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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: 45 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Oct 5, 2017
    93
    Overall, Death of the Outsider ties up the first arc of Dishonored nicely; I have no idea where it’s going to go next, and all I can do is pray that Arkane don’t call it a day, because I adore this series. All other issues seem trivial in the face of it being such a well-crafted piece of art, and my main complaint is that there simply isn't enough of it. I adore this series, and this game. Buy it, play it, and love it.
  2. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    Death of the Outsider is a fantastic addition to the Dishonored universe that once again brings the broken city of Karnaca to life. Exploring Arkane Studios’ beautifully realised world feels fresh once again thanks to Billie Lurk, a morally ambiguous heroine with a flexible repertoire of skills that are a joy to experiment with. Death of the Outsider achieves more in terms of content and narrative than many games strive for, which is a fascinating achievement considering its meagre price tag.
  3. Sep 20, 2017
    85
    A fantastic expansion to an excellent game, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is a macabre joy to play from start to finish.
  4. 80
    A resoundingly confident continuation of 2016’s Game of the Year, Death of the Outsider is a worthy addition to the Dishonored pantheon.
  5. Sep 28, 2017
    80
    Death of the Outsider has neither the out-of-this-world level design nor the masterful story writing of Dishonored 2, but it does not fail to impress as it offers a true Dishonored experience and a satisfying closure to the “Kaldwin Era”.
  6. Sep 20, 2017
    80
    Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is a fitting resolution to a familiar story. Billie Lurk is an excellent character to showcase the underside of a world already known but with plenty of mystery left in it.
  7. Sep 22, 2017
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. MGI
    May 12, 2021
    10
    As usual, perfect work Arkane. Game graphics look perfect at the moment. Obviously, the gameplay is still fascinating, as it was in the otherAs usual, perfect work Arkane. Game graphics look perfect at the moment. Obviously, the gameplay is still fascinating, as it was in the other parts. The story is a conclusion of dishonored, and I highly recommend to escape this part, if you have escaped two others. Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2017
    9
    Different, very bleak tone to the other Dishonored games. Some fantastic immersive sim moments like the creepy taxidermist in the first levelDifferent, very bleak tone to the other Dishonored games. Some fantastic immersive sim moments like the creepy taxidermist in the first level and the entirety of the bank heist level. I like the chaos system in the other games but it works well here to remove it. Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2021
    8
    An expansion to Dishonored 2. It is set not long after the conclusion of Dishonored 2 and has Billie Lurk as main character. She is on theAn expansion to Dishonored 2. It is set not long after the conclusion of Dishonored 2 and has Billie Lurk as main character. She is on the search for her old mentor Daud who trained her in the art of assassination (There is more to their shared story which I wont spoil). It ends with a mission to kill the Outsider. The Outsider is a mysterious being in the Dishonored world. He is a resident in the void a place in between realms and has godlike powers. For some he is a god, for others a demon and some even question his existence. He is neutral and does not interfere much. He has given his mark which grants a set supernatural abilities only to a few people in all the years as he was interested in their tales. The story itself is good but also weaker and not as engaging and immersive as Dishonored 1 or 2. Billie Lurk, Daud and the Outsider are favorite characters and you learn a lot about them (especially the Outsider). Remark: Good fan-service as alone from Billies appearance I can tell the canon outcomes for some events in Dishonored 2. Like the other entries in the franchise it is a stealth game and it is your decision how to approach like head on attacking or like a ghost unseen. It has a few differences from the other games. There is no chaos system in place and the levels stay the same no matter how many guards you kill or if you do a no killing play through (I did it in all 3 games as it was a good challenge). You get your sets of abilities early on but cant learn new abilities or improve them. The rest is like the other games. You have big levels to approach and multiple strategies or paths for you to chose. I like experimenting with different ways. There are also some optional contracts for you to take (Unlock on the black market) but beware some require to kill the target so it is an obstacle for a no killing playtrough. The level design in general is weaker than in Dishonored except maybe the bank. With the awesome Dishonored 2 they set the standards to high for this. It is however not disappointing enough to drag down the rating much lower. I still had fun. What the games does right is the conclusion. A fitting ending and a set up for so many possibilities for Dishonored 3. Since Mass Effect 3 I point out that this is a must have for story driven games. Overall a solid expansion that is satisfying but a bit weaker than the main game. Worth playing for fans and even worth a look for non fans but I would recommend to play the games in order. Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2019
    7
    Too small to be a game and too big too be a DLC, so we'll call this "Dishonored 2.5." Nothing of interest has developed graphics wise, thisToo small to be a game and too big too be a DLC, so we'll call this "Dishonored 2.5." Nothing of interest has developed graphics wise, this game did come out very fast after the second game, so no surprise there. They also took the liberty of reusing some levels, which would be a problem if the game costs $60, but instead it costs $30. Again, this is more like a D-2.5 not a D-3. You get what you pay for.

    Billy isn't that bad of a character, just a little underwhelming. A person said that because she is in the game it is just an SJW mess. Not really. There is no racial tension in the game, unlike some other games and movies. Billy is just Billy.
    This game does well on presenting new and creative powers. You don't feel like Corvo or Emily with a new face.
    Its story is not half-bad and how the Outsider was dealt with was phenomenal.
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  5. 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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  6. Sep 16, 2017
    5
    EsTora - 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. Expand
  7. Jan 9, 2021
    0
    Game ruined by constantly moving interface, which make you dizzy on the first seconds. I liked reading all the notes in Dishonored 2 as itGame ruined by constantly moving interface, which make you dizzy on the first seconds. I liked reading all the notes in Dishonored 2 as it gives more to the story and necessary if you want to find some secrets. Here, I can't read those when text is constantly moving on the screen. Expand

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