Thief

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Thief is a first-person perspective (FPP) stealth action game, being the fourth iteration of the adventures of the master thief, Garrett. The title was created by a developer team at Eidos Montreal, known, for example, for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Action of Thief takes place in a fictional world featuring elements of Gothic, Victorian-era, and steampunk. The story depicts the adventures of the legendary thief who, after returning to the city, gets involved in a complicated intrigue, and the fate of the city's inhabitants depends on his decisions. Main campaign of the game consists of a set of missions involving mainly stealing from various prominent citizens. While controlling Garrett's actions, the player must demonstrate ability to remain hidden, silently eliminate enemies, and his proficiency with various tools of the trade. The game is powered by the popular Unreal Engine 3 technology.

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PC / Windows
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Thief

Thief | PC

Action, FPP, fantasy, Stealth

Companies responsible for Thief

Eidos Montreal | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Thief release date for PC:

game language:
English

25 February 2014 | Worldwide

28 February 2014 | Europe

25 February 2014 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 6.7 / 10 calculated out of 2625 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 2299 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
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Thief

Thief | XBOX 360

Action, FPP, fantasy, Stealth

Companies responsible for Thief

Eidos Montreal | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Thief release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

25 February 2014 | Worldwide

28 February 2014 | Europe PAL

25 February 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 6.0 / 10 calculated out of 449 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 633 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Thief (PS4) Cover
Thief

Thief | PS4

Action, FPP, fantasy, Stealth

Companies responsible for Thief

Eidos Montreal | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Thief release date for PS4:

game language:
English

25 February 2014 | Worldwide

28 February 2014 | Europe PAL

25 February 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 4.9 / 10 calculated out of 516 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 629 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Thief

Thief | XBOX ONE

Action, FPP, fantasy, Stealth

Companies responsible for Thief

Eidos Montreal | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Thief release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

25 February 2014 | Worldwide

28 February 2014 | Europe PAL

25 February 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 6.7 / 10 calculated out of 401 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 296 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Thief (PS3) Cover
Thief

Thief | PS3

Action, FPP, fantasy, Stealth

Companies responsible for Thief

Eidos Montreal | game developer

Square-Enix / Eidos | publisher   Official website

Thief release date for PS3:

game language:
English

25 February 2014 | Worldwide

28 February 2014 | Europe PAL

25 February 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 6.0 / 10 calculated out of 432 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 331 players' votes.  

Thief for PlayStation 4 is an action game that puts to operate out of the closet, and treats of the adventures of the title thief Garrett. It was developed by Eidos Montreal, a studio known for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The developers of Thief were inspired by the previous games, developed by no longer existing Looking Glass and Ion Storm, but the newest one should be regarded as an attempt to reboot the whole series.

Story

In Thief the players go back to a universe which is a mix of Victorian period, magic, gothic, and steampunk. The protagonist of the series, a cunning thief, Garrett, returns after years of absence to the metropolis called the City, where a new order has arisen. The City is ruled by Baron, a cruel tyrant, who has in mind only his very own business. The population is plagued not only by his subordinates, the city guard, but also a mysterious plague. This situation got Garret interested for only one reason: growing chaos is an excellent opportunity to enrich oneself at the expense of others. It soon becomes clear that the legendary thief has been embroiled in a thicker intrigue, and ,once again, will have to choose one side in the conflict.

Gameplay

The newest Thief for PlayStation 4 follows its predecessors’ footsteps and consists of fictionalized missions in which Garrett steals from the wealthy residents of the City, getting to know their innermost secrets while he is at it. The players can still perform tasks in various ways (e.g. use the main entrance, going through the sewers, jumping across rooftops), using a wide range of gadgets which consists of, among others, buzzwords, wire cutters, arrows with a rope, or a key to open the ventilation shafts. Despite the undoubted skills of fencing, the eponymous thief avoids an open confrontation and operates in hiding. He bypasses and eliminates guards using such gadgets as special darts (e.g. water to extinguish torches or noise-making ones to create distraction) or a club which immediately stuns the target. Additionally, he is in possession of claws which enable him to climb at selected level spots.

Thief for PlayStation 4 brings a number of improvements that concerns mostly the behavior of the opponents. NPCs, including city guards, can now comb through a room in search of suspicious traffic and better understand the infrastructure of the levels. Garrett received the so-called focus which highlights elements that can be interacted with. This ability also allows to slow time down when pickpocketing, lockpicking, and also enables Garrett to perform special attacks during combat, one of which allows him to push an enemy back.

Technology

Thief for PlayStation 4 uses Unreal Engine 3, which provides, inter alia, advanced and realistic lighting and shadows, richly detailed locations (in the course of his adventures, Garrett visits, among others, a local public house and a lunatic asylum built on an island), and detailed character models. Music appears only in the dynamic moments of gameplay (for example, on the run from pursuers) so the player can focus on listening to the environment (e.g. overhearing conversations that guards have may for prove useful in finding new secrets) and careful exercising of pre-planned activities.

Thief the bank heist - trailer

Thief the bank heist - trailer | 1:08

Zwiastun gry Thief, czwartej odsłony skradankowego cyklu o przygodach tytułowego złodzieja, Garreta. Twórcy ze studia Eidos wzorowali się na poprzednich częściach serii, wyprodukowanych przez nieistniejące już studia Looking Glass i Ion Storm

Thief Game Guide

game guide 04 March 2014

This unofficial guide for Thief includes, to a large extent, a very detailed walkthrough for all of the chapters of the single player mode.