Thief is pretty legendary among stealth-enthusiasts in the gaming scene. When the original Thief: The Dark Project was released in 1998, it pioneered the stealth genre and many of its conventions. It's sequel, Thief 2: The Metal Age, is sometimes referred to as one of the best stealth games of all time.
Up until the announcement of the new reboot of the franchise, aptly named Thief, the franchise had been dead for almost 10 years, since Deadly Shadows in 2004. This is why several fans of the franchise began to create a mod of Doom 3 that borrowed heavily from the game's mechanics and setting. Started in October of 2004, and eventually released in 2009, The Dark Mod grew its own small community supporting it.
The reason it is in the news now is that as of update 2.0, The Dark Mod is completely stand-alone. Doom 3 is no longer required to play it. You can download everything you need to play it from the mod's official website. The makers of the mod even include a toolkit in order to allow players to build their own levels.
Since I never owned Doom 3, this mod was always outside my reach. Now that it's stand-alone, I am definitely going to give it a try. With the new Thief causing me to care less and less about it the more I hear, this may eventually serve as an adequate substitute if my worst fears come to pass. What do you guys think? Comment below with your thoughts.