FREE Shipping on orders over $25. Details
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $4.98. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)Learn more about free shipping
Trade in. Get paid. Go shopping.
Ship it to us for free.
We are unable to process your trade-in order.
About the product
- Step into the silent shoes of Garrett, a dark and solitary thief with an unrivaled set of skills
- Explore the sick and troubled City, from its shady back alleys to the heights of its rooftops
- Leverage Garrett's arsenal to take down guards with your blackjack, shoot one of your many arrow types or use your newly acquired focus abilities to manipulate the environment and outsmart your enemies
- Become one with the world thanks to ground-breaking visual elements and a truly tactile and visceral first-person experience
- Through jaw-dropping Next-Gen technical possibilities, Thief delivers unprecedented immersion through sights, sounds and artificial intelligence
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Garrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into the City. In this treacherous place, where the Baron's Watch spreads a rising tide of fear and oppression, his skills are the only things he can trust. Even the most cautious citizens and their best-guarded possessions are not safe from his reach. As an uprising emerges, Garrett finds himself entangled in growing layers of conflict. Lead by Orion, the voice of the people, the tyrannized citizens will do everything they can to claim back the City from the Baron's grasp. The revolution is inevitable. If Garrett doesn't get involved, the streets will run red with blood and the City will tear itself apart.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This is a game called 'Thief' and you are supposed to steal valuable items, while not getting caught. Self explanatory right?
Well, despite that being pretty obvious, every singe "professional" critic, YouTuber and Twitch streamer that I have watched plays this game like some sort of medieval Call of Duty game, knocking out guards and killing everything that moves before picking up the loot. Then they proceed to complain about the terrible level design. Terrible level design? You eliminated 75% of the level design!
Let me explain.
Every single level and scenario in this game is a giant puzzle. The reward for cracking the puzzle is sitting in a vault at the opposite end of this mansion, asylum, morgue etc. The guards, their patrol routes, the torches that they carry lighting the environment are all huge parts of this puzzle and almost the entirety of the level design.
You are not supposed to to knock the guards out. You are supposed to navigate the shadows, pickpocket the guards, sneak by and steal the loot sitting in that vault from under their noses. Yes, from under their noses, not over their dead bodies. You are a master thief, not a murderer. Killing or knocking the guards out is like a taking a Rubik's Cube and instead of twisting it to solve the puzzle, you take out the individual pieces and replace them in the correct spots.
Let me give you an example.
One of the first chances you get to play with the guards and steal loot from a chest in an area they are patrolling happens in the prologue. You will reach a small courtyard with two guards and a chest with loot. One guard is standing at one end of this courtyard and another is holding a torch and walking from one side of the other.
Scenario #1 - You can take out your bow, put two arrows in their heads and then loot the chest. Boring level design right?
Scenario #2 - Or you can observe the guards and try to figure out a way to get the loot without killing them. Now you will notice that it takes the guard about 8 seconds to walk from one side of the courtyard to the other. If you are quick and flawless, it will take you about 6-7 seconds to pick a lock and another 3 seconds to loot the contents and close the chest. So you know you can't pick the lock and loot the chest at the same time. There is more shadow on the right side of the area so that will be your best approach route. You enter the courtyard, sneak to the middle of it avoiding the standing guard, wait for the second guard to turn around from the chest and start his patrol. You sneak to the chest, start picking the lock while counting the seconds before the guard comes back, your adrenaline levels rising as you know you can't make a mistake. As soon as you pick the lock, you dart for the shadows as the guard approaches the chest and inspects it. Nothing wrong, right? You wait again for him to start his patrol and you go back to loot the chest. You then proceed to make matters worse (for the guards) as you stick around and pick their pockets too.
Now, scenario #1 takes about a minute and is pretty boring and no different than looting a chest in an MMO. Scenario #2 takes about 10 minutes and is nothing like any other game really offers.
Once you start going further in the game, these levels get more complex. More guards, more light sources, glass on the floor, noisy animals in cages, lamps with light switches, sleeping guards, patrols on balconies etc. If you try to steal the loot without knocking out or killing anyone you will soon realize how amazing the level design really is. Every guard is there for a reason, inspecting an important area or guarding an entrance. Every light source creates shadows in different places. Sometimes, a broken light will flicker on and off, which you have to take into consideration as well. All of this level design leads to the fact that after you sneak by a whole mansion undetected, pick locks, and finally after two hours get to the vault, you feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment and really feel like a master thief. If you kill everyone with your bow and loot the vault....well you will feel like you just played a level of medieval first person shooter.
On top of all of this, every important piece of loot has a story attached to it. Once you get back to your hideout and inspect the pieces you stole, there is note regarding what they are, who made them and who they belonged to. The lore is there if you take the time to actually find it and read it.
So yes, the game is obviously not for everyone. But you can say that about any other game out thre. Different people like different things. So if this is the type of game and the type of challenge you enjoy, then this is a fantastic game and worth every penny.
The PS4 version of Thief shows the power of the Sony console as the graphics are incredibly detailed and the audio sound is amazing from the creaking boards to the soft footsteps you hear in the alleys and streets of the city. The a.i. for the npc's is also very well done making you take care to stick to the shadows to avoid unwanted attention from guards or any passerby. Like with AC and Farcry you have a multitude of larceny quests you can do or a little free roaming by yourself around the city if you like.
Remember the game does rely heavily on stealth so you can't just charge into a group of five guards and say "en garde" think a little bit of the first early games of Splinter Cell. So for a PS4 owner I'd say the game is worth checking out but if you're more into fast straight forward action games that have you attacking your enemies head-on then this game is not really for you.
Your character is a thief who lurks in the shadows and "steals" things. This is a combination of fun and mind-numbing boredom. The fun is finding a new place to pillage but it's pretty boring searching cabinet-after-cabinet, draw-after-draw, prying open window-after-window.
The challenge to thief is to find the hidden goodies that the game designers built in. To get them all, you'd need an almost infinite amount of time, patience, skill and luck. In other words: There are plenty of guides on the internet that have the combination to the safe if you can't figure it out. Some places have puzzles or mazes and the guides help if you get stuck someplace for too long.
Thief uses food to repair health and poppies to regain focus. I prefer it when health regenerates slowly over time but that's a personal preference.
The marketplace doesn't make sense. Even if you complete every chapter, every side mission, every client job and loot every house, you'll still never have enough money to buy most marketplace items. This make you decide to choose a direction for your character: archer, fighter, stealth, etc. and use all of your money and focus towards those skills and upgrades only. The idea is that if you used to stealthing around, you probably don't need to upgrade your blackjack or bow.
There are a lot of redundant button presses and movement when opening windows, picking locks, sliding through openings, etc.. Some kind of map assist feature would help because the route isn't obvious until you learn the maps.
I'm generally not a big fan of Unreal games so begrudgingly I give Thief 4 stars because I played it for a decent amount of time before losing interest.
After two walk-through I still think the map could've been done better!