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Thief: Deadly Shadows

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GF Rating
7.1

974 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Splinter Cell goes medieval

posted by JCDenton (FREEDOM, NH) Apr 30, 2008

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Member since Mar 2006

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

Thief: Deadly Shadows is a unique stealth gaming experience that transports you through open-ended scenarios. Basically, think Splinter Cell with theft and arrows. You play Garrett, a thief on a mission from some Keepers to steal important artifacts and leaving no witnesses. Oh sure, you can sneak by many of the guards and civilians, but why do that when you can blackjack them from behind or shoot an arrow into their chest? The great thing is, the game gives you the option. You can also opt to distract or delay your opposition, or just blow them up with landmines.
The amount of stuff you can do in each of the eight missions is quite impressive. You usually have a few choices in how to complete an objective and there are tons of goodies scattered over the maps. Between each mission, you'll be kept busy in the city, which opens up as the game progresses. In addition to your missions, you'll have to curry favor from the Hammerites and Pagans, fence your stolen wares and re supply, among other things. Again, exploration, stealing and knocking out unassuming citizens make these very enjoyable and lengthy. In fact, the whole game is pretty long. Many of the missions can take an hour or two and the city sections can be just as long.
While all this stealthy fun can be long and enjoyable, it can become repetitive and frustrating. Some technical glitches can cut your game short. Supplies seem costly and guards can be a pain to deal with. But where the game really lost me was when the focus shifted to the undead, telepathic assassins and walking stone statues. Something about that shift takes away from the overall gaming experience. However, most of that doesn't come into play until two-thirds of the way through.
All things considered, this is a really good stealth action game that let's you play the way you want. Definitely worth checking out.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

GoodBye My Love

posted by Spirit (DAPHNE, AL) Mar 28, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

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

I love this series so I obviously loved this game and in no way did it disappoint. The only down fall to this game is the fact that it didn't have as many hidden places as the original thief did but the story was amazing. Beautiful cut scenes and well done graphics and game mechanics. Sadly this is the last in the series and it almost made me cry because this series is one of the most innovative so I say may goodbyes and hopefully the game mechanics as with the current oblivion game will be carried on. (Creator of this game did Oblivions Stealth mechanics)

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

great stealth action!

posted by Sheogorath (SANTA ROSA, CA) Jul 10, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

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

I'm not the biggest fan of stealthy games, but for this I'll make an exception.

Good: nice graphics for a last-gen game, Great lighting FX, Tight controls, awesome game play that does take a little patience and thought, AI is pretty good, voice acting is top notch, you get to climb walls like spider-man later in game.

Bad: At times it is a little too dark (some might have to adjust brightness to see), a few bugs and glitches here and there, laggy when rooms or streets are crowded, mission info can be vague at times, map doesn't show where you are on it, hand to hand combat is iffy, but you should be sniping and blackjacking most of the time anyways.

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