• Thief
69
Based on 25 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    9

Pros:

  • Challenging stealth.
  • Swoop ability.
  • Some good scenarios.

Cons:

  • Frequent load screens.
  • Hit-or-miss level design.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Authority on 50

Despite the ditching of the series' number progression, Thief is not a reboot of the famed stealth/action series, but rather a redefining of the game's goals, and a refinement of its mechanisms in a modern, apparently ‘next-gen' gaming world. It advances...

By HardwareHeaven on

A few months ago AMD and Dice released a patch (and driver) which enabled the first real world example of Mantle. For those who haven't heard Mantle is a platform which replaces DirectX when using AMD cards, allowing game developers better access to the...

By HardcoreGamer on 60

That isn’t the case, though, as it’s very much a “take it as it is” experience, and if you’re willing to do so you’ll find that it just might steal some time from your weekend.

By Gaming Age on 77

CommentA good sneaking game with great stealth mechanics is hard to come by these days. As a master thief, it’s your job to score some great loot without anyone knowing you are there, until it’s too late. So is everything worth taking or are all the...

By PCAdvisor on 70

Thief is a muddled but well-intentioned game that undermines smart, sinister stealth with weird controls and lousy characters. An atmospheric setting and plenty of freedom helps matters enormously, but all told it's a strange compromise of a game.

By PC Advisor on 70

A first-person game in which killing enemies is a last and often near-disastrous result? Thief 's taking a big risk. This, y'see, is a game about stealth, not combat – the trick is to try to remain undetected as you scoot around a gloomy, gothic,...

By New Game Network on 51

A poorly-designed outing that might, in another continuity where the previous Thief games never existed, have earned itself the heady accolade of 'barely average'. Unfortunately, we all know that it could be € and has been done € so much...

By Pocket-lint on 70

Thief is an occasionally tense, sometimes frustrating, weirdly depressing slice of modern gaming. On the medium difficulty level all you're really doing is following instructions as the story unfolds around you. It is hugely customisable...

By Strategy Informer on 75

I've mentioned before, but the Thief series is my all-time favourite gaming franchise. The focus on stealth over action, the wonderful fantasy world, the occasional moments of sheer unrivalled terror... it all adds up to a great gaming trilogy. Now...

By EuroGamer on 60

Either way, it's a game that adds up to less than the sum of its parts. Undeniably, Thief suffers greatly by comparison to Dishonored - its more coherent, more thoughtfully and successfully designed cousin, in whose shadow Garrett and his game now cringe.

By IGN on 68

Between the hit-or-miss missions is an extremely annoying city hub map and a weak story full of bland characters, and Garrett himself isn’t as sure-footed as a master thief ought to be. Ignoring the story and cherrypicking the best side missions is the best way to approach it.

By GameSpot on 60

Whether you are new to the series or cut your teeth on Thief's particular brand of stealth when it was still novel, I'd wager your feelings will waver as often as mine did. The Thief-franchise-inspired Dishonored waves the stealth flag far more confidently than this reboot does. Garrett is not yet on his way out, but he's been shown the door.

By InsideGamingDaily on 85

Still, Thief is just about the best modern Thief game I could ask for. Back in 2011, I said that Human Revolution “manages to live up to the impossibly high prestige set by its title.” Now I can say that about Thief. It’s the real deal, and so is Eidos Montreal.

By PCGamer on 79

This is a decent stealth game that feels nice to play, and that’ll be enough for many – and if you feared the worst, you can rest a little easier. But the thing about evading disaster is that sometimes greatness slips away too.

By TrustedReviews on 80

Next-gen console owners don’t get much more than a resolution boost, but whatever platform you’re playing on, Thief is a lot smarter and more thrilling than you might suspect.

By PC World on 60

Thief is not as bad as people feared, but also not as good as they might've hoped. Its main flaw? Releasing in a post-Dishonored...

By PC Gamer on 79

Great in places, but never quite lives up to its potential. A competent sequel let down by...

International Review By digit.in on 70

With the perfect ambiance and interesting gameplay, Thief makes for a good play, even if it is lacking in some of the...

International Review By neitsabes.fr on

Les jeux d'infiltration, j'adore ça. J'aime rester le plus discret possible dès lors que le jeu me le permet. Par exemple, dans PayDay 2, j'aime terminer le plus de missions possible en discret. J'aime aussi les Metal Gear, même si le dernier en date ne...

International Review By techmagnifier.com on 60

With some minor graphical and audio glitches, Thief might feel bit odd and unwieldy at some stage, but at the end it is not that travesty you have plagued into your mind. Thief 2014 is a nice Stealth Game, which is fun to play and yes, but at the same...