Reviews for Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall Nexway

100

Amazing, just amazing!

holly4banger | April 28, 2014 | See all holly4banger's reviews »

I was never sold on the idea of DLC, it always felt like leftover ideas and hand-me-downs and cashing in. But this title showed me that I can be wrong this was obviously a case where the developers were utterly teeming with ideas and were on the peak of their skills and just kept on make more and more of the exceptional game.

Except, the story is much better! And the new way blink works is better, it's somehow better than my favourite game ever! How could this occur?!

So I'm sold on DLCs now, so long as they are done as well as lovingly as this!

87

Very good DLC

rjb789 | Oct. 2, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »

This is yet another brillinat piece of DLC for the game called Dishonored. The base game of Dishonored received world wide critical acclaim and this DLC continues this trade with good reviews all over game review sites and this is for good reason. This DLC adds lots of new game play and content. You play as another assassin and you travel around completing various and varied missions. This DLC adds to the already very good story line that drove the game in Dishonored. The DLC uses the same, great mechanics from the original Dishonored game and it is extremely well scripted with the dialogue making you feel so immersed in the world

92

Very short, but very worth it

Qwertyfour | Sept. 25, 2013 | See all Qwertyfour's reviews »

3 more missions are added which follows the story of Daud. It's worth mentioning that the main character is not silent which is kind of strange, and I personally did not like but others have. What is really great is that this truly feels like a story of redemption which in my opinion is a lot greater than the main Dishonored story. Daud gets an expanded arsenal of new gadgets and modified ability and it feels great. If you enjoyed the gameplay of the Dishonored story line, then you should definitely buy this DLC. On sale, it can get as low as 1.74. Also, it's the first part of a series, the second (and final) part is known as the Brigmore witches, which I personally have not bought, but I've heard that it's just as good as this DLC.

88

Excellent add-on to great game

Appluq | Sept. 23, 2013 | See all Appluq's reviews »

The base game is basically the same original Dishonored, but this DLC adds a whole new story campaign and cool new weapons, powers and a new playable character, Daud. The story is really interesting as it tells that a lot of things happened around Corvo that never was mentioned in the original game. This adds more depth into the Dishonored universe.

If you liked the original game, you're probably going to like this.

89

Upgrading the base game

Asrafil | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all Asrafil's reviews »

This DLC improves upon the excellent Dishonored giving us a much more interesting story and at the same time keeps the great level design of the base game. The new powers and weapons are a welcomed addition and they are carried to the final DLC!

89

Surprisingly Awesome

TCass29 | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all TCass29's reviews »

The base game was incredible. Top 10 game of all time (for me). The Knife of Dunwall uses the same mechanics, adds powers and weapons and tells the story from another perspective. It's compelling, well-written, and engaging. It's also longer than I'd expected (a few hours) and just as replayable as the main campaign which is to say very.

68

"Sale-Worthy" for fans

Klinhk | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all Klinhk's reviews »

I really enjoyed the style and mechanics of the original game and since this was the first DLC to have an actual plot to follow I was quite interested. Although some areas are new to explore, a couple are recycled, which I found disappointing. The story itself was relatively short and by the end of the game I felt it was quite lacking. I attribute this to not having much time to build up any real "feeling" towards the characters. That being said, if you did enjoy the game, you will like trying some new abilities (although the novelty wears off), and perhaps going full stealth. I recommend this game only if it is both on sale, and you already beat the first game and enjoyed it.

90

Little bit short but really great !

zhack075 | July 22, 2013 | See all zhack075's reviews »

This DLC adds 3 missions to the original game.

Game mechanics are basically the same than the original game but some gadgets and powers are new. I really enjoyed playing it and if you liked the original adventure, i recommend you to get this DLC which is pretty good !

81

A good bit of DLC

odren | July 6, 2013 | See all odren's reviews »

Enjoyable with two distinct ways the storyline can play out just like with the main game, meaning that there is at least two playthroughs in this DLC. the 3 missions that are in the game are varied and interesting and as a whole add quite nicely to the world of dishonored. certainly worth picking up if you enjoyed the game alot.

