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Thief - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • SKU: 9745051
  • Release Date: 02/25/2014
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood, Nudity, Strong language, Strong sexual content, Use of drugs, Violence
$19.99
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (244 out of 299)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Eidos Montreal
    • Publisher: Square Enix
    • Platform: Xbox One
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 02/25/2014

    Synopsis


    A City teetering on the edge of a bloody revolution. An oppressive regime subsisting on the rising tide of fear. An extraordinarily skilled thief lies in the shadows during this uncertain and troubled time, thwarting even the most cautious citizens out of their best-guarded possessions. But as the uprising, led by Orion, voice-of-the-people, begins to emerge, Master Thief Garrett finds himself entangled in the ever-tightening knot of conflict. The Baron's Watch refuses to ease their stringent regime, and Garrett's abilities may be the only thing that will prevent the streets from running red with the blood of the people. Will you redefine your role as Thief to save the City from a devastating fate?

    Slip into the silent shoes of the dark and solitary Master Thief and sneak through the City unnoticed and unsanctioned. Unmatched stealth skills make child's play out of the most challenging heists and place the most inaccessible loots within your reach as you infiltrate luxurious mansions and relieve the residents of their valuables. Explore the sick and suffering City, from the shady back alleys to the highest rooftops, and decide what kind of thief you are. Whether you choose stealth or force, you are well-equipped to get the job done — choose force and leverage Garrett's arsenal and eliminate guards with your blackjack, or shoot one of the many arrow types. Choose stealth and manipulate your environment to outsmart your enemies with newly acquired focus abilities. Either way, you'll find yourself deeply immersed in the game's unprecedented sights, sounds and artificial intelligence, made possible by groundbreaking visual elements. Thief represents a truly tactile and visceral first-person experience and the amazing power of your next-generation console. The time has come to decide your role in the revolution.

    Features


    Become one with the night as Garrett, Master Thief, with an unprecedented set of skills that enable you to pull off the most challenging heists, reach the most inaccessible loot and uncover the most hidden secrets

    Use your skills to prevent a bloody uprising that will tear the City apart, driving an inevitable revolution

    Explore the treacherous and troubled City, under the oppressive reign of the Baron's Watch, and travel from shady back alleys to the heights of the rooftops

    Use your unmatched stealth abilities to infiltrate even the most well-guarded mansions and lurk in every dark corner unnoticed and unsanctioned to pilfer the richest valuables

    Choose between stealth and force — your sharpened focus abilities allow you to manipulate the environment to quietly outsmart your enemies

    Utilize an arsenal of weapons, including a blackjack and multiple arrow types, to help you take down guards

    Experience groundbreaking visual elements and remarkably tactile and visceral first-person gameplay that complements your next-generation console's technology for unrivaled immersion



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 299 reviews

    82%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's a new Thief

      Posted
      LionInTheDark
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      There is a plague about the world. It's a dark setting in a sparsly populated city. Curfew is in effect. You'll progress at a snails pace but this is a game about stealth! You aren't going to buy this title for instant gratification. Finding the hidden treasures is the name of the game. Hidden is the keyword here. Prepare for hours of study in the ancient shadow arts. Mr. Thief is a master of his art. He transverses the environment with smoothness and fluidity. You have skills that can be upgraded such as stealth, combat, and efficiency. There are benefits to the skills but loot is scarce. You'll have to manage your resources carefully. Buying arrows and tools may be more important. Careful planning will get you through your endeavors. Just keep focussed with focus. The controls are great. Everything works. You'll slide through the environment like biscuits through molasses. The world is detailed with several hidden areas. There is a story being told every time you complete a chapter. The world is dynamic with new areas opening as you complete events. The story transitions in real time. Events take place in the world and you experience them. There are tools and weapons. You have your bow and an assortment of arrows ranging from offensive to defensive and some unique environmental modifying catalysts. The blackjack is your other weapon for infighting. You'll be able to dodge most attacks but everything about the combat is upgradable. Replay value depends on your preferences. People still replay linear games. Look up speed runs. If you turn off all the assists and can still finish the game on the hardest difficulty finding all the loot in less than a few hours, then you've probably conquered this title. No game is perfect. Because a perfect game is boring. Technology-wise, I think everyone believes this game should be maintaining a solid 60 frames per second. Graphics and technology in general won't make a great game. BlueRay movies show at about 24 frames per second. Too fast and you get the live TV effect. Residents are robotic with 3 lines of scripted communication. It repeats redundantly. Nothing new here, developers don't spend time designing clones that carry on conversation. The attention to detail is notable but it leaves you wishing you could be able to interact with more of the environment. Throwing buckets and candles at guards instead of being limited to bottles. Thievery is the name of this game. You get instant money for larceny but it would have been better to have had to haggle with the Fence. Sale a couple of valued items and receive a better price. The system works irregardless (it's a word). Play the game but don't believe the reviews until you've experienced it for yourself. I don't personally care for popular reviewers on video sites because they never truly play a game. They'll tell you 7 to 10 hours but I've already sank approximately 30 hours into this game. So I leave you with a question for you yourself to answer. How can they know a game after only 7 hours?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good, not bad but not great

