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Thief Gold

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Stalk your prey on the quest for stolen goods with your blackjack, sword, and an assortment of unique arrows. Steal for money and uncover the hidden agendas of your allies and enemies as you play through an unravelling story of deception and revenge. Survive in a world where shadows are your only ally, trust is not an option, and confrontation results in death!Key Features:Pioneering stealth based gameplay brings a new dimension to first person action.
Thief™ Gold includes Thief™ The Dark Project (12 huge missions with multiple environments) and the Gold update (3 new campaign missions which deepen the plot and add five new types of enemies)
Advanced enemies can see, hear, speak, and sound alarms.
Your arsenal includes: blackjack, sword, fire arrows, water arrows, rope arrows and more

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Looking Glass Studios
Square Enix
Age rating
17+ Mature

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Hard Disk Space: 2GB HDD
  • Video Card: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
  • DirectX®: 7
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The Game was very good and is still good. The 1998 Game is the first Installment in the Thief-Series. I used to play the Series away from Steam. For Orientation: Part 1 is called Thief: The Dark Project in the German Dark Project: The Master Thief-probably revised-is now marketed as Thief Gold, and is technically similar to Part 2, which is called in the German Dark Project 2: The Metal Age. Part 3, which is uniformly called Thief: Deadly Shadows, is technically noticeably altered. Thief (2014) is a late Reboot of the Series. Nothing has come since. Yes, the Game is old, but it is-with few Limitations-still very good today. What Half-Life is in the Area of Shooter is Thief in the Area of Stealth. A Trailblazer, a House Number, and still playable today. The most significant Limitation, of course, is the Graphic. It is sufficient, but today it is simply outdated. (Would Be nice if, as with Half-Life, you were to reissue the Game, with modern Graphics.) In addition, the Cutscenes are omitted (perhaps a lack of Compatibility with newer versions of Windows). Otherwise, Thief is a very good stealth game in the ego perspective. Our Hero, Garrett, may also kill Enemies, but on the one hand it is not always easy and, on the other Hand, (at least at the highest Degree of difficulty) leads to The Abandonment of the Mission. Garrett prefers to beat the Opponents unconscious or circumcess them completely. The real Challenge in the Game, though, is more the Levels themselves. They are huge and error-like. The Position of the Targets and your own Position is (almost) not shown on the slightly inaccurate maps. This is certainly Intent from the Game to make it harder for us. A good spatial imagination helps a lot. You will probably spend a lot of Time searching, as a lot of things are well hidden. This can also annoy, especially if you think you have searched everything in vain. There are also a few difficult Places where I really wonder how to find the Solution. Overall, though, I still thought it was OK. You can play the Game at different Levels of Difficulty. The lighter, the less and less well hidden Things you have to achieve or find. The Goals of a Level can always be viewed and it is shown whether they have already been fulfilled. Thief is set in a strange, alternative world where medieval Guards, Torches, Torture Cellars, electric Light, alarm systems, Undead, Wizards and even Dinosaurs occur. Some Things would have liked to be omitted (and you also have in the later Thief games). Unfortunately, I could not fully comprehend the Plot (perhaps explained in the Cutscenes). So I don't know why Garrett, as a Thief, breaks into the Headquarters of the Thieves Guild. That's a shame. The Hero is Controlled with Mouse and Keyboard, whereby the Mouse indicates the Direction, as usual with modern Games. This can almost be done very fluently. Key Assignment is free to choose. Less beautiful were Trifles like that of the Hero, Garret, That the Objects he picks up also automatically holds as an active Object in his Hand (even if you don't want to) or that the Dietuses sometimes only work after repeated attempts. The Game with its 16 Levels is very extensive. If you can't have enough of it, there are probably levels created by Fans as well. I had no technical Problems playing it on Windows 10 (except for the missing Cutscenes). Pro & Contra: + Good Stealth game + Quite Good Control + Different Difficulty levels + (Depending on The Level of Difficulty) challenging Tasks + Extensive Game o Time according to (no longer so) good Graphics-No help function (if you get stuck) Rating: 10/ 10 (then) 8/10 (now) The Game, despite its Age, is still a very good, entertaining stealth game.
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