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.
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Very Positive (853 reviews) - 88% of the 853 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 11 Jun, 2004

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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.
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12.5 hrs
Posted: 19 August
I looked down and saw my entire body

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11.5 hrs
Posted: 14 August
This game worked well for the few hours that I played through it. The one problem that I faced came with trying to pick locks and climb ladders in the tutorial and in the first mission. The lockpicking minigame does not initiate unless you are lucky, and the animation to climb ladders does not happen often.

I tried Expert diffuculty and found it to be easy since you are pretty much invisible in the darkness. Speaking of darkness, the atmosphere is creepy with those old ps2 graphics and creepy enemies.

Don't forget to save often since there's no autosave.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: 9 August
Games Sick!
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27.0 hrs
Posted: 9 August
Graphics are outdated. But, that doesn't change the fact that it's still the best stealth franchise that every stealth fan should play.

Gameplay: 9/10
Graphics compared to other games from 2003: 9/10
Story: 10/10
Atmosphere: 10/10

Overall: 9.5/10
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Saul Goodman
35.0 hrs
Posted: 6 August
good game. went to replay it but it doesnt let me pick the first lock.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: 4 August
After a short search on the internet. I found this forum that offers an unofficial patch that will fix the lockpicking bug on Windows 10.... amung other bugs (For which I haven't encountered........yet.... anyways) Changing the rating back to good (anticipating the patch will work)

I played this game years ago when it first came out. Sadly, my computer crashed and I lost my saved game and only recently came back to it. I was very excited to see it on Steam.

I am running Windows 10 and the game seemed to run great at first....

I ran into a snag (bug) when it came to lock picking... :-( Unfortunately, you cannot progress through this game with this bug. It makes it unplayable.... at least on Windows 10... Maybe it works on older OS's, ...I don't know....


Great game, be nice to play it.... But since I can't because of this issue.... I have to give it a thumbs down. :-(
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shepards new god
2.9 hrs
Posted: 2 August
it certainly was a good game for its " time " but im afraid that this game didnt age to well because of the issues plaguing it.
as an example the jumping mechanic and climbing mechanic are broken, sometimes it leaves you in a hovering state or most of the time it doesnt recognize that you want to climb.
hitboxes are a bit odd.
the blackjack was something which made me quit this game because you have to stand for doing it and it has to be in the right place ( perfectly positioning yourself behind your opponent ) to be triggered.
the loading in this game is one major aspect which made me quit it. there is alot of it. while saving is pretty quick, loading takes ages and i believe its because the engine was not built to take advantage of newer systems.
over all its an ok game. its not to terrible but its not good either. it has alot of bugs but on the other hand an interesting story and protagonist.
its not even worth 2 bucks let alone 10 bucks.
in my honest opinion and im a stealth genre fan and have been playing a lot of games of this genre, i felt bored with this game.
i cant recommend this title. the only thing i believe that made people write so many positive reviews was certainly nostalgia.
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6.6 hrs
Posted: 31 July
Thief: Deadly Shadows (Or, Thief 3) is a game that holds up surprisingly well many years later.
Though I've never gotten too far into it, I can safely say the stealth mechanics are refined, and the harsh difficulty makes sure that you don't just go in stabbing everyone in a knife fight.

On top of this, the sound design is top-notch, sending various chills down my spine in situations that aren't that way on a visual landscape. The voice acting could be better, the AI is pretty much shows the age of this game, and there are probably allot more issues that I have yet to see if I ever progress any further into this game, but for what it is, I can safely say T:DS lives up to it's predicessors... unlike the unnessacary modern Thief.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: 28 July
I bought this game years ago from the sale and just tried it out only to notice that the tutorial is broken for me. I can't pick the lock. Also the game is too dark to even see my path. I tried higher contrast/light but with my screen it just doesn't help at all.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: 26 July
How do I put this without sounding like a fanboy... Nah, screw it. THIS GAME IS GREAT. It's probably the best stealth game on the market, the newer one pales in comparison but unfortunately the game is not able to run on my pc due to it being so old and outdated, overall you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get it working but it's so worth, fortunately the steam forums are really helpful when it comes to fixing the game.

The immersion level of this game is astounding, as a kid there was one particular level that gave me nightmares after playing it. You play as Garett, a thief in a city reminiscent of medieval times and you do what a thief does, steal stuff, hide from guards and... other things.

