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  • Summary: Dishonored 2 takes your protagonist, Corvo Attano or Emily Kaldwin, to the coastal city of Karnaca where the choices you make will have significant impact on the world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 12, 2016
    100
    An excellent sequel, whose mistakes are forgiven thanks to the fantastic level design and pure enjoyment of playing. A masterpiece? Not quite. But it is not too far from it. [Issue #269]
  2. Nov 14, 2016
    93
    There's so much to explore, to experience, that I think it's essential playing — despite the slightly disappointing stealth.
  3. Just like its predecessor, Dishonored 2 is another masterpiece. It has a great atmosphere, hundreds of different gameplay mechanics, a gorgeous presentation and therefore a flawless mainline.
  4. Jan 1, 2017
    90
    Weak story notwithstanding, Arkane Studios has again delivered a truly excellent stealth action game. [Issue#258, p.53]
  5. Nov 21, 2016
    85
    It may feel like just more Dishonored, but Arkane have improved everything they could’ve and made a truly satisfying sequel. We just hope it’s not the last.
  6. Nov 19, 2016
    82
    I have noticed considerable framerate inconsistencies when trying to get around a level quickly or when using the spyglass to zoom. I feel as though I should mention these issues, but they didn’t detract from my experience of the game. I’m still in love with the level design and I still think the ability system favors the use of one or two abilities.
  7. Nov 16, 2016
    60
    Dishonored 2 is a fantastic game. It may, in fact, be the best game you really shouldn’t risk buying right now, because right now it’s a technical mess. Yes, I hope a patch comes out soon which fixes a lot of these issues – but yes, I’m also worried that a lot of this is baked into the new Void Engine, and if that’s the case… well, this might be something to look into in a year or two. I’ll keep you updated, but for now, a definite “buyer beware” on an otherwise phenomenal game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 120
  2. Negative: 40 out of 120
  1. Nov 10, 2016
    10
    Release bugs aside, this game is gorgeous, visually, thematically, and viscerally. Somehow an upgrade in every way from the perfection thatRelease bugs aside, this game is gorgeous, visually, thematically, and viscerally. Somehow an upgrade in every way from the perfection that was the first game. Lives up to and surpasses all hype. I'm really not sure what else to do or say besides give it a perfect 10. W-o-w. Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    Yes, the game is more taxing than others from Bethesda. But don't get crazy - I could enjoy it with a 970. Now down to the point: this game isYes, the game is more taxing than others from Bethesda. But don't get crazy - I could enjoy it with a 970. Now down to the point: this game is a labour of love from one of the very best game studio around the world. The art is breath taking, with mind blowing designs, render, and mad amount of skills pouring from every pixel. The level design is totally insane. Each level, even more than in the first game, is a show of gameplay twists build upon cool ideas and a powerful engine. Sound and music are wonderful, and the world itself is probably the best world creation at least in visual entertainment from the last decade. If you love gaming - and especially first person games - but don't play that one you'll be missing one of the most amazing creation in the field.
    Also the game is very generous. My first run lasted 37 hours. And I am positive I'll play it at least a second time. Then if you go for the full ghost run, you're in for even more hours of fun.
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  3. Nov 15, 2016
    9
    It's obviously flawed on PC, but it's not quite that important when the gameplay is so superb. It builds up from the first game, so you canIt's obviously flawed on PC, but it's not quite that important when the gameplay is so superb. It builds up from the first game, so you can expect the same core mechanics and outstanding stealth action. It might not bring in a big amount of new things, but I expected a similar game anyway, so it is totally fine with me.

    The story is also fantastic and I love the new abilities for Emily, despite their similarities with Corvo's. All in all, it was a super fun playthrough and I can't wait to play it again,
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  4. Aug 25, 2017
    7
    A genuinely enjoyable successor to DIshonored, if not quite as captivating, however the poor state in which it was originally launched and inA genuinely enjoyable successor to DIshonored, if not quite as captivating, however the poor state in which it was originally launched and in which it remained for over a month can't be ignored. The artwork is quite good and the story and gameplay are decent, though not quite as engaging as the first Dishonored, but combined with the relatively short playthrough time and underwhelming ending these can't make up for the sorry state of the game's initial release. Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2018
    6
    All the individual story elements felt like badly composed episodes of a procedural TV show, w/o even having the benefit of the overallAll the individual story elements felt like badly composed episodes of a procedural TV show, w/o even having the benefit of the overall narrative to pull everything together. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2016
    2
    The original game felt small and oppressive, but this sequel is vast, sprawling, and lacking that essential dystopian feel of the original.The original game felt small and oppressive, but this sequel is vast, sprawling, and lacking that essential dystopian feel of the original. The VO and script seems exceptionally weak. I could probably overlook these complaints if I could get over 18fps in open environments.

    But I cant.

    So no.
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  7. Oct 15, 2017
    0
    Unplayable because of constant crashes after the tutorial.
    How can it be this buggy so long after release?
    I have an AMD R9 390. Think hard
    Unplayable because of constant crashes after the tutorial.
    How can it be this buggy so long after release?
    I have an AMD R9 390. Think hard before you buy this with an AMD card.
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