Released back in 1998, Thief: The Dark Project defined itself as a definitive first person stealther. Today, old fans and those new to the scene can enjoy that excellence thanks to GOG.com.
Thief was the first real stealth game that used both light and sound as key gameplay mechanics, bringing the first-person perspective game into a whole new level of action and paranoia. Stir into the mix a sometimes all-too-intelligent AI system, and you found yourself evading opponents with tricks and timing, rather than confronting them with overpowering ammunition. It was a true experience in edge-of-your-seat skill, and thanks to GOG.com, we can relive those frantic days once more.
Whilst showing its age somewhat, it remains a true classic in the genre. If you haven’t played this amazing game, stop reading and hit the GOG.com site. It can be yours for a paltry $9.99, DRM free, with an electronic manual and more – and is worth Every Single Cent.