Dishonored: Definitive Edition
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. While the move to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One isn't a big leap forward, Dishonored is a game you should have in your library, Definitive Edition or otherwise.
If you do happen to own a PC capable of running the original Dishonored on max settings, this port is difficult to recommend, however. I still class it among the best games of the last generation and believe everyone should play it, but this just isn't much of a remaster.
Dishonored was – is – a great game but did it really warrant a re-release for anything more than sucking extra cash out of consumers? In the end the game does still stack up as one of the greatest stealth action games of last generation but unless you missed it the first time around there is absolutely no reason to look at it now. That being said, if you passed up this gem in 2012 you can't go wrong with jumping into it now.
My niece was right, it is easier to go through a game mercilessly slaughtering anyone that gets in your way. It's even fun. The true magic of Dishonored, however, is that you don't need to. The process of teleporting to a high ledge, sneaking up behind an enemy, choking them out, finding a place to stash the body, and then repeating is so highly addictive that it should be illegal. Each level and mission is constructed like a perfect puzzle with a dozen perfect solutions and each player can dabble to find which one works best for them. Dishonored may be the perfect stealth game in that it doesn't penalize you for not being stealthy, but rewards you greater for delicate care and skill. While the Definitive Edition may not have the greatest degree of new shine on new consoles, it still is the edition of the game to own if you didn't get in on the last-gen version.
Despite everything that Dishonored still does right, the Definitive Edition is a lacklustre port. The 'improved' graphics can hardly be called remastered, and the lack of a better frame rate is very disappointing. As such, we wouldn't recommend this to those who've played it before.
Some of the design choices made in both the game play and the technical aspects really turned me off of the experience after a while, but I can see some great things in Dishonored if people have the patience for it. Just keep in mind, if you die or mess up, you're going to be see a long loading screen.
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.
Despite some missed chances, Dishonored: The Definitive Edition is the best version of the great sneaking game so far.
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Dishonored: Definitive Edition delivers just that, the definitive experience, as long as you've got a PlayStation 4, or Xbox One, and have not played the game previously with the available DLC. If you're looking for something to get through those doldrums of draught that inevitably follow certain seasons, this is a game that deserves time from both old and new players looking to get into the world of Dunwall again. As remasters and remakes go, it doesn't truly blow the doors off anything graphically, nor does it add a ton in the way of game changing play or experiences.
If you've never played Dishonored then this game should already be in your basket. 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.