You play as Garrett, a master thief, who operates during dark times in The City. Crime and corruption are rampant, wealthy nobles prey on the poor, and magic and machinery coexist uneasily. As Garrett, you help the secret society of The Keepers who prophesize that the worst is yet to come. You'll use your skills to sneak into castles, mansions, prisons, cathedrals, dungeons, and museums, past armed guards, hired muscle, angry thugs, hideous monsters, and much worse to keep The City from unraveling. Cinematic 3rd person and classic immersive 1st person modes are fully supported and can be changed on the fly during play. You'll have a wealth of tools at your disposal, including lock picks, special arrows, wall climbing gloves and flash bombs.
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You play 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. 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 Stealth: Hide in the shadows, sneak past the guards, or ambush them from the darkness!
- Brand New Game Perspective: Cinematic 3rd-person and classic immersive 1st-person modes are both fully supported and can be changed on the fly during gameplay.
- Action Gameplay: Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, evasion, espionage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes.
- Huge Aresenal of Thieves' Tools: Including lock picks, a blackjack, arrows with numerous purposes, wall-climbing gloves, oil flasks, flash bombs, and a dagger.
- Advanced Artificial Intelligence: AI guards that see and hear, track evidence and suspiciousness, search for intruders, flight, 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 a real shadow that dynamically affects stealth gameplay. Dynamically manipulate lighting to create your own shadows, but make sure your own shadow doesn't betray you to those who hunt you!
From Warren Spector -- creator of the award-winning series Deus Ex.