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  • Summary: Take on the role of Billie Lurk (aka Megan Foster), once one of Dunwall's most notorious killers-for-hire. Reunited with your old mentor, the legendary assassin Daud, you undertake the greatest assassination ever conceived: killing the Outsider, a god-like figure whom Billie and Daud see asTake on the role of Billie Lurk (aka Megan Foster), once one of Dunwall's most notorious killers-for-hire. Reunited with your old mentor, the legendary assassin Daud, you undertake the greatest assassination ever conceived: killing the Outsider, a god-like figure whom Billie and Daud see as instrumental to some of the Empire's most dishonorable moments. As you venture deep into the grimiest corners of Karnaca to uncover the mystery of the Outsider and his origins, you will face deadly opposition, ancient powers, and difficult decisions that will forever change the world around you. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 15, 2017
    90
    Dishonored: Death of the Outsider captures everything that’s great about Arkane’s assassination series, while also showing that it can still surprise. Smart tweaks improve the core gameplay and, if you’re worried about having fewer powers to play with, you can always go back through it with Corvo’s moveset when you’re done. As far as mission quality goes, it peaks in the middle - the fourth mission has us revisit a location from Dishonored 2, albeit slightly reworked, and the final mission feels much more linear than what’s come before. Still, it all leads to a satisfying conclusion that neatly ties up every plot strand that’s been hanging since that political assassination, whoever you decide is responsible.
  2. Sep 15, 2017
    87
    Death of the Outsider doesn't offer a better story than Dishonored 2, but more freedom in terms of gameplay creates better entertainment.
  3. Oct 1, 2017
    85
    It lightens up on the story consequences from your actions and allows a much more liberated approach to your gameplay in which I found myself gleefully slaughtering guards more than creeping around corners.
  4. Oct 18, 2017
    82
    With its weak main characters the class and storytelling depth of Dishonored 2 is out of reach for Death of the Outsider. Having said that, you definitely can look forward to a suspenseful and stealthy return to Karnaca.
  5. Oct 9, 2017
    80
    ​Death of the Outsider is a good DLC: it has the same, excellent gameplay of the series but it lacks real new features.​
  6. Sep 18, 2017
    80
    Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider is a solid, inventive, yet somewhat subdued capper to the stories from the previous Dishonored games. While the smaller scope can be felt throughout, the approach to allowing players to express themselves as a master assassin is just as strong as ever. It's uncertain where the series can go from here, but this stand-alone release proves that Dishonored is still a remarkably designed stealth-action game with much potential, that offers players the chance to be creative in ways they'd least expect.
  7. 60
    For an expansion that took nearly an entire year to arrive and priced at a premium, Death of the Outsider fails to deliver.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 44
  2. Negative: 7 out of 44
  1. Sep 18, 2017
    10
    A very satisfying DLC. A few memorable levels with interesting problem-solving choices, new and simplified magical powers to play around with,A very satisfying DLC. A few memorable levels with interesting problem-solving choices, new and simplified magical powers to play around with, and a fun deep-dive into the occult underbelly of the fictional world. The story kept me playing long past bedtime, I wanted to know what would happen next at nearly every moment. Engaging and fulfilling as a final chapter for a handful of characters I have grown to love. Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2020
    9
    I like playing a deranged psycho who kills everyone, it's fun. Just like the other two games. The art style is pretty great, too
  3. Sep 20, 2017
    9
    INTRO
    A unique revamp of Dishonored 2 which brings the story to a climax. The gameplay has been vastly altered in a way that is intimidating
    INTRO
    A unique revamp of Dishonored 2 which brings the story to a climax. The gameplay has been vastly altered in a way that is intimidating at first, but doesn't take long to get acquainted with. Maps are even more open-world than before, and abilities have been optimized.

    REDESIGN
    This game has gone through an overhaul for the character's arsenal. For one thing, the pistol is now pretty much non-existent. For another, you no longer search for Runes since you don't earn any new powers anymore. They're all given to you right at the very beginning.

    Dark Vision, Premonition, and Shadow Walk were all combined into one single ability called "Foresight". Blink was replaced with "Displace" and slightly altered to allow for a few map-specific usages. A new ability named "Semblance" was introduced, which is an improved version of choking somebody unconscious as it also assumes their identity temporarily.

    Mana no longer exists. It has been replaced by "Void Energy", which automatically replenishes to full.

    GAMEPLAY
    Similar to Dishonored 2, this game also has limited currency and ammunition is hard to come by. Bone Charms are sold in stores more often, and stores offer plenty of upgrades. You'll primarily be focused on using your three powers for the majority of the game.

    The maps are a lot more open-world now and the design of them forces you to assume a stealthier approach. You cannot go guns blazing as easily anymore as you will be killed very quickly. If you wish to make the most of your experience, try playing with pure stealth to utilize most of the character's arsenal and to give yourself a challenge.

    This sequel has five maps, and should take at least 10 hours to finish if you play stealthily.

