Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 15, 2013
    89
    If you want to find out how well you've mastered Dishonored's stealth, combat, and mobility then consider Dunwall City Trials your crucible.
  2. Jan 17, 2013
    80
    The four or five challenges that click are easily worth the DLC's reasonable price. However, this DLC feels similar to the time trials in Mirror's Edge. Even though it's quality content it simply may not be what you want or expect. However, at such a price, I encourage you to jump in and find out for yourself.
  3. Feb 9, 2013
    73
    Leaderboards give the pack significant replay value. [March 2013, p.81]
  4. Jan 31, 2013
    70
    As a whole, the Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials DLC pack is fairly good. There's balance in the number and variety of events, and while there are some challenges that fare much better than others, there's more good than bad here.
  5. Dec 12, 2012
    70
    Taking a "glass half full" approach, you could say that this rather unwieldy spread of mini-games and challenges offers something for everyone, regardless of your style of play. Alternatively, you could bemoan the way that the game's strongest elements are the ones reduced to a couple of trials, and that these are the best ones with the most replay value.
  6. Jan 5, 2013
    69
    At its best when it's closest to recreating the feel of Dishonored, but it's not always at its best.
  7. Dec 18, 2012
    65
    These challenges fall into four different mission types: stealth, combat, mobility, and puzzle. Some are a lot of fun, but some are just time-wasters. For $5, the value is here, but this isn't the Dishonored DLC that fans really wanted.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    2
    This DLC is an insult to the game. I cannot believe the devs remotely thought this would be fun. Almost all the challenges (to get 3 stars)This DLC is an insult to the game. I cannot believe the devs remotely thought this would be fun. Almost all the challenges (to get 3 stars) and achievements are luck based. Read the forums and everybody (I mean everybody) is complaining. When devs think luck should trump skill there is something very wrong.

    The trials sound like a good idea and the challenges themselves seem reasonable. But in order to get 3 stars you have to do stupid stuff like not use any powers (which completely defeats the purpose of implementing them in the game) and a lot depends upon luck.

    Example 1 to get an achievement you have to survive 12 waves of enemies. During each wave you have to kill each enemy yourself. In a wave there are different factions that will try to kill each other. If any enemy kills another you have to start over. You start out with no powers and almost no ammo. Tallboys get thrown in at the end. Irrelevant of your skill a simple random spawning of 2 enemies next to each other ruins your chance of the achievement. Good luck.

    Example 2 You have to kill a target without being spotted. To get 3 stars you have to do so in under 3 minutes, using no powers, knocking no one out and only finding 3 clues. The target is random each time and the clues randomly appear in the area. A specific area has 4 people in it at all times. If you're spotted you lose. Luck determines where the clues spawn such that you might not even get to them. Even if you get 3 clues it still doesn't uniquely identify the target so you have to take a guess as to who it might be.

    The list goes on. Why devs thought this would be fun is beyond me. It is an insult to an otherwise great game. Did anybody even bother to playtest this before they released it? Can any of the devs actually beat their own DLC reliably? I doubt it.
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  2. Oct 6, 2013
    6
    Dunwall City Trials tests the players skills pretty well, but it loses what made the original dishonored so great: The world. For DLC namedDunwall City Trials tests the players skills pretty well, but it loses what made the original dishonored so great: The world. For DLC named after the city, none of the atmosphere, creepiness or immersion of Dunwall appear, and it will put off many players for that reason. for those after a challenge mode without any notion of story Full Review »