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  • Summary: Approach each assassination with your own unique style. Use shadow and sound to your advantage to traverse silently through levels unseen by enemies, or attack foes head-on as they react to your aggression. The malleable combat system allows you to creatively synthesize your abilities,Approach each assassination with your own unique style. Use shadow and sound to your advantage to traverse silently through levels unseen by enemies, or attack foes head-on as they react to your aggression. The malleable combat system allows you to creatively synthesize your abilities, supernatural powers and gadgets as you negotiate your way through the levels and dispatch your targets. Improvise and adapt to define your modus operandi. Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Nov 4, 2012
    100
    Dishonored injects new life into stealth actions and their sophisticated worlds. Awesome work in every detail. [Nov 2012]
  2. 100
    Dishonored made me feel like a person struggling to retain the things that were important to me in a world gone mad. It goes beyond "role-playing" to challenge players to draw their own personal moral line in the sand, but does so without being preachy or judgmental.
  3. Oct 8, 2012
    95
    If you can buy one game in 2012, it should be Dishonored. From production to its ingenious gameplay, Arkhane Studios' title is outstanding, with its multiple references to many games such as Deus Ex, Thief, Bioshock or Half Life 2. It's simple, Dishonored is a 2-in-1 game you can finish either with violence and lots of action sequences, or with discretion, applying stealth strategies to kill your enemies without being seen.
  4. Oct 7, 2012
    90
    It's a rare game that feels so compulsively replayable, but Dishonored is such a game. The compelling abilities, the bold artistic design, the colorful characters, and above all, the freedom of choice--these are the things that mark Dishonored as one of the truly remarkable games of this year.
  5. Oct 27, 2012
    90
    Dishonored is a love letter to everyone who has longed for more stealth action games in the vein of Thief. With its vast levels, openness, and its plethora of different ways of play this is a game that should be a great fit for practically everyone.
  6. Oct 8, 2012
    90
    The guys at Arkane crafted a fine gem. It's been a while since we had so much freedom and such an amazing gameplay in a title. Chapeau.
  7. Nov 9, 2012
    75
    Dishonored rarely challenges the players, but it doesn't take them for fools, either, so that's an achievement compared to other games in the genre. Just don't expect strokes of genius like the Shalebridge Cradle level from Thief: Deadly Shadows.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 745
  1. Feb 3, 2020
    10
    Loved the powers and story the replayability lies in different ways to beat levels
  2. Jun 2, 2017
    10
    WONDERFUL!!!
    I think that is perfect game! I've never seen more interesting gameplay!!!You can be quite and kill no one or destroy everything
    WONDERFUL!!!
    I think that is perfect game! I've never seen more interesting gameplay!!!You can be quite and kill no one or destroy everything on your way.Nice graphfics,elaborated game world,great plot which depends on your decisions and excellent soundtrack.
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  3. Oct 9, 2012
    10
    I haven't quite completed the game yet, but after 15 hours in (i'm quite close to the end, on normal difficulty with all ui elements disabled)I haven't quite completed the game yet, but after 15 hours in (i'm quite close to the end, on normal difficulty with all ui elements disabled) I have more or less come to a conclusion about the game.

    It's **** fantastic. Very well may be the best money I spent all year on games.

    The stealth is engaging, the combat is visceral, the story is interesting, the visuals (i.e. environment design, art direction) are phenomenal -- probably the best I've seen since say, Bioshock. I wish I could give it a 10, but there's minor issues here and there that keep it from being perfect -- but it's definitely above a 9. 9.5 maybe.

    Wow!
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  4. Dec 13, 2020
    9
    Sürükleyici hikaye, güzel yapay zeka, keyifli ve bol çeşit bulunan oynanış, etkileyici görsellik. Dishonored, bir birinci şahıs aksiyon-maceraSürükleyici hikaye, güzel yapay zeka, keyifli ve bol çeşit bulunan oynanış, etkileyici görsellik. Dishonored, bir birinci şahıs aksiyon-macera oyununda olması beklenen her şeyi fazlasıyla veriyor. Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2017
    8
    I didnt play the second game but i played this one and its realy fasenating its very great and had alot of realy challenging gamplay a deepI didnt play the second game but i played this one and its realy fasenating its very great and had alot of realy challenging gamplay a deep story the issue that doesn't had a realy great moment in the mission u just start for every mission until the end but the best thing in dishonerd is the stealth gameplay its exellent there's alot of badass gadgets and upgrade u can find rune in secret rooms to unlock new powers the combat is sow satesfying the middle act in the story is little bit borring and the side mission are borring but the other mission are exellent Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2012
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Sadly, I can't in good conscience give this game a score higher than 6. It was fun, to be sure, but it suffered from some major flaws.

    1. The stealth is incredibly encouraged, to the point where the game practically forces some levels to be done in stealth. HOWEVER, there are only 2 powers that are used to encourage the stealth style- the sleep dart and the blink ability. After a certain point, these begin to run dry.

    2. Length. I was shocked when the game ended when it did, and the final level was disappointing. I choked out the final boss from behind with no trouble AT ALL, and then it was game over.

    3. Textures. I understand the graphical style the game was going for but some of the textures are plain ugly.

    Good game overall, but please rent it, it's not worth $60.
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  7. Sep 5, 2018
    0
    The gameplay betrays the advertising and premise. For a supposed assassin your character is more likely to run straight into a situation gunsThe gameplay betrays the advertising and premise. For a supposed assassin your character is more likely to run straight into a situation guns blazing with overpowered tools and abilities. For a gamer that actually want's to play an assassin which minimizes collateral damage, Hitman is a much better game. Expand

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