Thief Simulator Nintendo Switch Review

Thief Simulator Nintendo Switch

5.1

5.1/10

Thief Simulator on the Nintendo Switch lets you become the thief. Steal in free roam sandbox neighborhoods. Observe your target and gather the information that will help you with the burglary. Take the challenge and rob the best-secured houses. Buy some hi-tech burglar equipment and learn new thief tricks. Sell stolen goods to the passers. A good thief always observes his target. Find out when the house is empty and does it have nosy neighbors. Choose from lots of possible approaches to prepare the best plan. Many modern devices available in Thief Simulator might come in handy with gathering intel about your target and it’s neighborhood.

Thief Simulator Nintendo Switch Review

Find and steal as many valuables as possible in the shortest time possible. Infinite backpacks don’t exist. In every house, you’ll find tons of useless stuff. If you’re not sure that you can take some serious money for it, maybe a good idea would be to leave it behind and save space for some expensive goods. Worthless items will waste your time. Be careful, cause some things can draw police attention to you!
A real, experienced thief can spot places where there’s the most probability of finding some valuables on the fly. Use the flashlight at night to highlight all the valuables in sight and places where you can expect them to be.

Thief Simulator Nintendo Switch Trailer

Disassemble a stolen car and sell parts on the internet. Prepare phones and tablets before selling them in a pawn shop by removing their security. Look around for any useful items. They will save you some time on lockpicking or hacking. Those things can make the life of an aspiring thief so much easier and reduce your burglary time even by a half. Of course, many of them are just useless trash… Or maybe they aren’t? Be careful! In some houses, you can meet unexpected guests. If they catch you in the act, they will call the police. In this case, hide and wait till they stop looking for you or you can always leave the loot and run away as fast as possible.

Thief Simulator is exactly what it sets out to be. There isn’t any interwinding story or espionage. It’s all about being a thief. This is all third-person and the in-game mechanics are learned in the first couple of “missions”. You start with a crowbar but will work your way up to complicated lock-picking.

XP can be earned by completing missions, which can be used to buy skills. These skills can then be used to complete more difficult missions. Items can be sold at the pawnshop, or online via the black market.

Thief Simulator Nintendo Switch Review

Thief Simulator Nintendo Switch

You can tag the occupants of a house, in order to track their whereabouts. This helps create a bit more tension, especially when you can see them walking down the street. You can trip alarms by not properly breaking into a house. The police will chase you so you have to outrun them or hide in a nearby dumpster.

Driving is a massive pain the backside with this game. The whole thing feels sluggish and boxy. It’s like trying to drive during an acid trip. You can pay for information if needed. This is expensive, but the payout sometimes pays for itself. Especially knowing where all the expensive clobber is, or if a house has any high-tech security.

Thief Simulator Nintendo Switch Review

A funny “feature” seems to be you can keep hitting the same house. So the occupants don’t seem to learn and buy some security. The AI overall is a bit lacking, with them sort of mindlessly moving around.

After playing for a couple of hours, I did start to get a bit bored. You will find there is some grinding need to get to the next few missions. This can mean that you have hit the white house again. The visuals match those on the PC, which weren’t that good either. There was a lot of lagging for me and graphics popping in and out of view.

Thief Simulator Nintendo Switch Review

This is on the other side of the thief spectrum, with PayDay 2 on one end and Thief Simulator on the other. It’s slow, quiet and sometimes repetitive. Finally, please check out our gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.

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