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Thief Walkthrough Chapter 5: The Forsaken – How to Kill the Freaks

Monday, 24 February 2014 09:25 GMT By Matt Martin

We show you the location of all six collectibles, including the Flowers Eternal Rose Brooch.

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Thieving Challenges

• Remain Undetected – 400 G
• Take No Damage – 300 G
• 12 Kills or Knockouts – 275 G
• Lift All Loot Items – 350 G

Before you begin this chapter, visit the Shady Merchant and purchase lots of arrows, reaching maximum capacity with your Fire Arrows. In addition, purchase the Bow Strength upgrade or the steps we provide will be difficult to follow.

Objective 1: Reach the Asylum Grounds

Sprint forward and climb the wall to get on the asylum grounds. Move around to the left of the building and snag the City Heritage Plaques (9/16) – Moira Asylum. Move to the right of the building, prompting the front door to open up. After the door opens, visit the statue in front for some loot. Note that it’s not there before the doors open.

Objective 2: Find Information about Erin

Go inside and look through the peephole. When the doors open, loot the entire lobby, downstairs and upstairs. When you’re finished looting, go through the south revolving doors to reach the Men’s Ward. There is only one collectible here, but there’s also a very important clue to progress the chapter.

Head east when you enter the Men’s Ward and look for an office with a valve. Turn the valve to open a gate, allowing you to pass through more revolving doors. Go through those doors to enter the rooms the inmates were kept in.
There are a lot of rooms to search and plunder. You can go through them all and nothing will hurt you. Avoid rooms M02 and M12 until the end. When you’ve searched high and low, satisfied you have looted everything possible, enter M02 and look through the peephole on the south wall.

Exit the room and use your Razor Tool to snag the painting, collecting The Court of Montonessi (10/12). If your collectible loot number is different than ours, check our walkthrough’s earlier chapters or in The City itself.

Now move on to room M12. There’s a key on the floor that will give you access to the Women’s Ward. Pick it up to complete the objective.

Objective 3: Enter the Women’s Ward

Loot the room and exit to see a document on the wall. Take the document to learn the Night Warden is now on duty. He’s not much fun if he catches you, but if you take the right path, it’s fairly simple to get by him. From the letter, run left, then turn right and move down the hall. Take the first hall on your right and sprint to the end. The revolving doors should be on your left. Go through and leave the Night Warden safely behind you.

Pass through two sets of revolving doors to find yourself in part of the Women’s Ward. Your objective should be close by. Use the key to open the door, enter the room and turn the valve. Leave the room, approaching the north stairs. Don’t go down, but put a Rope Arrow in the anchor beam above. Descend the rope to land on top of an elevator. Drop further to land in a room which contains a Flowers Eternal (5/6) – Rose Brooch. If you can’t find it, use Focus and look up.

Backtrack the way you came and head to your objective marker just outside the office where you turned the valve. Go through the revolving door to progress your objective. Note that there is a lot of loot to be had around the asylum, but we’re sticking with collectibles and showing you how to beat the chapter. If you wish to explore, just return to this area when you’re done and pick up where you left off.

Objective 4: Search for the Asylum Records

There aren’t any collectible loot items in the Women’s Ward, but you have to get into the south office to complete your objective. Nothing will harm you here (not even the Night Warden), so explore all rooms except W07.
When the place is cleaned out, pick the lock and enter room W07. Crawl through the hole in the wall to enter W05. Climb into the window and leap to access the south office. Snag the three documents here, using Focus if you have a hard time finding them.

Objective 5: Move to the Treatment Wing

Head toward your objective, pushing past the debris to complete your objective.

Objective 6: Descend to the Treatment Level

Snag the note on the wall in front of you, go down the stairs and through the door. Jump to the beam and then the platform beyond. There’s a gate blocking the path. Go upstairs, turn the wheel to raise the gate and then head down to the bottom level. Keep moving toward your objectives until they update.

Objective 7: Access Room 3F

Move forward, looking into the various rooms if you want. Room 3F is to the south. Head that way to find that you can’t get in without restoring the power.

Objective 8: Find and Start the Power Generator

Loot the office and hallway first, watching out for a trap that can be disabled through the control box. Go as far to the west as you can, loot the room and flip the switch. This will turn the generator on.

