You are Garrett, the master thief. Rarely seen and never caught, Garrett is the best that ever was. Able to sneak past any guard, pick any lock, and break into the most ingeniously secured residences. Garrett steals from the wealthy and gives to himself, making his living in the dark and foreboding City.
User reviews: Very Positive (721 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 11, 2004

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"A worthy sequel. Pioneers its own unique, innovative (if occasionally unpolished) blend of sandbox and stealth. You're welcome, Assassin's Creed."
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About This Game

You are Garrett, the master thief. Rarely seen and never caught, Garrett is the best that ever was. Able to sneak past any guard, pick any lock, and break into the most ingeniously secured residences. Garrett steals from the wealthy and gives to himself, making his living in the dark and foreboding City. Here crime and corruption are commonplace, wealthy nobles prey on the poor and each other, and magic and machinery coexist uneasily. World weary and cynical, Garrett wants nothing more than to be left alone to ply his trade. But things never work out that way.
  • Cutting-edge Action Stealth Gameplay - Hide in the shadows, sneak past the guards, or ambush them from the darkness!
  • Huge Arsenal of Thieves' Tools - Including lock picks, a blackjack, arrows, wall climbing gloves, oil flasks, flash bombs, and a dagger.
  • An Entire City to Explore - Break into any building, mug nobles on the streets, spend your loot, and earn a reputation. Feel like a real thief in a cityscape of unparalleled responsiveness and interactivity.
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence - AI guards that see and hear, track evidence and suspiciousness, search for intruders, fight, give chase, and perform lip synching, facial expressions, and hundreds of lines of real-time dialog.
  • Dynamic Lighting and Shadow System - Every character and object casts realistic, dynamic shadows that effect stealth gameplay.

System Requirements

    Minimum: IBM PC or 100% compatible, Windows 2000 or Windows XP, Intel Pentium IV 1.5 GHz (or AMD Athlon XP equivalent), 256 MB system memory, 64 MB video memory, Direct3D 9.0, and Pixel Shader 1.1, 100% DirectSound 9 compatible sound card, 3,000 MB free hard disk space, Keyboard and mouse
    Recommended: Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz (or AMD Athlon XP equivalent), 512 MB system memory, 128 MB video memory, Direct3D 9.0, and Pixel Shader 1.1
    Thief: Deadly Shadows does not support play on laptop computers.
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I advise you to get the Sneaky Upgrade, an unofficial patch that fix some issues and add a bunch of new options as the game is pretty old, 10 years already but still enjoyable.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Some people actually believe the reboot is better than this game.

Some people aren't able to realize how stupid they are.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I remeber playing this game as a kid 10 years ago. When I saw that the new thief was being released the nostalgia hit me and I just had to play it. I cannot stop now, this game is incredible and looks fantastic for its time. It plays smooth, and emulates your role as a thief to perfection. It is a must play for all stealth fans.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
The third game in the Thief series provides for a lengthy yet entertaining experience. There are some compromises between this game and previous offerings as a result of the engine choice (no underwater areas, rope arrows, etc) but I found it to be a worthy successor to the overall series. The hub world was a nice touch too and provided some interesting distractions in-between missions.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Finally a Thief game that actually works! Very few times did I scream with anger at the computer because something broke, or my character got stuck in something illogical or anything that got me pretty ♥♥♥♥ing mad at the first two games. However, this one does seem to have lesser variety in scenery. The cradle level was specially fun :)
The hub system gets a bit annoying with all the respawning guards and having to knock them out every single time, but it can be dealt with, and if you're tired of sneaking past them you can easily outrun them if you know where you're going.
The map is INCREDIBLY annoying , it does not show where you are, and this becomes a major bother when you save somewhere in a level and get back to it some other day.
This game is strange in that Garett sometimes moves like he has net lag, it feels like he stops a bit or gets thrown back a bit sometimes, like he is suffering from rubberbanding, somewhat strange.
The wall climbing feature could be improved a bit, sometimes it does not work properly, but you can finish the game properly.
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