Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. Oct 14, 2015
    Dishonored remains one of the best stealth games of the last generation. The main story along with the inclusion of all of the add-ons can offer up to 30 hours of utterly satisfying gameplay. Combined with the improved visuals, the city of Dunwall deserves everyone’s attention.
  2. Dec 27, 2015
    Dishonored was an incredible accomplishment—a game that offered stylish murder and great storytelling in equal measure. It accomplished everything that it set out to do and made it look easy, while games all around it failed to impress. Three years later, nothing in its genre has come close.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 5, 2015
    Dishonored: Definitive Edition is (still) a very imaginative and exciting action-adventure. Stealth is rarely this varied and interesting. [Oct 2015]
  4. Sep 22, 2015
    If you’re late to this particular party, the Definitive Edition is a good way to get caught up on one of the strongest action-adventure games of the decade, right in time for its sequel to come out in 2016.
  5. Sep 4, 2015
    Some problems with AI, story direction and character development still exist. But nonetheless this is beautifully crafted stealth-action that delivers – also thanks to the included DLC.
  6. Sep 3, 2015
    From a great game you can only have a great remaster. Dishonored has never looked this good on consoles and this remaster is just mandatory for anyone who hasn't yet played this masterpiece, although it doesn't have anything new.
  7. Sep 1, 2015
    Dishonored is an amazing game, and if you missed it on the previous go around, you need to pick it up immediately. The game is every bit as awesome as you’ve heard.
  8. Aug 30, 2015
    Better graphics, all DLCs. This is the best version of the game, but only if you don't own the GOTY edition of the old-gen version.
  9. 85
    It’s a pristine release that’s being saved from fading into history with this re-release and delivers all the content as a thank you. For the double dippers considering this, a stern word of caution. Very little has changed since you left Dunwall but if you really get a kick out of your controller talking to you then by all means, go in for the kill.
  10. Sep 13, 2015
    With no visual upgrades, additional areas or missions, the main purpose behind this release seems to be keeping the franchise in the public eye until the announced sequel drops, but if you’ve never played Dishonored before then definitely try to pick this up.
  11. Sep 15, 2015
    It effortlessly switches from tense stealth to tactical but speedy combat, managing to put most games in both genres to shame in the process.
  12. Sep 13, 2015
    It probably doesn’t do enough to warrant a double-dip for those who have already experienced the game on last-gen consoles, but despite the lack of a noticeable overhaul, Dishonored remains one of the best first person action games on the market.
  13. Sep 8, 2015
    Dishonored Definitive Edition ports the 2012 original version to the powerful Xbox One and PlayStation 4, including all DLC. That means better graphics and extra content. There are some downsides, but there is no better moment to start playing Dishonored.
  14. Sep 4, 2015
    Nothing has really changed from that original 2012 version in this version here. You are getting the same game fully and completely that Arkane released with that promise of a bit more shine and polish.
  15. Sep 4, 2015
    It's great to return to Dunwall ahead of next year's sequel, but this Definitive Edition doesn't add anything to the overall Dishonored experience.
  16. Sep 2, 2015
    The best console version of Dishonored that money can buy--and make no mistakes, that still makes this the best version of a fantastic game—but as a re-release on systems far more capable than their predecessors, this is a perfunctory release that doesn’t justify the price tag except out of sheer convenience.
  17. Sep 1, 2015
    While the Definitive Edition doesn't particularly bring anything new to the table, nor does it enhance the original game as much as other titles that made the jump from last-to-current-gen, Dishonored luckily has a great foundation that helped ease this transition.
  18. Aug 31, 2015
    The Definitive Edition changes nothing, but Dishonored is still bravely uncompromising in terms of the freedom it offers the player and its willingness to treat them as an adult.
  19. Aug 30, 2015
    Still, it would have been nice to see a bit more treatment given to Dishonored: Definitive Edition, as this underrated gem is something that should be experienced by as many people as possible.
  20. Aug 28, 2015
    Dishonored Definitive Edition doesn’t live up to its name, but the core game and its DLC are still stylish and fun.
  21. 80
    While not the lavish remaster fans might have hoped for, this port of Dishonored remains a great stealth-action title, and the addition of Knives of Dunwall and Brigmore Witches only amplify that point.
  22. 80
    Dishonored: Definitive Edition is a game that should definitely be on your bucket list if you missed it on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, but it might as well be called a Collector's Edition if you've already been on this journey before.
  23. Sep 14, 2015
    Dishonored still is an excellent stealth and action game, but its remaster is like a port. A must-have for new players, but not recommended for those who have already played it.
  24. Sep 8, 2015
    A superb game in a not quite as superb package.
  25. Aug 31, 2015
    Again, this is still a great game, but it’s a port that unfortunately feels largely unnecessary.
  26. Aug 28, 2015
    There isn’t any good reason to buy the game again if you enjoyed the original Dishonored, but if you haven’t played it you should try out this Definitive Edition.
  27. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2015
    I regret not having played Dishonored when it originally came out, because the Definitive Edition looks like time has been standing still for the last three years, at least when the PS4 version (which does not offer 60 fps, by the way) is concerned. [11/2015, p.52]
  28. Sep 9, 2015
    Despite everything that Dishonored still does right, the Definitive Edition is a lacklustre port.
  29. Sep 3, 2015
    Those who really liked Dishonored and want to try it again on the new systems can have a decent time with the Definitive Edition. People who missed out get a complete package, but need to keep in mind that this game is not easy, and manually saving after each section will become a priority while playing.
  30. Sep 1, 2015
    Dishonored is a great game that doesn't quite achieve excellence, and this collection is the best way to experience it all on consoles, but the port simply offers a crisper image and more defined textures. There's very little reason to buy this if you've already played it, but newcomers will still find a very entertaining title if they embrace the stealth mechanics.
  31. Aug 31, 2015
    There is no reason to buy this Definitive Edition... unless you did not play an essential title in its day and don't have old-gen console or gaming PC.
  32. I liked the original Dishonored version and I'm very exiting for the new title: Dishonored 2. But Dishonored: Definitive Edition is a complete disaster with low frame-rates and bad graphics. You may skip this one.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 308 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 308
  1. Aug 25, 2015
    There really are no excuses for this 30FPS port.