85

Great DLC compares to City Trials

lok0812 | June 14, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

This is the first story DLC for Dishonored. It is a side story of Daud after what happened at the prologue of the base game with Corvo. Daud's powers and equipments are somewhat similar to Corvo except on a few skills and extra equipments. One advantage of enjoying of playing Daud is his Blink can freeze time as well giving the play much use in escaping or using it to blink behind an aggressive target for the instant kill. This DLC will extend the game for around 4 more hours through quests but it will most likely be longer when you are going stealth route and exploring like during the main game. THere are also sidequests you can take on in the name of Favors in the game, in addition, this DLC also comes with 10 more achievements for players to achieve. Definitely a must get over the annoying City Trials DLC.

74

Not worth much but if you like buying

cristiano171 | June 5, 2013 | See all cristiano171's reviews »

It is worth noting that the three missions of the game have a considerable degree of difficulty, being much more challenging. It is necessary that you have at least become familiar with the gameplay of the series. The enemies are more numerous and often come in groups, patrol routes and cover larger areas. One of the targets that cost me more failed attempts and at least a dozen restarts, for example, is always accompanied by a bodyguard, passing over the three floors of a building overflowing with guards. It is not soft ... not!

Knife of Dunwall

The mechanics are intact and you will find no big news here. It is note, however, a welcome improvement in Blink, magical ability that allows the protagonist teleportation. Now, to target the location you want to teleport, time is completely frozen. That means you can teleport while in mid-air or to escape the field of vision of an enemy that is about to detect it, for example. Another interesting addition is the ability to "summon" a murderer ally to help him temporarily. However, this ability is useless if you're playing the sneaky way.

Some new toys as mines electrocute enemies and turn them into dust, and a non-lethal stun grenade makes its debut here. Both items increase even more the huge range of possibilities to drive each murder, his target is a guard or guard boss's main mission. If you want to make things a little easier, you can still buy some "favors" at the beginning of each mission, providing clues, passwords, items and helpful information. The scenarios also still full of valuable goods, notes and mysteries waiting Conclusion

The Knife of Dunwall is pure and simply "more of the same." However, the price relatively salty (£ 20), the short duration (only three missions that take no more than five hours) and the lack of substantive news may make you think twice. Anyway, remember that we are talking about an additive for Dishonored, easily one of the best titles 2012.para be discovered.

80

Great DLC for a great game.

Jasinski | May 21, 2013 | See all Jasinski's reviews »

With this DLC you get to explore more of the great world of Dishonored. It is still the same gameplay with some new stuff but the most of it is the same. The story isn't so great and feels more like a build up for the next DLC (which it is). But if you liked the core game you will most likely like this add-on.

81

Good DLC - very well made

britishlad | May 11, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

In this dlc you play as Daud - The asassin who murdered the empress in the game. This has an okay story but is unfinished and obviousily concludes in the second dlc which we will get later on in the year.

There are three chapters - The first being the longest and the third being ridiculousily short (I swear if you ignore the sidequest you can complete this chapter in ten minutes)

There's lots of new characters and the new locations are fun to explore, the game has a couple of new weapons and powers such as the ability to summon another asassin to fight alongside you.

It's a great little dlc that is well made and definitely worth purchasing if you loved the original.

80

A good bit of DLC for the money and a nice return to Dunwall

Ajs2009 | April 24, 2013 | See all Ajs2009's reviews »

The Knife of Dunwall is satisfying to play, but fails to build much momentum in its story. I’m intensely curious to see where Arkane takes Daud's tale from here, as it certainly has the makings of an interesting story. So far, however, it's all set-up and no punchline. Even so, it’s great to be back in Dunwall, immersed in one of the most well-realised worlds in modern gaming.

85

Great DLC if you loved the base game

LightningMelon | April 22, 2013 | See all LightningMelon's reviews »

This is a great, if somewhat uninspired, addition to Dishonored. It doesn't add anything new to the overall gameplay flow, though some slightly modified powers do change things up a little bit, and there's nothing here that'll make you love Dishonored if you didn't like it in the first place. However, if you loved the gameplay in the base game, then The Knife of Dunwall delivers more of the same, at equal if not greater levels of quality. It has an intriguing story set to conclude later this year in a final add-on.

The Knife of Dunwall clocks in at about 3-5 hours in a single playthrough, though you can push it longer if you explore every nook and cranny of the 3 expansive levels, and supports the varied gameplay styles of the base game, meaning that you could easily play through the new content several times. If you loved, or even just liked the base game, and wanted more levels, then you really can't go wrong with this DLC, but it probably won't blow your mind. It doesn't really add anything new or particularly different, but what's here is a good time.