Dishonored: Definitive Edition
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Dishonored Definitive Edition doesn't live up to its name, but the core game and its DLC are still stylish and fun.
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.
It may not be as sprawling as The Phantom Pain, but this is one of Xbox 360's greatest sneakathons and plays as well as it ever did. If you didn't buy it before, reach for your wallet immediately.
A better version of a great game, but not as definitive as it could be.
Typically, I choose remasters over a port, but Dishonored is such an enthralling experience I was surprised how many hours I ended up playing on my first sitdown with the new version since first playing the game back in 2012.
Dishonored: Definitive Edition is a game that will be great for those yet to experience the game, since it brings one of last generation's best to PS4 and Xbox One. If you've played Dishonored before then it might be worth picking up closer to the release of Dishonored 2, whenever that may be, as a refresher course, but there is nothing that really shouts "must have" for people who have already skulked in Dunwall's sewers, drank in the Hound Pits pub and blinked across the city's rooftops.
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.
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.
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.
Touched up for the PS4 and Xbox One generation, Dishonored: Definitive Edition is closer to a straight port than most "remastered" editions. . . . A superb game in a not quite as superb package.