King of the sneak games. You play as Garret, a master thief in a dark steam punk world. You goal is to get rich by sneaking into and stealing as much loot as you can from peoples houses. This is best done by staying in the shadows, making as little sound as possible and disabling the guards and hiding their bodies. There are often many paths to use to reach a area in the game and one needs to spend some time watching the movements of guards before moving forward. One also have tools like lock picks and water arrows to snuff out torches.
The story is told between the missions in movies and in books and texts found in the game. The order of the hammer and pagans battle each other and both try to use Garret as a pawn in their game and the mystical keepers act in the shadows and try to use anyone.
Thief is one of the best sneak game, to bad they used the stealth technology in the advertising of the game also. Best levels was The Sword and Assassins levels. There are also a Thief Gold version that add three extra levels to the game.
The story continues from Thief and Garret keeps moving around in the city, stealing things and getting mixed in the events of a new factions of the Hammers, the Mechanists. Always fun with servants that scream in fear when you emerge from the shadows :). Best level was Life of the Party.
This game is the final episode in the three parts that makes up the thief series and its sad to see it end in one big failure. This game was made by another company (Ion Storm) then those who did the first two games and credit to Ion Storm for fucking up a good series of game so much. Dont think anyone else would have the incompetence to pull this of.
The levels in the game are small and the game is also to easy and you can without any problem walk around like a killing machine and slay everyone you see without any problems at all. The tools are almost the same from the past games but no more rope arrows, now we can use the the useless climbing gloves that can only be used on walls set on the linear path in the game. All those reviewers that talk about the revolutionary horror level Robbing The Cradle only display proof of their own incompetence, go back to thief and play Haunted cathedral and you will see it has been done before. The game is also linear and when a choice has to be made it's is often useless like when you have to option to go into a door and a window and they both lead to the same empty rooms.
The only good thing about this game is the name. When translators translate b-movies to Swedish they often use use the word deadly as they don?t care to find a better name. TDS is not a b-game, you need to write in kanji to go have enough characters to put it in it's right place as far as possible at the end of the list.
Take the role of Corvo, the Empress's legendary bodyguard that have been framed for her murder. Seeking revenge on those who conspired against him Corvo start to work for the Loyalists, a resistance group that try the put the Empress daughter back on the throne. The game is split up into ten missions and each mission have a goal and there are many ways to reach it. The ways to solve any problems is often a choice between stealth or action. With stealth you sneak in and knock people out and hide the bodies. If you chose the action way you stab them in the neck and drop the still bleeding body in front of their friends. Besides your sword you have a gun, a crossbow and also magical abilities. You gain more powers as the game progress. The graphical style in the game is also great. Whatever. Play it. Now.
Expansion to Dishonored that follow the story of Daud, the empress murderer from Dishonored. Imbued with supernatural powers you stealth or stab your way across Dunwall trying to solve the mystery behind the name Delilah. With you is your second-in-command, Billie Lurk, to give advice and comment on your actions.
This linear disaster set another nail in the thief series coffin. I hate everything about this game and with Dishonored to compare with this game looks like a bad and painful joke. Extra points for the dramatic cut scene with a cheering crowd of two people. Was all the character crowd members busy signing up for Assassins Creed: Unity? Not that anyone would spent time in the City these days, it’s layout makes it less interesting then the window dressing city from Thief: The Dark project. A game i will play next to cleanse my soul of this vile piece of @£$€ game.
Note about Movies:
None of the Youtube movies that i link to are made by me and i include them only to give you a chance to see what the game
looks like. Only the text and the smiley score act as my review of the game .