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The 100 Greatest Games | 88 | Thief II: The Metal Age
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The 100 Greatest Games | 88 | Thief II: The Metal Age

YEAR: 2000     FORMAT: PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 88 | Thief II: The Metal Age


While there was little new in terms of stealthy action in this Thief sequel, the developers responded to criticism of the original game by putting their half-inching hero into situations where he was robbing the rich and raiding the coffers of noblemen, rather than fannying around in ancient tombs and running away from monsters. A selection of new gadgets that could be used to pull off the perfect crime and improvements in the intelligence of your ever-vigilant rivals also made for a more challenging experience, and helped define the stealth-action genre that has since birthed Velvet Assassin, Splinter Cell and a host of other covert classics.

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Sadly, the demise of the game's developer, Looking Glass Studios, who went bust not long after the game's release. Undeterred, a group of devoted fans got together, named themselves The Dark Engineering Guild, and created a Thief II extension pack that was released as freeware in 2005.

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