Pioneering dark stealth action classic
Thief 2: The Metal Age is a first-person stealth action game. Garrett the master thief returns in a unique world of steam and machines where taking the hidden route is always preferred.
The Thief series pioneered a stealth system which has become hugely influential to games as diverse as Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed. Following on from the original, Thief 2: The Metal Age brings a host of improvements while maintaining the unique dark world. Players are pitted against a range of enemies across levels with advanced weapons and gadgets, creating a realistic feeling of being hopelessly outgunned. While the graphics are better than the original they now feel basic and outdated. The gameplay remains strong, however, with many considering Thief 2: The Metal Age to be the pinnacle of stealth games. Garrett must fight the lawful powers to save the City and its criminal gangs from extinction with sneaky tools.
In the shadows
Thief 2: The Metal Age is a classic of the stealth genre which remains strong to this day. The use of a first-person style means modern gamers will feel right at home despite a lack of high definition graphics. A somewhat forgotten great which should be a must-play for fans of stealth action games.