is it a game for everyone, it is based on the "old school", one term that meant a type of game that does not provide anything, and that makes you have to get you the tricks to advance, so different from the actual games where everything goes out and you just have to go following the instructions they give you. In no thief quest guides, maps are practically sketches, scenarios are labyrinthine and action to explore, explore, well, it becomes essential to come to fruition.
The game will not give away anything, and makes you look the tricks you at all times to move forward. It's not about ability, so catalogaría not difficult (I would pass on expert) but it is a matter of patience, and a lot, perhaps too much for the current style and the times.
Stealth could split it into two parts, the visual, that has not seemed too successful (the typical stealth all games from it copied, use the shadows to practically turn invisible) and sound, that if I it seemed great, and I'm surprised that has not been used by other games because it gives a different touch that makes it even more than 15 years standing to be a reference.
The game is long, because although the missions can be completed in about an hour, sure ur going around and around on stage and you lack the wayward object or that hidden switch to move forward. To me it took me 48 hours (removing the first 45 training) and far I've come to get all the gold and have knocked out many, making the job easier.
The good thing about this game is that there is no possibility of bugs, everything is painstakingly studied, you can not get stuck as there are several ways to reach the same place and you can even get to the game without terminating you knock out one (throwing muuuchas, but muuchas hours, of course)
The game as they say, is a masterpiece of the genre but is not suitable for all, indeed, say that seeing the current state of video games, is a game that very few (and mostly people of age) will enjoy knowing as it deserves.
To take some hits, combat, note that is a stealth game, and the few times I have to fight for certain missions, it becomes quite unbearable, the engine is not ready for it and you're gonna get deal of patience to kill a single spider and see how all the hits you give will go to empty.
Indispensable to install the OS tfix modern.
In conclusion, the best stealth game even today, and recommended recomendadísimo as long as you're prepared and have an idea that you will not play a normal game, and that is far from modern standards
Great stealth, outdated thoughjmods5710 | Aug. 19, 2014 | See all jmods5710's reviews »
Thief is probably one of the best stealth games ever made. It is a linear game but you have different ways of killing your enemies, using different items. People often look at the original Thief games when comparing stealth games, and for a good reason too. Unfortunately, by today's standards, the game looks VERY VERY ugly, and some controls feel very much like they came from the 90's, which is when this game was released. If you played it back then and want some nostalgia, then sure, buy it. If you don't care much about graphics and want to play an excellent stealth game, sure, buy it. But if that isn't you, then I cannot recommend this game. It will be too hard to enjoy for you. Keep in mind my rating is by today's standards.
The Grandfather of Stealth Games884okeoJ | July 4, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
One of the best PC games ever made, Thief is an incredibly satisfying experience for stealth fans everywhere. The non linearity of each level allows you to approach beating it from so many different angles. You can also decide if you want to take down guards, or simply slip through the level unseen, without being detected.
The graphics haven't aged well, but that can be said for most games made in the early 3D graphics era. The soundtrack is excellent, and the voice actor of Garrett adds dry humor to the game. Thief is a must play for any stealth game lover.
Read this to get the most out of Thief Gold!!DarthMRN | Feb. 11, 2014 | See all DarthMRN's reviews »
Thief Gold is perhaps the best Stealth title you will ever play. If it is beaten, it is only by its successor Thief 2, and there is simply no consensus on which is better.
You are placed in a huge, open-ended level with enough verticality, depth and complexity that you can can and will get lost in it. Multiple paths to your objectives. A host of trick arrows and tools, along with a climbing system sophisticated enough to let you climb and jump on pretty much anything, lets you tackle this non-linear level however you choose. The possibilities are endless, and the replay value great.
Each such level is connected by beautiful narrated openings, strung along into a series that starts slow, but builds into a gripping and occasionally frightening storyline that you are unlikely to ever forget.
However, my fellow reviewers have said all there is to say about this game already, so the above core features aside, here is why mine is an essential review: The game has two flaws to a modern player: Graphics and climbing physics. The former is obvious and to be expected, the latter simply an annoyance that mars and otherwise stellar game. But there is a remedy. Mods.
The first mod is TFix, which is essential. Do not try without it. It fixes the graphics a little, but more importantly fixes the climbing, turning this game into a primitive Mirror's Edge. Along with some stability fixes for modern systems.
The second is the Thief Gold HD Mod. Not essential per se, but even fans who played on release must admit the game looks pretty bad by today's standards. With the HD mod, however, it looks positively gorgeous! If your only reason to stay away are the ugly screenshots, here is your remedy. Doesn't require a monster PC either, like some HD mods do.
Buy! You will not regret it, if you like simulation or stealth in your games.