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Thief - Play it on SHIELD with GeForce NOW

By Steve Klett - Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Are you ready to get sneaky? Good because Square Enix’s Thief is now available to play on SHIELD, and it is free for all GeForce NOW members to enjoy!

Skulk in the shadows as master thief Garrett in The City, a dark fantasy world whose design was heavily influenced by steampunk and gothic aesthetics. You are, essentially, a darker version of Robinhood, taking on various missions focused on stealing from the rich.

Thief is rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, and is not recommended for players under the age of 17.

To Kill or Not to Kill? That is the Question Thief Poses

The fourth game in the series, Thief was published by Square Enix in 2014, and it was a rebirth for the series. Developer Eidos Montreal took the game back to its core stealth roots and re-imagined it from there.

Thief - Play it on SHIELD with GeForce NOW

Garrett has returned to his hometown to find it under the control of a greedy, and ruthless tyrant called the Baron, and ravaged by a deadly plague. The poorest are hardest hit by both, and conditions are...uneasy at best.

Thief - Play it on SHIELD with GeForce NOW

As Garrett you decide to take advantage of the volatile situation to try to help The City’s populace, and embark on missions aimed at reducing the Baron’s power. For each level, or mission, you undertake there are a variety of paths you can take to your objectives. Some will require a more direct, lethal approach, while others make it possible to avoid confrontation.

Thief - Play it on SHIELD with GeForce NOW

While you can find success with the former, the game is designed around the stealth concept and rewards those that take full advantage of the mechanics. Hide in the shadows, study guard’s movements and look for opportunities to sneak past. Create distractions, and look for creative ways to get past difficult enemies.

Thief - Play it on SHIELD with GeForce NOW

Your blackjack can be used to render guards unconscious, while your collapsible compound bow can take targets out more directly or be used to distract. You also have a claw that you can use to grapple your way above and out dangerous situations. The claw is very handy when you get spotted and the alarm is sounded and guards come looking for you.

How sneaky can you be? Grab your controller, fire up Thief and find out!

Get Thief FREE with your GeForce NOW Membership!

GeForce NOW is the world’s first cloud-gaming service capable of streaming PC games at up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. Members enjoy access to a library of 70-plus games they can play on-demand, plus the option to purchase new games and play them instantly. Membership is free for the first three months, then just $7.99 per month.

Thief - Play it on SHIELD with GeForce NOW

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