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Thief: Deadly Shadows

Release Date: 05/25/2004
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The computer's first stealth game series makes its debut on Xbox with the release of Thief: Dark Shadows. Players slip into the leather boots of Garrett, a thief who earns his living by slinking into the homes of aristocrats and pilfering their valuables. Played primarily from a first-person perspective, players must navigate the City, a sprawling medieval landscape filled with castles, mansions, cathedrals, dungeons, museums, and more. The goal is to sneak into these buildings without being detected, which means hiding in the shadows, snuffing out candles with well-aimed arrows, picking locks, and blinding foes with flash bombs. Garrett can also scale walls using special climbing gloves, which can be viewed onscreen at all times. The development team at Ion Storm (Deus Ex, Anachronox) refers to this inclusion as "body awareness," allowing players to see hands and feet while climbing, peeking around corners, and picking locks to suggest a sense of placement within the 3D world. It is also possible to switch to a third-person perspective at nearly any time, for an immediate sense of the character's place in his surroundings. Awareness within the gothic environments is important if not essential, since Garrett will have to deal with guards, thugs, monsters, and more during his pursuits.

    Black Button = select next weapon
    Right Trigger = use selected weapon, equip dagger, throw away worthless item
    White Button = select next item
    Left Trigger = use selected inventory item, throw away worthless item, equip flash bomb
    A Button = use door/button/lever, pick up or drop item, drop body or worthless item, select highlighted menu item
    Left Thumbstick = move character
    D-Pad Left or Right = lean left or right, change highlighted menu item
    B Button = toggle wall flattening mode, return arrow to quiver
    X Button = crouch down
    Y Button = jump
    Back Button = switch between first and third person view, close active menu
    Right Thumbstick = rotate view, tilt camera angle
    D-Pad Up or Down = zoom mechanical eye view in or out
    Start Button = pause menu ~ Keith Adams, All Game Guide
  • Platform: Xbox
  • Release Date: May 25, 2004
  • UPC: 788687200141
  • Product ID: 2386687
  • Genre: Action

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