This pack includes:
Thief: Gold Edition
Thief II: The Metal Age
Thief: Deadly Shadows
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!
Slip Through the Shadows. Steal to Survive. For a master thief like Garrett the choices are clear: profit or perish.
The ultimate thief is back! Tread softly as you make your way through 15 new complex, non-linear levels full of loot to steal and guards to outsmart. Improved enemy AI, new gadgets and a riveting story will draw you into the world of Thief II: The Metal Age, a place of powerful new technologies, fanatical religions and corruption.
Garrett steals from the wealthy and gives to himself, making his living in the dark and foreboding City. According to ancient prophecies, a Dark Age is approaching. He´s determined to stop this darkness before it comes.
This pack lacks the fourth game, which is a good thing! What remains is an immersive adventure ina world, that deserves to have a taffer like Garret in it. The graphics aged ungracefully, but other than than, these games are just as good as they were on their release dates. I played again with the first, on my win 7 x64 system, and it run without any problems or tweaking. I Seem to remember it crashing once, but that's more than acceptable even from a new game. Fair warning though, this game is scary, and tend to contain a lot of backtracking, if you're lost. With that in mind, i can't recommend them enough, especially since i can think of a good stealth action game lately :(
I started playing this game in 2002 i still remeber buying it together with Gothic 1, and it seems like it never gets old, this is my 3rd time going through the whole series, is probably my favorite stealth game, eventhough the graphics are a bit rustic still they made a great job with Garret's story, too bad the didnt make a worth job with the remake. Personally I prefer stay out of combat as much as I can, I love hiding and trying to sneak pass the enemies, thinking better ways to get around the game, hey after all Garret is a thief not a warrior. In conclusion, the game is very atmospheric, has an awesome gameplay and storyline. If you are into stealth games, well then Thief is for you!
I regard Thief as the classic stealth series. It does away with guns and typical FPS gameplay, and instead makes the player choose which approach they take. You can go in guns (or at least bows and arrows) blazing, but likely won’t last very long against the opposition, which far outnumbers you. Or you can take the stealthy route, and eavesdrop on conversations, scout enemy patrol routes, and plan your mission on the fly, with the ultimate aim of the enemy never knowing you were even there. Thief Gold is a re-release of Thief: The Dark Project and has some extra missions. It is a bit dated graphically nowadays, although I will say there’s a very impressive mod out there which adds high definition textures to surroundings and character models, to update its looks a bit. Thief II is my personal favourite in the series, as it has the things that made TDP/TG so good, and improves upon that, with better overall level design, more thief’s tools and weapons in your arsenal to play with, slightly improved graphics, and generally just better gameplay all round. Lots of fan made missions that you can play with this and the first game, which extends its longevity a lot. Thief Deadly Shadows is a mixed bag for me. Graphically the game doesn’t look bad, but longish loading times, dumbing down for the Xbox version, and things that established the series – made it original – like the rope arrows being taken out kind of ruined it overall. There are many limitations with the console version of the game, and the PC version subsequently suffers because of it. This feels like a port at times. That and I find the AI isn’t even as sharp as it was in the first two games. Definitely a step down from Thief II. This pack is worth it even if just for the first two games however. Definitely recommended if you want an original stealth gameplay experience, minus the guns.
Ahh, what can I say about this series. You play the role of Garret, a humble thief who is very good at his job. Don't be offset by the graphics, the core mechanics of the game are very sound and there are mods if you feel like tinkering about a bit. Using the tools of your trade you will be briefed before every mission in the first two games with a stylistic pen and paper drawn cutscene. The art style and general tone of this game are still enthralling despite its age. Please make note, these games do not make for a very combat oriented playstyle, there are moments where you might be able to launch a forward assault against enemies, however it is mostly discouraged as these are not where Garret's talents lie. Truth be told, an expert thief would prefer no one knew you were there at all. Something you'll notice very different than most other games is the difficulty scaling. Most games make enemy AI's stronger and rescale health, there is a bit of that here, however you'll notice along with the minor game changes Garret will receive more mission objectives as well which have a habit of taking you to regions in the large sandbox-like levels that you might not normally wander into on lower difficulty settings. With many different ways of accomplishing your missions, an enthralling storyline overarching all three games, and a play mechanic that encourages skill and finesse with a great deal of critical thinking I hope the Thief series will suck you in as much as it has me all these years.
I love thief games, they are awesome and now while we are waiting for new thief game, we can enjoy this classics. The game is old but that doesn't mean that it is bad. There are a lot of old games that are awesome. The story of this game is awesome and i remember how i played this games long time ago. They were good then and they will always be good. If you love this game or you haven't played it you should buy this game.
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