Reviews for Dishonored (EU)

95

Absolute must have.

Sulkano | Nov. 18, 2012 | See all Sulkano's reviews »

This is one of those masterpieces that come out every few years and that any good gamer must play. Even if FPS are not your favorite type of games, this one is just differente. Don't want to spoil the story so I'll skip that.

Gameplay is awesome, you start in a medium-sized maps with a clear objetive. After that, you are free to finish that objetive in a lot of different ways. This is not a sandbox yet you have a lot of freedom since you always have a good amount of posibilities to choose from.

Technically speaking, graphics aren't top-notch. However, art direction is. Pretty much like Bioshock was. Sound, voices and dialogues are ok, nothing special there.

Overall, this is a game I recommend specially to Deus Ex lovers but also to any type of gamer.

95

A true masterpiece, my other Game of the Year in 2012

Guardian412 | Nov. 14, 2012 | See all Guardian412's reviews »

Dishonored is a very unique game, which is capable to successfully mix the rusty and sometimes hopeless atmosphere of Steampunk with the thrill of Stealth and FPS Games. The game is playing in a beautifully crafted and detailed world of the fictive Gristol and its capital Dunwall, where each of your actions will leave a mark on this truly living world and its citizens. During the game you may play as you want; you can be stealthy and merciful, may render enemies unconscious, or you may eliminate every enemy and even innocent civilians throughout the game, and anything in between. The different approach, especially the stealthy one is rewarding the gamer as each actions are affecting the end game and the world you play in. The storyline and the characters are memorable and detailed, so as the levels you'll visit. The only thing what I didn't really like is the silent protagonist - regardless that the back-story of Corvo Attano is well crafted. In 2012 a silent main character is a bit outdated, especially in a world which has a beautiful lore, memorable characters to meet, well written dialogues to listen and great books to read. The RPG part is also a bit restricted, at least if you prefer the stealthy merciful assassin approach over the terminator game style. But other than these problems, the game is giving you a complete freedom and you may complete all your tasks any way you want.

Honestly I never really liked Steampunk, and in the beginning I didn't want to play with Dishonored. But the dozens of recommendations I got from friends made me very curious and finally convinced me to get it. And I don't regret it at all. This is the game which sucks you in right from the beginning and won't let you go until the very-very end. The game also has one of the best credits theme I ever heard, performed by Daniel Licth. His song, Honor for All is making a perfect closing for the hours you'll spend in the city of Dunwall. The game is relatively long, may take 15-20 hours to complete, depending on how you play, yet I still felt it a bit short - maybe because I wanted to play more and more, wanted to be Corvo Attano for a longer time to take my revenge for the lost ones. Dishonored is my other Game of the Year in 2012. It is a true masterpiece and it is highly-highly recommended!

90

Play it the way you want.

johnnywrath | Nov. 4, 2012 | See all johnnywrath's reviews »

Dishonored is a game which allows you play it the way you want. Stealthily? Aggressively? Or even without killing a single person, like a Ghost. Don't be disheartened by the short length, it has great amounts of replayability. Every new playthrough would have different enemy paths, making each playthrough requiring a new strategy. With a great storyline to boot and maybe some tweaks to the graphics engine, it will be a great experience. Well worth its price.

90

Great game. Story is interesting. Highly recommend it.

fable2 | Oct. 13, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »

An overall good game with lots of small missions in between that you can choose to participate within or simply exclude. Choosing how you wish to go ahead with each stage is also quite unique. Choosing whether or not to go in and kill everyone, or whether you prefer to take the stealthy route and avoid any form of conflict.

The game offers incentives for helping people out by getting safe combination codes which can reward you with a lot of coin or blueprints for upgrades. I hope to see a sequel in the near future or perhaps a DLC with new side content.\r\n\r\nAt the end of each stage you are given a general statement or scoreboard showing your kills and so on. Allowing you to replay certain parts of the story in order to obtain more achievements (or simply re-do it again to avoid any detection or combat).

Personally I enjoy going into each story twice. Once with all out combat. The second time, avoid any detection or set off any alarms. The AI is "just right". Even though at times it may feel somewhat unrealistic being only a few inches away from an enemy and being undetected, even though your head is sticking out of the wall.

90

Evolution of the Stealth games.

DukePaul | Oct. 12, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »

I tested this game on my friend's house and I can say its an amazing experience, one of the best stealth games since Deus Ex Human Revolution.

The story is not a big thing but it has a great atmosphere with memorable characters and a lot of freedom in the gameplay with variety in the missions, in fact is a sandbox game, you can complete the game in a lot of ways.

Also the powers are very original, you can send enemies flying, a teleport or slow time and this can be upgraded for example slow time at max level its "stop time"

Its the sleeper game of the year, you need to buy as soon you can

89

Masterfully stylsih and fun to boot.

Colt2911 | Oct. 9, 2012 | See all Colt2911's reviews »

An incredibly fun game brought to us by Arkane studios, who have made a huge effort with this after what was a slightly unnoticed effort in Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. The water colour landscapes are gorgeous to navigate and others complaining of blurry textures are trying to dig too deep. Personally I would have liked to have more RPG elements in that the upgrades really don't have much difference between them, but considering most other games like this do not do the actual gameplay this well, this is something you soon forget about. For fans of Dues Ex and Assassin's Creed. Definitely recommend you pick this up on PC or console if you really have to:)