Reviews for Dishonored
Great Steampunk game!Zazutuu | April 15, 2014 | See all Zazutuu's reviews »
Dishonored is officially one of my favorite games.
The graphics are really beautiful, the sound is great too but the gameplay is the best element. The story really depends on your choices. There are a lot of ways to approach every situation. You may can choose to not kill anyone in the entire game. You have a lot of weapons and powers.
There are multiple endings,and the fate of Dunwall depends on your actions.
Dis-appointeddamodarko | April 9, 2014 | See all damodarko's reviews »
Dishonored, is a good game, not a great game and it saddens me as it comes so close.
Playing an assassin with a morally ambiguous decision tree should really sell a game hands down, however, the decisions never really effect anything really. Dishonored is a great looking game and the controls are fluid and easy to master. However, it feels like it's lacking finesse or heart. The story never really engaged me and I feel it's largely due to the quiet man in the iron mask, you'd swear they kidnapped his personality rather the Empresses daughter.
This is the shell of a great game and in that sense it ceases to be anything more than good. The environments are nice, but over used and become boring. There are a lot of collectibles but no real push to collect them as most are hiding in plain sight. The entire world leaves you claustrophobic and wanting more, but it never does.
The plot is lazy and un-engaging. A good comparison would be, it's like a Fable world, but dark a dreary and not as fun. I say Fable because the art style is similar and they always looked better than they were and that is exactly what I felt playing this game.
Almost GreatTheBulletMagnet | March 5, 2014 | See all TheBulletMagnet's reviews »
Interesting game with many flaws.
Visually the game looks great with an interesting art style that I can't recall seeing before. Colours are somewhat subdued and 'realistic' with the characters themselves being heavily stylized.
Sound design is quite good but is let down by questionable voice acting. The game relies on relatively big name television and film actors for most of the named characters who all speak with the same monotone voice.
The plot of the game is uninspired and contains some questionable decisions. Most of the characters are bland. The story relies on the protagonist being betrayed multiple times which are obviously foreshadowed which left me rolling my eyes as the game went on as I was able to predict the plot in the first hour. The story also depends on a clumsy morality system.
Mechanically the game is very fun but it punishes those who attempt to get the good ending. The morality system in the game is entirely dependent on you not killing people while at the same time having the gameplay primarily focused on killing people. The only things you can do to guards if going non-lethal is to sneak up on them and choke them or using tranquilizers of which you can only carry a few. The game is significantly more fun if you go lethal and loud.
soooo good.damienjameswebb | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
Bethesda never disappoints me in respect to finding great IPs to take under their wings. the re-playability of the levels, mixed with amazing story and truly beautiful art style made this game so unique and memorable, tat it will always be one of those top 100 games of all time.
the engine is buttery smooth and performing acrobatics with your powers feels seamless and very much like it should. the atmosphere and the soundtrack will keep you on edge throughout the whole game. it really is intense to try and sneak up on three guards and not get caught.
plays great on my laptop, and i loved all the extra dlc and expansions that were put out as well. a must play for everyone who loved the THEIF games or DEUS EX.
A City in Ruin, and not a Mousetrap in SightCrimsonWizard | Feb. 13, 2014 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »
Dishonored is one of the latest stealth action games where you play as Corvo, former bodyguard of the empress who's death you've been falsely attached to. Not that it really matters that much since you're a silent protagonist, and most of the characters are fairly wooden and simple in their overall motivations. Thankfully, the game has a lot of charm in both it's overall setting and gameplay.
The game honestly makes me think of a Bioshock game with way more stealth elements because you're jumping around a rather industrial region of the past with special powers provided from a dubious source. That said, it's not a bad thing because the game works so well with that setup. Being able to spend points for teleporting, or slowing/stopping time, or summoning and/or controlling creatures among others gives the game a lot of flexibility in terms of how you can deal with each mission and resolution.
Unfortunately like Bioshock or to be more accurately Deus Ex Human Revolution, the game has a simplistic moral choice system. To be fair, some of the instances make sense. For example, non-lethally knocking out guards is good because you still need the corrupt City Watch to fight off the rat plague ruining the city. However, I fail to see why directly killing the assassination targets or shuffling them away forever should have impact on morality since you're either sending them on a fate worse than death or just killing them outright. They're not even the ones fighting the plague down below anyways. The worst part about this is, while there are many fun and interesting methods for killing your targets and enemies, you actually have a limited skill set for non-lethal means. 10 little sleep darts you'll bleed through fast, a non-lethal choke which depends on the guard NOT flipping around at the last second, and some spells for vision, speed, and positioning. Would have been nice for example to have non-lethal aerial takedowns like Batman, or maybe the ability to use the magic rat swarm to just distract and not kill guards.
That said, the game controls really nice on the PC with keyboard or controller, and it's a fun take on a Bioshock sort of game if it was more stealth oriented. My frustrations are just with the limitations, because when it does shine, it really does shine. For example, in the middle of the game, you get to sneak into a fancy masquerade ball which has several paths in, and then you have to figure out who your target is by either sneaking around for clues or mingling with the other guests all under the rich splendor of high Victorian-like society.
So overall I give this a good recommendation. While there are some annoying trends seen in other games of it's style like limited moral choices and your options for acting on them or the lifeless characters, the overall bleak setting and fine mechanics still make it fun to play through. Give it a go if you're looking for something stealthy to play until the next Thief comes out.
Steampunk meets Deus Ex Human Revolutioncomicnabster | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all comicnabster's reviews »
I absolutely loved DXHR. I've played it at least 6 times. My biggest complaint is that the game ends.
Dishonored helps to satiate my desire for more DXHR-style gameplay, in fact improving upon the formula in the process. I get an even stronger feeling of multiple-route access than I did in DXHR, thanks to the Blink power (it is kind of OP, more on that later). I'm encouraged to KO guards silently rather than murder them (though it's sometimes fun to kill them by rewiring defenses). I can take out all main targets silently and non-lethally - if I mess up and get noticed, then it becomes a "boss fight". I can use a wide variety of steampunk weapons and gadgets for near-infinite possibilities. I can jump and peek confidently despite the FPS perspective because the controls are so well refined!
I've also sunk 75 hours into the game (including DLCs), because it's that good. I've seen all three endings. I particularly appreciate how chaos level drastically affects how the later levels play out, e.g. Weepers in the sewer on high chaos, Pendleton and Martin duelling, etc.
Any stealth fan would be committing a sin by missing out on this awesome game. Nevertheless, it is not without its flaws. As I mentioned, Blink is way too overpowered, making even the hardest difficulty a cakewalk if you remain stealthy. The Bend Time power is also too OP and too tempting to use. A mode to actively disable or tone down either of those powers would be much appreciated. Oh, add a mode to disable/tone down X-ray vision too - that is even cheaper than Batman's detective mode. Still, I'm having loads of fun, and that's what matters!
INCREDIBLEveshnov | Jan. 28, 2014 | See all veshnov's reviews »
I loved this game. Everything about it. The Graphics were not realistic, nor were they intend to be, they were intended to be artistic. They succeeded. All the combinations of colors, and the animations, were absolutely beautiful. The stealth was wonderful, dynamic, many different stealthy paths to take. And not just stealth paths. On any level, there were innumerable side missions, runes in amazing places, dynamic steam punk machines, and many opportunities to use the AMAZING powers, which always have creative implementations, and great upgrades. If you like stealth games, buy this game.
A pleasant surpriseNeonberry | Jan. 19, 2014 | See all Neonberry's reviews »
I haven't heard of Dishonored before playing and wasn't sure what to expect. The experience ended up to be very good, even if somewhat short. Basically it is a stealth game where you control a royal bodyguard fighting to gain his honour back in a plagua-ridden tech-fantasy city. The stealth and the overall gameplay is very solid and the atmosphere is stunning. Your actions and playstyle influence the development of the story (though with one playthrough its hard to say how much). Besides the story being a bit short I think the game is very well made. I would recommend it for all those waiting for the new Thief game and anyone who would like to spend their time in some dark, shadowy world backstabbing soldiers.
Outstanding!!!chataolauj | Jan. 19, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
This game is by far one of best stealth games out there. You can play the whole game without killing anyone, but it's much more difficult that way. Not killing has many benefits, such as mouses, which are killer when there are a bunch of them all gather up in one place. I've only played through it once, but I'll definitely play through it again another time. This a must buy!
SMTH ElseMscigniew | Jan. 12, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »
Thats how I see Dishonored,The graphic style of the game,is something new,havent seen that before,the overall atmosphere is kinda Baroque with steampunk elements(it works!)and a lil occult added to the mix.Its somewhat disturbing,but positive in the same time...Thats just the atmosphere part,the gameplay is very fun,stealth pays off,I was stealthy almost all the time,it just makes sense,since you are an assassin(kinda).The story is amazing and so worth experiencing...Either Your fun of stealth,RPG,FPS or just "SMTH Else",try it you might fall in love.
A Memorable GameVulcanexius | Jan. 11, 2014 | See all Vulcanexius's reviews »
Not only do I fall in love with the games story telling but its art style and smoothness of controls make it a dreamlike experience. The level design is nice letting you choose your path and it was just overall fun to play.
Story: You are Corvo Attano, who is convicted of being a bad man. After escaping prison you are recruited into a gro......I CANNOT SAY ANYMORE FOR I WILL RUIN IT, please go and play it yourself and experience its wonderfulness.
Graphical/Artstyle Quality/Environments: Its art style to me is fantastic, while it might not cater to everyone's taste the slightly cartooniness look is a unique look and the areas you roam around in are interesting to say the least, considering you move around in a city riddled with plague it really feels like it. Rats (that eat bodies, tee-hee) are abundant, bodies, dastardly deeds by guards in place and all of it combined sets a rather compelling scene. Dishonored also features a 'Choose your own path' scheme in which you can have several choices to make morally like killing certain people all the way to going into the sewers to sneak past a horde of guards or maneuvering across the rooftops.
Controls/Gameplay: Its actual controls and gameplay mechanics as stated are well done, clunkiness is almost a thing of the past with this game having easy to learn controls (all of which are customisable) and they all work correct and when put into practice beautiful sword battles can be done killing anyone you wish at whim. The games stealth mechanics also work fairly well for example hiding in shadows or moving around the rooftops to avoid guards and as you should know getting AI done right ESPECIALLY for a stealth game is hard but Dishonored achieves and creates a fairly difficult but manageable detection system where in which they will investigate your position and if you are in eyesight for about 5 seconds you are seen. You can also pickup bodies etc like most stealth games.
Overall I give it a 9/10, it achieves many things that other stealth games cannot which is a working system, the characters are fairly memorable and the combat is enjoyable. I personally think the combat could have done with a little more but it still works and you can have fun with it. This is definitely a game worth buying.
a new type of stealthmadxskillzxgame | Jan. 11, 2014 | See all madxskillzxgame's reviews »
the stealth in this game is like no other you can posses things and sneak into the base undetected as a guard or sneak in as a rat through vents.the graphics style is unique and looks really good i like it when they change things up.the story was also great you where framed for murdering the queen and they took the queens daughter and your mission is to get her back but since your wanted its not so easy
Good Game with a Good StoryPercyro | Jan. 7, 2014 | See all Percyro's reviews »
Being a fan of Bethesda in general, I got this game shortly after it's release. The art style is quite different from most games, but that's because it is based off of paintings if I recall correctly. The gameplay is also rather neat. You get some guns, like most games, but it also has a set of special powers. One thing I love about this game is the freedom to decide. There are spots where you get to chose who lives and who dies. You can also chose a play style, run and gun, or stealth. I find stealth to be a lot of fun. This game allows you to sneak up on enemies and slit their throats, or you can knock them out. There are also weapons that let you attack with silence from afar. Overall the game has a great story, which I won't spoil, and some great combat. I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a different style and good story.
