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BEST PIRATE GAMES < Similar genre.
For the record, thieving games and stealth games are different. Thieving is sub-genre of stealth games. Because stealth games often include killing and assassination whereas thieving games does not promote killing. Because killing is bad for the stealing business.
15 thieving games:
1. Thief Series
First game comes to mind when you mention thieving is, you know, Thief, Thief the game! It’s actually a franchise that started in 1998 with Thief: The Dark Project. Series of games released throughout years but most of them are now outdated. Except the last Eidos Montreal release Thief 2014. Which is still pretty good and gives you the thrilling feeling of thieving.
In this game you play as the Master Thief Garett. Even the most cautious citizens and their exceptionally guarded possessions are not safe from your reach. City is yours for the taking after all.
You can choose different approaches and tools for your heists. That’s what I like the most about Thief, the freedom.
2. The Elder Scrolls Series
Thieving in Elder Scrolls games is amazing. It’s so rewarding, you forgot anything else and start robbing NPCs blind. To be honest, it was Elder Scroll games that awakened my love for the thieving game genre.
Most of you already know about Skyrim but still, I want to talk about it a little. In Skyrim or any other Elder Scrolls Game, you can steal pretty much anything your eyes can see. Since it’s an open-world game, your options are limitless.
Sneaking, pickpocket, lockpicking, and illusion spell trees in Skyrim made for thief character. So, master them and you can steal everything. Also, there is a thieves guild questline in Skyrim. I don’t want to spoil it, but you should know, it’s amazing.
3. Thief Simulator
First two game I’ve mention above are set in fantasy setting mixed with slight medieval themes. That’s not the case with this one. Thief simulator set in modern era. So, get ready to steal electronics, technologic house furniture, cars, and more. Then launder your loot in shady pawn shops. Basically, you’ll do everything a modern thief does in this day and age.
There is no story or whatsoever in this game. It’s a thieving simulator that is set in huge sandbox neighborhoods. Love the freedom.
4. Thief of Thieves
Thief of Thieves, very interesting name. It’s a game about a cat burglar who is not only using stealth, but also social engineering to pull of high-profile heist. It’s based on the Robert Kirkman’s award winning comic book series also using the same name. So, if thieving genre is thrilling for you, read the comic book too.
Key features of Thief of Thieves:
- Story telling via comic frames.
- Stunning visuals combined with hand-drawn comics.
- Top notch voice acting.
- Choices and relations matter.
Kenshi is similar to Elder Scroll games in terms of freedom and open world. In Kenshi, you start as a drifter with no money or skills in a hard-core fantasy world. You can become almost anything, including a thief. Anything your eyes see can be yours, just don’t get caught… Because you might be enslaved or become a food for the cannibals of Kenshi.
The game is a party based roaming RPG in sandbox. So, that means more opportunity, freedom, and a little bit of realism for thieving gameplay.
6. A House of Thieves
A House of Thieves is a game like Thief Simulator that is set in the modern era. They are both similar except one difference. A House of Thieves focuses on the comedic aspect of thieving. The game is satire of its own.
In House of Thieves, you’re not after money. Let’s say you are cooking pasta but find out you run out of Tomato Sauce. What to do? Write down a shopping list and break into your neighbors houses.
7. Baldur’s Gate 3
In case you don’t know, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a party-based fantasy RPG. It’s all about rich story, magic, and role-playing. You can become a thief in it if you like, just like Skyrim.
Just don’t solely focus on the thieving. Enjoy the rich story and do some thieving when you enter the towns.
It’s a Larian Studios masterpiece and if you like Baldur’s Gate 3, you should try Divinity Original Sin series too.
Wartales is one of the best mercenary RPGs of all times. In the game you lead group of mercenaries in medieval times, searching for wealth across massive universe.
Mercenary is basically a sword of hire. They fight for money. As this is an RPG, you can become the most noble, righteous mercenary ever. Or lie, cheat, and steal whatever you encounter.
9. Fallout Series
We already talked about the Elder Scrolls Series. Fallout is another franchise from the creators of Elder Scrolls and has the same features. Such as open-world, freedom, thieving, stealing, pickpocketing, etc.
