Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. May 10, 2013
    The Knife of Dunwall is the kind of DLC a game like Dishonored deserves.
  2. Apr 26, 2013
    Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall is the best kind of DLC; it augments the original story but doesn't feel like it was removed from it to make a cheap dollar.
  3. 90
    Knife of Dunwall sharpens Dishonored’s storytelling and combat in one slice.
  4. May 30, 2013
    Two brilliant, experimentation-filled missions. A shame it loses it toward the end. [July 2013, p.75]
  5. May 2, 2013
    Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall is an example of how to do story-based DLC correctly.
  6. Apr 22, 2013
    The Knife of Dunwall changes protagonists with panache, delivering a compelling new chapter in the Dishonored saga.
  7. Jul 2, 2013
    The Knife of Dunwall can be finished quickly, in a couple of hours, but this isn’t how Dishonored is intended to be experienced. Players who take their time and thoroughly investigate each location will find over six hours of enchanting gameplay to sink their blade into.
  8. 80
    The Knife of Dunwall takes an already great game and pushes it in an unexpected direction – playing as the bad guy. Although the story is a little spotty, the sense of openness and discovery are refreshing, especially in what is largely a linear experience.
  9. This is an add-on pack in the truest sense of the term, giving you a large heaping second-helping of what you experienced before.
  10. Apr 22, 2013
    A finely crafted DLC that delivers more of the same great gameplay of the original title with some interesting new mechanics and gadgets thrown into the mix.
  11. Apr 19, 2013
    A very impressive new slice of Dishonored. With Daud's story left on a cliffhanger, we hope Arkane keeps up this form with the next installment.
  12. 80
    If there's anything that vanilla Dishonored could have offered more of, it's Dunwall. With two new locations - a stinking whale slaughterhouse, and an area called the legal district - you get some excellent new places to see, so it's disappointing to retread ground in the final mission.
  13. Apr 18, 2013
    A subtly tweaked and well fleshed out return to the dirty streets of Dunwall, and its handful of shortcomings and taste for blood over stealth are never really enough to stop it from being essential.
  14. Apr 23, 2013
    For fans of Dishonored, Knife of Dunwall does not disappoint. And for those less infatuated than I, the Daud DLC may offer a promising look at the series’ potential. Unfortunately, Knife of Dunwall’s across-the-board improvements are incremental at best.
  15. Apr 18, 2013
    The mission design in The Knife of Dunwall is more functional than inspired: there is no Lady Boyle’s Last Party-style mission here, or a trek across a towering bridge, but the freedom in gameplay is still as refreshing now as it was when Dishonored was first released.
  16. May 29, 2013
    This DLC offers more of what made Dishonored great, though it focuses on action over stealth and tells a weak story.
  17. May 6, 2013
    Knife of Dunwall is relatively short, has a story that makes no sense, makes no attempt at explaining basic plot points, and features gameplay that seems strangely lackluster relative to last October’s Dishonored. If Daud killed videogames, Knife of Dunwall would be on his hit-list.
  18. Apr 18, 2013
    There are too few surprises when it comes to the story and Daud is a disappointingly blunt instrument, but a return to Dunwall is welcome no matter who’s conducting the tour.
  19. Apr 25, 2013
    'The Knife of Dunwall' isn't a bad piece of downloadable content, and is in fact good value for money if you're into collecting everything or playing higher difficulty levels. It's fun at times for the same reasons the main game was.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 16, 2013
    The Knife of Dunwall is the epitome of what a DLC should be. It brings a classic new story to an already near perfect game by adding new levels, new gadgets, and a unique take on the villains of Dunwall in an experience that runs parallel to the first adventure. Full Review »
  2. Apr 17, 2013
    Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall was a perfect DLC. As it said it gave us 3 new levels, all of which longer than those of the regular campaign. If you loved the original game, you'll love this. It's a 10/10 for sure. I don't even understand how these ratings are this low. Full Review »
  3. May 7, 2013
    The new Dishonored dlc is here! Dishonored being one of my favourite games of 2012. So is the dlc worth getting or pasting? Well I can say that this is a really good dlc for fans of dishonored. You play as Duad, the man who really ruined Corvo's life Corvo's the chractor you play as in the Dishonored campaign). We got new locations that are not in the Dishoned campaign. Instead of summon rats, we got a power called summon an assassin witch will help you in combat, witch is a nice small change. Your actions still means if you get up to two outcomes witch makes this dlc have replay value. One thing I didn't like was how their were only three missions in total and one of those missions were short, witch means if you don't replay the dlc you may have bought a realy good, overpriced dlc. Overall really good dlc with replay value and worth getting with some money. Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall 8.2/10 Full Review »