(Contraction) A pair of videogames (Thief: the Dark Project and Thief II: the Metal Age) developed by the now-defunct Looking Glass Studios. It created a new sub-genre of the first-person shooter that the gaming media termed the "first-person sneaker". Highly innovative (as were many of LGS's games), it placed the player in the role of a master thief by the name of Garrett - a man of razor wit and quick reflexes. Although the game is not the most graphically-impressive you'll see, it provides endless hours of harrowing gameplay - where else can you crouch in the shadows, holding your breath while chain mail-clad guards tromp past, their boots clicking solidly on the cobblestoned streets? This is the thinking man's first person shooter, and provides a spectacularly different sort of gameplay than you'll find anywhere else.