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  • Summary: In The Knife of Dunwall, assume the role of Daud, the 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 begin 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. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. May 10, 2013
    90
    The Knife of Dunwall is the kind of DLC a game like Dishonored deserves.
  2. 90
    Knife of Dunwall sharpens Dishonored’s storytelling and combat in one slice.
  3. May 2, 2013
    85
    Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall is an example of how to do story-based DLC correctly.
  4. 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.
  5. Apr 22, 2013
    80
    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.
  6. Apr 23, 2013
    75
    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.
  7. Apr 25, 2013
    60
    '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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 21, 2013
    10
    Good value for money for anybody who really liked Dishonored. I'm giving it a 10, for 800 MSP this DLC gives you more than enough content, brand new missions constructed with a completely new story that's intriguing, modified skills and weapons that change the game play, and achievements that keep the DLC's replay value at a minimum of 2 playthroughs. Expand
  2. Apr 16, 2013
    10
    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. Expand
  3. May 24, 2013
    10
    I know many people tend to throw poop towards DLC these days because they often are overpriced, lack substantial content, provide meaningless customizations of vanity, or are just dreadful overall. Everything in my review is suited for me. I gave this a 10/10 not because I think it is perfect, but because metacritic doesn't let you rate 9.5

    Knife of Dunwall's gameplay is the same as Dishonored just with a few new neat tricks, that being said, don't expect much. Overall the plot line is interesting, and allows you to make moral decisions, just as shown in the original game.

    My problems with this DLC: it is only 3 missions, you can play this amazing game over and over, but when your stuck circle jerking yourself trying to find the moral hazards of your decisions, it is terrible that we have to see the same environments over and over
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  4. Apr 17, 2013
    10
    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. Expand
  5. May 7, 2013
    8
    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 Expand