Dishonored: Definitive Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews
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Sep 11, 2015

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.

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90 / 100
Apr 22, 2021

Dishonored is still a great game nearly a decade later. This stealth-action game will go down in the history books as one of the best games in the genre and put Arkane Studios on the map as one of the world's best developers.

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85 / 100
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. 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.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2015

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.

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85 / 100
Aug 28, 2015

Despite some missed chances, Dishonored: The Definitive Edition is the best version of the great sneaking game so far.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2015

Bethesda und Arkane Studios liefern mit der Definitive Edition von Dishonored eine solide Leistung. Grafisch wurden zwar keine neuen Maßstäbe gesetzt, aber ansonsten bekommt ihr hier den gesamten Dishonored Content, den es aktuell gibt auf einer Disk und mit einer soliden technischen Performance. Man hätte zwar noch endlich die englische Sprachausgabe inkludieren können, aber Dishonored Fans, werden auch das wohl verkfraften können.

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4.2 / 5.0
Sep 12, 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.

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IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2015

Dishonored Definitive Edition doesn't live up to its name, but the core game and its DLC are still stylish and fun.

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8 / 10
Sep 1, 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.

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Aug 28, 2015

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.

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