Thief: Deadly Shadows is the third game in the Thief series. The game is developed by Ion Storm, and published by Eidos Interactive. The game was released on May 25th, 2004. The story follows Garrett once again as he uses his skills to make himself richer, but also adds that there is a coming Dark Age. Is this game truly coming into a Dark Age, or is there light behind the darkness?
Graphics-The character models look okay, but doesn’t do anything extraordinary. The City, however, does look better than in Thief II.
Sound-There really isn’t much to say about the sound, and once again remains unchanged.
Gameplay-This is both a hit and miss. The player now has a knife instead of a sword, which makes stealth killing easier, but can’t do it freely like in the first two games (meaning that the person you want to knock out or kill can’t see you sneaking up on them). The blackjack works the exact same way. One thing this game decided to remove is the swimming elements. One question is did Garrett forget how to swim? Each part of The City has been broken down into zones, and players have to go from one zone to another to complete missions. What really sets this game apart from the first two is that now you can gather loot and buy items before each mission. Speaking of loot, you now have to exchange loot at certain stores, as certain stores will only buy two item sets (art and gold, gold and goods, and art and goods).
Title-In one aspect, if someone has played the first two games, they’d be expecting this game to be called ‘Thief III’, but on the opposite end of the spectrum, if someone hasn’t played a Thief game before, then they won’t feel so alienated, so this title does work.
Overall-Of the three games, this is the weakest entry in the series. It doesn’t leave an impact like the first game did.
You can get Thief: Deadly Shadows from the following sites
Steam: Click here.
GOG.com: Click here.
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