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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Sarkoth
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
While Thief Deadly Shadows didn't manage to capture the feeling of its predecessors perfectly and was shunned by many fans because of it, it still remains a surprisingly well made stealth experience. It's not a 'true Thief' game anymore, but still a great stealth game.
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Filthy_Weeaboo
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
This game is not even playable on my PC. I have windows 10 and the resolution is garbage, the framerate is like 25-30, the game is just un-playable. I really have good memories of this game on xbox when I was a kid, but it doesn't age well I guess. It actually gets worse if you lower the graphics settings. I tried the widescreen mod but that just made it worse. Like 10-15 fps. The readme file warns that your graphics card neeeds a laughable 256 mb of memory to play. Idk what is wrong but I am getting a refund.
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Mboddz
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Not gonna lie. For eight bucks this game is a classic gem. I never played it while it was in its prime on the original xbox, but playing it now on the PC in 2016 is making me wish that I hadn't waited. For a classic game, it uses shadows, noise, and other tricks of light/sound brilliantly and has a better sneaking system than some games today. (*cough* SKYRIM). For 8 bucks there really isn't a reason to get this game.
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Vidmar
( 35.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Flawed Masterpiece.
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m.kernahan.mk
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This game hasnt aged well at all
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Remember Byron
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Excellent, immersive and hilarious stealth game. You can have so much fun playing this it's awesome.

The factions are superbly done, with a wry mix of sardonic and endearing humour, involving and convoluted storyline, open-ended sandbox type missions, free-roam areas, fabulous characters, lots of gadgets and options for style of play.

It is similar in style to NOLF (No One Lives Forever) in quite a few ways (another superb game!), although the setting and story of thief is a lot *darker*.

I have had the disk version for years, but just recently bought it on steam and enjoying another highly enjoyable playthrough with widescreen support thanks to the sneaky thief mod.

Deffo recommended. A *must have* for any Taffer. 9.5/10
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Mätt
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
this is my all time favorite game of all time! play it!!!
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samuel
( 33.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Honestly, I prefer Thief : Dark project and Metal age. The third is not as good as previeous two games.
The map size is smaller than metal age and there is some bugs.

But, Deadly shadow is still good game.
Good stealth system, Dynamic shado rendering, Trying new things in game.(Personally, I like Shalebridge Cradle in this game.)

as thief fan, this is dissapoint game, but, Itself quiet solid game.

ps. If you want working well. You should patch with Unofficial Patch The Sneaky Upgrade.
http://www.moddb.com/mods/thief-3-sneaky-upgrade/downloads
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[69ER]Mruzuki
( 67.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
I somehow got around to playing this through from beginning to end, after having lost my save files years ago. My conclusion is that the atmospheres this game creates are still immersive, despite graphics feeling outdated at a first glance.

The story is a bit childish, growing more and more absurd and magical/mystical towards the end, but it is presented masterfully through great writing, quite good voice acting, and not-so-good-looking cutscenes. My feeling is that the ending is a bit rushed, but it explains everything. Even some writings, which I at first thought were insignificant and unrelated to the main narrative, turn out to be meaningful.

The ways you piece together the story, stealthily like a voyeur, is exciting even now in 2016.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Not gonna lie. For eight bucks this game is a classic gem. I never played it while it was in its prime on the original xbox, but playing it now on the PC in 2016 is making me wish that I hadn't waited. For a classic game, it uses shadows, noise, and other tricks of light/sound brilliantly and has a better sneaking system than some games today. (*cough* SKYRIM). For 8 bucks there really isn't a reason to get this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Excellent, immersive and hilarious stealth game. You can have so much fun playing this it's awesome.

The factions are superbly done, with a wry mix of sardonic and endearing humour, involving and convoluted storyline, open-ended sandbox type missions, free-roam areas, fabulous characters, lots of gadgets and options for style of play.

It is similar in style to NOLF (No One Lives Forever) in quite a few ways (another superb game!), although the setting and story of thief is a lot *darker*.

I have had the disk version for years, but just recently bought it on steam and enjoying another highly enjoyable playthrough with widescreen support thanks to the sneaky thief mod.

Deffo recommended. A *must have* for any Taffer. 9.5/10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Flawed Masterpiece.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
800 of 891 people (90%) found this review helpful
77 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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329 of 366 people (90%) found this review helpful
328 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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156 of 175 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 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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103 of 112 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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146 of 176 people (83%) found this review helpful
65 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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126 of 150 people (84%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2015
Still better than the new Thief game.
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93 of 104 people (89%) 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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