Amazing stealth gamegforcesa | Dec. 24, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »
Dishonored has a very well crafted story.You play as Corvo, the protector of the Empress and one day you arrive at Dunwall and everything goes to shit.I won't spoil anything for the people who still haven't played it.The graphics are nice i like the art style of the city and its environments.The stealth mechanic is really good and the awesome thing is you can complete the game without killing anyone.In one point of the game you are given powers some of which are:stop time,slow down time,teleport,control rats and more.My favorite weapon is probably the crossbow which i use sleep darts in order to not alert any other guards and get killed.Overall its a great stealth game which should not be missed.
Dishonored: A tale of Sorrowvector357 | Dec. 12, 2013 | See all vector357's reviews »
Dishonored really struck a good nerve with me. It is a great blend of action and stealth, with the freedom to choose your path and play style. The storyline characters are nice and varied, but unfortunately you run into repeated models on civilians and guards too often. The art style is striking, and is easily seen from models to animations. This is definitely a game I would recommend to anyone that is a fan of Elder Scrolls, as well as anyone looking to get into a new form of stealth action gameplay.
Great, Immersive, stunningcordin | Dec. 12, 2013 | See all cordin's reviews »
I Started out Dishonored on a thought that it was actually dark souls, but as i played i found that i had a love for the game, the actors, the quests, the amount of ways you can do a mission is stunning, don't have patience go head strong and murder everyone, or with patience you can see the game as its true gem as a stealth game, the combo of nonlethal and the ability's that you are able to get in the game is worked so you never get bored, The graphics are stunning the actors are great, and the story is to die for. But all games cant be perfect, In my play though i found that the games upgrades wanted you to focus on being lethal and had many kinds of deadly weapons while it had 5-6 nonlethal the lethal just outweigh it. Over all i believe that for the right person that can appreciate a good story this game is a perfect fit for your week. (I would like to mention it took me about 15 hours to beat the game, but i was playing on easy, so i would thing normal would be around 17-20 hours of harder difficulty.)
Incredible GameGybboo | Dec. 6, 2013 | See all Gybboo's reviews »
Dishonored is definitely one of my favorite games. There are many different ways to approach each level, and I replayed the game three times and had a different experience each time. While the it's shorter than many triple A games today it has an enjoyable well crafted world and story, and lots of replay ability. Great stealth mechanics and fun action. Buy it.
My choices dishonoured it.Argentum | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all Argentum's reviews »
I played this in a single sitting, burning through the campaign in around 10hrs, and I regret it.
This game has depth and options and hell even some actual difficulty if you let it. Instead I would blink into every room sneaking straight past almost all opposition and getting the target as fast as I could. I ended with what turned out to be the "average" ending rather than the "good" or the "bad" because I killed a few and let a few go. Very average play through.
Now the reason this happened is the game is very subtle it doesn't tell you about a lot of the side quests you can do and when they pop up they are 100% optional with only a slight intensive to go and get them done. I feel that your character was a little overpowered, I rarely failed with my method and when I did it was generally because I teleported straight into a energy wall - so it seemed to be more puzzle-y than action and stealth as I built it up in my head to be.
But it was hinting at the full depth of the game, you can really make all the choices you want to, if I had tried a little harder I could have taken an action approach or if I had bothered I could have fully snuck my way through the levels not killing a soul. If I had the time I would go back and do it again making better choices, because at its core this game is fantastic, the art style is brilliant and the game mechanics are solid. Plus the blink power is brilliant fun, it adds a powerful free roam aspect to the game meaning I can try my damnedest to get around as best I can.
Overall I would have liked the game to push me a little more, the easy option was obvious a tempting but I would still recommend this to anyone that asks.
Discover the magic of Dunwall City!segrand | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all segrand's reviews »
Dishonored is a production that really stuck in my memory. We are pleased man returns to the title many times. The first thing that is extremely well done is the vision of the city. Every detail has a purpose, and it looks simply ludicrous . Really a lot of times it was so , that instead of going forward admired the city , looking through every nook and read every piece of paper that told a story about him. The magic of this place engulfed me completely. Another thing is the combat system . There are so dynamic and nuanced that passing game , killing another enemy is awfully good ! Just good ! A very long time since I played during combat as well as just at this game. A substantial number of gadgets only increases the possibilities . You can use a gun , crossbow , grenades , proximity traps . It really is a lot to choose from . RPG fans will also find something for themselves. We have the opportunity to develop the skills of our hero , where we choose from among a few special abilities like Blink . This gives us the ability to " teleport " in the selection of our place . Other options are not worse ! Seeing through walls , summon rats that will attack the enemy. But I'm talking about how to eliminate the enemy. This can be done aloud, making maps which are veritable battlefield, but also can play the silent killer. Sneak eliminating enemies and quiet this is also something beautiful. But we do not need to kill! Also, we can sneak and go through the game without killing anyone! Paths to achieve the goal is really a lot. A depends only on us, which we choose and how to solve the problem. It is a game definitely worth a visit. The only drawback is the difficulty that even the best does not cause too much trouble.
Impeccably Designed Stealth ActionBokoblin23 | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all Bokoblin23's reviews »
This game is absolutely not suitable for children, but for mature adults who want a strong stealth action game with an absorbing world, this is for you:
Dishonored is a masterpiece of design in both game play and aesthetics.
Set in the pseudo-steam punk, fictional city of Dunwall you play as Corvo, a disgraced royal guard set out to clear his name from a conspiracy against the royal line.
The core story may be par for the course in premise, but it absolutely facilitates the best game play for this kind of title. You are never bogged down by too much exposition, instead the game leaves a lot up to the player in how much you absorb..
And this is absolutely a world you want to take in. The complete originality of the setting is one of Dishonored's best assets. Beautiful rich color tones and exaggerated character designs are gorgeously realised making even the foulest of levels in this grim scenario inspire awe.
Stealth gameplay is complemented well, in that eavesdropping, stealing and other sneaky actions allow the player to both experience chunks of story, while keeping on their toes on-mission.
Sneak around large open levels and uncover secrets about the city as you kill or spare your enemies with a large variety of gameplay features. Corvo, the player, is able to harness magic abilities early in the game, which can be upgraded as the game progresses. This opens up the large levels even more with teleportation, posession and kinetic powers both reward the player for upgrading and intensify the experience.
The best thing about this game, is that skilled players can leave their enemies alive and despite being hired as an assassin for most of the game, you can avoid killing virtually everyone, which is a nice touch - especially given how grim and graphic the games violence is.
There are different endings as a result of the morality of your actions, so the more difficult pacifist playstyle is also rewarded in this respect.
The game is split up into levels, with the player returning to a hub area between them. This allows for more story heavy moments, but, again, I rarely felt overwhelmed by exposition - either that, or I enjoyed the setting enough to absorb it easily.
One of the best modern gamessunshine_avis | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all sunshine_avis's reviews »
I've never really been into stealth games. In fact when I bought this game, I thought the stealth aspect might be a bit boring as I am quite impatient. By the end of the first mission, I was completely sold and it has become one of my favorite games of all time. First things first, this game is relatively bug free; I have yet to encounter a bug or a glitch and I have played for well over 25 hours. The steampunk style is absolutely gorgeous and the gameplay is fantastic. The variety of ways to stealth kill/rage through are incredibly satisfying and the blink power by itself sold me on the magic powers (one of the best parts of the game). That being said, I would have liked to have seen more weapon/magic options for those doing a completely stealthy ghost run. The pistol/grenade/mines are too loud while most of the magic powers are fairly useless on a ghost/clean hands run. The game does, because of the different achievements (such as ghost and clean hands), have great replay value so it definitely warrants its price. I've played through twice and I plan to play through a couple more times just to see the other endings/achievement hunt. The variety of ways to go through a level is really what makes this game great. If you play this game, make sure to explore the city and take your time teasing out the best way for you to move forward, whatever type of run you are doing. Overall, really great game!
Amazingly done!alex986 | Nov. 17, 2013 | See all alex986's reviews »
This game is one of my favourite games of all time.You have too options when fighting enemies.One is too kill them and the other one is to put them to sleep.It matters how you defeat enemies because there is a different outcome to the story at the end witch gives it a lot of replay value.You also have powers like Blink witch allows you to teleport a little bit in any direction and can be upgraded too.There is other great ones too.Like seeing enemies and objects through walls witch helps out a lot and is great for stealth if you are in to that.This game is definitely worth the money.
One of the best game I playedPayaso109 | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all Payaso109's reviews »
I give this game a score of 95 for their true freedom of action gameplay, a section spectacular artistic , superb atmosphere , engaging story , stealth and action , ... Dishonored has so many good things that attracted me .
Absolutely everything .
A little short for how good it is .
Our protagonist , Corvo , is the Lord Protector ( bodyguard ) Jessamine Empress , who is killed at the beginning of the game in our noses. The dead, how could it be otherwise , we like us , so our mission is to clear the name of our hero while we hit the real assassins and saved Emily, the heir to the throne , who has been kidnapped by these ruffians . Corvo is a stylish murderer has several weapons , lethal and nonlethal these are sword , incendiary bolts , pistol , grenades or proximity mines species , called spiral cutting , we also have some non-lethal weapons that leave our enemies asleep , analgesics as our crossbow bolts or our own hands .
The story takes place in the city of Dunwall , a kind of late nineteenth-century London with a futuristic , ravaged by a plague of rats that has decimated the population. The rich live isolated in their neighborhoods (thanks to electric arcs and caps poles , a kind of doors that break with its rays that dares cross them ) and protected by hundreds of soldiers , while the poor get sick from rats and become afflicted, something like zombies.
Great game.nebur91 | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all nebur91's reviews »
I absolutely loved this game. I usually do not play stealth games, and therefore this was new to me. The first time I played it I played my usual style: blasting through everything killing everything. It was enjoyable, but the dark ending really got to me. The second time I played it, I got through without killing a single person. This felt so much better than the first time I played it through. Now I felt like I had really achieved something, and I really liked the happy ending.
Pros: -Very nice game mechanics. There are many ways to get through a level. -Decently polished story.
Cons: -Not particulary much replayability. I enjoyed the second time I played it through more than the first time, but I couldn't see me doing it a third time. -In my honest opinion I thought the story was a bit short.
Open yourself up to a world of possibilities.mcartz33 | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all mcartz33's reviews »
I'm going to take this to the correct standard of rating. It will not receive 100. Nothing ever will. DIshonored is a game about Corvo. An assassin who is trying to find the queens daughter and avenge her murder. Arkane studios' interesting take on the steampunk aesthetic enlightens this world with a mid 20th century look and a modern feel.
Gameplay is centered around the multitude of choices and freedom int eh worlds - there is always another way to do something. From the first moment, you are put in this world, and confronted with a diverse range of enemies you can, quite easily take down given your speed on the mouse and skill with your powers. The most interesting ways to kill people were not just stabbing them. Far from it. AVoiding the knife and still managing to take down an entire army was most invigorating. A fusion of blink, mislead guards and some whale oil always provided a fun, yet subtly brutal charm to the game.
