- Break into and out of movie-like locations and steal priceless items.
- Intense gaming action as you outsmart security systems, sneak past guards and avoid detection without killing anyone
- Use all kinds of cutting-edge technology — from trackers and sonic visors to traversal equipment
- Atmospheric realtime volumetric shadow technology helps you hide from your enemies
- Don’t get spotted by enemies or you’ll be in deep trouble – then you’ll have to prepare for some intense fighting action
Reviews By R. Swarts : Date May 9, 2005
When I first heard of Stolen, I had thoughts of something similar to Splinter Cell with a new character, new gadgets, and a new purpose. However the execution of this game is poor in the extreme. The developers have obviously geared this toward the console market and the PC version isn’t very stable. The framerate is terrible, there are graphics glitches throughout, and the levels are nearly impossible to complete for the average gamer. Saved games don’t even restart you were you saved, but back at the last “checkpoint”, another carryover from the world of consoles.
While the main character’s acrobatics are impressive, some of the “mini games” within such as hacking and lock-picking leave quite a bit to be desired. Hacking consists of repetitive patterns in a 3×3 grid and the game’s poor response time makes it utterly frustrating. Lock picking is done with a series of shaped tumblers, and a huge amount of key tapping. If locks were anything like this in the real world, crime would be non-existant.
I think the consensus for this game will be pretty much either you love it or you hate it. Console gamers will probably be fine with it on an X-Box or PS2, but the PC version is a poor adaptation of a game that had the potential to be truly great.
Reviews By David A. Narby : Date June 30, 2006
Miniumum Specs: Pentium 1 GHz Processor, 64 MB (Win9x, ME) 128 MB (Win2K/XP), GeForce 2 Equiv., Windows 98/ME/2K/XP 900 MB Free Space
Required Specs: Pentium 4 1.
Reviews By SneakerGuy : Date August 6, 2005
SUPERB Start with the steal everything and kill no one concept of THIEF
Add the high tech stealth toys of CHAOS THEORY
A pinch of athletic jumping, climbing, and flipping from TOMB RAIDER
Give those skills to a robber-babe with a sultry voice – and you have STOLEN.
I love stealth games – this is as good as it gets.
Graphics – crisp – clean – shades of blue and grey give the game a nice look
for stealth activities.
Difficulty – Medium – just the way I like it – challenging but not impossible.