    Presented as the 'Definitive Edition' of the game, the only thing 'Definitive' is the fact
    There really are no excuses for this 30FPS port.

    Presented as the 'Definitive Edition' of the game, the only thing 'Definitive' is the fact it includes all of the DLC. Note, this review reflects this version of the game.

    It barely runs better than the last generation versions on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and doesn't even match the original version on PC at max settings. As well as not looking as good as it should, it runs at 30fps and drops below that at times. There are audio issues prevalent when viewing cut-scenes and other minor technical issues.

    With this in mind, my PC that would be good in 2010 (but below average by today's standards) can run this game at maxed settings at 1080p and 60fps. (GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz.) This hardware is much weaker than the PS4's hardware - so why does it succeed where the PS4 doesn't? It is simply because of a lazy port, there is no other reason. Do not support this new trend of remastering last generation games that don't run as well as they should.

    The game itself is great. Get it on PC because your PC could probably run it better than your PS4.
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  2. Aug 25, 2015
    Dishonored is one of the greatest games from "last generation", and my favorite so this review is a little biased. I was excited to buy it andDishonored is one of the greatest games from "last generation", and my favorite so this review is a little biased. I was excited to buy it and see what improvements or changes (if any) that Dutch developers at Arkane Studios made.
    First of all, there is no new content or any changes made to the game, other than a layer of polish, which is very noticeable when you run the PS3 version side by side with this new version. Also, I was very happy to see once you wake up from the Outsider's dream, all of the cool loot and runes which were DLC add-on's are waiting right there for you; giving you extra in-game money to spend early on and a bunch of useful runes, as well as the ability to use more than just 3 runes (you get five now to start) at a time to begin.
    The DLC add-on levels, "The Dunwall City Trials", and the missions where you get to play the assassin Daud, in "The Knife of Dunwall" & "The Brigmore Witches" are really nice, but the only incentive to re-play is the high level of polish.
    Unless you're a die-hard Dishonored fan and if you've already played through the game before, you might not be excited enough to go back into Corvo's world, but should you choose to, you'll be treated to the ultimate Dishonored experience. All the rough edges and nasty textures have been retouched, and the frame rate is buttery smooth. Dishonored is an amazing game, and although the remaster isn't anything new, it's definitely a good remaster; especially at $40, it's an incredible bargain of an adventure at that price. I'd recommend it to ANYone who loves stealth-based single-player games; an excellent game!
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  3. Aug 25, 2015
    It's a port, not a remaster. While Dishonored still holds up as a fun, albeit pretty straight-forward stealth game, it seems almost identicalIt's a port, not a remaster. While Dishonored still holds up as a fun, albeit pretty straight-forward stealth game, it seems almost identical to the PS3 version. The plus side was that, having downloaded Dishonored for free on my PS3 from PS+, I was able to get the digital game for $19.99. THAT is the best deal you can get. It does come with all of the DLC, which is a good touch for the price tag, especially considering how much else they didn't do with the game. If you never got a chance to play through Dishonored on your PS3 backlog, now is the time. Even though it's basically just a PS3 game, the DLC added and the gameplay itself is worth purchasing it if you never got around to finishing it before. Otherwise, save your money for the bigger titles this Fall. Full Review »