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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
A pioneer of the genreGmen | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »
In the 1990’s most of the popular games were first person shooters. While this game takes place from the first person perspective, the gameplay therein is almost a complete departure from what one is used to.
There are no guns – the closest you have in terms of weapons to firearms is a bow with several different types of arrows, which you can use to, among other purposes, set things alight, douse torches, or put guards to sleep with. You will also rely a lot on sound to determine where noise is coming from so you have less chance of running in to an enemy – but this works both ways. You need to make sure you don’t make too much noise or risk giving your position away. You also need to keep to the shadows and stay in the dark as often as possible. This is in stark contrast to most FPS titles, where you can make as much noise as you want and you'll still stand a fair chance against the enemy. Here, combat often doesn't favour you – and that could have something to do with the sluggish controls, but I digress.
The graphics in this game were never one of its selling points, but the AI is still frighteningly intelligent to this day. Couple this together with hauntingly atmospheric missions and excellent sound design, including an ambient/electro industrial type OST – not too dissimilar from the work of Trent Reznor – and you have a unique title that many have been inspired by but few have been successful in emulating.
You should have no problem liking this game if you like stealthy titles. If you’re more into Call of Duty, avoid at all costs.
While a little rough around the edges, still a masterpieceUn0va | Oct. 27, 2013 | See all Un0va's reviews »
Thief Gold, like its flawless sequel, is one of the best games to ever enter the stealth genre. Full of tension, secrets, and conspiracies, this is one game that no stealth fan should miss out on. Compared to Thief 2, it suffers one significant flaw - the game has several levels that focus more on action, or simply aren't as magnificent as the other levels, such as Cragscleft. It offsets this with levels like the Sword, but they're still there. Regardless, this is still a flawless game that you should play.
Best stealth game of all timelok0812 | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
Thief by far is one of the best stealth game ever created. You are tasked to complete objectives in each of the stages, along the path you can steal things and discover hidden things that are related to the story of the game. The game includes the previous update giving the game a total of 15 missions to explore. Each of these missions are linear but with different kind of gadgets will give you different opportunity to take down your foe. Overall, this is the first and the best stealth game that has ever been so successful as well as set the standards to all stealth genre to come.
One of the Greatest Stealth Games of All Timethegaminglyfe | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
No doubt about it, Thief is one of the greatest stealth games of all time. It's not only an amazing game but without Thief we wouldn't have great games like Splinter Cell. The biggest flaw is the graphics that have definitely aged. But if you can get past that, you are going to have a great time! The game is still a challenge and it is very fun and still a satisfying feeling when you've just completed something very difficult. One of the best parts of this game is the freedom, there are lots of different ways to accomplish your objectives. If you haven't played and beaten this game already, you owe it to yourself as a gamer to do so.
Classic StealthConorEngelb | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
Thief was the stealth game that defined the stealth game genre and shaped its future. Despite its age, the game remains fun to play and challenging to play successfully. Few stealth games of the present have reached this level of well-thought out stealthiness.