Thief is the fourth game in Thief, a series of stealth video games. The game is developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix. The Thief series comprises of The Dark Project, The Metal Age, Deadly Shadows and Thief. The game environment is set as a fantasy/steampunk world which resembles a combination of the late middle ages and the Victorian era. Thief supports first person gaming on PC platform. Sound effects form an integral part of the gameplay. This gives a realistic edge to the game indicating the presence of other characters nearby and also the noise made by Garrett when he moves around.
Thief follows Garrett, the protagonist of the story and a master thief. His city is under the control of the Baron's Watch who continue to instil fear and apprehension in the hearts of the townspeople. As the people decide to fight back against the tyranny of the Baron's Watch, Garrett finds himself caught in their struggle. The people are willing to go to any end to claim back their city and take away the control from the Baron. Garrett realizes that a revolution is the only way out of the situation. He knows that without him the fight would culminate in the death of many innocents. Garrett can trust no one but his skills and instincts while he fights against cruelty of the Baron's Watch.