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Average Player Score Based on 1844 ratings
8.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 1844 ratings
  1. 10 (687)
  2. 9 (876)
  3. 8 (197)
  4. 7 (33)
  5. 6 (18)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (17)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:10

    You will definatly want to play this game!!

    When I first picked up the game and played it, there was great feeling of the start of a great series and it didn't let down. When it comes to stealth "Thief The Dark Project" doesn't let down, the atmosphere is like no ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Thief: The Dark Project

  • Review Score:9.8

    Thief is SHEER TOP QUALITY. Certainly one of the best ever(thewre are so many good ones out there). There are so many awesome things about it. Other reviewers have talked about most of the issues. What I liked best was i... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    Thief was revolutionary when it was released, and while a lot of its luster has faded, it is still an excellent game that combines many complex elements together with such great skill, that the whole is much greater than... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2

    I decided to play Thief was the first time in light of the upcoming Thief III release. I had played Thief II a few years ago and enjoyed it a great deal. I am rating this game for Thief Gold which is what I actually pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Thief: The Dark Project is undoubtedly a great game. Its immersive atmosphere and the charm of Garrett make it a winner.

    So why did I never get myself to finish it? The answer is simple: bad level design. This is the one and only complaint I have with the game. Mind you: the level design is not always bad, just the contrary actually... But... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

    One of the two games that redefined the FPS genre.

    Now this is one of the games that you can call "breakthrough". Creating a new sub-genre called "Stealth-action", Looking Glass Technologies not only created a believable world of technology and magic, but also created an... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    Thief: TDP is an awesome stealth game with and interesting story.

    Thief: The Dark Project is a game that i immediately fell in love with when i first played it. In the game you play as a thief named Garrett, but you're not just some pickpocket, you're a master thief. People hire you to... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Thief: The Dark Project rightfully marks the beginning of successful stealth action games.

    How incredible was this game when it came out? Where to begin.... The first thing to note about Thief is how ahead of its time it was. Thief's shadow/AI detector system was and is still brilliant. One would expect ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    A FPS yes, but the game concentrates much more on stealth and strategy.

    Of course, Thief's graphics are quite dated. More than likely Thief's graphics won't impress you at all, though hopefully you won't skip this game because of it. Unlike other games, the graphics play an important role ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.7

    So I'm gonna go against popular opinion here...

    Back when this game came out in 98 one of my school friends told me all about it. He isn't a particularly excitable guy but he was going absolutely crazy about Thief: The Dark Project. So four years later, in winter 2002... Read Full Review

    2 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    I spent hours playing this game and loved it I'd be happy if the'd remake it with new or different levels.

    The first thing I’ll say is remake it with the new Thief: Deadly Shadows engine and maybe with a few upgrades to it. But I have to say this game was superb! I spent a long time trying to beat the game on normal then on e... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful