Thief™ II: The Metal Age gives you a chance to revisit the dark streets of the City, now changed by the Order of Mechanists, a new cult which has embraced many of the followers of the fallen religion of the Hammerites. In a world of steam robots and cameras Garrett will have to face a new opponent - Sheriff Gorman Truart, a lawman determined to rid the City of all criminals, starting with master-thief Garrett. Equipped with a new set of tools, including flash mines and scouting orbs, Garrett has to keep himself alive and unveil the secret behind Truart's actions. Starts out looking as a simple case of corruption will eventually become much more, and Garrett again finds himself a reluctant savior--but that doesn’t mean he’s not going to rob the City blind while he saves it!
Are you the sneaky type? Do you have a problem with the concept of personal property (unless it's your's)? Do you feel that shadows are your best friends? Thief™ II: The Metal Age will provide you with hours of stealth and thievery, just the way you like it.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Animated Blood, Animated Violence, Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
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Posted on 2012-02-07 07:20:15 bybetpet:
Following on from Thief (Gold) we have Thief 2. The engine is a little more refined, the gaphics are better but the gameplay is as gripping as ever.
Some time has passed since the original Thief and "THe Metal Age" has arrived. The Mechanists, lead by Karras, have become a powerful force and have lent their skills to producing security devices such as robots and camerasread more which makes Garrett's life that little more difficult. That isn't all though, Karras has a plan which could endanger everyone unless Garrett can stop him.
Many delightful, well-balanced missions await you and once you're done, there is a plethora of fan-made missions available from such places as "The Keep of Metal and Gold" to keep you going for a looooong time. Grab DarkLoader and DromEd as well and you can make some of your own too.
This game is most definitely worth every penny so don't delay, pick it up today and you really won't be sorry. It's a steal! (sorry, couldn't resist it!)
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Posted on 2012-02-07 07:51:50 byFlaose:
Master Thief Garrett is back in this fantastic sequel that improves on the original in every way.
Having foiled the Trickster's plot during the events of the original game, Garrett hopes to return to thieving in peace, but there's a new sheriff in town and he seems to have a personal vendetta against the thief. Reluctantly, Garrett is pulled into a plot involving the Pagans, theread more Keepers, and the Mechanists, an upstart sect of Hammerites led by the enigmatic Karras, that could forever change the face of The City.
Thief II has never been a pretty game, even at its original time of release, but it does use an improved version of the Dark Engine (which was used in the first game), doubling the colour depth, increasing the model polygon count, and adding coloured lighting as well as environmental effects like fog.
Gameplay, as well, has been improved from the original Thief. You'll encounter 15 unique missions with varied (and occasionally secret) objectives (though a few missions share near-identical maps) that weave a gripping tale. Non-player character AI has been improved, with guards being more attentive to their surroundings, and with somewhat better pathfinding in all characters. Thankfully, the emphasis on undead and creature combat from the first game has been greatly diminished, with most fights being completely optional, giving you the option of doing what Garrett does best: being sneaky and stealing to your heart's content.
Thief II: The Metal Age is not without its flaws, but its qualities more than make up for them and in all aspects it is a worthy follow-up to the original Thief and is easily recommended to both fans of that game, and of stealth games in general.
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Posted on 2012-02-07 07:06:07 byMccy_McFlinn:
I missed out on the original Theif but picked this one up at time of release. A complex and stunning world awaits you, full of suspense and excitement.
For those of you that haven't played this yet, this is not a nostalgia tinted game (as so many on GoG are), this still plays as well today as it ever did.
The price is a touch high for my liking - as you can still get the disc versionsread more to work with little effort - but well worth diving into if you've got the coin.
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