Dishonored - PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 3552681
  • Release Date: 10/09/2012
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Sexual themes, Strong language
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (52 out of 58)

Product Details


  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Release Date: 10/09/2012

Synopsis


Once, you were honored, trusted, even respected. Once, you had things figured out and you knew your mission — protect the Empress at all costs. But now, the Empress has been murdered and you've been framed. In a cold, industrial world, torn apart by plague and oppressed by an armed, tyrannical government, the truth surrounding your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city. Now, you are Dishonored. Life as you know it no longer exists. All you have is the disturbing mask you wear as you forge your path as an infamous assassin.

Discover the dark side of an industrial retro-future world envisioned by Half-Life 2 art director, Viktor Antonov. Stalk through the decaying city streets in the plague-infested whaling city as you exact your revenge on those who framed you. Accept assassination missions or become a ghost in the night as you resist corruption — choosing to execute or spare the lives of people will determine the fate of the country. Featuring a decision-based plotline, first-person control and a flexible combat system that puts supernatural powers, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal, Dishonored invites you to become the innovator of a new breed of gameplay. As the government unleashes strange new technologies on the world, you'll have the opportunity to explore the dark arts. Teleport to stealthily approach your victims and bend time to carry out unearthly executions. Will it be enough to help you reveal the truth behind the Empress' murder?

Features


Become an infamous, masked assassin after the Empress is murdered and you, her bodyguard, are framed for the deed

Combine supernatural abilities, deadly weapons and unusual gadgets to eliminate your targets using the flexible combat system

Choose to execute mercilessly under the cover of darkness, ruthlessly attack with weapons drawn or spare your potential victims to shape the fate of the country in decision-based missions

Precise, first-person control allows you to improvise and eliminate targets with your own brutal strategy

Discover Dunwall, a decrepit whaling city plagued by a disease that's wiped out half the population and an oppressive government that rules the other half under the terror of neo-industrial technologies

Master the dark arts to eliminate and surprise your enemies

Teleport from rooftop to windowsill to approach your target with absolute stealth

Stop time to execute your enemies in ways that defy physics

Half-Life 2

Discover an original world where industry and mysticism collide, from the vision of art director, Viktor Antonov



Overall customer rating

4.3
90%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Short, but Sweet

    Posted
    Citysmash
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    This game is a fusion of the choice system from Deus Ex with the post apocalyptic backdrops and masked characters akin to the Half Life series. Not a bad combination on paper and I'm glad to say that it also translates out very well when playing it. As you are playing through the story, you can go down three general paths: good, neutral, and evil. At the end of each level, the game will declare what path you are on with a 'High, Medium, or Low' Chaos rating (where High is akin to evil, and Low is affiliated with going down the good path). How you trek down each path is determined by the amount of people you kill in each level. The more people you kill, the higher your chaos rating will become, and more enemies will be present in the next level you play. You can kill everyone on the map, or no one, or a select few, it's all up to you. Even the main targets (who your supporters in the game want you to assassinate) can be dealt with in a non-lethal manner. If you finish the game with a High Chaos level, you will get a different ending than finishing this game having a Low Chaos level (the Low Chaos level ending being the "Happy Ending" one). Killing is usually the quickest and easiest way of dealing with guards or others that want to harm you, and there are many ways of doing that in this game, but know this, there are at least two different endings in this game. Unfortunately, there are only a few non-lethal ways of dealing with people, and it almost seems as if the game encourages/seduces you into choosing the lethal route. I chose the non-lethal gameplay route, and as a result I noticed there was quite a bit of repetitive slow stealth techniques that I had to use. I was constantly in this altered state of view mode that reminded me a lot like Batman Arkham City: where I was always in this altered view (where it highlights enemies, items, points of interest). And usually end up creeping up behind the enemy and choking them out, or shooting them with a sleeping dart. All that aside, the graphics are top notch, controls feel tight like Borderlands 2, and the framerates are nice and fluid for the amount of draw distance and lighting effects going on in the game. The game overall is very polished and has very nice easy to navigate menus and relatively short loading screens. I can see why a lot of the official critics have rated this game high, but for me this game was of really high polished quality, but a little too short to feel really satisfying. My score is a 3.5/5, but I'll round up to 4 for the Amazon scoring system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun game!

