Just as awesome as the sequel, if not even more. I’m totally hooked on Thief Simulator 2. It reels you in and you want to quickly to X or Y before stopping and before you know it another hour has passed. It has 1 or 2 missable achievements, mostly the one that you have to play on the “hard’ difficulty.
Approximate amount of time to 100%: Around 25h
Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
Is there a good guide available: Steam User ICE_NORMIE made a nice achievement guide and I made a guide with the locations of all kinds of different items
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: Yes, you have to play on hard mode for one achievement, but I also think that the achievement for the black market is possibly missable as the game warns with tooltips that if you sell some items through the vendor instead of the black market that you might not be able to complete the black market listings.
Grinding Achievements: Not really, many things you would also do just to progress the story or to level up
DLC-Only achievements: No
Speedrun achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes, have to play on hard mode for 1 achievement
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
In Thief Simulator you play as a thief, whose job it is to steal stuff from houses.. and you’ll increase your skills over a whole lot of story missions… If you thought you would only rob people’s houses.. maybe even when they are not home? You’re wrong! You’ll start with an empty house.. but soon you’ll be stealing right under people’s noses when they are home. Or even pickpocket them while they are asleep or just walking through the streets. The scale on which you’ll rob people and how much money you’ll make while doing so will increase drastically, just as your adrenaline level IRL.
Thief Simulator 2 is just as awesome, if not even more awesome as the sequel Thief Simulator. The story goes further where it ended in part 1, but you don’t need to have played it to get up to date with the story. I’m just as immersed in this game as I was in the first one. It is so addictive to rob people’s houses and upgrade your skills to make it a bit easier or to be able to be able to get to harder missions. There are main story missions, but you have also a lot of other things you can do, this way you will always have to do something. The feeling of ” ahh I want to do this quickly before going to bed…” to keep playing for at least another hour was there again… and that might be bad for my real life, it is awesome to just be sucked into a game and always has the feeling you can progress in one way or another. This was especially nice after a very busy period IRL and I felt a bit out of love with gaming, this sucked me back in and hopefully will keep me there for a little longer.
Some small things I would love to see increased is the storage room for items in your base, as I have had already a moment that it was full while also having items in my car and backpack, and I just don’t want to sell any black market item :P. Another thing that is in my mind is that the first title added a bunch of achievements over time. While I understand that it can be fun to go back to the game to complete it again. I really prefer that my completed games stay complete, so I hope that won’t happen with this sequel.
Speaking of the achievements… most of them you can easily get, or will work toward while playing through the game. There is at least 1 achievement missable, the one for playing on hard mode. However, the black market one might also be missable as a tool tip warns you that if you sell black market items through the store instead of the black market you might not be able to fulfill the listing on the black market.
To sum this review up: I’m totally addicted to this game and the adrenaline it gives me. I have such a fun time trying to find the right route to rob people while they are home, or how to bypass their security systems. I highly recommend this game.
This review for Thief Simulator 2 was written on 4 October 2023, based on the current Steam version of the game which has 52 achievements at the time of writing this review. This information can be outdated, for example, when the developer adds or removes achievements or releases (new) DLC.