This is and will always be one of my favorite games ever.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: 19 August
I looked down and saw my entire body

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819 of 915 people (90%) found this review helpful
103 people found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: 23 October, 2013
So in Thief, you're a Thief.
Despite the misleading title of the game, however, shadows do not actually harm you in any way. Rather, it is advised to stick to the shadows as much as possible. I did not know this, and so had a very troublesome first few hours of gameplay.
In Thief, you steal things. That is because you are a thief. When you steal things, they belong to you, and so you can sell them to people and get money to buy other things that make stealing things easier. With this unique system in place, you can achieve a near-constant cycle of owning and disowning various objects in the game world. It is systems like these that contribute much of the immersion to Thief: Not Really Deadly Shadows.
You can posess a myriad of useful tools, like a knife. That is sharp, and so it can be used to stab guards, often causing them to die. While to some, like the guards, this may be seen as unhelpful, for a thief, it is actually quite useful.
With well thought-out game systems, a very well implemented loot ownership gameplay style, and the ability to own things, I highly recommend this game with something like a 7 or 12 out of 10.

"I would own this any day of the week, and you should too"
"This is fun"
"I love owning things"
"I love disowning things"
"I would disown this game just to reown it"
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345 of 386 people (89%) found this review helpful
354 people found this review funny
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: 22 December, 2014
Built a high end gaming computer, put nearly 30 hours into a 10 year old game. I'm an idiot. 10/10
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161 of 182 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
63.8 hrs on record
Posted: 25 November, 2013
Does stealth and atmosphere better than most current-gen games today.
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108 of 118 people (92%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: 10 October, 2014
I bought this from a Gamestop back in 2004 as it is one of my Top 5 Games ever!

Storyline: 10/10
Graphics: 09/10 (it's an older game now)
Voice Acting: 10/10
Stealth gameplay: 10/10
Combat gameplay: 8/10 (ie. it's a stealth game)

Overall: 9.4/10

Definitely recommended.
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97 of 108 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: 27 December, 2013
One of the greatest stealth games I have ever played. Not for everyone, because this game is extremely challenging and immersive.

Stealth is valued highly and resources are scarce. One of the great features about this game is the Arrows that the player (Garrett) utilizes. You can decide for example, to use one of your precious Water Arrows to remove a light source, allowing you to navigate difficult areas.
The Blackjack club Garrett has within his arsenal can kill and must be used from behind to render an opponent unconscious, but beware, for the other NPC's will come looking for them!

Killing opponents is a bad idea, knocking them out requires you to hide bodies, light is your enemy and there is quite a good amount of free roam away from the storyline. Breaking into random houses is great fun and if you are careful and plan your robbery ahead you can walk away with a hefty load of swag!

In saying this, the storyline is intense, the only weak points coming from the Hammerites lore and the lengthy tutorial at the start of the game, however it can be argued that this tutorial is essential, as the game plunges you immediately into the action.
The graphics have aged fairly well and the environments the player finds themselves in are beautiful. There are guides to improve the graphics quality/resolution via the community if you so choose.

One of the things that I have heard so many negative comments on regarding Thief: Deadly Shadows is it's difficulty. The difficulty settings in my opinion are quite realistic, considering you do have a magic eye, high tech arrows and an assortment of tools a modern day criminal would die for, coupled with the fact that this game punishes you severely for breaking stealth.
I have also heard negative comments about the bugs within the game. These glitches have a minor detrimental impact to gameplay and some are even quite hilarious.

Play this and see where Dishonoured got all it's positive traits from. Thief: Deadly Shadows is a far superior game to Dishonoured (I cannot stress that enough) and if you enjoy stealth games, then this is one game you should add to your collection.
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131 of 158 people (83%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: 17 January, 2015
Still better than the new Thief game.
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152 of 188 people (81%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: 21 May, 2015
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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79 of 85 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: 25 November, 2013
Awesome game! Unique atmosphere, dark and adventurous, frightening and somehow ... charming. A must to play if you want to experience the real thrill of stealth, seek and hide.
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92 of 104 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
87.0 hrs on record
Posted: 10 November, 2014
I had gotten this game when it came out in 2004 when i was a kid. And i got the other Thief games like 1 and 2 years earlier. Me and my sis played it everyday no joke. Everyday. She beat it at least 25 times litterally. It was the scariest game i had ever played and still is. I bought it on steam just to play it again and relive my childhood! One of my most favorite games ever!
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