    Posted
    amiesan
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    In this game you are an assassin but you didn't start out that way - you were the royal protector who was framed with the murder of the Empress so you are jailed. You need to break out of prison and get to a location where there is a band of "Loyalists" (rebels) who are helping you and this is when you become an assassin for them. I don't game on a frequent basis but when I put in a game, and it's good, I go into what my family calls "gamer mode" and I do nothing but play the game literally all day and into the night.If a game can keep my attention like that, it is a great game and this is one that delivers on such a level. The graphics are fantastic and the ability to upgrade and form your character as you see fit from a stealthy ninja or an all-out warrior on a killing spree makes this game a lot of fun. Collecting the bone charms and runes to upgrade your character puts me on a missions to be sure I collect them all in each level. I just wish there was a way to revisit areas in case you missed something upon leaving and completing that mission. The story-line moves forward well and there are things that will happen that might get you frustrated with the NPCs in the game. Things such as double-crossing and I wish there were more options for your character to choose when dealing with the NPCs - something more than basically "okay I'll do it" and "Wait a minute so I can do something else and then I'll do it". You can choose to be a complete assassin and kill everyone but the choices you make in this regard are reflected in other areas of gameplay: high rat population, higher population of weepers and higher security/guards around. There are some "leaders" and those in high standing the Loyalists send you on missions to assassinate. You can choose to kill them or choose a nonlethal route which does seem to win you favor in some ways. With steady play, you can complete this game and its side missions in a few days tops so it can be considered short game play. I completed the game with a high kill rate and again with a lower kill rate (still some killing but not nearly as much) and there is a difference as well as a different ending. I have not yet achieved "ghost mode" though (complete stealth and no killing at all).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Instantly engaging

    Posted
    McBurgers

    Ive never been a fan of first person shooters, but this one is an exception. I also like to take my time and move through the world, finding all the side missions, slashing or shooting people and / or rats. Ive read that its storyline is 5 - 6 hours... I have a feeling Ill be playing it for longer than that. If you like fantasy-horror-KILL! games, pick this one up. Storyline is dark, rats maul people in hoards and eat them to blood stains. Love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Revenge solves everything"

    Posted
    Sockobird
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    Let me first start by saying if you are a fan of the Bioshock series then you are sure to love Dishonored! The game plays much of the same Bioshock only you have many more "supernatural" powers at your disposal. There are several different ways and means to complete a given objective and it goes without saying that the graphics, sounds, and character voices are amazing! From the first time I played through Dishonored I was very impressed and drawn in with the griping story that draws you in and all the twists and turns you encounter while playing as Corvo Attano in this awesome first person style game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great new IP

    Posted
    yowhatsup
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    This was a great purchase, it is always challenging when publishers release new intellectual properties (IP), but Dishonored is quite a nice game. The game mechanics and playability makes this game really fun, not to mention that you can be as violent as you want or not at all! This will make you want to play the game several times and change your style. In general, this is a great game you don’t want to miss.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Survival Horror Killfest

    Posted
    Brijak

    The game has an engaging storyline and was very fun to play. Loved the Arc Pylon and went out of my way to make it deadly for the enemy. Lured them in their masses to their vaporization end. Had a nice feel of 1899 London with modern technology. I plan on playing the game until I attain all Trophies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decent first-person shooter game.

    Posted
    Chrisp10
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    This is an okay game. I'm not sure how it won a bunch of awards. I wouldn't pay full price for this game...luckily I found it on the $20 rack. I would have been disappointed had I paid the $50-ish they wanted for it originally. Having said that, I would recommend this game to a first-person shooter fan. It's similar to the Thief games. If you're a fan of those, it's similar game-play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DISHONORED IS PRETTY GREAT

    Posted
    WildVulture
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    DISHONORED IS A GREAT STEALTH ACTION GAME WHERE YOU STAB PEOPLE IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT PLACES. I MEAN THAT IN BOTH WAYS; YOU STAB PEOPLE IN THE NECK, ARMS, LEGS AND CHEST AS WELL AS IN CHURCHES, WHARVES, TAVERNS ETC. IT'S REALLY TOUGH BUT THAT MAKES IT ALL THE BETTER WHEN YOU SNEAK IN AND JUST TOTALLY OWN SOME DUDE.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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