Most places you go are screenshot opportunities. Not only that but everywhere you go created the possibility of climbing up or jumping off to perform some ridiculously extravagant and meticulously planned out murder.
Thats where the fun lies. If you run into this game trying to finish it as fast as possible - to finish the rest of the games you've acquired on steam or because you are impatient - you're losing. This game doesn't require patience - you can run through it dodging bullets and stabbing people, but by god it is preferred to spend a minute (or a few hours) planning out some elaborate murder or an inticate plan of action to escape undetected. You are a shadow and being that glitch in the matrix when all 15 guards scattered around a facility die simultaneously, that is cool.
Some improvements that can be made: More freedom and fewer invisible walls. As free as the maps were, you were still in a multilevelled maze that was in a box - there were still restrictions that lost that sense of freedom (even if it was on a long strip of land surrounded by water. Instead of having a small maze box, something that represented the world better - just a maze with no boundaries.
That leads me to the other suggestion of navigating away from the 'hub' sort of area. In Dishonored, it tied in well when you had to approach it differently upon infiltration, but needing sam to go wherever you wanted seemed such a cop out. You're navigating the city - the world - in hiding and you take a boat and safely get to whererever you want to go. Making your own way - making it your own journey - no loading screens or breaks in the immersion when moving to new areas. This works well if there is some context behind it - the world progression is logical and theres a reason for it, i found sam was the magic boat guy to anywhere. Bioshock 2 did this superbly. You're needing to move around rapture with the train as the only mode of transport - a progressive and logical way to progress that is both story building and noticable. In dishonored, there was always that downtime thinking ''is it time for me to go yet?' when thinkng about moving onto the next part with sam.
I'd love to help arkane with solving this story driving dilemma, alas, i'm here writing a critique of it.
I do enjoy dishonored, often feeling as though content was cut for DLC, arkane made a good new ip. I hope they don't get lazy and try cash cow this thing. Take a page from valve, team ico and those badass dudes who do dark souls as well as irrationals early bioshocks. I'm looking forward to them developing this and secretly hoping for some tense, creepy and atmospheric actions you see in stalker. It's all in my head, my dream dishonored adaptation.
They've made a start, i hope the move forward.
One of my favourite games of the last few years.TETfromLondon | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »
Dishonored is one of the most satisfying games that I've ever played. The combat is extremely fun and the powers, especially the blink mechanic, are extremely well integrated. The game's art style is unique and looks great, and there is a lot of thought put in to the huge levels. You could probably spend a couple of hours on each one, exploring them and finding different ways to complete various tasks. The campaign will take you around 8 or 9 hours to complete. However, due to the vast number of ways in which you can complete your various objectives, you will want to go back and replay the entire campaign or individual levels. You can be stealthy and not kill anyone, and this will cause a less dark outcome overall, or you can kill everyone in your path, which changes both the ending and the game's world. I have spent at least 60 hours on this game, and am in the middle of finishing the game again. Also, the story DLCs; the Knife of Dunwall and the Brigmore Witches, are both very good and both are well worth owning. This game is one of the best purchases that I have ever made, and it is a bargain, especially on sale.
This game is very good!LohanL12 | Oct. 30, 2013 | See all LohanL12's reviews »
This game is just great! I played him in his time of launch and I was surprised enough! Each skill it is unique, it also reminds me Bioshock, may have been inspired by him. I always wanted to play Bioshock, but could not at the time, I completed the game on all difficulties and tested all the skills! Completed their DLCs and also say to you that will play, it's worth! Bethesda Studios is printed, one of the best adventure games! Both Skyrim, Fallout New Vegas, all these games are simply wonderful! Bethesda Studios is to be congratulated! Dishonored loved!
Action and stealth at their bestLightningMelon | Oct. 29, 2013 | See all LightningMelon's reviews »
Dishonored is a treat to play. Movement is fast and fluid, the expansive arsenal available to you make every encounter full of opportunities, and the world built here is a fascinating one to explore. From straight-up combat, to hare-brained schemes to make it past guards unseen, Dishonored allows you to come up with whatever thrills you'd like to progress through the game, and most importantly, none of those systems work poorly. Combat, stealth, gadgets and the special powers you get all work together in wonderful, unpredictable ways. It truly supports creativity.
Unfortunately, it's not all roses. The story falls apart very quickly, when said creativity can actively give you a horrible ending if you kill a few too many people. Given how much the game practically begs you to use the insane killing tools present within, this seems like an unbelievably silly oversight. So, don't play this for the story. If that's your thing, you'll probably be disappointed with Dishonored, where even the Good ending is rather short and lackluster. However, I can absolutely recommend this on account of the spectacular gameplay. In the arena of creative stealth/action games, there are few equals to Dishonored.
Surprisingly fun.RandomRandomer | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all RandomRandomer's reviews »
To be perfectly honest, I wasn't really sure what I was getting when I originally bought this game - but having now completed it, I can tell you that it's stunning. It really is. The gameplay is superb, and with a range of powers at your fingertips, and a variety of ways to attack each level, there really is an infinite number of ways you can complete the game. I'm sure that the other reviews will soundly describe what the game itself is like, but I can tell you one thing - you're missing out if you haven't played this game.
Absolutely amazingcommanderhavoc | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
This is without a doubt one of the most amazing stealth games to be ever released since Hitman: Blood Money. You play as Corvo Attano who used to be the bodyguard of the Empress of Dunwall Jessamine Kaldwin and her daughter Emily until a group of assassins killed Jessamine and kidnapped Emily while pinning the blame on Corvo, who is promptly thrown in jail and is to be executed for the murder. But you're saved by a group of loyalists who want to find Emily and put her on the throne while also deposing the Royal Regent Hiram Burrows who conspired to have the Empress killed. But before that, you must find Emily while also taking out his lackeys along the way, but how you do it is up to you. You can actually opt to not kill your targets and simply neutralize them, which can be done by first exploring the areas and find something that can help you in taking them out in a non-lethal fashion. The world of Dunwall is one of both beauty and despair, the streets are ravaged by hordes of rats that carry a horrific plague and the guards show absolutely no mercy towards those who get infected. Along your way through Dunwall, you will also get access to supernatural powers that a mysterious being known only as the Outsider gives you, one allows you to teleport and another lets you see your enemies through walls, once you upgrade it that is along with many other interesting powers. The first time I played through the game, I went for the non-lethal path and it felt generally much more rewarding then simply killing your targets and anyone who stood in your way.
Play the way you want to playPapaLazarou | Oct. 21, 2013 | See all PapaLazarou's reviews »
Dishonored is a game from the same studio that brought us Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. The two games are set in entirely different universes but they share some things in common. Both games offer a great variety of ways you can dispose of your enemies. Dishonored can even be played as a stealth game or an action game. There are different powers, gadgets and weapons in the game that allow you to play the way you want to play.
The game will also change depending on how you played it. Besides its awesome gameplay it has an interesting story, a unique artstyle and it offers incentive to come back and replay.
This is easily the best game I played in 2012.
A VERY enjoyable experience.Vulcanexius | Oct. 17, 2013 | See all Vulcanexius's reviews »
After a long time of listening to other people I know talk about how good the game is I had to try it out myself. You play as Corvo Attano in a fictional city called Dunwall who is out seeking revenge and the desire to save someone he loves.
The combat mixed in with stealth leads to some exciting gameplay, while the combat is not as complicated as I would like it still works fine considering stealth is one of the main parts of the game which was done extremely well compared to other RPG games like Skyrim. The stealth in this game reminds me a lot of the Thief games, being able to peek through keyholes, having the ability to climb and manipulate objects around you for your benefit like I constantly find myself knocking out guards and throwing them into swarms of rats to be eaten.
The level design in this game is interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the streets of Dunwall seeing all the architecture and the whole idea of fairly non-linear level pathing means you can go more that just one way making to plan out your attacks or movements.
The art style was fine, it worked for the game although it does have room for improvement but that does not matter seeing as the story and gameplay is where the game gets its strength.
The characters in this in my opinion worked for what it was meant to be which was a dark age full of danger and commanded by tyranny. For the storyline which I have yet to still finish is alright for me but I will not spoil it.
Overall I would say an 8/10, the combat could definitely use improvement, the graphical quality/artstyle is a difficult situation because many like it many do not.
I do recommend getting this game, it is well worth the price.
Stick to the shadows, and you will strike true!Punkmafflez | Oct. 17, 2013 | See all Punkmafflez's reviews »
This as most other reviews have stated is one of the best games out in its generation. The graphics aren't the best, but beauty from this game does not come from the graphics in the first place The city of Dunwall is where the beauty is, Twisted as it is intriguing. The walls hold the lies and truths of a world well detailed and writhing with ingenuity.
The story is a bit cliche and obviously with cliches not the most original, again though, Dishonored thrives on its replayability. Want to kill everyone? You may do so, but, will your choice harm the city or help it.
Want to spare many of the enemy? you may do so, but, how will you spare them? Force them into hiding, send them to work in a mine? It is up to you how your story unfolds. You can go through the game without killing a soul, well save for one man i believe. Master skills like slow time, and level it up to completely stop time and fire bullets at your enemies while frozen and unfreeze time and watch them die while you are standing behind them in the shadows. Summon rats to kill and eat the bodies instead of having to hide them then infiltrate one of your furry friends to escape harm.
This game has many ways to complete every mission, many entrances and alleys. It is worth the buy. I would suggest getting the GOTY edition at this point. Remember, this is a game where you are free to choose which path you take. BUT remember, it isnt as open world as skyrim or others like it. Should a sequel be made i believe we will then have a true open world Dishonored experience!
I give the game a 95 because of its mass of replay value. However I take off five points for its cliche story and somewhat short gameplay time depending on how you play.
Ingenious!Lleris | Oct. 11, 2013 | See all Lleris's reviews »
This is stealth gaming at its best. The storyline is immersive and mechanics are pretty much flawless once you get used to them. It really makes you feel like a real assassin and the possibilities or enacting a mission are extremely flexible.
I also think you should play at the hardest difficulty from the very start, even if you're a beginner. For once, it doesn't make the game ridiculously frustrating, but even more rewarding.
The only downside to this game is that it's an extremely short game, which pretty much precipitates that you have to get the DLC. However, with the release of the GotY edition, this problem is pretty much solved. I would not recommend you buy the original, you MUST get the GotY edition.
Just Beautiful.TabulateNewt8 | Oct. 10, 2013 | See all TabulateNewt8's reviews »
Combine the rooftop free running of Assassins Creed with the multiple paths and dynamic gameplay of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Add in an amazing steampunk world similar to a dark Bioshock Infinite, an art style similar to The Walking Dead and a sprinkling of supernatural powers and you have Dishonored. All these elements combine beautifully into a fantastic game that can truly be played any way you want. You could run down the middle of the street, using your pistol and sword to slaughter anything in your way. Alternatively you could use the streetlights and rooftops to sneak your way past, choking out any sentries unlucky enough to have pulled roof duty tonight. The freedom to explore this beautifully designed world makes playing Dishonored a pure joy. You owe it to yourself to play this game.
