Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2 – the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by Arkane Studios. Play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide.
Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2 – the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by Arkane Studios. Play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide. Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or the royal protector, Corvo Attano? Will you make your way through the game unseen, make full use of its brutal combat system, or use a blend of both? How will you combine your character’s unique set of powers, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies? The story responds to your choices, leading to intriguing outcomes, as you play through each of the game’s hand-crafted missions.
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Trusted Reviews - "Dishonored 2 takes it a step further and delivers one of the most rewarding experiences I've had in Gaming."
PCGamer - "If you ever thought ‘they don’t make them like they used to’ during the triple-A funk of the mid-noughties, then Dishonored was a reassuring return to form. Dishonored getting a proper sequel takes that further. It suggests that you can stop thinking about how they used to make them, and start getting excited about how they make them now."
BitGamer - "Regardless, there's an unmistakable feeling of quality to certain games, and Dishonored 2 has it."
We've been praying for a follow up to Dishonored ever since we first set foot in Dunwall, and the announcement of Dishonored 2 earlier this year has us all kinds of excited.
E3 raised a whole bunch of questions and tantalising possibilities. The fact that Emily Kaldwin is playable has us very intrigued, and from the looks of things, she's picked up some seriously cool powers from the Outsider too!
Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the events of the first game, with a usurper having seized the throne from Emily, and the player charged with restoring her to power by playing either as Emily herself or returning masked hero, Corvo Attano. The game will take players beyond Dunwall to Karnaca – a coastal city where the fate of the Empire will decided.
Dishonored 2 looks bold, brutal, and beautiful, and it looks like Arkane are brimming with brilliant ideas for this sequel.
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Aspects: (Awful/Bad/Fair/Good/Great/Fantastic) - Tutorial = Good - Graphics = Good (maybe better if you appreciate that art style) - Sound & Music = Fair - Optimization = Bad - Narrative = Good - Control and gameplay = Good (Corvo was easier to use) - Replayability = Great - Overall Fun = Good The first Dishonored was a great title, but despite its sequel being a decent one, it's not as good as the first. The optimization is still pretty bad, though I didn't have the major frame drops many others had/have so it wasn't too much of an issue on my end. Emily is an interesting character to play, but her powers compared to that of Corvo's make her a less appealing character for another playthrough. Some nice changes to combat, the story ties in well with the previous game, most of the characters are average and its locations are great. Overall, Dishonored 2 is a good game and a decent sequel that I'm glad we got. It's one that I'm sure to go back to one day in the future, even if it is just to mess around with the powers and explore the unique world Dishonored presents.
Dishonored 2 is a good game but sufferers for several flaws. I'm most disappointed by the plot. However the creators make up for this, by the phenomenal convention and the almost perfectly created game world, where complex and inventive locations seems to suggest to the player to let loose and let it become a playground for a cold-blooded assassin.
I had love/hate relationship with Dishonored - on one hand I wanted to love it, because there was not enough Thief or good stealth games in general in my life, and gameplay was good. Hated, because of how easy and incredibly short it was. Thankfuly, they fixed lenght with 2 good DLC, which felt like another game. Only thing really weak was the story, which was pretty non-existent with no surprises and only thing interesting was lore. Now, after 4 years, we get Dishonored 2 and I wanted to love it. I tried. Horrible engine and performance aside, the story is even worse, because it is more of the same, but not only that, but for the first half of the game it doesn't feel like a sequel or new game at all, more like DLC for the first game. It is longer and maps are slightly bigger, but it feels dead inside. It is fine, just not for this price. Wait for at least -60% off, then it will be worth it.
Dishonored 2 rises above its predessor, to be one of the best stealth games of this generation. The story in the game is quite fantastic. Not many games do dual protagonist characters well but I'm glad to say that this game is one of them. From a gameplay perspective, Corvo and Emily are quite different to play as which adds massive replay value to the game. The level design is absolutely superb. The clockwork mansion is one of the best made levels I have ever played. From a performance point of view things begin to dip a little bit. While the graphics are reasonably good I wouldn't call them groundbreaking, but the performance sure is. On an OC 980 ti I'm struggling to hit 60fps at 1440p on any settings. Despite the technical issues, Dishonored 2 comes together to be a great stealth game to add to anyone's library
Dishonored 2 is great. I (personally) think that this takes the idea of "play how you want to play" as far as Arkane possibly could with what they had. This game is littered in choice. Everything you do in this game is not as linear as it might seem. If you remember Dishonored, this game has essentially the same style of gameplay, just with a few different abilities (or no abilities, if you choose to go down that path). You can then upgrade those abilities through collecting runes within levels. The combat in the game is pretty satisfying, but maybe a little too easy, at some points there's no real reason to play stealth, but I guess that could be interpreted as the game encouraging players to change play styles to suit different contexts. The story is a just as interesting than the previous game, it's really just an excuse to keep you playing. You can either play as Corvo or Emily this time however, meaning to get the full experience you have to complete the 15 hour main story campaign twice, bringing the total gameplay time to around 30 hours. The graphics in this game are ok, I had to play on its lowest possible settings because holy moly is it graphically demanding. It seems that the Void Engine (a fork of id Tech 5) is not very friendly to lower end hardware. It seems Arkane chose to use some expensive post processing effects (even on its lowest settings) which did hurt performance for me quite a bit. Although to be fair my setup is just under the minimum requirements. Overall I like this game, in most areas it is an improvement on the original, however its just a shame I can barely run it on my low end computer.
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