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  • Summary: In The Knife of Dunwall you assume the role of Daud, the legendary 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 embark on a search for redemption. TheIn The Knife of Dunwall you assume the role of Daud, the legendary 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 embark on 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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Apr 23, 2013
    93
    If you enjoyed Dishonored you know exactly what you are in for here.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    May 13, 2013
    89
    The Knife of Dunwall is a very good DLC for a great game! [May 2013]
  3. Apr 18, 2013
    86
    This episode is the beginning for the Daud character, and offers an enjoyable alternative for Dishonored's storyline.
  4. Apr 16, 2013
    80
    Dishonored has a good DLC in The Knife of Dunwall. Daud's story begins, with average length, but some adjustments that make it fun to kill and hide. It's more accurate, and very dark and challenging.
  5. CD-Action
    May 13, 2013
    80
    Revisiting Dunwall was very rewarding and also motivated me to complete the original campaign of this great game for the second time. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.77]
  6. Apr 22, 2013
    80
    After finishing Dishonored I wanted more, and The Knife of Dunwall gives me exactly that. Hell, at moments I even completely forgot that I was no longer playing Corvo, as both he and Daud do play in generally the same way.
  7. Jun 10, 2013
    65
    Don’t expect to witness the events of the original game in a new light. Daud, the new player character, has a story of his own that is spread thin over three disappointingly short missions.

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  1. Oct 1, 2015
    10
    Tier 1
    + Has all the positives of the main game
    + Further develops the universe of the series in a lot of interesting ways + Improves on
    Tier 1
    + Has all the positives of the main game
    + Further develops the universe of the series in a lot of interesting ways
    + Improves on the story and gameplay of the main game in every way
    ? Shorter than one would hope, but of course it's DLC
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  2. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    A very high-quality and interesting addition to the first part of the game. Before playing the second part, I advise you to go through this game.
  3. Dec 27, 2013
    9
    [DishonoredDLC KnifeOfDunwall BrigmoreWitches Steam PC 9/10]

    Dishonored takes the top honor as the best game I ever played…. and the DLCs
    [DishonoredDLC KnifeOfDunwall BrigmoreWitches Steam PC 9/10]

    Dishonored takes the top honor as the best game I ever played…. and the DLCs are the best DLCs I have ever played. This is the same review for both DLCs The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches and they should be played back to back.

    At first I was Sad to play the first DLC I started with a new character The Assassin Daud. I was Sad that all the character building and equipment was lost…. but this quickly changed I was still very good because of all the skill I picked up through the first campaign and Daud begins to level up…. and I chose different skill tree sets and then I was happy very happy…. The storyline and goals are as fun and the maps as great. KnifeOfDunwallBrigmoreWitches is really all one game. And be forewarned choices you made in the primary campaign come back to surprise you. Salivate you Pavlov dog Add to Cart and Enjoy.

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  4. Jul 3, 2018
    8
    The Knife of Dunwall is a solid DLC all around.
    Gameplay is the same as in the main game with few small changes, levels are a bit smaller and
    The Knife of Dunwall is a solid DLC all around.
    Gameplay is the same as in the main game with few small changes, levels are a bit smaller and slightly less varied in terms of alternative approaches to goals, overall playthrough length is around 20% of the Dishonored campaign, which is fine for DLC. And the story was a bit better since it was less predictable and had more mystery to it.
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  5. Jul 7, 2013
    8
    Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall, where you play as master assassin Daud, is a nice experience, instead of playing Corvo, who seeks revengeDishonored: The Knife of Dunwall, where you play as master assassin Daud, is a nice experience, instead of playing Corvo, who seeks revenge and to complete his noble quest, you instead play as Daud, who works for his own benefit. His weapon of choice is his assassins blade, wristbow, his equipment and a hint of dark magic. The Knife of Dunwall is quite a nice little campaign even though it's only 3 maps. Daud's own spells and weaponry are so much better than Corvos, which gives it more enjoyment. I definately recommend. Expand
  6. Apr 20, 2013
    8
    If you've been wanting more Dishonroed, and you weren't really interested in the Dunwall City Trials Pack like i was, then Knife of Dunwall isIf you've been wanting more Dishonroed, and you weren't really interested in the Dunwall City Trials Pack like i was, then Knife of Dunwall is for you. I wish I could say that this DLC is perfect, but it isn't. For as many things as it does right, it does quite a few wrong. The story, for one, is a bit lacking in narrative. The main character you'll be playing as, Daud, is a bit flat. He doesn't seem quite as fleshed out as I was hoping he would be. They start off the story with him being a bit remorseful over the killing of the Empress but they quickly drop that. I won't go any further than that, but suffice it to say the story is every bit as flat and uninteresting as the main story's was. However, the DLC does do qutie a number of things right. For one, it's more Dishonored. So you can expect more fantastic and awe-inspiring locales to visit. The first place, called "Rothschild Slaughterhouse", is probably the best in the pack of 3 places you'll visit. The second, the "Legal District", is pretty interesting if not a bit recycled. The third, which is "Daud's Hideout", is completely recycled. Im hoping the next pack, which will be entitled "Bridgmoore Witches", will have more locales like "Rothschild Slaughterhouse". The gameplay is pretty much the same with the exception of a couple more gadgets which are unfortunately essentially useless if you plan on playing this full stealth. Hopefully the next pack can give us stealth players a few more options other than the sleep dart and the choking option. Suffice it to say, though, that this pack is worth picking up for $10. It should give you about 10 hours or so if you plan on sucking it all in and playing on stealth. If you like to go full bore and shoot everything up, expect maybe 2 or 3 hours. Expand
  7. Sep 18, 2013
    5
    Got this in the summer steam sale. I think I would have given this a higher score if I hadn't just beaten Bioshock Infinite right beforehand.Got this in the summer steam sale. I think I would have given this a higher score if I hadn't just beaten Bioshock Infinite right beforehand. Comparatively, this one nowhere near as compelling, especially where the story is concerned. I didn't finish the game out of boredom and having gone to play something else. Expand

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