It was on of my most awaited game of 2012, and it is AWESOME !fussioman | Oct. 4, 2013 | See all fussioman's reviews »
First of all the stealth system is one of the best I ever seen and played. Secondly the story is really interesting and the DLCs are allowing you to stay even longer in the game - which is fun. I personally like the spacious environments with plenty of secrets, hidden places, sewers etc. The graphics brings the game experience into high level, it's like the city in the game is really living. The character you meet in the game are interesting and fun. You can complete the quest in different ways - you really can use your creativity in the game because of it's "freedom of choices". The AI in the game aren't stupid ! You really need to be focused and plan every step you make. I found this game worth every penny ! And hey ! It's Bethesda title :)
Best stealth game.Lasiu2 | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all Lasiu2's reviews »
I didnt like stealth games since i was 10 i think. But year ago i played great stealth game. I dont know why but i felt in love with this kind of games. Than i played lot of them and picked... Dishonored. When i first saw it i noticed that this game has specific graphic. It was kinda "normal" kinda comic. It was interesting so I liked it a lot. I started plaing and... OMG! Runes, magic, crossbow and many many cool toys that i instantly fell in love with! This game has a lot of ways to pass it. You really feel like an assassin. BTW! Its logic thats this game is 1st person. Buy best first person ever! I just couldnt go away from my computer. After lots of hours of plaing i felt really stupid. I didnt know what is going on around me. I was still thinking like a Corvo Attano. I think this game is most realistic game i've ever played. Soundtrack is cool aswell for me. It fits to the game climate. I dont have any bad thoughts about this game. I recommend it to everyone!!!
Dishonored is a Honorable Stelth Gameccroatian | Sept. 29, 2013 | See all ccroatian's reviews »
When I first saw the trailer, I thought this will be like Thief, but it seems I was wrong. OK it stelth oriented too but you have much more choice than slaying everyone or stay hidden. You can discover hidden places, complete sidemissions during a mission and these make an effect on your main mission. Every choice you make has an effect to the end. I miss a little bit a more detailed mission end briefing or stats...it would be nice like it is in Splinter Cell Blacklist. So this is an awesome masterpiece, worth every penny.
Fun take on stealthXillion | Sept. 29, 2013 | See all Xillion's reviews »
In Dishonored, you play as Corvo in the city of Dunwall. You are granted superpowers and you use them as you see fit. You manipulate objects, with your powers, to sneak past guards in order to reach your objective. This is true stealth. The AI is very responsive. If the enemy sees you, they will do something about it. The story is also great and the DLC is even more fun. I highly recommend getting this game.
Best stealth game of all time.Xillion | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all Xillion's reviews »
You play as Corvo Attano in the city of Dunwall. As you progress in the game you will get powers. You use powers to sneak past guards and other enemies to get to your goal. This is one of my favorite mechanics about the game. You manipulate any object around your environment to your advantage to take down a guard.The AI is also great. If a guard sees you, he will respond. While i don't like the graphic style, the game brings a true definition to stealth hands down. For 30$, the game is worth the purchase.
Truly unique, yet the stealth is fairly easy"Qwertyfour | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all Qwertyfour's reviews »
Dishonored is a great game, with a right mix of stealth and combat and freedom of choice, yet it's no Thief. It's significantly faster paced to appeal to a modern audience, but that doesn't completely detract from the stealth aspect, but rather cuts out the wait. It's like 3/4 way from Thief to Splinter Cell and more action oriented than even MGS, but it's a great game. Graphics aren't too impressive, but as exemplified from the popularity of Thief, graphics aren't everything.
Assasin of mindVeniu | Sept. 13, 2013 | See all Veniu's reviews »
Once played, this game shall never be forgotten. Litreally.
The game, maybe won't shine our eyes (finally!) with extra-awesome-duper graphics, maybe won't be an well known assasins branch clone but its all what is supposed to be!
Graphics. Its perfect. Nothing more, nothing less. Dark, rusty and scary, but also warm when we see some wierd magic light or just fire. I don't like ultra-graphics thing, but this game never should have the amazing looking textures. Let it be, dark, grey and black, just like how the things would really look in cities with a plague killing everyone! Its plain great, with only few minor flaws (some very low textures in a few places).
Sound. Never heard a single flaw, the "robots" feel really heavy and gigantic, world is full of its own sounds (like squeals of rats) and mumbling sick NPC's. Voice acting is just nice for only few main characters. Weapon sounds (well not many of them) and magic feel pretty good, but after playing a while you start to think you may have heard them somewhere else. Probably steampunk collides with some Napoleon times.
Theme. The theme of the game (no spoilers) is pretty simple and seems kind of easy. We always have the feeling that we're doing all of this for good. There's no need to kill anyone actually which is a good way to make players replay the whole game again. Amazing thing is that we can do whatever we want! There are no "one way" routes and ways, there's at least 3 of them on every level of the game!
No matters what, game has a great replatability, and it never gets boring, no matters do you search for something, avoiding guards, or assasinating them.
Overall? If you've ever played Bioshock, you like some slight feeling of steampunk, or you're just a fan of killing everything with cool assasin animations, this game is for you!
Unique Take on Steampunk Stealthshint630 | Sept. 13, 2013 | See all shint630's reviews »
Solely in terms of gameplay, this was one of the most captivating and enjoyable games I have played recently.The sheer amount of work and love that the developers put into making the gameplay as engaging and interesting as possible for gamers is for the most part unprecedented in this generation. The prime example of this is the unique combination of skills that players can combine that was painstakingly engineered by the developers.
Although the mechanics of stealth are similar to any other stealth game, the combination of this and the use of skills provides the player with various fun and satisfying methods of executing your goals. Combined with the steampunk setting, Dishonored really makes a unique gameplay experience that I highly recommend.
Truly amazingGregis | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all Gregis's reviews »
Very easily one of the best stealth games of the last decade. Everything is polished and well done. The stealth is great, although it has a few 'realism issues' (poking your head around a corner, yet remaining invisible for gameplay reasons).
What really drives the stealth home is that it's entirely first person. As great as Deus Ex: Human Revolution was, one thing that really detracted from its stealth was that you latch to walls, and when you do so, it goes into third person. They did it well enough that it was still very satisfying, but you can't beat the immersion of Dishonored's stealth. You can't see over most set-pieces, so it ends up feeling as if you're actually hiding behind that dumpster or under that table, because you're not sure what's happening on the other side.
Another great addition that few, if any other stealth games have is supernatural abilities. The stealth is great if you want to play it realistically, but there's something magical (pun intended) about being able to blink from lamp post to ledge and roof to roof, straight over a guard's head. And who doesn't want to summon up a swarm of plague rats to devour a couple religious zealots, leaving nothing behind but a bloodstain?
And even if stealth isn't your cup of tea, Dishonored still boasts great combat. It equips you with a sword in one hand and your choice of quite a few gadgets in the other. You can fire a crossbow bolt into an opponents chest, throwing him off balance, and leaving him open to a critical chop of your blade. You can drop a grenade at your feet and stop time, giving yourself a few seconds to get out of the blast radius, and then- BOOM! The possibilities are endless.
All that in addition to an enthralling world and a great conspiracy story (and some sweet DLC) makes this game truly deserving of a 95. The only reason it's not a perfect 100 is because of a few bugs that, to be honest, I never got, but somebody I know did. I pre-ordered it for $40, and it was worth every penny. There's no excuse to not get it now that it has dropped in price, and goes on sale as much as it does.
Best stealth game everMushyPear | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all MushyPear's reviews »
This by far, in my opinion, the best stealth game on the market, very good game indeed.
Great gamepesa69 | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all pesa69's reviews »
Had a perfect mix of stealth and combat, had a great story with a lot of lore.
Simply Amazingdmcdermott524 | Sept. 1, 2013 | See all dmcdermott524's reviews »
My favorite game that came out in 2012. If you enjoy stealth games, I would really recommend you picking this up. It also has a pretty good amount of replay-ability since you can play each level differently. I just simply couldn't get enough.
Wowmkyprice | Sept. 1, 2013 | See all mkyprice's reviews »
I was very surprised the first time I played Dishonored, I started playing at around 19:00 and then when I looked at the clock again it was 04:00! It feels like there was a LOT of work put into making this game and it made it for a challenging experience yet you still feel like you are an assassin with some serious skills. The atmosphere is excellent as well.
A Solid First-Person Stealth Game That's Worth Experiencingtoyminator | Aug. 31, 2013 | See all toyminator's reviews »
You like stealth games? Buy this. There's not a ton of options on the shooting side of things, so you probably won't enjoy this if you're looking for a story-driven FPS. While the weapon variety is somewhat limited, this game offers various upgrades for both your physical and supernatural abilities. Throughout each mission, you’ll come across items called “runes” and “bone charms,” allowing you to jump higher, move faster, see through walls, teleport, etc.
What I really like about Dishonored is that your play-style may change drastically as you gain new abilities. This change in gameplay is largely dependent on you, the player, rather than the game. So if you play this game and approach every situation in the same manner, you’re gonna have a bad time (probably). There are many options in traversing the environment and in eliminating, or completely avoiding, your enemies. This is where a lot of the game’s replay value comes from, but it’s also the one thing most critics complain about. It only took me 13 hours to complete the main game and 4 hours for the Knife of Dunwall DLC, both played on “hard” difficulty. I enjoyed every minute of it, so I have no complaints regarding the game’s length.
What I didn’t like about this game is that the enemy’s field of view is extremely limited, making the “hard mode” fairly easy. As opposed to a game like Splinter Cell, in Dishonored, you will go unnoticed if you hide somewhere that’s only slightly higher than the direction an enemy is facing, regardless of lighting. For example, if you’re on top of the stairs and a light is turned on right above you, an enemy walking up the stairs won’t notice you until he’s half way up the stairs, even though he was looking in your general direction the entire time. Even in broad daylight, they won’t see you when you’re at or above jump-distance unless you have completely alerted them (and they’re shooting you). Being a stealth game, it makes sense that the enemy’s field of view is limited to some degree, but I found these situations to occur way too many times, taking away the immersion of an otherwise great game.
Oh, and the textures and overall graphics aren’t particularly impressive. It didn’t bother me one bit, but some people get butt-hurt over this kind of stuff.
TL;DR Dishonored is a solid first-person stealth/adventure game. While it's a bit easy difficulty-wise, the game is worth experiencing. Buy it.
Amazing Replayablity even with the linear storyalejandroof | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all alejandroof's reviews »
after you finish this game for the first time you will find yourself coming back again and again to see if you can go through it without killing anybody, or without ever being seen!! This is truly a masterpiece the artstyle the soundtrack the voice acting the GAMEPLAY!! the gameplay is soo sweet. i dont think i should keep going you already know what i think
gaming at its bestLeewom | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all Leewom's reviews »
The thing that set Dishonored apart from the usual line up last November, for me, was it's art style and play it how you wanted play style.
Each setting, scene and scenario was lovingly crafted and designed to allow the player to approach their game however they wanted. Once you were off on a mission and in the levels play area I was able to adapt and change my play style on the fly and often, to suit my mood (I even reloaded a few missions to approach it differently) and this felt great. I also liked that how I was playing had an impact on the world and environment, and in some regards the story.
I can honesty say I found little fault in the game and enjoyed every moment. Get sneaky, get loud and brutal - whatever your play style do not miss out on what I consider to be my 2012 Game of the Year.
Play it how you likedoubttom | Aug. 25, 2013 | See all doubttom's reviews »
This game has a great setting, an interesting sorry, and old lady that tells you she was promiscuous. It has it all. Play it straight stealth, play it action, blink from here to there and make with the stabby. Good game. The tutorial I think overstays it's welcome but once it opens up boy does it open up. Action is fast and the powers let you do what you feel like doing in that world.
