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Thief series

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Thief is a series of stealth action games, initially created by Looking Glass Studios. The games are set in a fictional world that incorporates elements of medieval fantasy and steampunk; it has been described as a mix of Late Middle Ages and the Victorian Era. The series feature a common protagonist, a thief named Garrett, formerly a member of an organization known as the Keepers.


Thief games are set in a dense metropolitan complex referred to as simply "The City". The stories of most games in the series revolve around conflicts between various organizations within The City and its surroundings. A major faction in the games is the Order of the Hammer, a religious group who zealously pursues its ideals of technological progress. The Mechanists split from the Hammerite religion, forming a faction that disregarded morality and fully devoted itself to construction of technological devises. Both groups are hostile towards the Pagans, who worship a deity named Trickster, promote chaos and distortion, and are opposed to technology. The organization of the Keepers is the most mysterious one; self-described as ancient observers called to preserve the balance in the world, they employ extreme secrecy and a strict hierarchy in their ranks, which made Garrett distance himself from them.


Thief games traditionally use first-person perspective. The gameplay of all the installments in the series is heavily stealth-based. Direct confrontation with hostile characters often leads to Garrett's demise, though in many cases Garrett can opt for a violent solution, usually when facing a single enemy without backup. Light and sound are used extensively in the games as integral gameplay elements. The player must usually carefully navigate Garrett, trying to stay in shadows and avoiding open areas. Sounds made by hostile characters serve to warn the player, while sounds made by Garrett himself may alert guards, putting him in danger.

Garrett can use melee weapons such as a sword to engage enemies in combat; a preferred course of action, however, often proves to be sneaking behind the character and striking him unconscious with a blackjack. Garrett can also shoot various types of arrows, for combat (fire arrows), reaching otherwise inaccessible locations (rope arrows), or to serve the stealth purposes (water arrows to extinguish fires, moss arrows to create a soft carpet that decreases the sound of footsteps, etc.).
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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Thief2014Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneSquare Enix, Inc.4.10
Thief Booster Pack Bundle2014PlayStation 4, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc....
Thief: Booster Pack - Ghost2014Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneSquare Enix, Inc....
Thief: Booster Pack - Opportunist2014Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneSquare Enix, Inc....
Thief: Booster Pack - Predator2014Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneSquare Enix, Inc....
Thief Collection2007WindowsEidos, Inc....
Thief: Deadly Shadows2004Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.4.01
Thief: Deadly Shadows - Episode 12005J2MEEidos Mobile...
Thief: Deadly Shadows - Episode 22006J2MEEidos Mobile...
Thief: Eidos Platinum Collection2001WindowsEidos, Inc.5.00
Thief: Gold1999WindowsEidos, Inc.4.23
Thief II: The Metal Age2000WindowsEidos, Inc.4.13
Thief (Limited Edition)2014PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox OneSquare Enix, Inc....
Thief: Shadow Edition2015MacintoshFeral Interactive Ltd....
Thief: The Bank Heist2014Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneSquare Enix, Inc....
Thief: The Complete Collection2006WindowsEidos, Inc....
Thief: The Dark Project1998WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc.4.12
Thief: The Forsaken - Challenge Map2014Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneSquare Enix, Inc....
Ultimate Stealth: Triple Pack2014PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Square Enix Limited...

Selected Covers

Thief: The Dark Project Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Thief: The Dark Project
Thief: Deadly Shadows Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Thief: Deadly Shadows
Thief (Limited Edition) PlayStation 4 Front Cover
Front cover for Thief (Limited Edition)

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Thief: The Dark Project
Main menu
Screenshot from Thief: Deadly Shadows
Main menu
Screenshot from Thief
Title screen
Screenshot from Thief II: The Metal Age
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