What is The Great Heist?

The Great Heist is an online role-playing game and community where the players strive for infamy and riches as criminal masterminds, thieves, and robbers. The game is played in real time and the game keeps on going when you're not logged in.

You start the game as a simple thief with empty pockets. Join a crew of smooth criminals or work alone, the choice is yours. Play your cards right and you'll soon be traveling the world leaving a trail of empty bank vaults behind you. The long arm of the law will constantly try to foil your ingenious schemes so try to stick to the shadows or you'll end up in the slammer!

Not everyone is cut out to be a smooth criminal though. Perhaps a career in business, politics, treasure hunting, or zombie security is more up your alley? Maybe you just want to settle down with that special someone, have a few kids, and play house. The Great Heist offers plenty of alternative life styles for those who are interested.

You never play against the computer. All characters you encounter in the game are played by real people across the globe.

What do I need to play the game?

The whole game is played through your internet browser. So if you can read this, you already have all the stuff you need to play the game. However, the registration process requires you to have a valid email adress.

Does The Great Heist cost anything to play?

No. The Great Heist is absolutely free of charge. Register now and you can play this game for the rest of your life for free!

Bullshit! Nothing's ever free... what's the catch?

There is no catch. We simply believe in the old saying The more the merrier! That's why we offer this great game for free.

If you want to, you can purchase additional content in the game which alters your gaming experience slightly. This content, or electronic products if you like, is entirely optional and only aimed at the most hardcore of our players. That's how we cover our expenses and keep the game clean from nasty banners all over the place.

How do I register to play?

Registering is fast and simple. Just click on the "Welcome" link in the menu above. We will ask you for your name, email address, and which language you wish to play the game in. That's all! You'll be able to play as soon as you've filled in this information.

How old do you have to be to play?

The game contains a lot of content which might be considered inappropriate by some people. Please read our Parental Guidance to find out more about about these things.

What about my privacy?

Please look at our Privacy Statement for more information about this.