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Thief: Deadly Shadows

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GF Rating
7.1

973 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

This Game is a Steal! (Can't believe I wrote that)

posted by lazygamer (Northridge, CA) Jun 6, 2006

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Member since Jan 2003

17 out of 17 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

First up, this is NOT an action game. Perhaps you have read that it is a "thinking man's action game" or such. Thinking is always good, but if anything, you will need patience. Patience to notice patrol routes and wait for the right opportunity to sneak past a guard. Patience to embrace the rich story (even if it is a bit cliché underneath it all). It plays a lot like a medieval "Hitman", but you don't really have the option of shooting your way through with Silverballers.
"Deadly Shadows" is the third game in the Thief franchise. "Dark Project" and "Metal Age" were both PC games with a strict FPS perspective whereas "Deadly Shadows" switches it up a bit by giving the player third person perspective (ala Tomb Raider). This makes for easier sneaking, since the previous games were strictly from a first person point of view, but than it does take out a bit of the suspense.
You can buy equipment now (e.g. special arrows) from selling stolen wares to fences.
Graphics (e.g. shadows) are done very well. The sound is excellent (they used some old effects from the previous games which I enjoyed).
This is a solid, quality game.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Deadly 'Shadows'

posted by m0thman (HOLIDAY, FL) Aug 19, 2006

Member since Jun 2006

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is one of the first really good games that I have rented since being a member of Gamefly. I think the graphics are phenomenal and show what the XBOX 1 was capable of doing. This game is all about waiting and being patient. If you are the type of gamer that just likes to get into a game and blow stuff away, this is not the game for you, but if you like games that make you think, this is a great game. I like the change of pace in weapons using bows and knifes as apposed to machine guns and things that go boom. You have to use the shadows to your advantage, a sort of hiding in plain sight. The only drawback that I found was that I really did have to play this game at night because it was so dark, literally. Maybe if I had a high def TV it would make a difference but the game is very dark. I would highly recommend this game to anyone who has an XBOX.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

One Of The Best!!!

posted by mongoose16 (CANBY, OR) May 4, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is one of the best games I have played for the Xbox. I am a HUGE fan of the FPS Thief: The Dark Project, and Thief 2: The Metal Age but this one tops them all! I found myself waiting in the window looking out to see the mailman come. After I started the first level I was so amazed at the level of detail and how you can confuse the guards and stuff. I would definitely recommend buying this game. It's fun, It's cool, and most of all, It's fun to play on a quiet, dark night.

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