Master Thief Garrett is contacted by the Keeper Artemus, who wants him to steal two valuable artifacts. Meanwhile, Garrett learns that the coming of a Dark Age had been prophesied long ago. Gaining access to the Keeper Prophecies, Garrett learns that an ancient book known as the Compendium of Reproach contains more information about the prophecy. As Garrett is trying to solve the mystery, it becomes more and more clear to him that there is a traitor in the order of the Keepers.Thief: Deadly Shadows
is the third installment in the Thief
series. The game follows the same design philosophy and gameplay structure that distinguished its predecessors. As before, stealth is the key to successful completion of missions. Avoiding confrontation with the guards, Garrett has to make his way through the levels towards the objective. Shadows and sounds play a large role, as guards will react to suspicious noises, and studying their patrolling routines is essential.
A few gameplay elements have been slightly altered. Garrett can no longer swim, but is able to use climbing gloves that attach him to the walls. He can also flatten himself against walls while standing; if in shadow, he remains completely unnoticeable that way. The player can see Garrett's limbs even if he is viewed from first-person perspective, allowing more precise movements. Switching to third-person view is also possible.
The most significant gameplay change is the non-linear exploration of the City, which has been added to the largely linear missions. In order to access the next mission, Garrett has to explore the City. On his way, he can overhear conversations, steal valuables, avoid or knock out the guards, and even accept secondary missions, which will influence his reputation with some of its factions.
- "神偷：死亡阴影" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Thief III" -- Working title
- "Thief 3. Тень смерти" -- Russian spelling
- "Thief 3: Zlowieszcze Cienie" -- Polish title
- "TDS" -- Informal name
- "Dark Project: Deadly Shadows" -- French title
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The Press Says
||May 26, 2004
||5 out of 5
||Jul 17, 2004
||9.4 out of 10
||Jun 01, 2004
||9.2 out of 10
||Jun 28, 2004
||87 out of 100
||May 25, 2004
||8.6 out of 10
||85 out of 100
||Jun 01, 2004
||84 out of 100
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)
||Jun 20, 2004
||83 out of 100
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)
||82 out of 100
|G4 TV: X-Play
||Mar 27, 2006
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TriviaThief: Deadly Shadows Mod Tools Released
Even though Ion Storm
was recently shut down by its publisher-owner Eidos
, mod software tools for their final game Thief: Deadly Shadows have now been released.
The mod tools can be found at a number of web file download sites like FileShack
. The massive 323 MB download will allow you to modify or build new maps for the game along with scripts, conversations and more. It also includes a number of tutorial maps. Thief: Deadly Shadows was the third game in the "sneaker" shooter series from publisher Eidos. While the first two games were developed by the now defunct Looking Glass, the team at Ion Storm in Austin (composed of many members of the former Looking Glass) took over the franchise and released Thief: Deadly Shadows in mid-2004. With the shut down of the developer the future of both Thief and Ion Storm's other game franchise Deus Ex is in limbo.
[Source: Computer Games Magazine (Feb. 2005)]