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"It's a rare delight to play a game with such consistency of vision, its art design, level architecture, rulesets, storylines and writing all working in lockstep." - edge-online.com
"It's a rare game that feels so compulsively replayable, but Dishonored is such a game. The compelling abilities, the bold artistic design, the colorful characters, and above all, the freedom of choice--these are the things that mark Dishonored as one of the truly remarkable games of this year." - Gamespot.com
Revenge Solves Everything™
Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. Regardless of your actions, the outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.
Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange technology and otherworldly mysticism coexist in the shadows. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with neo-industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.
Improvise and Innovate
Approach each assassination with your own style of play. Use shadow and sound to your advantage to make your way silently through levels unseen by foes, or attack enemies head-on as they respond to your aggressiveness. The flexible combat system allows you to creatively combine your abilities, supernatural powers and gadgets as you make your way through the levels and dispatch your targets. Improvise and innovate to define your play style.
Action with Meaning
The world of Dishonored reacts to how you play. Move like a ghost and resist corruption, or show no mercy and leave a path of destruction in your wake. Decide your approach for each mission, and the outcomes will change as a result.
Teleport for stealth approaches, possess any living creature, or stop time itself to orchestrate unearthly executions! Combining your suite of supernatural abilities and weapons opens up even more ways to overcome obstacles and eliminate targets. The game’s upgrade system allows for the mastery of deadly new abilities and devious gadgets.
A City Unlike Any Other
Enter an original world envisioned by Half-Life 2 art director Viktor Antonov. Arkane and Bethesda bring you a world where industry and mysticism collide, creating an atmosphere thick with intrigue. The world is yours to discover.
Impressive even for todaygarocco | Feb. 7, 2015 | See all garocco's reviews »
In "Dishonored" you are Corvo Attano, bodyguard of the Empress of Dunwall, wrongly accused of the murder of the regent. To clear his name, Crow joins a group of noble conspirators and you can decide how it will be revenge: subtle or bloody, just or ruthless. What surprised me most was also the freedom of action offered, which can choose to direct combat, cold murder, clever use of magical powers or face the challenge to be extremely stealthy, through the whole adventure virtually unseen. The game blends technology and magic in a visual era industrial / Victorian era. The characters are stylized, but by no means are less interesting. In the game you can adopt different approaches and paths, it will be more or less stealthy and / or lethal. The graphics are very good and although the game is a bit old surprises even today, the controls also respond very well leaving more fluid gameplay. Recommend for who enjoy games "Stealth" for surely will yield several hours of fun.
Stealth gameplay from a new perspectiveMadDemon64 | Jan. 6, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Dishonored is a stealth game set in a unique world made up of magic and steampunk technology. You will have to sneak your way past enemies to your targets who are yours to do with as you please. In fact your enemies are yours to do with as you please, so long as you don’t go charging in guns blazing.
Dishonored uses a first person perspective that forces you to constantly be looking around and be aware of your surroundings, and you must use your weapons and magic to traverse them safely. You have various options at your disposal. You can sneak quietly, teleporting every now and then and possessing the odd rat to remain undetected, or you can gain a vantage point and lay traps for your opponents and let them blow themselves up in a blind panic. How you dispose of them or even if you dispose of them at all, is up to you, just so long as you remember that your actions have consequences that influence the ending.
There are very few games that focus on stealth and restrict you to a first person perspective, but Dishonored is not only a game that does it, but a game that does it right.
Bethesda's Version of Bioshock But with Stealthmikenotcaptain | Dec. 5, 2014 | See all mikenotcaptain's reviews »
I can honestly say that this was my least favorite game that I have beaten this year. With that said, it was a solid game. It had to force myself to finish it though. Dishonored had its moments of fun, but they were far and too few. The games plot revolves around a conspiracy that basically pins you, Corvo, as the enemy of the state. You spend the rest of the game working for a loyalist group bent on revenge toward those who set the conspiracy. With each mission you have the choice of killing the threat or taking "other necessary means" to get what you want. Playing the game as the hero, I always took to the "other means" and knocked people out instead of killing. This was not fulfilling because by the end of the game I still killed enough people to warrant a negative outcome. This is what frustrated me the most about the game. I spent a bunch of time trying to knock people out and hide bodies when I could have easily killed them and still end up with the same outcome at the end of the game. Other then this, the game had great mechanics and a dark and cool setting. The voice acting was sub par though. It was overall a decent game, but would jump at suggesting other games to play compared to this one.
One of the more unique games out therevipe_1 | Dec. 2, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
Arkane has done a great thing with Dishonored. They managed to make a brand new IP, with a new and unique world, that feels very interesting and different than your typical game today.
The city of Dunwall, and it's surrounding lands, have a style all their own. The game looks great, but isn't a high fidelity graphic powerhouse like Crysis. Instead, it has style that gives it a sort of "painted" look. Details are fantastic, and the game manages to drop you right into everything without confusing the player or making the game feel inaccessible.
Dishonored has a familiar, yet satisfying story of revenge and redemption to tell you. Traveling through Dunwall, with the ability to choose destruction or stealth allows for a wide range of tactics to suit your playing style. The available weapons and powers are cool, but can combine to do some terrific things.
In the end, Dishonored may not be a true "stealth" game like the Thief series, but manages to be the best stealth based AAA title in a long time. Completing the game as a "ghost" without being seen or causing damage is a cool concept that is challenging to pull off.
Dishonored is well worth the time, and may just be a great gateway to the stealth genre for newcomers.
Not the best, but definitely very goodajoshi | Nov. 28, 2014 | See all ajoshi's reviews »
Conspiracy, dark magic, glowing whale oil, time stopping, strange devil-like beings, possessing rats, making people commit suicide, teleportation, crossbows, evil piranha-like fish, annoying princesses, this game has em all. I personally thought that the plot was a bit predictable, especially if you read all the in-game text, but it did keep me engaged. It was however, far too short- I generally take forever to finish games, and I was done with this in a weekend. However, that weekend was one fun ride.
I like games where I can skulk around in the shadows waiting for the perfect moment to kill. This game definitely allowed for that. Sometimes I also like to go in and kill everything that moves while making as much noise as I want. Once more, this games lets me do that. From what I understand, one can also play a mostly nonviolent playthrough. I have never tried that, but to each their own. The ability to wield two weapons (sword+your other weapon) at once is really nice, as is the whole 'powers' deal. I definitely had fun listening to the thoughts of people in the game.
tl;dr: Would I recommend it for 5 bucks as it is right now? Yes.