      Posted
      phase888
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have waited for this game for quite some time ever since hearing of the concept being announced. Having played the first three games in the series (not required to play this one though) I think perhaps I expected too much. The prior Thief games have had innovation and great story depth with excellent level design and an AI that would react in kind to you dynamically - just as it should. While playing this game I found that the story seems to wander and splinter too much to resolve into anything that makes any sense in the end. I just don't feel it flows well from point A to point B as it should and certainly not as well as the older games. The game graphics, which good, are nothing we haven't seen before - it's Unreal engine...we've seen it already. The lighting and sound effects do seem to be as expected, high quality. My only complaint about the sound is that the level isn't consistant - it will play some conversations over others without regard to your proximity. I know this particular dialogue may be important, but in a stealth game I need to be able to hear where people are - cutscene the parts you think I need to focus on and be done with it. Unfortunately, while I enjoyed playing the game a good bit I simply do not feel it is a good value for dollar at the release price. I would recommend it for anyone who thinks it might be interesting however I would only do so at the $30-40 price point and not the $59.95 point it was when I purchased it. Even though it took many hours to actually wrap up the game I just don't feel I got $60 worth of enjoyment from it. I didn't feel 'cheated' like I did while playing Force Unleashed 2 and finishing it in 2 hours, just not satisfied in some areas. Please take this review with a grain of salt, as a fan of the prior games I had very high hopes for this one which I do not feel were completely met. It is a fine game by itself, but I still disagree with the release price of this game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Just started, really enjoying it

      Posted
      legaljhawk
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Having only just started playing this game, I haven't seen very much, but the stuff I have seen I am enjoying. The city is oppressive and gloomy, painting a portrait of a city being destroyed by plague and corruption. With all the twists and turns and various paths it's easy to get lost in feeling of this game. The negative is that the real challenge is to get through the levels without touching any NPC. No killing, no knockouts, no suspicions raised. As with most stealth heavy games, guards patrol a set pattern, always turning the same direction and pausing for the same amount of time. This is my biggest frustration with these games. With these new systems, AI should be more random, more lifelike. Give me consequences to taking out the guards. If you were a guard talking to your buddy, and all of a sudden he disappears when you turn your back, would you be concerned? At any rate, this game is a great play and makes me excited to see what the future holds for the new consoles.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Overall disappointing story and gameplay

      Posted
      Wtfdoyouwantfromme
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      Ipreordered Thief because it came from the same developer as Deus Ex. I have not played or replayed a Thief game since Deadly Shadows on Xbox. I expected to be stealing cool and unique loot for money, but instead, most of the game is spent pilfering through apartments and hovels stealing spoons, forks, scissors, and letter openers for small amounts of gold to buy upgrades. I expected a Robin Hood type plot, but instead I got some weird fantasy plot where another thief gets involved in a magic ritual and it causes city wide depression and then you have to steal primal magic shards to release the primal magic from the thief because a revolutionary hero is using the magic to heal people but the primal magic actually turns people into monsters. Yes, monsters. Monsters you have to avoid/sneak around/fight at several points in the game but it's never explained. The occasional short side mission was enjoyable, especially the bank heist dlc. The city is hard, annoying, and frustrating to navigate, with horrendous load times. Wait for this one to get to $20 before you buy or just rent it for a week instead.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Possibly the worst stealth game to date

      Posted
      SCgamegod

      I've been playing stealth games for years now, and until I bought this game, I'd never experienced one that just made me want to quit gaming entirely. Everything about this game is poor quality, from the controls, to the graphics, even the dialogues. For those of you familiar with the Dishonored franchise, Thief basically plagiarizes the entire plot of Dishonored, while removing certain elements and themes to make it more like the original Thief from 15 years ago, an effort that failed completely. Considering it was made by Square Enix (with help from Eidos), I thought it would be at least decent. It was anything but. I gave it 2 stars because it kept some basic elements of stealth. Nothing I haven't seen before. My recommendation: don't waste your money on this game. If you want a fun stealth game that has all the goodies and a storyline that doesn't seem like it was written by a 4th grader, just buy Dishonored or one of the Deus Ex series. Anything but this.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good stealth game with some flaws

      Posted
      Cnote824
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      I admittedly have never played a Thief game before this entry, so feel free to take my opinion with a grain of salt. Overall the stealth mechanics are solid, and go a long way to really make you feel like you're in the shoes of Garrett, the main character. Although I've read reviews that many think the Focus ability takes away from the experience, but I didn't mind it. And there are plenty of options to not only turn that function off, but also make the game more challenging if you wish. The only downside in my opinion is the subpar voice acting and storyline, which I think could use improvement. Overall, I think the game is solid and, especially with the drought in Xbox One games thus far, I would recommend giving it a try.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not perfect, but very good

      Posted
      Dantheman777
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      I must be in the minority, since Thief:Deadly Shadows appears to be hated by most of the franchise's fans. However, I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the first two installments of the game. When I heard that they were finally going to make a new game, I was elated, while hoping desperately that it wouldn't stink. Well, this version isn't perfect, but it doesn't stink, either. There are issues with synchronization between voice and video, but that is easily overlooked. There are some idiosyncrasies about the UI, but they don't really disrupt the gameplay. I do miss the voice of the original Garrett, but this guy isn't bad, either. All in all, it's a very good version, not perfect, but very good. I've thoroughly enjoyed it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Game is a 7 could have been better but solid

      Posted
      CherryTy163
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      Thief, looked at as a game in whole is average to good game. It is entertaining and fun but has some control and animation issues that a player might wish were fixed or find annoying. Control issues like one button being used to much, the x box 1 has a lot of buttons on the pad but on this game they feel under used replying heavily on the "X" button and Left trigger being used a lot. Also, animations like opening windows and having to gather loot but pressing the x button repeatedly. The last thing is a lot of loading. The game loads a lot from area to area and puts a lull in the action breaking the excitement. The game feels and plays like a direct PC port that needed some tweeking all in all game is a 7.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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