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  • OT: Thief-/Thievery- like games?

    Which games carry the same (or similar) concept that Thief/Thievery?
    It needs not be exact. For example, it could be 2D but similar gameplay.

  • #2
    There are a few games with similar gameplay, but only one that really hits on the immersion and stealth quite like Thief. There are no multiplayer games that are similar to Thievery.

    System Shock 2: From Looking Glass Studios, no less. Uses the same "Dark Engine" as Thief does, and is extremely creepy. SS2 is based on a spaceship, but is still very stealthy. Many speak of Thief and SS2 on the same level. Highly recommended.

    Honorable mentions:

    Deus Ex: Very open to multiple gamestyles (kill 'em all/some/none, with or without stealth) and you don't have to complete all objectives. I had trouble becoming immersed in Deus Ex because the AI just aren't as intelligent as those in Thief and they have very robot-like movement. Still, there is plenty of challenge in the game.

    Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Again, you can take the stealth route, but I was dissapointed at how often that failed, as you can be seen by AI that are hundreds of yards away, even in total darkness. RtCW also has undead and the ability to lean. Having AI follow you up ladders is creepy. The aspects of the game that really ruined it for me was: too linear, no "no kill" option, and those blasted bosses at the end of several levels. One mission is based entirely on stealth, and you have a silencer to use when taking out the enemy.
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    • #3
      ARRRRG. I hate RtCW! Well maybe not the whole game. I liked the realistic parts with just soldiers, some-what liked the undead stuff, but I absolutly hated those sci-fi creature levels in that labrotory. I was playing on normal skill and ended up having to reload a dozen times after each monster. Its ridiculous. I thought it was mearly a so-so game. And there wasn't much stealth involved either. The first level had some and theres only 1 or 2 other levels where you're sneaky.

      Splinter Cell looks like an awesome stealth game. Lots of high-tech gadgets to play with.
      (AKA Dresden)
      Despite all my rage, I am still just a dwarf in a cage.

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      • #4
        The Metal Gear Solid (MGS1 being available for PSX and PC, MGS2 currently only for PS2 and the XBox - a PC conversion is rumored to be in the works, though) series is somewhat nice. Very stealthy, with a nice plot and some serious action. It's very dialogue-heavy, though, which can sometimes be a bit annoying.
        Somewhat similar, too, but usually more kill-focused, are Tenchu and Tenchu 2, both of which are pure PSX games so far, though.
        Outie

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        • #5
          RTCW is the best multiplayer game ever created, but it is just not meant for u to be stealthy!
          Commander, Through And Through!

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          • #6
            No One Lives Forever - An underdog, but definitely a classic. A FPS that parodies most 60s spy movies. The game highly encourages you to be stealthy (Generally walking slow, avoiding noisy surfaces, and staying out of the guard's/camera's point of view. No shadows.), which generally involves you KOing or capping the enemy with your silenced pistol. You are free to run in guns blazing, and you have to at some points, but most of the time you are rewarded for being stealthy with overhearing conversations among the guards (Often about topics from overtime pay to why they became villains to gossiping about Dieter's mistress being found out to beer and how people become criminals (Those two in the same conversation.)). This game is fun to play and funny. The stealth-stuff is quirky, yet forgiving. This is a game you will like.

            Metal Gear Solid for the Game Boy Color is NOT the game for the Playstation. It is a very different, yet altogether better, throwback to the older 2D Metal Gears.

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            • #7
              Metal Gear Solid... I played it far. I like to save way often (just like in the PC world). However, I saved with low energy and ammo in a spot where you would have to face an army next with no chance of getting healed... I had to leave it at that. I also have the Metal Gear Solid VR. As for it being like Thievery... hmmm... well it is a bit similar but not enough I think.

              Saving in a spot where you are forced to restart the whole game if you want to finish is something that has happened other times. In Final Fantasy Tactics (which I found cool), I made that mistake twice near the end of the game, as there are 5 consecutive battle sequences with no way of returning to town. I did finish it though! BTW of FF's... FF9 rocks.

              Anyone else have stories of games stumped because of "wrong saves"?

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              • #8
                The Spider-man game is kinda sneaky...some parts anyways. You even get a 'light-gem' of sorts. Pretty cool game all around.
                Kiech

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                • #9
                  hummmm :
                  Worms : You can have a NINJA ROPE !!! (j/k)

                  Mafia : It's really a "gun" kinda game, but :
                  - In some level : "Visiting rich people" you can KO some guards down with a baseball bat (but you need a perfect hit from the back).
                  - Later in that level you break into a safe.
                  - You also get to lock pick alot of cars all over on the map.
                  - To win (even when using gun) you need to be very sneaky in dark places (but unlike thief youre never fully invisible, but hidding and not making sound is important part of the game).
                  - In alot of map you need to find a back entrance or steal something.
                  - Warning : You need to like car driving for this game !!!! (but a have a map, if you get lost). Also on level is a RACE !!! very hard at first....but DOable once you get the skillz (you need to win that race to move on ).
                  - only solo no multi
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                  • #10
                    D&D, anyone?
                    Ah, to be a hero. Keeping such company...

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                    • #11
                      Splinter Cell?

                      Hitman 2?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DeepQantas
                        D&D, anyone?
                        I always play thief on D&D, and you won't believe how sneaky I am in it. :twisted:
                        JM

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                        • #13
                          Yes, MGS2 is coming out on the PC. Not a rumor. Its a fact. :p Last time I checked www.gonegold.com, they said it was to be released on 02/19/03, so its release has probobly been pushed back.

                          Hitman 2 is a cool game. There's all kinds of clever ways to get a job done in each mission. And you can wear disguises, which is fun.

                          I got Splinter Cell yesterday, and WOW. The game rules! There's so many ways to move, you almost feel like Spider-man at times.
                          (AKA Dresden)
                          Despite all my rage, I am still just a dwarf in a cage.

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                          • #14
                            arf.

                            I never made Hitman2 to work... couldn't crack it...

                            The Splinter Cell demo also doesn't work on my systems , renderer bug... :[

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DhaThief
                              Mafia : It's really a "gun" kinda game, but :
                              - In some level : "Visiting rich people" you can KO some guards down with a baseball bat (but you need a perfect hit from the back).
                              - Later in that level you break into a safe.
                              - You also get to lock pick alot of cars all over on the map.
                              - To win (even when using gun) you need to be very sneaky in dark places (but unlike thief youre never fully invisible, but hidding and not making sound is important part of the game).
                              - In alot of map you need to find a back entrance or steal something.
                              - Warning : You need to like car driving for this game !!!! (but a have a map, if you get lost). Also on level is a RACE !!! very hard at first....but DOable once you get the skillz (you need to win that race to move on ).
                              - only solo no multi
                              Great game, really. That's not a baseball bat, it's BFG BJ

                              I've come to the end of "Death of Art", but I'm feckin tired of how Sammy have about 200000000000000 HP... I managed to get close to him once, I ran up to him, put 2 sawed off shots in his guts and as I backed and was reloading he got up and perforated me with his Tommy.

                              It's ok with having a boss in a game, but they should not be superhuman in a game like this.

                              [/RANT]

                              Anyway, you forget one of the, maybe even THE best game ever: Deus Ex

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