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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Release Date: Jun 11, 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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AnalVomit
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
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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Sirius_Black_1996
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This is the game that got me into the sneaky / creepy / adventure genre, and I love it. I grew up watching my brothers play the earlier thief games. This game deserves a 10/10 for The Cradle level alone, but the museum is also incredible. The final battle is a bit short and a bit of a let down, but the whole game is awesome. If they added in a bit more of an open world, I would have given it a perfect 10. Instead, I will leave it at 9/10.
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fr0zeN^G
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
long af
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MeatShake
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Probably the worst of the series.
- Lets throw away the interesting universe for a dull medieval setting.
- Take away the sword and complex combat in favor of mashing mouse 1 and praying you land more hits.
- Change the guards from a diverse cast to all of them being "drunk/idiot/both."
- Turn the game into an open-world grindfest that becomes impossibly easy within 2 hours without even trying to grind.
- Add goofy minigames to various aspects of the game that get old during the tutorials for them.
- There's a plot? It makes zero sense? Wow!


But uhhhh it has da best grafix!! Hahaha!
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GlasgowKiss
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
I have copious amount of hours on this. I got the Thief 3 Sneaky Upgrade "Fan made". Holy ♥♥♥♥, it's ♥♥♥♥ing good. Not only is it good it's DA BOMB. Get it.
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xlink04
( 17.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
i love this game but it messed up and wont open but im tryingto fix it to play again
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VladTheImpaler
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Did not know about the game not playing on laptops but it works fine on my vizio CT14(T). still a great game.
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Celterin
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
I enjoyed this game when I was younger and I have fond memories of this game but however it was not noted that this game doen not work on laptops. and beacause i had purchesed this game along with other things i could not get a refund with out loseing the other purchases without full compensation
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waldronjcraig
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Constantly freezes on me and in the process I am no longer able to use my saved file. When I select it the game then freezes again. I was enjoying the game; however, I cannot keep starting from the beginning over and over again.
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McMottek
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
"shalebridge cradle" - even if you don't like the thief series, even if you don't like horor, even if you don't like old games, even if you are afraid of being afraid.
if you have missed this part of thief, you have missed one of the greatest game experiences you'll ever come across in computer games.

recommended:
- close the blinds or play when dark outside
- headset is a must
- be alone
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
71.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Lurking in the Shadows, Walking Ever So Softly, Such Stealth= Balls went cold and immediately had to take a sh*t because of the amount of atmosphere. 11/10 would sh*t again.

Now for the Review: You play as Garrett, the master thief. The very first. This game has to be one of the most atmospheric games I have played and I am going to explain why.

The Level Design was absolutely memorable for me, especially for one particular, unique level in the story, but I will let you find that out yourself. You were also given a variety of options on how to approach an area in each level, with an arsenal and tools to add to your heists. The game also offers an open-world aspect early in the start of the game, offering places to loot, hidden locations, a variety of dangers on the road in the game, eavesdrop on dialogue, which may lead to places to rob and important information and or hidden locations, and more.

The soundtrack for this game was absolutely amazing in every aspect for me, I was spooked by every note in every step I took, walking ever so softly, sneaking past dangers the game offers.

Creature Design: You will literally say 'What the fu*k' when you discover each creature in this game. This is all I am going to say, I will let you discover that for yourself. There is a huge variety of enemies in this game.

The storyline was very fun, going through what Garrett's story is in the third of the series.

All in all, I would recommend this game to anyone who loves the Medieval category, stealth, and or likes an atmospheric and eerie category. This is all I will explain in this review as you have to experience it for yourself.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
"shalebridge cradle" - even if you don't like the thief series, even if you don't like horor, even if you don't like old games, even if you are afraid of being afraid.
if you have missed this part of thief, you have missed one of the greatest game experiences you'll ever come across in computer games.

recommended:
- close the blinds or play when dark outside
- headset is a must
- be alone
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
This is the game that got me into the sneaky / creepy / adventure genre, and I love it. I grew up watching my brothers play the earlier thief games. This game deserves a 10/10 for The Cradle level alone, but the museum is also incredible. The final battle is a bit short and a bit of a let down, but the whole game is awesome. If they added in a bit more of an open world, I would have given it a perfect 10. Instead, I will leave it at 9/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
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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812 of 906 people (90%) found this review helpful
96 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 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.

Testimonies:
"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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341 of 381 people (90%) found this review helpful
346 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 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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160 of 180 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Does stealth and atmosphere better than most current-gen games today.
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107 of 116 people (92%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 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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149 of 182 people (82%) found this review helpful
66 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 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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96 of 107 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 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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