Stealth game done (almost) perfectlyKaleith | Aug. 24, 2013 | See all Kaleith's reviews »
Dishonored is a first person game with a focus on stealth and silent takedown of the various enemies involved in every mission. The story is quite compelling, but to be honest what steals the show is the amazing "blink" mechanic that lets you make your own paths through the levels and engage any situation your own way.
While somewhat short, it has a very good replayability and a bunch of nice DLCs to go along with it.
A Decent Gamefortunateandy | Aug. 18, 2013 | See all fortunateandy's reviews »
Dishonored is like a blend between Half Life 2, Thief, and Deus Ex Human Revolution. It's quite innovative with a good background story. The DLCs are semi-short but adds a nice extension to the story, but the DLCs are not exactly congruent with the main plot line, but nevertheless adds a fair amount of gameplay to the entire game. I had fun with the various ways to execute a mission and the pacing, but the game does feel a bit short in length. One could say your options are limited and the path to a mission might be too linear. This game has potential and anyone who liked the Thief series and Deus Ex Human Revolution has the most chance of liking this game.
Great mixture of gendersGojko | Aug. 18, 2013 | See all Gojko's reviews »
It is action-adventure no, it is bloody shooter no, it is sneaking game...in fact this game is the mixture of all this genders.
The game is set in the industrialized city Dunwall, inspired by Victorian-era London. Plague swept the area, and what to do with the sick and to preserve the peace it is very hard to decite. Corvo Attan is our main character, protector or rather bodyguard of the royal family who is falsely accused of the murder of the Empress. In order to expose the conspiracy and the throne accommodate legitimate heir, Corvo gained new friends who will help him to destroy the scammers, but also to reveal some truth. In all this, it additionally helps Outsider (amoral figure) of which received a "gift" in the form of supernatural power.
Corvo has at his disposal an arsenal - the knife after lulling arrows to magic. Over time, the hero will be able to transform himself into animals, see through walls, has the ability to teleport.
Like in chess you will need to have a tactic and plan how to solve some obstacles on the way.
If you want a good game with more that a 20 hours of logical, action, stealth play, than Dishonored is right game for you.
awesome.DarkS2K | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all DarkS2K's reviews »
One of my all time favourite stealth games. I couldn't get enough.
A great stealth and action game that lets you decide how to playwdp1024 | Aug. 16, 2013 | See all wdp1024's reviews »
Dishonored is a first person stealth action game that gives you freedom to play however you want. The story involves a man names Corvo Attano who was the bodyguard for the empress and after she is killed he is framed as the killer and was to be executed. The city, Dunwall is very dark and the atmosphere is great. The world has a lot of lore and history which makes it feel more alive. During missions the game lets you explore and is semi-open world.
The game lets you tackle situations however you want with your magic abilities. You can be stealthy and now be detected or you can just go killing everything in sight. Every mission you have the option of just straight up killing a target or you can find non-lethal ways of doing the same thing. Although to me it's much more fun and challenging to find the non-violent way to do missions and I feel that the game shines best when played that way.
I had no major complaints with this game and it has a ton of re-playability since you can try to do situations differently and try to get the challenging achievements.
This is a great game and if you like stealth games then you can't go wrong with this game and I look forward to a sequel!
An Addictive and Replayable Stealth GameTheCarnivore | Aug. 16, 2013 | See all TheCarnivore's reviews »
If you like good stealth games with a good replay value this game is for you. Between the various levels and different ways you can get around, this game will always keep you entertained.
If stealth games are not your style this is still a great game as you can go straight for the objectives and butcher your enemies with the arsenal of weapons and special abilities at your disposal.
All and all Bethesda did another great job with another great game.
An artistic and mechanically solid masterpiece.Valkryst12 | Aug. 15, 2013 | See all Valkryst12's reviews »
Dishonored follows the story of Corvo Attano, the Lord Protector of the Empress of Dunwall. Typically a story of revenge, redemption and rescue, Dishonored will have you choose the way you play the game, as a stealthy backstabber, a sword wielding soldier or mix the two as well as using the mysterious powers you attain from the Void, a shadowy place of limbo between worlds. The game is split into 9 missions, each set-up as a sandbox area filled with your main quest, optional side quests and collectibles. The game is visually stunning, almost like watching a graphic novel in motion.
If you haven't played or bought this game... It is highly recommended you do so.
One of the best games of last yearFaintDeftone | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all FaintDeftone's reviews »
The game has the atmosphere of Bioshock and the gameplay of Metal Gear mixed into one beautiful concoction. The warp ability totally changes the way stealth action games are played since monotonous sneaking isn't much of a requirement any more. Think of Dishonored as a stealth game for the impatient. The missions are fun to replay, the story is interesting and the length is pretty decent at around 10 hours. Highly recommended.
Very fun stealth game with much replay abilityflawlesslogic | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all flawlesslogic's reviews »
Dishonored is a game that does a great job of letting you play a stealth assassin, a violent murder everything monster, or a combination of both. I chose to play the game as a stealth assassin and will write my review as a reflection of this.
The good: The game looks very pretty and forces you to make some tough decisions. Enemies you meet along the way are often talking to each other which would forces you to make the choice to stop and listen or to use this moment of distraction to sneak by before restart their patrols. These conversations can often reveal secrets about the area which you may miss if you choose to sneak on by.
Boss fights in the game are pretty much optional from a violence standpoint as all missions offer a nonviolence option for defeating the boss. There is something appealing about defeating someone who doesn't even know you are there.
The bad: The game autosaves pretty often and if you aren't careful the game will autosave over your last quicksave. From what I can tell the game keeps your last three autosaves/quicksaves and begins knocking them off after this. I realized the hardway that this happened which resulted in me having to replay a mission due to being detected and the game force saving. Save manually often and you'll avoid this.
The ending to the game feels pretty abrupt but that isn't a huge problem.
Great stealth gameDanJamesStone12 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all DanJamesStone12's reviews »
Dishonoured is something different, it certainly makes a nice change from the Call of Duty type games that are all too common in the games market nowadays.
In this game you can choose your approach, whether you want to go stealth or straight in and you have the ability to cleverly use your objects and surroundings to complete your objective.
Dishonoured requires a fair bit of skill, tactics and forward planning, it encourages you to think- which is a great thing in my opinion.
The game is set in a moody, steampunk world, which looks great- with partial free roam and plenty to do, you can't go wrong.
Something freshbartinkopl2 | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all bartinkopl2's reviews »
Wow! That's what I was looking for years. Dishonored is a stealth game, with great design and atmosphere.
Special abilites make this game fun and challenging. You can also choose whether kill everyone or sneak to your objective. Sound effects are okay, nothing special. Levels are designed really really good.
Great game, with lots of possibilites, but the ending of story makes you feel like you forgot about eating the dessert. Other than that I recommend buying it!
Steampunk and Revengeairbuffet | Aug. 9, 2013 | See all airbuffet's reviews »
Dishonored is a game with a revenge story with a wonderful steempunk atmosphere, the art section of the scenes and the characters are very elaborate.
The mechanics of the game are varied and can get through the game without killing anyone, making each mission has different ways to complete them.
A great adventure!xXObyzouthXx | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all xXObyzouthXx's reviews »
Dishonored is a game that allows you to finish the different missions in which ever was you choose and gives you a reason to play one way or the other. The game's world is affected by the amount of killing that you do, which may or may not actually affect the way you play. The stealth in this game is phenomenal and works extremely well! Even if you don't like stealth games, the fighting is still fun and worth playing through this game this way.
Get this game no matter what! If it goes on sale don't even questions it, just, buy!
One of my favourite stealth gamesxSh4d0wXx | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all xSh4d0wXx's reviews »
I have had multiple playthrough's of this game and I have to say that it is still as fun as ever. I really enjoyed the story (however it is quite short), especially some of the missions which are just fantastic to play. There are some good characters which you enjoy talking to throughout the game. Definitely will be playing this game again.
refreshingly stealthy change of pace in a first-person-shootersuvojit91 | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all suvojit91's reviews »
Dishonored is a refreshingly stealthy change of pace in a first-person-shooter market crowded with Call of Battlefield-type games.Don’t get me wrong—I love blowing stuff up, and I love killing terrorists, but sometimes I like to take a break from the frantic action and unwind with a night of stealthy throat slitting and neck snapping. After all, a man’s got to relax. This is what Dishonored delivers; a game based on stealth, tactics, and the delightful task of mastering a broad range of mystical abilities, providing us with a much-needed change of scenery.
Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange steampunk- inspired technology and otherworldly forces coexist in the shadows. In Dishonored you play as security-guard-turned-assassin Corvo Attano who gets framed for murdering the Queen, causing you to set out to recapture your good name and rid the city of the corrupt people conspiring against you.
The main missions are mostly assassination jobs where you’re given details about a human target and allowed to decide how to handle it once you arrive at the kill zone. You can either go in guns or knives blazing, or if you’re in a forgiving mood, you can go nonlethal by knocking the enemies unconscious through various means.That's what I love.
A polished well honed experience that is well worth your time. GMG is giving discount so buy it & start some shooting-shooting..
A cunning stealth game, with the real feeling of being a shadowzonzon | July 29, 2013 | See all zonzon's reviews »
Dishonored is a stealth game, and the game design is really appropriate for the genre. You are able to lean left or right, like in old school fps.
The blink/teleport is really a nice addition to the stealth mechanics. Unlike Deus Ex : Human Revolution, you can get past enemies without requiring to take them out. You can teleport out of harm's way, and easily/quickly get to where you want.
And the objectives can be attained by various ways, you can be straight forward and assassinate your target, or maybe there is something you can do to not get your hands dirty. Because, yes, this game allows for a "no kill" run.
This being said, the storyline feels weak, with an ending that leaves you with a feeling of uncompletion of what the universe of the game has to offer. Obviously, this is because DLCs are going to fill these "holes".
To be short, this is a really great stealth game, with lots and lots of possibilities, but the game/level design is far more interesting than the story.
Great Gameruler8696 | July 26, 2013 | See all ruler8696's reviews »
Dishonored is a great game. It has an interesting art style, great gameplay mechanics and interesting characters. Unfortunately the story is a little lackluster, but it's still an interesting game. It is well worth the money.
Not merely Thief for a new generation - it blazes its own trailseanparkerfilms | July 23, 2013 | See all seanparkerfilms's reviews »
A refreshingly original and nimble sneak-em-up, playing like a wonderful mix of Thief, Bioshock and Mirror's Edge. I can't praise the feeling of movement enough, and supernatural abilities like Blink (an instant, short-range teleport) are true game changers without feeling too overpowered. For me, this was the surprise hit of 2012, possibly the year's best AAA release.
The level design is outstanding, letting you go from an all-out chaotic chase with guards in the streets to a tense game of cat and mouse inside the upper floors of dilapidated apartments in moments. It's also chock full of the "little touches" that elevate something to truly special status.
Absolutely worth the play!
A fantastic game all around.JURGMANDR | July 16, 2013 | See all JURGMANDR's reviews »
This game drips atmosphere and ambiance. The art style and the level design are fantastic. It's like foggy Victorian London had a baby with some arcane/steampunk ideas. The story is well done, with pretty good voice acting all throughout. The side missions and little tidbits of lore really flesh out the world though. There's usually a lot of little nooks and crannies to explore for bone charms and other helpful collectibles along with those tidbits of lore/ background stories. The controls are buttery smooth, the combat is well done with a lot of options if you don't want to play solely non-lethal. You'll always have multiple options for a given scenario (a la system shock 2, bioshock, Deus Ex). There are some fun possibilities like teleporting up to a rooftop, dropping down on a guard, possessing another and then summoning a rat swarm to devour your former host.
