- Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
- Release Date: Sep 15, 2017
- Also On: PC, Xbox One
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Sep 19, 2017Death of the Outsider is just more Dishonored in about every way, but it could have been a unique experience with a few additions like the aforementioned inclusion of mini-bosses and some co-operative missions with Daud. But I enjoyed my time slinking through its world and saying goodbye to an underappreciated franchise that opens the door for an all new direction if the story is to be continued.
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Sep 19, 2017A morbid, potent epilogue for Dishonored 2 equipped with new powers, some great locations and some overdue tweaks. [Recommended]
Oct 4, 2017Death Of The Outsider’s clever ending choice gives you the opportunity to undo the wrong that created him, not with more bloodshed or manipulation but with one of the truest acts of compassion that this cold-hearted series has ever afforded. It doesn’t get much more radical than that.
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 337 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 247 out of 337
Mixed: 51 out of 337
Negative: 39 out of 337
Sep 16, 2017Same great gameplay experience as other immersive sims and old dishonored games. Maybe i missed more superpowers and runes, maybe billie isSame great gameplay experience as other immersive sims and old dishonored games. Maybe i missed more superpowers and runes, maybe billie is not so interesting character but whatever, even if dishonored never had a great story, it's one of the most addicted single campaign games. I love atmosphere, details and design. Already spend 10 hours and still in chapter 3 because of "play your way" style and enjoyable trophies.… Full Review »
Sep 16, 2017This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. DOTO is a step backwards from the impressive writing that the Dishonored franchise is known for. The story is incoherent put against its predecessors and the characters are flat. For 30 bucks you can complete this extension within six or so hours. A few scenes within the game were disturbing in its implications, such as The Outsider pinning Billie Lurk and forcing supernatural powers on them as Billie tries to fight them off.
The levels were recycled from Dishonored 2 and felt uncreative. DOTO’s small saving grace is Billie’s powers are interesting, but not enough to call this game enjoyable. Other than that, Billie is this character with no real motivation, is directed by Daud (who is scarce within the game and dies off screen, out of the blue) on what is to be done, and limps through a story that doesn’t quite make sense. I would recommend watching playthroughs and if you find it interesting, then spend. This is not Arkane’s best and, to be honest, continuing to extend the DH franchise feels like a stretch. DH did a great job creating a self-contained and fantastic story. DH2 hit a few marks in that area, but it felt like an unneeded continuation. The ribbons and bows were already neatly tied in DH regarding story and its universe. This installment, DOTO, is a painful stretch and we see characters and the universe suffer because of it through the writing.… Full Review »
Sep 16, 2017EsTora - That's a well-written negative review with quite valid points on story, character and themes. I just wish you rounded it out withEsTora - That's a well-written negative review with quite valid points on story, character and themes. I just wish you rounded it out with thoughtful reflection on gameplay, mechanics and such. The game was an enjoyable playthrough, but I agree with your points on story. Honestly, Dishonored is one of those few games that didn't really merit a sequel, it was such a well-written self-contained story. Dishonored 2 was a stretch and seemed superfluous. And a final 'stand-alone' seemed excessive.… Full Review »