5 Things You Should Know Before Playing Thief

Thief is joining the PlayStation Plus Extra/Premium Game Catalog this month! It’s hard to believe it’s already been almost 10 years since the game originally released. We hope you’ll have fun (re)discovering this stealth adventure, taffer! Here are some tips to ease you into the city that is yours for the taking…

Shadows are a Thief’s best friend

Garrett looking out the window from his clocktower.

Step into the silent shoes of Garrett, a dark and lonely thief with an unrivalled set of skills. Stay hidden, quiet and sneak into the houses of the wealthiest to steal their belongings. The most challenging heists, the most inaccessible loots, the best kept secrets: nothing is out of your reach… as long as you keep in mind that the shadows make you powerful.


Get that gold

Garrett jumps from a balcony, his grappling hook in hand.

Gold is everything to you: it’s your reward for completing missions, why you loot, and how you get upgrades. As soon as you can explore the sick and troubled City freely, inspect every dark corner and shady back alley with your Focus to find ways to break into buildings; you’ll be able to sell everything you loot for hard cash.

You will also be able to replay chapters and missions after you find their original starting point while exploring the City, by using the activation orb.


Spend wisely

Find the merchant in the Tavern: The Crippled Burrick area. He’ll be your most precious ally (for a cost). Make sure to browse all his Resources, Tools & Upgrades and Trinkets. No matter your playstyle, we highly recommend you get equipped with rope arrows, a wire cutter and a wrench, and upgrade your Quiver capacity and Basso’s Bond.


Take advantage of your environment

First-person screenshot showing Garrett with his bow equipped. He is observing two guards in the distance.

To avoid running into guards, or running away from them, be aware of your surroundings and use Garett’s Focus to find ways to get to safety by climbing ropes, ladders, and walls. You can also use appropriate arrows to create enough darkness to slip away.


Seize up your enemies

Garrett fights with a guard, who is clutching his belly and crotch.

When you’re presented with a new situation, take a moment to assess the guards you’re about to confront. Which weapon do they have? Are they carrying torches? Are they wearing helmets or chain mail? Knowing your enemies will allow you to plan your route and making sure you don’t get detected and swarmed by multiple guards.


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