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  • Summary: In The Knife of Dunwall you take on the role of Daud, the legendary assassin who killed the Empress, and access his weapons, gadgets, allies and supernatural abilities. After assassinating the Empress, and forever changing the fate of Dunwall, you embark on a search for redemption. The Outsider reveals the key to your atonement, but who-or what-is Delilah? Accompanied by the Whalers, your loyal band of mercenary assassins, your search will take you through never-before-seen districts of Dunwall as you face off against new and terrible foes. Employ a unique arsenal of new weapons and powers that enhance Dishonored's dynamic combat, mobility and stealth systems. In the struggle to hang onto the last shred of your humanity, the choices you make will ultimately determine your fate. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 22, 2013
    85
    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
    84
    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
    75
    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
    70
    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
    60
    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.
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  1. Feb 21, 2014
    10
    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. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2013
    10
    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. Expand
  3. Dec 26, 2013
    9
    Very good. I think this is a MUST DLC if you played and liked Dishonoured and I don't usually say that about DLC.

    Excellent setting and
    story, but you really need to play the 'witches' DLC after this one they are like parts 1 and 2 of the same story.

    Good overall gameplay. Interesting, long and varied missions. Enemy AI is a bit dull stay hidden long enough and surviving enemy return to their routine, rather than hunt you down but no more so than most other stealth games.

    Combat is quite deadly for you, so sneaking is really worthwhile most 'bosses' are significant threats in face to face combat, but far easier to overcome with some serious stealth.

    The graphics are a bit cartoony (like borderlands or amalur), but thats easy to get used to.
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  4. May 18, 2013
    8
    The Knife of Dunwall is an amazing peace of fun put into Dishonored. It's story is interesting and mysterious as you play as a legendary assassin named Daud. You will go through 3 levels, each with a lot of replay-ability and decision making. But remember that every single choice you make will determine the final outcome. Combat is just as amazing and fun. With new gadgets, cooler assassinations and enemies. Overall if you liked Dishonored i suggest you go get this. You will surly replay this more than once. Expand
  5. Jun 25, 2013
    8
    It's a great game. The story is average for a DLC, the gameplay is great (just like Dishonored), and overall, you will be impressed by its visuals and number of weapons you can use. Expand
  6. Jun 7, 2013
    8
    This DLC is almost perfect, its 3-4hrs of gameplay with a lot of replayability, but like I said, its "almost", I was expecting (-S-P-O-L-I-E-R-S-).......... That they explained how Daud got his powers, job and things like that, a "spinoff prequel", but they gave us a new storyline that was kinda meeeeh. And I was also expecting to use Dauds powers as Corvos in the main storyline. Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2013
    7
    A fun experience, but lacking a proper story!
    Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall DLC pack i a fun add on but the story is a bit boring. You
    play as the assassin who killed the empress, Daud. In the story you see the story from Dauds side 6 months after the killing of the empress, he is regretting his actions. There are new and old but improved skills at your disposal. I won't spoil anything for you! It's a fun add on and if you want to go deeper into the Dishonored universe you should buy it. Expand

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