    SUMMARY
    An interesting sequel to the series; Death of the Outsider attempts to optimize the game design while also offering more freedom to the player. Maps take longer to complete compared to past games, and easily punishes you for being careless. Overall, this game is a step above the second game, especially with the improved performance.

    I give this sequel a 9/10 for being pleasantly challenging. It is very satisfying to play as a silent assassin as you find yourself having to be more cautious about the actions you take. You can no longer simply rush through like you could with the previous games. The developers are moving in the right direction with the series by keeping it fresh with each iteration while trying to further stress the importance of stealth.
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  4. Aug 21, 2019
    8
    Dishonored 1 has the best story but this one is my favorite gameplay-wise. Now you can do cool tricks like teleporting thrice without wastingDishonored 1 has the best story but this one is my favorite gameplay-wise. Now you can do cool tricks like teleporting thrice without wasting mana because it recharges. On the downside you don't have as many abilities as before (I only missed Emily's 'pull' ability). You are also more at liberty to be a proper assassin, knowing that it wont result to having more weepers and bloodflies, that I didn't like in the previous titles. The maps are large and let you plan your moves, and the graphics performance has improved significantly, resulting in a pleasant experience.

    In my opinion the previous Dishonored titles were sometimes a bit too much on the horror side, and if you played it the stealthy-low-chaos way, it was like fighting fire with flowers. This one was not as much like that.

    If you take it as a DLC/expansion, and not as a new title then maybe you wont mind Corvo's absence who was also missing from the DLC of D1. Fortunately, the game compensates by giving you more Outsider, who's an interesting character too. But Corvo is the dishonored one, and we can't have too many dishonored ones. That's the problem with expanding the original good, solid story so we can have more games.

    Overall, this is a good recipe for a Dishonored game. Should there be more games, I'd like something different like -maybe- telekinesis and more physical objects to cause some chaos with.
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  5. Aug 8, 2021
    7
    Why wouldn't they make this a part of the original game? More money I guess. I really liked a new game mechanic - contracts, I wish they wereWhy wouldn't they make this a part of the original game? More money I guess. I really liked a new game mechanic - contracts, I wish they were in the whole series. All the other stuff is from Dishonored 2, all same.
    This is the end of the whole series, a lame one, to be honest. I wish there were something more to explore about the lore and a more interesting ending...
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  6. Sep 16, 2017
    6
    Dishonored Death of The outsider
    Improved gameplay in a just okay world
    Death of the outsider is a standalone expansion of dishonored 2 that
    Dishonored Death of The outsider
    Improved gameplay in a just okay world
    Death of the outsider is a standalone expansion of dishonored 2 that seems to set out to end the story of this franchise...
    Here you play as Billie lurk, out to put an end to the outsider...
    aka the guy that gave everyone their fancy moves...
    Playing aggressively I beat this expansion in about 4 hours, so needless to say it’s pretty lengthy for what it is as I’m sure a pure stealth play through would double the size…
    Billie brings her own set of skills to the table..
    you’re still able to dash through the air like corvo, but she’s able to get her Eliza Thornberry on and talk to rats to get clues on her task at hand, steal the identity of npcs to sneak pass guards, and freeze time to play as an orb of energy like in beyond two souls where you can go through cracks to spawn a point for you to teleport to
    also mark bone charms around to buff your characters stats
    you have a sword and bolts at your disposal for combat..
    And thankfully this time there are no skill trees...
    and I say thankfully because every ability is unlocked through story progression and this means that the game forces you to use abilities for level progression like I’ve been suggesting the game does from the start…
    This means even the most aggressive person like me isn’t just going in there parrying and dodging bullets..
    I had to use my abilities to problem solve…
    the world is crawling with targets of course and even contracts…
    but unfortunately the world here in death of the outsider just isn’t interesting to explore..
    It’s probably the laziest design I’ve seen in a dishonored game…
    this is where this otherwise solid expansion is hurt the most...
    absolutely 0 memorable moments or levels…
    the end of the outsider deserved a much better send off than what he’s been given here…
    I still had a decent amount of fun disarming traps and outsmarting enemies..
    especially once I unlocked the ability to blast enemies in the air with my sword
    and of course I love the fact the game goes the rout I’ve always wanted with designing levels around abilities… and as a result abilities being able to be used frequently without consumables attached
    but these levels are just a bore making death of the outsider a very forgettable experience…
    if you’re a dishonored fan of course pick it up to see what potentially is the end to this series…
    but as a for stealth fans in general.. This if a very skippable standalone…
    I give Dishonored Death of the Outsider
    a 6.5/10
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  7. Jan 26, 2018
    0
    This is just another SJW infested game. They make male characters look weak and pathetic and make the women look strong. Pushing propaganda.This is just another SJW infested game. They make male characters look weak and pathetic and make the women look strong. Pushing propaganda. The levels themselves are 60% rehashes of Dishonored 2. One hour in and I was already bored of the bland copy pasted levels and SJW story. Do NOT recommend, even if you're a fan of dishonored. Expand

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