Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 22, 2013
    The Knife of Dunwall ends with an interesting choice (and foreshadows the next planned downloadable chapter in Daud's story), but the real payoff of this DLC is how it takes the cocktail of discovery, exploration, and combat that made Dishonored so delicious, and adds an engaging twist.
  2. Apr 22, 2013
    The Knife of Dunwall grabs hold of one of Dishonored’s more provocative threads and handles it with impressive respect and grace. In a perfect world this would lead countless one-off stories indulging in Dishonored’s intricate universe, but as a single piece of content its best viewed as a glimpse of its lingering potential. The Knife of Dunwall keeps Dishonored’s spirit right place, it’s just not finished yet.
  3. Arkane Studios' biggest achievement is that it has created three exciting and fun to play chapters that would have fitted perfectly in the original game's campaign. [May 2013, p.96]
  4. Apr 18, 2013
    I still enjoyed it from start to finish, thanks to the excellent gameplay and visual design, but it's disappointing that there isn't more urgency in the storytelling.
  5. Apr 24, 2013
    The Knife of Dunwall is a good, solid DLC, that strives to give you more of what made the main game something special. This only serves to show that Arkane can trust in the base mechanics they thought up for Dishonored. It's just a shame it only really gets going soon before the credits roll, so make sure you're prepared to pay up for a follow up to this.
  6. May 20, 2013
    This all adds up to a mixed bag of a conclusion. The quality of the action, the design of the maps and the addition of novelties for Daud is top-notch and deserves credit. Arkane themselves earn great respect for supporting the title with narrative-based DLC ensuring fans are sated. But in so doing they perhaps dilute what’s gone before.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 16, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall is a very cool game but it is a very good combat system is so designed that all the missions are designed so that there are plans to go without a single murder or play it in full stealth game so to kill absolutely all opponents without anyone knowing there are many hidden things and many other options to take the game's missions also very cool if you just attack and kill all opponents Full Review »
  2. Feb 21, 2014
    This is an amazing new adventure playing as Daud. I love the new powers and gadgets. The new enemies are interesting, and it was great seeing new areas of Dunwall. I loved how the playable character has dialogue. Full Review »
  3. Apr 26, 2013
    Great DLC, a must for anybody who enjoyed Dishonored. If you did, you'll love this, it's more of the same, but still refreshingly original, kept up by new powers, gear, and a somewhat interesting story that I thought could have been a bit better, but one that that I hope will bet fleshed out a bit more in Brigmore Witches. However, I still gave it a 10 because it's got fantastic gameplay, and absolutely amazing level design and atmosphere, especially in the 1st level where you get to experience the disturbing brutality of the whale slaughterhouse. Plus Daud is a badass :D Obviously, if you didn't enjoy Dishonored, don't buy this. Some people bought this expecting it to be different from Dishonored for some reason, and went to rage about that in some of the other reviews. All in all, a great piece of DLC, looking forward to the next one. Full Review »