Fallout is well-known but let me describe it in case you don’t know. It’s a post-apocalyptic RPG set in a world where cold war ended in full scale nuclear war. Small number of people managed to make it inside the bunkers. The game starts when it’s safe to go outside. For example, Fallout 4 is set 210 years after the nuclear war. You leave the bunker as the first time as a bunker born human, only to find yourself in dangerous world filled with mysteries.
10. Sims 4
Now you’re asking, seriously? Sims? Yes, Sims franchise was always about living life simulator. You can almost become anything in Sims, including a kleptomaniac thief.
Kleptomaniac is a lifestyle trait in Sims 4. Sims with this trait don’t mind “borrowing” things from others without asking. You can also employ your character in a criminal career as a work path in Sims 4.
11. Kingdom Come Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG set in Holy Roman Empire Era. It’s ranking number one in the best realistic medieval RPGs of all times. So, you can pickpocket, lockpick chests, and basically steal people belongings in Kingdom Come Deliverance. It’s okay as long as nobody sees you! If they do see you, expect a hit to your reputation and guards looking for you.
Thieving system of Kingdom Come is pretty similar to the Skyrim. If you liked Skyrim, definitely try Kingdom Come Deliverance. Combat is kinda hard but you’ll get used to it.
12. The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds is an open-world action RPG made by the creators of Fallout. It’s basically Fallout in sci-fi alien worlds. So, you can do almost anything that is possible in Fallout, including stealing.
You can steal everything in sight. Found a house? Enter and steal whatever you can if its empty. Found a shop? Steal anything you can when the vendor is not looking your way. Pickpocketing is also an ability you can develop.
13. Deus Ex Series
Let’s continue with an Eidos Montreal masterpiece, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Older gamers already familiar with the Deus Ex franchise thanks to the cult classic Deus Ex 2000.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a cyberpunk sci-fi RPG with ultra rich story. The year is 2029, mechanically augmented humans lurking around. Your job as a cover operative is to operate in a condemned world to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.
Stealing and getting caught will make entire area hostile to you, and they will kick you out before they fire at you. So, keep it low and try not to get caught!
14. Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale
Thieving meets text-based RPG genre. Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale is a text-based RPG. If you’re unfamiliar with text RPGs, let me break it down. It’s an interactive novel, like children’s books that make you move to a different page according to your choice. 1.2-million-word interactive story of Jolly Good will give you an unforgettable experience.
You role-play as the newest member of London’s elite “Noble Gases” social club. Only to find yourself in the middle of a scandal of museum thievery. Eventually you’ll win glory, renown, and much-needed money through various cunning schemes through your career.
Filcher is a first-person 2.5D noir stealth game. You play as Sporey the master thief, break into high level buildings and steal from the wealthy. Use your senses, wits, tools, gadgets, and take it all! The riches I mean…
You like immersive first-person thieving game; Filcher is the way to go. You’ll quickly fell in love with its artwork, music, design, and hand-crafted levels.
16. Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief
Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief is a story rich Japanese action stealth game. Are you ready to test your skills during the Edo period of Japan?
In essence, Kamiwaza is a thieving game. But story, decisions, art, fun, and family are other rich parts of the game.
17. Gone Rogue
Gone Rogue is the third and the last 2023 thieving game on this list. The game is set in an alternative Europe of the mid-20th century. It’s about the story of a thief from the city slums.
All the riches are yours for the taking. There are more than 15 locations available for robbery. You’ll find yourself in an immersive stealth-action with tactical elements. With your sharp skills and dozens of tools, heists should be easy as a piece cake.
18. Fallen Hero: Retribution
Here is another interactive novel like Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale in the number 14. Fallen Hero: Retribution is a villain protagonist game where you embark on a career journey as a thief.
Honorable or scum? You’ll be the one who decides what kind of thief you will be. You can either play Robin Hood or become filthy rich as you pull off bigger heists.
The story is pretty rewarding. Because it’s a rags to riches story. You start your base in rat-infested sewers and in the end, buy a luxury lair for to be your headquarters.
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