This game was a waste of time. The stealth focus of the game was laughable. On the higher difficulties, stealth was impossible. On the lower, the AI was brain dead. Forget about combat. Garrett is incapable, and poorly equipped. It isn't until the game is nearly complete that he gains any advantage at all. But, the worst thing about this game was the mindless back and forth, and the UNBELIEVABLY long load times. I wouldn't recommend this game for anyone who loves the challenge of a "no-kill" game. Try one of the Splinter Cell games, instead. I love the concept of an all-stealth, no-kill game. They can be very challenging. But, the promise of this one fell very short of what they were able to deliver.
To be honest, I thought that this was pretty good: the graphics are pretty good, and, though it isn't Splinter Cell, has some pretty amazing stealth game play. I also like the fact that most of the game is free roam, and that you use a bow and a wide arsenal of arrows. On the bad side, it's very hard to see in the dark even with the brightness put on the highest setting. I also dislike the fact that the AI is easy to fool and is rather dumb. I very dislike that the game gives you no clue as to where you are supposed to go to complete the main objective, you could be spending hours just trying to find out where you are supposed to go. All in all I give Thief Deadly Shadows a 5 out of 10.
Thief is a so-so game. If you like Splinter Cell, then rent this game. its graphics are below average and controls arent the best but arent the worst either. but it is also fun because u have an arrow and u just sneek around and pickpocket. the bad thing is that it takes about 4 arrows to the head before killing a guy but 2 to u and ur dead.