A polished well honed experience that is well worth your time.
Firestartercheesecakematt | July 15, 2013 | See all cheesecakematt's reviews »
The game kicks off with an escape section that teaches the player the basic game mechanics, furthering this the game manages slowly increase the players skill through the slow unlocking and specialization of skills. The first half of the game is perfection; a vibrant and interesting game world engaging the player and core mechanics that work show off this new IP's potential.
Unfortunately the second half of the game, for me at least, was not up t the same standard as the first half. This is mostly due to a new enemy type being introduced that results in the players' character feeling a bit lost and restricted. The level design is also more bland making it a more forgettable part of the experience, in fact on my second playthrough I gave up after the better half as I did not want to put myself through the good, but not great other parts of the game.
The game picks up again towards the end of the game allowing the player to have a good lasting impression from the game, with large open levels with multiple entry/exit points and huge potential for multiple waysto kill (or not kill) the target.
In conclusion I feel this game is very good, polished to near perfection but only let out by an average middle section to the game, as to longevity the game can be played from multiple modes of play, even allowing the player to be a pacifist. The one thing I would have like was a 'contract' mode seen in Hitman: Absolution (Overall a worse game) which would allow players to craft missions out of the brilliant levels to add a potentially infinite length to the game
Great GameLaumanji | July 14, 2013 | See all Laumanji's reviews »
The game is very fun and even if you get discovered you can even fight your way out. Its fun to turn the machines into death traps for guards. all in all a great game
100% Awesomenesssimodeso | July 13, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »
I really liked this game, it's simply perfect. The world changes on your choices also the story is different if you make different choices. It has a nice story and a perfect gameplay! very very enjoyable if you like stealth games, you know superpowers+stealth mode=Awesomeness. It remembers thief the older game, but it was 100% stealth this game can be complete also with rush if you don't like too much be stealthy. there are main quest and sub quest, and in the city you can find amulets that they can improve you character! Give it a try it's very nice and it's different from the tons of shooter that there are in the shops!
Good game, but non-lethal gameplay gets old quicklySpookydan7 | July 10, 2013 | See all Spookydan7's reviews »
While I do love this game, as it has a pretty good story while giving you good gameplay with interesting powers, if you're planning to play non-lethal then you might want to get used to boredom. While there are a great many ways to deal with your foes throughout the game, through interesting powers and brutal weaponry, if you're playing non-lethal then you can only deal with people via tranquilizing darts or minor asphyxiation. This is a major disappointment in my eyes and I feel it really hampers the game.
Pretty Dang Fun GameOmittingCoder | July 8, 2013 | See all OmittingCoder's reviews »
Game starts off "eh" but once you get into it it gets addicting. You looks like a Bioshock game but plays very different.I was told about this game from a friend and I was very surprised how awesome this game was. The style of the game is great and I love how there are many different ways to approach your objectives. If you have the chance then buy it you will not be let down.
Very good stealth gameFr4gHunt3r | July 7, 2013 | See all Fr4gHunt3r's reviews »
After my first playthrough I was a bit disappointed by the game. I killed a lot of people in my way and got a very bad ending. After that i played the game on hard difficulty without killing anyone. While I was playing it this way I realized that I had played it wrong all the time. Getting to my targets and dealing with them (without killing them) was lots of fun. Also I was rewarded with the best ending. So if you like a game that rewards you for being stealthy but dosen't force you to be so, you should pick up this game. In summary: Good story, good stealth, good combat (if you want to ;)
Stealth Bioshockcrimsonwolf | July 7, 2013 | See all crimsonwolf's reviews »
If watching footage from this game gives you a sense of deja vu, trust that you are not alone. Dishonored is, in essence, bioshock transplanted into different setting and stealth elements added. This is not to say the game is bad, Dishonored is extremely fun and satisfying, but it lacks the depth it seems to advertise. The moral system is the generic "good" vs. "bad" with very little in between. The story is largely predictable. The stealth and combat is where this game shines, as they are both rich and satisfying, despite the simplicity of the upgrade system.
An Entertaining Gameecoismatt | July 7, 2013 | See all ecoismatt's reviews »
I very much enjoyed playing this game, if you are a stealth fan, you will enjoy it! I am not too big of a stealth fan, but this game gives you a choice to not be and just go in full speed ahead. The graphics are one of a kind and the story and characters you meet throughout are interesting and it is definitely worth a play if you are indeed interested in the stealth genre. A sleeper of a hit! Can't wait for a sequel.
Best New IP of 2012YeeHawGandalf | July 7, 2013 | See all YeeHawGandalf's reviews »
This game is impeccable. Dishonored has some of the best stealth gameplay I have ever seen, and the art design is to die for. The environments are incredible, and the characters and props are awesome. The developer has also created a very interesting world that I hope they get a chance to delve into much deeper for many more games to come. If you haven't played it already, don't wait. Buy it now, and play it immediately.
Enjoyableodren | July 6, 2013 | See all odren's reviews »
The game is great with multiple ways to approach each level this makes it quite replayable. the powers are also enjoyable to play around with. the setting and graphics style is also really nice
Always been a huge fan of games like thisgrunts00 | July 5, 2013 | See all grunts00's reviews »
I love how you can play this game in whatever way you want. You can play it as a stealth assassin, or you can just rampage through everything. You can play it as a passive thief, or you can play it as a supernatural being.
This game has great replay value, as all the levels (except for the first "training" level) have different paths that you can take to get to your objectives.
You also have the option to just knock guards unconscious or to outright kill them. The addition of supernatural powers allows for even more options - from possessing rats to eat people alive to teleporting from roof to roof avoiding all combat.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this game. I purchased it shortly after it came out for full price, and it was definitely worth it to me. Now that its even cheaper, its definitely worth it!
Frustrating when you mess up, satisfying when you succeedConorEngelb | July 5, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
One thing I learned about myself playing Dishonored: I get very, very frustrated very, very quickly. I've lost count of the number of times I've set myself up for the perfect stealthy escape, only to have it blow up in my face because I forgot to keep an eye on the guard having a smoke break. But when you successfully navigate an area, or complete an assassination, without triggering any alarms... few things are as satisfying.
The range of arcane powers and steampunky devices available to you isn't enormous, but a handful of things have many more combinations. Experimenting with possession and arc mines, or blinking and exploding whale oil canisters, to make events look "accidental" gives a whole other dimension to the game.
The Way Games Should Be MadeNucularS | July 5, 2013 | See all NucularS's reviews »
Few games get everything right, but Dishonored is among them. From the awe inspiring visuals and engaging atmosphere of political intrigue in a vibrant steam punk setting, to fluid combat, engaging stealth, and incredible freedom of movement, this game just feels complete. The movement itself is like nothing ever done in a game before. Furniture no longer feels like boxes that block the character at every turn. Instead, the protagonist fluidly slides underneath tables and couches, or pulls himself up onto ledges that cannot be otherwise reached; Dishonored raises the bar for other games through this aspect alone.
Buy this game.FLD | July 4, 2013 | See all FLD's reviews »
This game is amazing. The first level was linear and didn't really grab me, but once I got into the first proper mission, I was very pleasantly surprised. It reminded me very much of an old favorite of mine: Thief.
Dishonored is heavily inspired by Looking Glass' classic, that much is undeniable. It's not purely a stealth game, though, as combat is still very much a viable option. That might be disappointing to some but if you ignore it and play purely as a ghost and take time to explore each level, this can be a very rewarding game.
Good stealth, "meh" actionsoccercleats86 | July 2, 2013 | See all soccercleats86's reviews »
The gameplay and storyline are overall very good. If you're looking for a (relatively) good-looking, gun game that will eat up a couple dozen hours, check it out. My only complaint would be that if you do actually want to complete the game stealthily, it becomes somewhat repetitive. However, most games that demand (near) perfection in order to obtain a certain ending seem to fall victim to this trait as well, so take that with a grain of salt.
Good, but too easyDemilisz | July 2, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
Dishonored is a good game. The world is quiet interesting and plot is good too, though somehow predictable. There are two paths to choose - a stealth not killing path or kill'em all path. The game ends different because of what path you choose and there are three endings in total (one for stealth and two for kill'em all). And that is something this game should be praised for as it is one of the few that you actually must complete twice to see all endings.
Now the worse thing - this game is easy. Too easy. Even stealth patch is surprisingly easy to follow and you wouldn't spend hours on one level. Everything because of magic powers that character possess. A first power specifically, the Blink, is some sort of game breaker. And you simply can't not have it - this is the only power you just get because of plot. The other ones are optionally, so you can say it is a player fault to get them and ruin a game. But blink is mandatory and it is something like magic button. Guard is coming - blink away behind him. Or on higher ground (unfortunately, unalarmed guard never look above him). There is a mana that limits use of powers but is easily rechargeable so it is no issue at all. And killing path? Well, it is even easier.
So - a good stealth game with good graphics, plot and setting, but not so challenging. Still - I bought this game on the release day and didn't really regretted this.
One of my all-time favorites.Learthion | July 2, 2013 | See all Learthion's reviews »
No matter what path you shall follow as Corvo Attano, it will be both greatly enjoyable and neatly put together. The stealth mechanics are great, as is the combat. The level design is, oh, marvelous! And how about the story? Perfect. The characters are so deep you might want to read a book about the universe. Truly, this game is a marvel to behold. Gameplay : 10/10 Upgrades/customization: (not really that good, but enough for this kind of game) 6/10 Mechanics: 10/10 Story: 10/10 Overall: One of the best.
Great GameRayzor324 | July 1, 2013 | See all Rayzor324's reviews »
This is definitely one of the best stealth games I've eve played. Don't be turned off by the Steam punk graphics, it works for this game very well. The amount of powers aren't that vast, but by using them together you can definitely created new and exciting moves. For example by putting a mine on a rat, and then possessing that rat you could create a walking mine. The combinations are near limitless. Even if you don't like stealth games, you can still play a Run and gun style. Though the amount of people you kill will affect the ending of the game, but I won't spoil anything. So in short, buy it, now.
Great stealth gamearmend | July 1, 2013 | See all armend's reviews »
Might be a bit short, but an amazing experience otherwise.
Great game,best game ive played in a while.chickenrer | June 30, 2013 | See all chickenrer's reviews »
This game offers the stealthy aspect i have been looking for in games but also gives me as a player the freedom to choose the outcome. This is a brilliantly crafted game and i loved every minute of it. There wasn't a moment of it that was stale and repetitive and every interaction in the game offers new experiences that you can complete in the way you choose. I recommend it to everyone I know.
Just Shy of EngrossingBigglesworth524 | June 28, 2013 | See all Bigglesworth524's reviews »
There is nothing to say about Dishonored on the gameplay front that hasn't been said already. Dishonored is empowering, and a genuine joy to play.
But I feel it's missing something. I wasn't sucked into this game universe. Dishonored suffers from dull characters, a predictable plotline. Considering I went into this having been told the story aspects of the game were well-done, I didn't find Dishonored as engrossing as promised.
