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  • Summary: Dishonored 2 takes your protagonist, Corvo Attano or Emily Kaldwin, to the coastal city of Karnaca where the choices you make will have significant impact on the world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Dec 2, 2016
    100
    The detailed missions, versatile powers, and atmospheric storytelling will keep you coming back for multiple playthroughs if only to learn more about the world, play with the powers, and find every last thing to either steal or kill/subdue. Simply put, Dishonored 2 is a must play for stealth fans and an easy recommendation for most gamers.
  2. Dec 16, 2016
    92
    Overall I found the game deeply fascinating, engrossing, and thoroughly enjoyable, and it comes highly recommended to fans of action games.
  3. Nov 14, 2016
    90
    Dishonored 2 is just the latest example in a long line of games that continue to illustrate the close relationship between quality stealth games and emergent gameplay. Any given playthrough will present you with myriad chances to both create and react to opportunities, many of which appear with little to no warning. It's in surviving these situations (preferably undetected) where Dishonored 2 delivers its most tangible rushes and most profound sense of gratification. It's a tale of vengeance that's presented in an imaginatively conceived world, one that is as threatening as it is inviting.
  4. Nov 16, 2016
    90
    Dishonored 2 is an improvement over the original game in every sense of the word. Its real value lies in the fact that it offers unique and rewarding game experiences for any type of player, whether you like to murder everyone on sight or prefer a more… ghostly approach.
  5. Dec 19, 2016
    90
    Dishonored 2 is an amazing game. Played entirely in first-person, the freedom it bestows players closely resembles that of the Elder Scrolls games. Although the game is broken up into distinct levels rather than an open world, each chapter is huge and filled with atmosphere, detail, and myriad nooks and crannies to explore. The Empire really feels like a believable steampunk world, one with countless stories to tell.
  6. Mar 8, 2017
    85
    Dishonored 2 is a great game for those who never played the first game and for returning gamers who enjoyed Dishonored. Its challenging gameplay, collectibles and the ability to experience the game’s story from two different points of view are more than enough to keep you interested.
  7. Nov 14, 2016
    75
    Dishonored 2 tries to take on so much that it can't actually keep up with itself, even on PC. If Arkane can get a handle on the optimization and delivers a DLC campaign that's on par with the original's take on Daud, it'll be one of the easiest recommendations I've made all year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 67
  2. Negative: 7 out of 67
  1. Nov 13, 2016
    10
    This is waaay better than the first one. Between having your choice of protaonists (the familiar or something completely new) to the new,This is waaay better than the first one. Between having your choice of protaonists (the familiar or something completely new) to the new, incredibly clever and inventive missions, and the much expanded freedom of how you choose to play, this game far succeeds and builds upon the original. Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2021
    10
    Picked this game up as soon as I finished Dishonored 1. I attempted to play through this game completely stealth and suffered heavily becausePicked this game up as soon as I finished Dishonored 1. I attempted to play through this game completely stealth and suffered heavily because of it. Game was fun, there was alot to explore, I found myself interested in the puzzles that lead to shortcuts and secret areas more than I'd like to admit. Did not feel like there were a ton of changes between the first and second installments to the series but I still enjoyed the game. Overall a great sequel to a game I absolutely loved. Expand
  3. Apr 26, 2022
    10
    Excellent game. I play Dishonored for the stealth mode, not the fight more, and I can't imagine otherwise.
  4. Nov 10, 2017
    9
    Bought this to see the difference from Xbox one to the one x. Play the first 3 levels on the old system and now finished it on the one x. TheyBought this to see the difference from Xbox one to the one x. Play the first 3 levels on the old system and now finished it on the one x. They made it look great on the one x, and the load times are cut in half.

    As for the game it has been a lot of fun and the fact that you can beat the game without killing someone is insane. I don't know how people are doing this, seems crazy hard to me. I can see playing this game through at least one more time as the second character. I really like the mixed open world/linear design. Keeps you on track but lets you explore at the same time. They gave players plenty of choice in ways to play the game.
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  5. May 1, 2022
    9
    Brilliant game, and improves on the first one in every way. The art direction, production, music, atmosphere and level design are astounding.Brilliant game, and improves on the first one in every way. The art direction, production, music, atmosphere and level design are astounding. The only issues are it is a little too woke for my tastes, limited abilities and combat mechanics, some achievements not unlocking properly, quests and abilities not functioning as described and an occasional crash. Expand
  6. Nov 17, 2016
    7
    Hard to give a review score of much higher given the game is a blurry mess. It won't stop you playing, but it really shouldn't look like youHard to give a review score of much higher given the game is a blurry mess. It won't stop you playing, but it really shouldn't look like you need to put glasses on in game to clearly see objects past a certain distance. Expand
  7. Feb 24, 2022
    0
    It's a stealth game. There's no mention in the games description that it's a stealth game. I hate stealth games.

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