Objective 9: Find a Way into Room 3F

The lights are on but you’re still safe. Consider saving the game at this point, using the cabinet by the generator. Go back to the office and hit the switch to open the various cells. There are crazy patients roaming about, but you’re safe for now with the gate closed. Leave the office and go into the open door across the hall. Loot the room and then crawl through to room 3F.

Objective 10: Descend to the Asylum’s Lowest Level

Now you’re in danger. Look out of your room to see a crazy patient. There’s a total of three threats, and it is possible to sneak up on them all. Instead, we advise tossing a bottle into the hallway to make a bit of noise and get their at-tention. Then, either take the two patients out with headshots, or ignite the flammable liquid on the floor. It’s much more comforting knowing they are down. There’s a third in his cell, but we’ll get to him in a moment.

When at least two of the patients are down, go to cell 3E. Loot the place, mak-ing sure to open the safe and snag the Serendi Stone Circles (5/7) – Ivory Circle. If you’re looking for the combination, it’s 7, 3, 1. Keep looting the rooms in succession. If you’ve followed our advice, room 3C is empty except for a poor guy strung up in a torture device. You’ll find loot on top of and underneath the device. Use the lever to raise and lower it as need be.

Sneak through the crawl space to enter room 3B. There’s a patient building a fire (sure, why not?), but you can sneak behind him and knock him out. We didn’t throw his body in the fire, but why not give it a try and see what happens? Loot the room and go back to the previous room. Drop down the elevator shaft and use the vent to continue. Keep looting and moving until your objective updates.

Objective 11: Locate Erin’s Holding Cell

At this point, you’ve seen a couple of Freaks. That’s the name for the monster like creatures that you keep catching a glimpse of. There’s a total of eight in this area. If you followed our advice and stocked up on Fire Arrows, as well as Bow Strength, you can kill them all. If not, you’ll have to sneak by them. Do not try to melee them, you’ll lose that battle every time. A Fire Arrow to the head or Blast Arrow to the body is the best way to kill them. You could also set them on fire by shooting the flammable liquid they often walk through.

Loot the reception area and then sneak through the doorway to the north. There will be a Freak that is banging its head against the wall. Shoot it with a Fire Arrow. One down, seven to go. Keep moving up on this route.Two more Freaks are to your west, along the north wall of the room. Sneak forward, taking each of them out the same as you did the one before. Three down, five to go. Head to the northwest of the room where you will find a vase that you can smash. With no Freaks around, smash the vase and the Memories of the Dead (4/6) – Child’s Memory is yours. If you aren’t on number four of this collectible, check our walkthrough for one you’ve missed, or visit The City where many collectibles are found.

Backtrack all the way to the reception desk and approach the west railing be-hind it. Use Focus and you should see a couple of Freaks in front of you and to your left. Time to test your bow skills. Wait for one of the Freaks to walk into the southeast corner and take him down with a headshot. If you hit the target, nobody will be the wiser. If you miss, Freaks will start looking for you. Luckily, you’re fairly safe from this vantage point. Kill all the Freaks you can here and then vault the railing. Sneak forward just a bit before climbing on some crates to the south. Put a Rope Arrow into the anchor beam above to go with the one already there. Jump from one rope to another, then to the walkway in the middle of the room. Up here, you will find the Unique Loot (6/9) – Mechanical Eye. If you aren’t on number four of this particular collectible, check the pre-vious chapters in our walkthrough, as well as The City. Many collectibles are in The City, not the actual story chapters.

With this loot, you can quietly drop down to the floor and sneak toward your objective. As long as you don’t land on or walk through glass, you should be fine. Freaks can’t actually see you, they can only hear you. If you do come close to one left alive, just sneak past it.

Continue forward, following the markers until your objective is updated.

Objective 12: Leave the Asylum

This is fairly straightforward… just walk outside. That’s it, one of the creepiest chapters in the game is now complete.

By completing this chapter, players will unlock The Forsaken trophy or achievement, depending on what platform you play the game on.

Head back for the rest of our complete Thief walkthrough.

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2 Comments

  1. Ezioagm

    Good tips for the Freaks but a flash bomb/granade instantly kills the nearest ones… what im saying is, before getting bow upgrades and lots of arows get few arows and full stack of flashs

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Panthro

    Really wanna play this but it looks just so mediocre.

    #2 10 months ago

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    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.