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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
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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.
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.