- Release date: 8/5/2016
- Developer: Nicholas Rizzo
- Publisher: Nicholas Rizzo
- Genre: Action , Indie , Strategy , Early Access
- Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese-Brazil, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Features: Single-player, Steam Trading Cards
- Requirements: View details
- OS: Windows XP or later
- Processor: Dual Core Processor @2.4 ghz or better
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 1 GB available space
- Additional Notes: Tested at 1280x720 on Low Settings
- OS: Windows 7 or later
- Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD equivalent
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX 11 Graphics Card
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 1 GB available space
- Additional Notes: Tested at 1920x1080 on High Settings
Sneak Thief – Actual Robbery Simulator?
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Can you believe that a burglary simulator actually exists? That’s right – Sneak Thief is a game where your main goal is to break into homes, banks, and jewelry stores in order to steal as many valuable objects as you can.
Graphics — 4/5
The game is in early access so obviously, there are some shortcomings, and one of them is graphics. Although it’s pretty good and well-developed for an early access game, it can definitely be much better. The environment lacks some small details that could make it more realistic.
Also, since this is an early access game, there may be some lags now and then, and this also applies to the graphics.
Gameplay — 4.5/5
Actually, Sneak Thief is a mix of a simulator, a shooter, a strategy, and even a quest. Your goal is to steal something valuable and not get caught by the homeowner or security guards which is pretty hard. They seem to spot you even through walls and shoot you around corners. Once you’ve been spotted, it’s rather difficult to complete a level.
You can choose your own strategy – use brute force or try to stay silent when breaking into houses, banks, labs, boats, even warehouses. Once you’re inside, there may be new challenges. For instance, some treasures are locked in safes so you have to find the password that may be in other rooms around the house. There the game turns into a quest for a little bit.
Other times, there is a homeowner coming back, and you better stay out of his sight. So, the game levels are not without challenges, and you never know what to expect next. On the other hand, levels themselves are sparse, and you can clearly see the boundaries of one particular level.
Controls — 4.5/5
You play in the first-person view, and you can look around to spot security guards before they spot you. You have a variety of weapons to choose from, yet you can be more successful without making a sound – it’s a burglary simulator after all.
The controls are convenient, and there is nothing special. Maybe you will need some time to get used to it, but once you do, you will probably be able to manage various tasks at the same time.
Replay Value — 4/5
Nicholas Rizzo, the developer, seems to be constantly working on the game since new updates are coming out. He promises to add new levels, and also, there may be co-operation and multiplayer game mode available in the future.
So, maybe you should wait for the game to be fully-developed to enjoy all of its features. Or, if you’re a fan of the genre, this robbery simulation may be already pretty interesting for you.
One may find the concept of the game to be controversial, and that is true to some extent. But it’s still a pretty interesting simulator as the developer has taken the concept very seriously.
The gameplay looks rather realistic since the game attempts to kind of portray burglary. The mix of multiple genres also looks very organic as you have not only to break into the house and hide from securities but also find the safe’s password or to get away from the homeowner.
Wanna play a realistic robbery simulator? Then Sneak Thief is the right game for you, despite its shortcomings.
Pros : Challenging concept
The mix of genres: simulator, shooter, strategy, and quest
Variety of weapons and skills
Health Bar is added in the recent update
Cons : The graphics can be improved
Not so much of a storyline
Lags and freezes
Replay Value 4
Average : 4.3
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