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Thief 1 vs. 2. vs. 3 vs. 4 Screenshot Comparison

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Thief 1 vs. 2 vs. 3 vs. 4 Screenshot Comparison

A look back and forward

by Nicholas Laborde

©2013 Nicholas Laborde

thief 4 screenshots oxcgn #8The gaming world collectively freaked out earlier this month when the fourth Thief title was announced after a very, very long wait.

Eidos Montreal, the talented team behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution, will be handling the game, and it couldn’t be in better hands.

Considering the age of the series (the first title, Thief: The Dark Project, released in 1998), I thought it was time to do a screenshot comparison to showcase the giant leaps in visual fidelity that the series has seen since its initial release many moons ago.

Below, you will find screenshots ordered from left to right, with the oldest ones on the left. The order is as follows: Thief: The Dark Project and Thief II: The Metal Age on the first rows, and Thief: Deadly Shadows and Thief 4 beneath.

Note that Thief: Deadly Shadows and the newest Thief title do not have numbers in their titles, but I referred to them as 3 and 4 respectively for continuity.

Environments

thief 1 screenshots oxcgn #8thief 2 screenshots oxcgn #1

thief 3 screenshots oxcgn #4thief 4 screenshots oxcgn #5

Bow

thief 1 screenshots oxcgn #9thief 2 screenshots oxcgn #14

thief 3 screenshots oxcgn #8thief 4 screenshots oxcgn #10

Guards

thief 1 screenshots oxcgn #4thief 2 screenshots oxcgn #2

thief 3 screenshots oxcgn #2thief 4 screenshots oxcgn #11

Stealth

thief 1 screenshots oxcgn #1thief 2 screenshots oxcgn #7

thief 3 screenshots oxcgn #1thief 4 screenshots oxcgn #1

Combat

thief 1 screenshots oxcgn #2thief 2 screenshots oxcgn #3

thief 3 screenshots oxcgn #7thief 4 screenshots oxcgn #4

Creeping closer

Thief 4 (known only as Thief) has been announced for next gen consoles and PC, and is to be released in 2014.

Undoubtedly, the game will be at E3, and OXCGN will bring you up to speed on what Eidos Montreal is doing on this long-awaited installment.

Until then, are you excited for  the next installment of Thief?

Or do you think it will have a hard time fitting in?

©2013 Nicholas Laborde
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I'm an American from steamy Louisiana, one of the most electronically deprived areas of the United States. I've gamed since I was four years old as a result, and plan to do it onto my deathbed. I discovered I could write in June of 2010 when I started a little site called Fans of The Genre with a few friends, and that eventually collapsed three months after due to social lives kicking in. No less than two weeks after that I discovered OXCGN via the community gamer gab competition, and become a staff member shortly after. In February of 2011 I was welcomed to the Editorial staff, then in March of 2012 I was promoted to co-owner... and here I am!

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