If all you're looking for is a mindless stealth-action brawler to get yourself through a weekend (and this is a shorter game that you might expect), Dishonored is a fun playthrough. Just temper your expectations, and don't expect a believable world packed with memorable characters.
Supernatural StealthTiredCactus | June 27, 2013 | See all TiredCactus's reviews »
Dishonored is an extremely tight, incredibly fun stealth game with an excellent supernatural element to it. You're given the choice of how to handle any situation - be it walking in all guns blazing, stealthily ambushing a target, or even stopping time to execute an otherwise reckless assault. Choices in this game really do make a difference, with significant story and gameplay elements being affected. Overall, one of my favourite games.
Must Play for Stealth Gamers but "Action" Options Lackingdanny333 | June 26, 2013 | See all danny333's reviews »
I bought this game because my one friend gave it rave reviews for gameplay and said it is a stealth game at heart, but can be played full action as well. I am not a stealth gamer myself, but I figured I would give it a shot on sale.
The story in this game is weak. It starts out with potential but just gets less interesting as the game goes on.
The gameplay for a non-stealth gamer like me was just okay. I tried the stealth approach and got bored (always happens to me), but when I switched to the action approach I just didn't find it rewarding enough.
So if you're looking for a stealth game and intend to play it that way then this game is great. It is also nice to have the "go all out" option if you mess up mid mission or need a break from stealth. However, if you are a heavy action oriented gamer then you may wanna pass or wait for a big sale.
Game was pretty amazing!klonak | June 26, 2013 | See all klonak's reviews »
The game reminded me a lot of bioshock, theif, and deus ex. The combat takes a while to get used to, but you can become a total bad ass in a few hours. It's nice that you have the option of sneaking around, or destroying everything in your path.
The story was pretty good, but didn't really "wow" me. The best part of this game is definitely the game-play, environments, and the immersion you feel.
Such a good stealth gameLauridsA | June 20, 2013 | See all LauridsA's reviews »
Dishonored is one of my favourite games. I have yet to play the DLC but the main game was definitely worth my money, and especially at this reduced price. It's a great mix of stealth and action where both lethal and non-lethal methods are quite fun and the entire game is really entertaining. A great buy for any action/stealth game fan.
Stealth action with choices that will affect your gamelok0812 | June 17, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This is one of the best stealth action for the genre.The plot of the game is great and straight forward without any sort of filler to delay the process. Gameplay is similar to many other stealth actions games and you have the choice to either choose to be a stealth or straight up encountering your enemies similar to Deux Ex: HR. The graphic looks very modern and the controls are great to use, easily selectable from one of your many powers and gadget through the wheel. One unique aspect of the game is that your choice will affect your game. Like causing haavoc by killing everyone you see will lead to a dark city with rats infesting everywhere. Choice made at the early game will see consequences at the end. As well as, the NPC you interact with will also serve as a purpose at the end. While the storyline is not long and can be completed in around 4 hours if rushed through each of the mission maps are moderate in size and provide lots of places to explore and people who enjoy this sort of game with choices will definitely play more than once. This is a must get for anyone who enjoy a good stealth game.
One of my favourite stealth gamesSweKiwi | June 16, 2013 | See all SweKiwi's reviews »
This game is much like Thief II, one of my absolutely favourite games. This one contains stealth, story and fabulous leveldesign which - actually - makes a huge impact on this game.
To instantaneously "Blink" from rooftop to rooftop ending up slightly above an enemie and drop assassin him, is visually stunning.
I can highly recommend this game to all stealth fans.
stealth or killing spree so many choicesg_reaper1666 | June 14, 2013 | See all g_reaper1666's reviews »
This is a excellent game that immerses you into the world that has been created, instead of there being a clear line saying what actions you can take you have the choice to either kill everyone you come across for a chaos play through or you have the choice of spending longer to find the stealthy routes to take such as over roof tops. Your gameplay style actually affects the game area which means that when you return to an area if you killed alot of people then you will find more plague rats around.
The abilities that you can unlock later on in the game come in handy such as a line of sight teleport ability with a limited range. One of the problems that i see with this game is the fact that you only see the city and can't look to the horizon to see other areas. This would have been a good way to hint upon a sequel, or even a prequel because you would want to learn more about the main character corvo which could come in a prequel where you learn how he became the lord protector.
A Short Amazing Experiencethegaminglyfe | June 12, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
Dishonoured is an amazing stealth game. But it doesn't have to be a stealth game. Dishonoured is one of those games where you can go in stealthy and hide the bodies after you're done with them. Which you can do in a lethal or non-lethal way. Or you can go in with a sword and gun and cause chaos and havoc everywhere. It's your choice. The graphics and sound are absolutely top-notch and work perfectly with the atmosphere in Dishonoured. The story isn't the best in a game but will definitely keep you entertained. The only problem with the game is the length. The game length varies on how you do the game. Non-Lethal and stealthy takes only 10-12 hours at the most and going lethal takes even shorter. Highly recommended to fans of games like Deus Ex and Bioshock.
A beautiful and unexpected almost-masterpieceMarcoCav | June 11, 2013 | See all MarcoCav's reviews »
Dishonored is halfway between Thief, Bioshock and Half Life 2. From the first it inherits some stealth mechanisms, from the second the interaction with the world, from the third the gloomy and dejected appearance of City 17. A game that is definitely worth a try, possibly without ever being seen by the enemies.
A short but sweet experienceEskimoseb9 | June 10, 2013 | See all Eskimoseb9's reviews »
Great stealth mechanics and an atmospheric steampunk universe make Dishonored a must-play for any fans of the stealth action genre, including Deus Ex. Unfortunately, unlike Deus Ex this game can be completed in 10 hours non-lethal, and even less lethal. Ultimately a great introduction to a new IP, with good replay that makes up for the short game length.
Leaves you wanting moreFlyingGazzelle | June 10, 2013 | See all FlyingGazzelle's reviews »
There are few games with as engaging and fulfilling a world as Dunwall city in Dishonored. Many linear story-based games such as this would focus on building the characters and suchlike as the focus but in Dishonored the characters are secondary at best - your actions instead being the focus.
Building a character that has branching options and never speaks would be a daunting task but they achieved it very well in this game as you watch those decisions tie in with the fate of the city itself.
On top of this the gameplay is a pure delight - if somewhat easy. The main downfalls of the game, I find, are the facts we only see the city and not the world beyond as well as the fact the sneaky peaceful option often means you don't get to play with some of the most interesting tools and toys.
A true Old School Stealth game in a new settingspycid | June 7, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »
Wonderful game where you can play in stealthy or action-adventure. Each mission can be completed in various ways and all of them lead to a different outcome in the ending. Best thing about the game is, it completely provides the experience of an old school stealth game. So if you are looking for a true stealth game with a great story and beautiful music, this is a must try. Even if you like to go guns ablaze then also you are welcome to try the game of the year 2012.
Funcaptainstark | June 7, 2013 | See all captainstark's reviews »
The story is pretty average but the gameplay makes up for it. If you want the good ending, you are probably going to be bored, as you have to keep your chaos down, which depends on how you play the game. The more violent you play (the fun way), the more chaos you get.
Excellent game, excellent graphics.freakazoid2 | June 6, 2013 | See all freakazoid2's reviews »
This game is simply amazing, after owning it only for a couple of hours i was itching to keep playing it. The stealth of the game was done awesomely and works well with the environment.
The storyline is good aswell and really well set out. People say it is a short game, but it took me 27 hours to do the first play through, as I was roaming Dunwall and finding all of its secrets.
Dishonored is such a great game and deserves every bit of your attention
Good game a little short.Wilcoxn | June 2, 2013 | See all Wilcoxn's reviews »
The replay value of the game makes up for its short story as each mission can be played in a different style. You can go in killing everyone in sight or go for a more stealthy approach. The character leveling up system is quite good, having to find runes to level up your powers. The overall look of the game i think is great giving it that gritty steampunkish look.
Fun, polished and well executed.Chauci | May 31, 2013 | See all Chauci's reviews »
This game delivers a little cliché but interesting story that will question whether or not killing is the right decision as an assassin. It gives a good choice between sneaking through the missions or going full rambo. And for this task, it grants you many exciting and unique magical abilities, which makes the game an absolute blast to play. As a direct result of these many magical abilities the game offer little in terms of challange if you decide to go the aggressive route. But any route you take will leave you deeply satisfied.
Sleeper Game.eplymale3043 | May 31, 2013 | See all eplymale3043's reviews »
When I first saw the trailer of this game I knew I was in for a ride. this GAME IS AMAZING. I play it on my xbox and I have nothing bad to say about this. The game is smooth with such a style of game play that almost leaves you holding your very breath, This is a must have for anyone who enjoys games like bioshock or any assassins creed games. I got my copy at game stop but what really matters is how awesome the game plays. The creepy mixed with the vivid make it a game that you can play over and over again. I enjoy playing it without killing anyone. I beat the game, and now I am doing going to kill everyone and see what happens. It's just so amazing the way the games course changes and I knew when I pre-ordered it I was in for a sweet ride in the rat infested city with all the cool new steam punk theme mixed with a Satanic vibe. fps/AC feel to it makes for a game I will never get rid of. If you enjoy creepy games mixed with a lot of thinking this is the one. The gore is cranked up to 11 on this Rats that you can summon and just awesome kills in the most creative ways possible. I told all my friends about this while they are all playing borderlands 2, as am I cause that game is awesome as well. If you enjoy hide and seek style combat along with the chance to kill everything via supernatural and man made methods this is the game. The fact that you can get into places by possession of a rat or fish or human stop time in order to kill people with a razor wire trap, means this list of ways to kill is ridiculousness. I have never played a game like this before really nothing can you for it and the play through I have seen are not the whole game. If you play it you will understand. Gamestop has the 7 days to play or you can get rid of it for something else. No game can compare to this. I hope this helps you all and enjoy. It is something You will never forget.
If you are sick of the run and Gun games this will have you on the edge of your seat.
Awesome Stealth Game With Great ReplayabilityHellOnWheels357 | May 30, 2013 | See all HellOnWheels357's reviews »
I didn't know what to think about this game at first, but the stealth drew me in. And I am SO glad it did.
This is a true play-your-way style game. If you want to be a ghost, silently stalking your prey eliminating them one by one, without ever being seen. You can. If you want to go Rambo on everyone and destroy them in a blaze of bullets, arrows, and sword strikes. You can do that too, and everything in-between.
The supernatural abilities are just an added bonus. Being able to blink across buildings, call in a swarm of rats, and send people flying (just to name a few) is just so much fun.
But the 3 best qualities I found where:
The RPG elements. Upgrading clothing, weapons, abilities, and gear. It gave me a reason to want to explore each map top to bottom.
Stealth. I'm a huge fan of stealth, and it's done right in this game. Actually needing to study guard paths, being able to carry and hide bodies, being able to utilize abilities, and having pathways you can take to get out of sight and do all these things is just great stealth in my book.
Replayability. This is a big one, I hate shelling out money for a game I have no reason to play more than once. This is not one of those games. Since there's more than one path you can take, more than one ending, good DLC's, plus multiple ways to complete each mission.. That gives it major replayability, and makes it well worth the money.
Short but so so sweetRyanFitz | May 28, 2013 | See all RyanFitz's reviews »
This game is a dose of excellence. There truly are multiple ways to tackle each mission, whether you want to go fully stealthy, or full-out blazing guns! Choice is paramount here.
Beyond that, the environments, aesthetics, sound design all fit beautifully together. This is a very well made game that only really gets a grumble for me for being too short - but this very flaw is testament to how good the game is, that it leaves you wanting more.
In short, this is a wonderful game that doesn't outstay its welcome. Recommended.
Fantastic gameplay, poor storyChiburger | May 26, 2013 | See all Chiburger's reviews »
Pretty fun no matter how you play (stealth or action). The story is actually pretty weak but I loved the atmosphere. Dunwall is a great setting and the characters are pretty fleshed out.
A Great Stealth Title (and a Great Port)spearmint | May 26, 2013 | See all spearmint's reviews »
Dishonored is a superb stealth game. It allows for a very versatile methods of approaching the situations it throws at you - the usual run-and-gun, totally non-lethal and the stealth ninja - that gamers familiar with stealth titles know and love. The story is nice, even if pretty straightforward, and it has plenty of things you can do besides the main quests - and lots of stuff to find around the place. It should be noted that the game can be pretty easy for a veteran PC gamer, as some of the abilities allow you to pretty much get out of anything. On a technical note, it's one of the best ports of it's time - the options menu always for a lot of customization and if that's not enough - you can also edit config files to to better tailor the game to your machine. All in all, a great title.
Good Playtime for your moneyNightFox45 | May 24, 2013 | See all NightFox45's reviews »
I love stealth games and this game fit that perfectly.
I try to beat games without killing anyone if that is an option.
I made it through the game without killing (took 35 hours) (maimed though) and felt very rewarding.
I have yet to play the story DLC but it seems very high quality and I can't wait to play it!
GET THIS GAME!
You'll just keep on playingPowerGreen | May 24, 2013 | See all PowerGreen's reviews »
This game has a very good graphics style; something which is quite essential for me in modern gaming. If you don't like what you're looking at for such a long time, then it takes something extra special to keep you playing.
Talking of game mechanics, this has some good ones. You don't have to play it any one set way. Want to be a good guy and not kill anyone? You can. Want to make a bloodbath? You can do that too. Don't like stealthing? Just blink in with guns blazing. On top of this, your play style affects the world. For example, if you kill a lot of people then you'll get more rats appearing and a different ending.
Combat is very fluid, they have the control system just right. Gameplay is segmented into areas. Clear an area and get a rating for it. Maybe you'll want to reply to find that last relic? Within the area you'll have various routes, such as roofs and ratholes, or a simple and direct approach. You can go a different route next time if you like.
Overall, a great game. If you don't have it, buy it.
Great gamesonarctica | May 24, 2013 | See all sonarctica's reviews »
Many say this game is way too short, true, it might be short but I'd rather have a game that's short and amazing than long and boring. Gameplay in whole is done very well and leaves no one cold.
This is one of my favourite games of all time because the story is well written with great music and gameplay. They truly hit the sweet spot with this game.
If I had to think of any cons, I'd say... actually nevermind. I can't think of any.
A good gamesimpkinscm | May 22, 2013 | See all simpkinscm's reviews »
Dishonored is a must for any fans of the 'Thief' games or anyone that is looking for a game were stealth is a major aspect. Sure you could run in guns blazing, but you can do that in any game. The one complaint I have about this game is playtime. I would have liked to see a more open world experience. While you are encouraged to explore each level to find different ways to finish the mission, the game has a very level segmented feel. Also the storyline is fairly short, and really leaves you wanting more. There is now DLC to expand on the experience, but looking at just the base game, finishing the game really leaves you wanting more to do.
Great Gamesheogorath98 | May 22, 2013 | See all sheogorath98's reviews »
I liked it. The stealth was great, and the game play was fluent, but it seemed a bit lacking story wise. There's nothing more satisfying then getting through a mission without getting caught, and it reminds me of the old Thief games, and stays true to the stealth genre.
The "Call of Duty" of stealth gamesExostenza | May 21, 2013 | See all Exostenza's reviews »
This game was fun, but extremely easy even on the hardest setting. It was fairly mindless entertainment and I feel the best way to describe it is "the Call of Duty of stealth games" as it is extremely streamlined for mass consumption. It had just enough to keep me going to the end, but not a game I will ever think about again once the experience is over.
Steampunk meets Victorian era and it's terrific!Pilgrim6 | May 14, 2013 | See all Pilgrim6's reviews »
I am very keen of Steampunk. However fact is that in this genre there isn't a really big selection you choose from. You wouldn't believe me how happy I was when I spotted that my favorite studio was making one such a game, while employing game art director of Half Life 2 (One the best stylized game up to date). I've spent months hoping the game will live up to it's premise. And it did. What I've gotten was one of the most stunningly looking worlds filled with magic, stealth and ... rats!
The main storyline spins around character of Corvo, the Queen's protector who somewhat failed to do his main job, protecting the Queen. If that wasn't enough he is blamed of her death and waits for his death in a dungeon. What changes his life and sets him on the path of revenge is the Outsider. Entity of great powers (god in some manner) who offers him a way. And it's gonna be a very bloody way.
As I've already mentioned, graphics of this game are beautiful but not in a pixel hunting way. The omnipresent magnificent art style of Viktor Antonov is what makes this game so shiny. The gameplay mechanics let you create thousands of possibilities how to dispose of your enemies. While the game encourages you to use stealth but in no way forces you to use it. If weapons and guns weren't enough, you are given a set of magic abilities to spice things up.
You can spend hours just discovering more about the world of Dishonored. One of my favorite activities was just exploring and reading books. Books!
What is quite ironic is the fact that the main story isn't all that great. While it certainly won't bore you, it doesn't bring anything special. Rather ordinary story of revenge in a very extraordinary world. Most of the plot twists are very foreseeable.
Yet even that cannot stain the fact that Dishonored belongs to one of the best games in the last decade.
Good stealth game, great action gamebradysam | May 13, 2013 | See all bradysam's reviews »
Dishonored is a very good game to go through. It's a creative and quite original first rather than an addition to any current game series. It's got a slight Bioshock vibe and a slight Thief vibe whilst managing to be it's own game. Through playing it it feels that stealth is how the game should be played. It's incredibly satisfying using the various tools and techniques available to your character to reach the end of a level without being spotted or killing anyone. However sometimes when playing like this it seems to drag a lot more and feels more like something you should be doing rather than something that you want to be doing. You can completely disregard this though, especially after about half-way through the game and just run through a level killing guard after guard using your powers and weapons to whirl through them not worrying about stealth at all. It's very fun being able to do this but it feels like you shouldn't be able to. There are multiple ways to complete each level and it's fun being able to experiment and see how you can get past each section, but ultimately it feels like there's a right way and there are other ways that you can also complete objectives. Overall though it's definitely worth a play through, especially if you've not played a stealth based game before.
Bethesda has another golden franchise on their handsZinZano | May 10, 2013 | See all ZinZano's reviews »
The game play is absolutely great but the story is not smooth. The combat system feels like a mixture of Skyrim and Deus Ex H R. There are many dilemmas that the player must decide and many hidden places to explore.
The developers struck a PERFECT balance between open-world gameplay and story-driven gameplay, and allows the player to make use of the environment like I've never seen in any game.
Whether Bethesda decides to make a sequel to this or leave it as a stand-alone game, I will be happy either way. I can't wait to play the DLC!
Excellent gamebritishlad | May 8, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
Excellent game - Here's my basic review: Pros Gameplay is excellent whether you want to stealth it or murder everyone in sight The graphics and art style look simply stunning Music and voice acting is wonderful Cons The game can be quite buggy and for me it crashed a couple of times If you are trying to achieve zero kills for the whole game it can be VERY hard It's frustating that the game wants you to go the stealth (to get the good ending) which is annoying the combat,kills and asassins are very satisfying Excellent game
Decent gameymk0307 | May 6, 2013 | See all ymk0307's reviews »
This game is one of the shorter ones but its a solid experience and worth the money to buy. There are different pathways to solve a quest which is the best thing for me in a game where I dont like linear pathway games which is so boring. overall this game I would recommend to try for anyone, and for people who might not have liked stealth games before.
A must buyDarkTanner2 | May 6, 2013 | See all DarkTanner2's reviews »
Dishonored is by far the best game Arkane studio ever released. It offers much more than the usual "stealth" games. This is not a game where you get 3 choices for a mission. The choices being stealth, negociation, and force. Here you will get 8 or more choices. You can mix them up, you can do go everywhere, no part of the map is closed to you because you chose to go the bloody way. The areas are completly open (even though there are loadings between each, which are VERY short, around 1 second for me between each area), and you can sneak everywhere looking for the best ways, instead of being pointed to one direction by the level design.
The game really let's you play. Once you are dropped in a map, it's up to you to do anything you want. And it is SO satisfying.
The setting is absolutly incredible. The world is believable, and so well crafted. The graphics won't win a polygon count, but they are just beautiful. Ignore the people saying the texture are low res. It is not true. They just "seem" that way because of the "water painting" style the artists chose. Proof can be seen all over the map, writtings on walls and billboards can be read very clearly, if the textures was low res, it would not be possible.
The voice acting is excellent, and NPCs will interact between each other when close. For exemple, I was about to kill one guard by jumping on top of him, when he started to chat with a maid, I got curious and waited to see what it was about, at the end of the little chat the guard said with a sigh "Is this what it's going to be like when we are married?". This were 2 randoms NPCs in a house, not important quest related NPCs, and suddently, they became "more real". And I couldn't kill him. Another favorite of mine, is when guard patrols and they whistle lullabies our mother would sing us when we were babies. It adds to the setting, and the feeling of despair. Everyone is afraid, everyone is at risk, and so when they whistle to relieve their mind, they go back to a happier time, when their mothers used to sing for them... Just beautiful.
Finally Finished DishonoredVolff | May 4, 2013 | See all Volff's reviews »
Well it toke a while but i finally managed to finish Dishonored, and what a satisfying ride. First of all, those who have seen the screenshots, yes there are Thief vibes all over but where Thief relied on a semi-realistic gameplay, Dishonored uses Possession and "Blink" teleporting to help the main character get by. I might say Hitman is a better comparison - You are thrown into a level with a couple of objectives and then it's up to you as the player to pick and proceed with the chosen path. It makes for great entertainment where the player thinks of another way to accomplish the objectives and makes you play around with the different choices and narratives. I have unfortunately not read as much as I wanted, of the ingame materials. though I managed to get an idea through books and recordings, that it's quite comprehensive.
Beautiful baby of Deus Ex: HR and BioshockTCass29 | May 4, 2013 | See all TCass29's reviews »
This game uses a semi-realistic art style that fits this brilliant stealth or murder-everyone-who-breathes game. Dishonored has a really good story, amazing mechanics, mind-blowing level design, and great replayability value. There are tons of trophies that reward playing and killing nobody or playing and not being seen by anybody, but you'll also want to play through it a second time to see how the bits of story that change play out in the other direction. It's a great game that will hook you and never let go.
Best Stealth of the last three yearsespeditow | May 1, 2013 | See all espeditow's reviews »
In the skin of a wronged, seek (and find ^ ^) revenge and justice, with a soundtrack + ambiance perfect game can hold you for 20hrs or more of gameplay, making you feel the protagonist in the best style Bioshock, I particularly enjoyed all elements of the game was a long time since Splinter Cell Conviction I did not play as a stealth fod @ how this is so it is a great game for anyone who wants to hold the plot and lose a little patience with some tactics.